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PostPosted: 12 May 2012, 18:57 
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I was just curious, has anyone ever advertised a game they made (or maybe just really liked) outside of the internet? I don't even really mean like making signs or anything (although that counts too), but just like mentioning it to a stranger?

I ask because yesterday while at Best Buy (and hopefully it'll be my last visit to Best Buy), the guy helping me was talking about Starcraft 2 and how he used to play RTS, even "old stuff like Total Annihilation. A lot of people don't remember that game, but I loved it." I thought about mentioning Spring, and then CT, but didn't.

Just seemed like a different approach (to me at least)
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PostPosted: 12 May 2012, 19:30 
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i've tried showing it off at the uni, and it was about to be shown at the local uni science festival (we are showing off a lot of games with AIs that play those games, to get people, mostly kids, interesting in AI and programming in general) - only reason we decided to scrap it was it's general complexity of strategy games (festival visitors don't spend too much time, often less than 5 minutes), and it's potential hardware requirements

i just know that if i ever get a job as a TA here, i'll be sure to recommend spring AIs as possible projects ;p
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PostPosted: 12 May 2012, 19:49 
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showed it some guys at my class-meeh to complex... why cant it be sc2?
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PostPosted: 13 May 2012, 10:51 
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There are a few people I know personally who are more or less in love with evo and others I've turned on to it via word of mouth. I usually don't mention evo unless prompted though.
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PostPosted: 13 May 2012, 11:32 
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Hi forb- (thats a prompt)!
Dear Forb (congrats, you have been promptmoted)!
I love, you and would like to ask you, would you go -(to the Prom(pt) with you- all the way baby, all the way)!

Evo even is mentioned in the lyrics of his band.
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PostPosted: 13 May 2012, 21:09 
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Kernel Panic was featured on a DVD included with c't.
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PostPosted: 14 May 2012, 06:23 
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Whenever I hear people mentioning RTS games (barring extremely awkward circumstances), I swing over and launch into a pitch like this one:

Super Salesman MK wrote:
"Hi, my name's MK! So you guys like Supreme Commander? SupCom's pretty cool -- I kind of wish the factions weren't all so same-y, though. My favorite RTS game is actually free. It's called Zero-K! It's based on the Spring engine -- say, have any of you played any Spring Engine games? No? Well, have you ever heard of Total Annihilation? No? It's this sweet game from 1997 by the guy who did SupCom. Some fans tried to replicate it, and the project ended up turning into this awesome open source game engine and it has all kinds of games now! Zero-K is one of those games, and it's pretty awesome! It's got, like, linking shields and rocket mechs and dominatrix vehicles and stuff! If you want to try it out, it's at http://zero-k.info. That's "zero dash k dot info" You can email me if you want to play a match tog- wait a second, where did you go? Guys?
:P

I've gotten at least 3 people to try ZK, but I don't think any of them kept up playing for more than a month or two.
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PostPosted: 14 May 2012, 06:34 
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Needs more Starcraft 2 graphic and any other bloated up lolwut RTS game then you get more casual players...
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PostPosted: 14 May 2012, 13:48 
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I was just talking about it today, seems a few people arrive at this site and are completely flummoxed as to where to begin looking and reading and give up and go elsewhere.

Quote:
Burn the site


Though none of that is news
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PostPosted: 14 May 2012, 15:22 
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http://springrts.com/wiki/Press
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experience on lan etc:
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PostPosted: 14 May 2012, 19:26 
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its true.. in lan, were we would shine the most- we run into constant troubles.. i tried it two times.. never worked. And even worser.. you dont get support while having friends around you, making those (OS-Loonie faces- lets play CC: Generals)..
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PostPosted: 14 May 2012, 20:14 
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KDR_11k wrote:
Kernel Panic was featured on a DVD included with c't.


wtf is c't?
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wtf is c't?
Germanys most important computer magazine.
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PostPosted: 15 May 2012, 01:24 
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Every one I showed it to, either said it was too hard, or too ugly.
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PostPosted: 15 May 2012, 03:11 
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And of course you didn't bother showing evo or zk. What did you expect?

ZK requires a bit more work on the end user's end. Evo however doesn't require the end user to do anything, except register a nick.

I'm betting that what you did amounted to "Hey go install http://springrts.com/wiki/Download , it's great!" I'd tell you to go fuck yourself too.

I remember when i first installed spring, it was a bitch just to get tasclient started, then there were all of 13 people in the lobby and the only game at that time was xta. << NOT the good old days.
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PostPosted: 15 May 2012, 08:39 
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What extra does ZK require? For a lan the hoster could disable unlocks but that's about it.
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PostPosted: 15 May 2012, 08:43 

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knorke wrote:
http://springrts.com/wiki/Press
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experience on lan etc:
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UNCLE KNORKAN!
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PostPosted: 15 May 2012, 21:13 
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BaNa wrote:
knorke wrote:
http://springrts.com/wiki/Press
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experience on lan etc:
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UNCLE KNORKAN!


trolls are mods, and the guys who dont troll are considered baitin... the intertubes is topside turfy.. knorke.. step away from the power.. return to the dark side. Remember snacks.. with great power comes greater corruption! Its not too late yet.

; )
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PostPosted: 17 May 2012, 09:48 
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Google_Frog wrote:
What extra does ZK require? For a lan the hoster could disable unlocks but that's about it.


Default settings are pants. Last time I installed zk from scratch (couple weeks ago), I had to unfuck the gui first before I could play as well.
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PostPosted: 18 May 2012, 15:14 
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Worksforme. I'll just assume your Spring knowledge and preconceptions got in the way of an easy install because this is almost always the case.
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