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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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.

Last chance to grab the Alpha bonus

Last chance to grab the Alpha bonus

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With the Beta scheduled to be released later this week, the Alpha pre-order bonus will be coming to an end. If you would like to get your custom designed...

The diplomatic option

The diplomatic option

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The first phase of the diplomatic system has been added in Solar War 0.31, adding more depth to your interactions with the governments of Earth.

Solar War Monthiversary Sale

Solar War Monthiversary Sale

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To celebrate the first month since public release, Solar War will be 50% off until Sunday.

Solar War 0.30 changes

Solar War 0.30 changes

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With the release of version 0.30, it's time for another round of changes to Solar War. So here's some detail on the most important stuff, especially regarding...

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Mipey
Mipey

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

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
Mipey

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

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asdeed
asdeed

Any way to keep the governments happy? At the rate they're going I'll have no budget in a few months

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Cironian Creator
Cironian

Which of the score categories do you have problems with in particular?

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asdeed
asdeed

Started a new game from scratch to keep an eye on them, I think I was messing up personnel management and had lost a few colonies.

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Cironian Creator
Cironian

Personnel management scores whether you issue promotions to officers of that nationality. It should be easy enough to get an acceptable score there once you have enough recruits. It might be a little harder in the early game if you have very few people (I might have to add special handling for that), but the other scores should compensate it for a while.

Apart from that, yeah, if you are losing significant ground, that won't help your popularity. So don't do that. ;-)

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asdeed
asdeed

Is there any way to scrap older ships?

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Cironian Creator
Cironian

Not yet.

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OverlordCW
OverlordCW

Please add a way to cancel production.

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Cironian Creator
Cironian

Just select something else to build in that location, that cancels the existing production order. Or wait until it's done and then, if it's a building, demolish it immediately. There is no financial benefit to leaving a production slot blank, so I don't see why you would need a dedicated cancel function.

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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

Aug 13 2013 by Cedo33

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