Evolution RTS

Evolution RTS

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Arcanist Jan 22, 2016 @ 11:59pm
Playing multiplayer
I try to play multiplayer, but I do not have account.
I click register, and the button does nothing.

How can I register an account, or play through LAN with no account?
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ikinz  [developer] Jan 23, 2016 @ 11:41pm 
Can you go to Settings and click Pastebin weblobby.log after the button fails?
Arcanist Jan 24, 2016 @ 12:20am 
It was my fault, I was using the interface wrong.
I expected for register to open a web page, where I could register.
Register instead just takes the user and password entered as your desired account.

Perhaps a dialog box when you have entered no user/pass or an invalid one, saying so?
ikinz  [developer] Jan 24, 2016 @ 1:10am 
Yeah a separate dialog for registering would be less confusing.
Kano Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:02pm 
5 years in development and honestly your ui sucks♥♥♥♥♥nothing is transparent and simple to understand you honestly cant expect ppl to read your mind or intuit how to do things at the very least you should make and have availible a quick start guide to help players navigate through your overly complex ui or better yet make it simpler
E2 Shibes | Calcium Huge  [developer] Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:34pm 
I'm not entirely sure how the UI is overly complex. I assume you're talking about the lobby. Yeah, it could be better, but it's no more complex to use than the lobbies for other rts games.

If you would like to see improvement, perhaps you should mention what specifically gave you trouble.
Kano Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:14am 
sure thing the login/register is complicated and i didnt know/couldnt figure out how to register till finally seeing this post the options menu for a game is getting better but is still hard to figure out
bottom line its just not intuitve i have been in computers damn near my whole life and though i am able to figure it out mostly i have to think about it i have to really look hard and think about how to do something its not straight forward.

my biggest beefs right now though are one i cant see a way to host my own server of course i wouldnt even care if it wasnt for the fact that i cant change the game options on the ones that are availble so im stuck with either way to easy bots or way to good bots which seems to happen regardless of what the server is set too a couple were set to very easy and they destroyed me before i could even make one unit on an other it was set to very easy and i had them beat before they got anything done

if i had the time i would refresh my self on lua and offer to help but im way to busy honestly i dont mean to critize to much but after 5 years of development i would expect a cleaner more userfriendly ui

think age of empires or command and conquer while neither one was perfect it was reletivly easy to figure how to perform simple tasks like setting up a map or game add bots and playing as well as adjusting difficulty to match your personal skill and familiarity with the interface i think there is a lot of potenial here however these are clear reasons why the game lobbies are empty and very few are playing this game atm
E2 Shibes | Calcium Huge  [developer] Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:25pm 
Login and Register Should have different dialogs, that is true, but you are the one person out of a thousand that had trouble figuring that out. If you have been "in" computers damn near your whole life, then you should be able to handle simple analysis and should be able to get past basic UI quirks.

I agree it needs work, but it is nowhere near as dire as you claim.

You cannot currently host your own server, because you don't need to (and because in order to do so, you would need to forward ports). There are 6 hosts available, choose one and tell it to do whatever you want.

The bots are always set by default to "Very Easy", which means that they don't cheat and they are severely handicapped. Did you ever consider giving yourself a bot and going with you and a computer ally vs a single computer opponent?

When you join one of the hosts, you are presented with this message:
EvoRTSDedicated6 * Hi [Evo]Forboding_Angel (Bot owner), welcome to EvoRTSDedicated6 (SPADS 0.11.39, automated host).

EvoRTSDedicated6 * For help, say "!help".

Map link: http://spring.jobjol.nl/search_result.php?search=Akilon%20Wastelands%20-%20v18&select=select_all

EvoRTSDedicated6 * If you are new to Evolution RTS, Please check out the wiki for information on how to play: http://www.wiki.evolutionrts.info

You can type !help or click on the link to how to play: http://www.wiki.evolutionrts.info
Which also has about an hours worth of video tutorials.

if i had the time i would refresh my self on lua and offer to help but im way to busy honestly i dont mean to critize to much but after 5 years of development i would expect a cleaner more userfriendly ui

You can't say "I don't mean to criticize" and then follow that up with being a jerk. That doesn't work. You can refun the game at any time if you like.

think age of empires or command and conquer while neither one was perfect it was reletivly easy to figure how to perform simple tasks like setting up a map or game add bots and playing as well as adjusting difficulty to match your personal skill and familiarity with the interface i think there is a lot of potenial here however these are clear reasons why the game lobbies are empty and very few are playing this game atm

AOE 3 had a budget of between 14 and 20 MILLION DOLLARS and a HUGE development team.
C&C had a budget between 10 and 20 MILLION DOLLARS and a HUGE development team.

Evo has had a budget of -$1000+/- DOLLARS and ONE PERSON developing it with help from other devs occasionally when I beg hard enough. That's money from my own pocket.

Jesus this post is insulting. You know the best part about it? I don't even have any real part in developing the lobby, THAT IS ALSO A ONE MAN UNPAID PROJECT (Ikinz).

Evo is open source: https://github.com/EvolutionRTS/Evolution-RTS so please feel free to pitch in if there is something you don't like.

Edit: Removed raeg
Last edited by E2 Shibes | Calcium Huge; Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:41pm
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