A turn-based grand strategy game in space: Defend Earth against an alien invasion from the edge of the Solar System. Negotiate with the various governments of Earth and secure their support - One way or the other. Establish your bases on other planets to take the fight to the enemy. Design and build powerful spaceships, then take them into battle.

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0 comments by Cironian on Aug 1st, 2013

With the 1.00 release coming up soon, I have opened up the character creator one last time. Through this, you can design your own character to be added to Solar War. This feature is available to everyone who bought or still buys the game before the release.

Since this was originally promised as a bonus for Alpha users only, Beta customers will only have 35 character points available to build their character instead the the 50 Alpha users get. Alpha characters also get a special trait that reduces promotion cost by 5 experience points.

To get started, hit the "Connect" menu item on the Desura page for the game and follow the instructions. Once you are done, you can start picking the stats for your in-game persona at Solarwar.net

Once you have finished making your officer character, it will be included in the game starting from the next released update (possibly excepting minor bugfix updates ending with a letter).

Connecting your Desura copy of the game to the Solar War site also gives you instant access to the latest standalone installers for the Windows and Linux versions of the game.

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graspee Dec 4 2012, 9:41pm says:

I see mention of scripted battles. Is this going to be a feature of the final game, or is it going to be more 4x space ship game as we know them already, with randomization and no scripted features?

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Dec 5 2012, 11:20am replied:

The "scripted battles" are 3 fights at the very beginning of the game that serve as a combat tutorial. Apart from that, battles simply happen by one side attacking the other.

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graspee Dec 5 2012, 4:43am replied:

Ah, never mind. I see it's not 4X. It still looks interesting though.

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Mipey Nov 21 2012, 1:40pm says:

I'm getting no monthly score, it's all blank (empty percentage, just %). That means I get no budget increases, which is going to kill me in the long run.

It looks like some scores are calculated, but there is no approval. Public approval: % (no number)

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Nov 21 2012, 1:42pm replied:

In 0.31? Could you mail me a save where that still happens to info@snipefish.de please? I thought I had fixed all cases of this for 0.31, but I might have missed something.

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Mipey Nov 21 2012, 2:05pm replied:

Sent. Good luck!

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Nov 21 2012, 2:44pm replied:

Bug fixed for 0.31a. Note to everyone: Until the fixed version is out, make sure not to run completely out of ships. Having 0 ships, even for a day, breaks the score calculation. I'll see about getting the fix out as quick as possible.

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Mipey Nov 21 2012, 12:34pm says:

Is anyone else having trouble starting a new campaign in 0.31? The first alien attack has about 50% chance of obliterating the defences because thanks to power generators not exploding anymore they are much, much, much more resilient. Which gives them more chances to hit with their weapons, essentially one-shotting everything.

Especially the light cruiser is a major PITA to take down, killing my FA, leading to instant Game Over.

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Cironian Nov 21 2012, 12:46pm replied:

Do you mean the 3 scripted initial battles or the first "real" attack after that? What difficulty are you on?

The third tutorial battle has gotten a bit harder (and might be scaled down a bit in the next release), but it should still be doable. Remember that the quicksave button before any battle is your friend!

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Mipey Nov 21 2012, 12:55pm replied:

Yes, the first three scripted battles, they have gotten very difficult compared to 0.30, now that power generators aren't so vulnerable anymore. It's kind of a nuisance to have to redo the same battles over and over until I survive it, however.

Veteran difficulty.

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Nov 21 2012, 1:04pm replied:

Just ran the third battle 10 times with autoresolve. That got me 6 wins and 4 losses, even with the autoresolve AI wasting a few of its missiles on the small scouts. With some smarts, you should end up with even better odds than that.

That said, due to the random nature of hit rolls, you can just get a very unlucky streak, even if you do the right thing.

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Mipey Nov 21 2012, 12:20pm says:

Hm, so I've researched the Backdoor thingy, however there doesn't seem to be any way to build it. None of my fleets are able to fly to Eris, either, while I've taken over the rest of solar system.

Additionally, when is the alien commander supposed to defect? Played for quite a while and that never happened, even though I've researched all alien techs.

Confused. Just how am I supposed to end the game now?

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Nov 21 2012, 12:37pm replied:

In 0.31, you get a message after researching the battlecruiser telling you that most of the endgame events are not implemented yet. I'm guessing you were still on 0.30 or you missed the message? Both things you mentioned are related to that. Once you have driven the aliens back to Eris, you are basically done for now.

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Mipey Nov 21 2012, 12:44pm replied:

I see, indeed I was playing on 0.30. Good to know.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

Quite a good game here. But quite expensive for old school graphics.

+ Techno-tree
+ Designing own ships
+ The map
+ tactical battles
+ No bug

--- graphics (i don't really mind btw but others would)
- Officer's management quite difficult to understand and handle
- price

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