evstream Jan 18, 2013 @ 2:52pm
It's official: Miner Wars needs NO internet AT ALL since last patch.
Here is the changelog from their official site:

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http://www.minerwars.com/CurrentBuildFeatures.aspx

January 17, 2012: Steam Build & Public Build

- Offline mode: Steam version of Miner Wars 2081 doesn't need internet connection to start and play the campaign. User doesn't need the internet at all (there's no login).
- All known script and mission bugs, crashes, invalid checkpoints, inconsistencies are now fixed
- Reduced lags in various areas (this issue was visible mostly on dual-core systems)
- Fixed - Performance issues caused by too many bots in an area (Templar sector, Junkyard, etc)
- Fixed - Marcus small ship visible in sandbox map during his time in prison
- Fixed - Crashes in Pirate Base - after re-spawning from death
- Ad-dons "Cheats" and "2.5D Experiment" are now available for free (to see Cheats, press Ctrl+F1 in game)
- Changed LOD blending algorithm - we don't use two buffers anymore. It has increased the performance by 5-10%
- Fixed - Various hardware compatibility issues, mostly with ATI graphic cards
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I've tested it starting the game from Steam In OFFLINE mode from the beginning.
NO LOGIN AT ALL TO DEVELOPER'S SERVERS.

I wonder what will say now the complainers.

I think the developers should change the requirements on Steam's page and notify about the new offline mode.

In addition to that, performance now is awesome!!!
Now I'm getting no less than *smooth* 25 FPS on high quality video settings even on intense dogfights, on my low-end core2duo and NVIDIA GT240.

This is the way it should have been from the beginning....

I'm seriously thinking about replaying the whole campaign again.

Last edited by evstream; Jan 18, 2013 @ 8:25pm
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Krunjey Jan 19, 2013 @ 2:11am 
I'll buy it sometime, its still in my wishlist. Probably going to let other people take the step first though.
Mr. Fibble Jan 19, 2013 @ 1:32pm 
I was one of those complainers about the apparent desire for a secondary DRM to a steam game, steam being the primary drm. I can see the logic behind adding drms but in the end for an indie dev they generate a lot of bad feeling towards the product. Hopefully they've learned from the experience that offline single player mode is popular amoungst people that are happy to pay for a good game.

I'm glad that the change has come and there's no logon required at all so the single player is as it should be a single player game. EA and Blizzard tried the online single player thing and neither turned out to be a good single player experience.

Now that they've seen the light and made it possible for a legally obtained copy of the game to be played offline then I can see this moving from wishlist to library at somepoint.
Clocky Jan 20, 2013 @ 9:39am 
Originally posted by evstream:
I wonder what will say now the complainers.

"Good, now I can finally purchase the game."
Metro Jan 20, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
I'll say: Hmmm, the 'sanbox' aspect still sounds pretty underwhelming.
Dexter Jan 21, 2013 @ 3:03am 
Originally posted by Clockwork Knight:
Originally posted by evstream:
I wonder what will say now the complainers.

"Good, now I can finally purchase the game."
Pretty much this, added it to Wishlist again, but will wait to see how this develops.
dansemacabre Jan 21, 2013 @ 4:45am 
great job, devs!
Nettacki Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:27pm 
Originally posted by Clockwork Knight:
Originally posted by evstream:
I wonder what will say now the complainers.

"Good, now I can finally purchase the game."

Or, once they purchase the game: "Hey, maybe this game could have been better if you added/changed x, y, or z."
evstream Jan 22, 2013 @ 2:03am 
Originally posted by Nettacki:
Originally posted by Clockwork Knight:
Originally posted by evstream:
I wonder what will say now the complainers.

"Good, now I can finally purchase the game."

Or, once they purchase the game: "Hey, maybe this game could have been better if you added/changed x, y, or z."

Pretty much as any game could have been better if you added/changed a, b, or c.
There's no perfect game.
Mr. Fibble Jan 22, 2013 @ 4:11am 
Most games that come out will try to improve on a genre.

There are a lot of ever decreasing sequel scenarios but a lot of those are direct sequels like the fable series that went steadily downhill or the CoD series that is now just a big lumbering cash cow for milking the mob.

Harder to do when games get stripped back for the console market, but most do try.

Strategy games for example dont tend to work on a controller due to a lack of buttons and so the cross platform ones tend to lose a lot of the sense of scale.

If a dev had the guts to try one with the kinetic, PSmove or new wiiU tablet to control inputs it could very easily play better than the current consolised crop.
andrewsgames Jan 22, 2013 @ 4:11am 
It is nice when developers listen and are invovled in their community!!!!
2ugly Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:54pm 
Wow... can you believe that concept. I can play my single player game I paid for without having to be wired. A very old concept, before the industry got their greed and ego on, and Hollywood slithered into the scene.

LOL..."Most games that come out will try to improve on a genre" ... If they stick to the platform they started with, don't let the publishers ruin it, and don't hire a director that knows nothing about PC games and turns it into a scripted button mashing irritating bad movie trying to be a PC game.. If it was PC and is now available on a console you can be rest assured the game will be a pile. Ahh you did recognize that fact. sorta.

The devs listen as long as the mentally disabled guys from the publisher don't tell them how to make the game into a repeated consolized pile. cough FC2 and 3. BF3. Crysis 2 and soon 3.... the list goes on.

Miner Wars sounds fun until Mr. Roberts huge space game comes out for PC only. I still play Evochron Mercenary from time to time, which is another great PC only space sim idie game, and still being updated.
Dr. Bees Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
So when does this actually start being true?
Marek Rosa  [developer] Jan 27, 2013 @ 5:22am 
@Ben This patch has been released 7 days ago, so offline mode is already in Steam version of Miner Wars 2081
ludicruslnrd Feb 1, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
See folks! Some developers really do care about what the players want after all!!!

Kodoes to the Miner Wars 2081 Team!! AND MOST OF ALL THANK YOU!!
Solqom Feb 5, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
Originally posted by evstream:
I wonder what will say now the complainers.

Hi, I'm a complainer:

The one bad thing left in my opinion is that there is still no decent co-op. Only the host saves their data (weapons, money, items, etc) anyone joining their server is there only as a companion. A companion destined to play with a start-out plane and therefore die all the time. (See discussion here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/223430/discussions/0/828925849345165029/)
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