StarDrive is a 4X Action-Strategy game where the goal is to build a space empire. Starting with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels, you forge out into the galaxy, exploring new worlds, building new colonies, and discovering the StarDrive universe. The heart of StarDrive is its ship design and combat engine. StarDrive takes a module-based approach to ship design, allowing the player to create custom ship designs where the composition and placement of ship modules really matters to the performance of a ship in combat. In combat, if your portside armor is taking a beating, then rotate around and show them the starboard side! Hide behind a friendly capital ship's shields, warp into and out of the fray, launch fighters, lay mines, and so much more.

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Mar 2 2012 Anchor

Hello, I just bought the Stardrive alpha and i'm having a major issue. The game starts up, goes to the main menu and play the title song, but it doesn't respond to mouse clicks, i effectively am unable to start playing the game i just bought. I tried launching it outside desura and nothing works. Is this a known bug? Is there any workaround? I'm playing on a toshiba laptop, with a 2.5 ghz dual core processor, mobility radeon hd3650 graphics card and 4gb of ram.

Ok, i used the "setting resolution on config file" workaround to get it to run, but as soon as i start a game it immediately bogs down to a stable 11 fps. Is there any way to increase performance?

Mar 3 2012 Anchor

I'm having the same problem on my laptop too.

I'm on a 2.1 Ghz processor with ATI MR HD 4250 graphics card and 4gb of ram. It get about 9 fps on this game.

Mar 3 2012 Anchor

I am having the performance problem, but not the responsiveness one. Except the performance is worse for me. 3FPS at best

Mar 5 2012 Anchor

I'm having the same problem when I run the game. It starts up, music plays, I see the main menu, but it doesn't respond to any mouse clicks. Esc and Enter work fine. I haven't tried anything with the config files though. I'm running it on a HP Pavilion dv6700 laptop so maybe its a laptop isolated problem?

Mar 14 2012 Anchor

A lot of these problems are already explained on the main page through the comments. If at start up it does not respond to any buttons, change the config file in your desura directory to the correct resolution and put it into full screen mode by changing the 0 to a 1 if you really have too.

As for the low performance while playing the game, this comes from the .57 patch. The developer already fixed this and the fix will be implimented in patch .58, god knows when that will come out. Be patient for the patch, and then hopefully the best will turn out.

Mar 19 2012 Anchor

Hey guys. I was away on business so the momentum of patching got thrown off a bit. We'll see a new patch soon.

Tony has the correct answer to fixing the unresponsiveness.

Mar 27 2012 Anchor

my game keeps crashing 24/7 can hardly do anything

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