How do I install the game?

How do I install the game?

Forboding Angel's vision of a flexible, story-driven universe drawing heavily from classic game design and modern artistic sensibilities.

Moderators: Moderators, Content Developer

Post Reply
tajmahal
Posts: 3
Joined: 02 May 2014, 13:24

How do I install the game?

Post by tajmahal » 02 May 2014, 13:49

Hello,

I just discovered Evolution RTS on the web and it looks nice, judging from the screenshots and videos, so I'd like to try it out. However, I'm having some trouble getting it to run.

I downloaded the Spring Web Lobby Standalone Client (Portable) for Windows, as indicated on the Evolution RTS web site. I then unzipped the downloaded file, found weblobby.exe and started that. However, I have no clue how to start a Evolution RTS game from that lobby program. When I click Single Player > Start a Single Player Battle, I just get a box with two empty drop-down menus "Engine" and "Game".

Below the download link on the web site, it said "Need help installing? Post on the forums!". So here I am. Can anyone please tell me what to do?

Thanks in advance,
tajmahal
0 x

User avatar
Anarchid
Posts: 1372
Joined: 30 Nov 2008, 04:31

Re: How do I install the game?

Post by Anarchid » 02 May 2014, 14:17

Join any Evo multiplayer room to automatically download the current version of game files and the currently selected map.

Alternatively, installing the game via Steam gives you game and map files prepackaged and ready to use without any extra downloads.
0 x

User avatar
CarRepairer
Cursed Zero-K Developer
Posts: 3359
Joined: 07 Nov 2007, 21:48

Re: How do I install the game?

Post by CarRepairer » 02 May 2014, 16:30

When you create a single player game it pops up an alert informing you that you may need to log onto the multiplayer server to get the content. Did you not get that popup?
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14435
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: How do I install the game?

Post by Forboding Angel » 03 May 2014, 03:26

Hey, sorry i didn't see this sooner. Looks like carp and anarchid answered, but yeah. Post back if you have any trouble.
0 x

tajmahal
Posts: 3
Joined: 02 May 2014, 13:24

Re: How do I install the game?

Post by tajmahal » 04 May 2014, 00:12

Hey, thank you all, it's working now!

I didn't get that popup, probably because I hadn't bothered to actually register as a user as I only wanted to try out singleplayer first. :-)
0 x

tajmahal
Posts: 3
Joined: 02 May 2014, 13:24

Re: How do I install the game?

Post by tajmahal » 04 May 2014, 00:31

Ok, I do have a few more technical questions right away:

1. How can I control scrolling sensitivity? Hitting a screen border bounces me right off the other end of the map.

2. Is there a way to limit framerate? The meter shows something like 500 FPS and my GPU fan starts blowing like crazy as soon as I launch the game.

3. How do I get additional maps? Right now, I only have the one that got downloaded when I joined the multiplayer server.
0 x

User avatar
Forboding Angel
Evolution RTS Developer
Posts: 14435
Joined: 17 Nov 2005, 02:43

Re: How do I install the game?

Post by Forboding Angel » 05 May 2014, 05:42

1. It will be in the settings menu ingame (toggle with escape). Click wrench - > camera, and all of the camera controls and settings are there. By default the camper in use is called "COFC"

2. Hmm, in the spring settings in the lobby (Settings tab -> edit spring settings) you can turn on vsync (scroll down to vsync and put 1 in the box). This should cap your fps at about 60 or so.

3. You can go to springfiles.com and download them manually (put downloaded maps in my documents/my games/spring/maps/) or you can change the map in a multiplayer server and the lobby will automagically download them for you.

You could join an empty evodedicated host and keep sending the command !nextmap. There are 30 maps in the current map pool.

Sorry for the late reply!
0 x

Post Reply

Return to “Evolution RTS”