Purchased on Steam - DLC via Direct Site


#1

Hello there.

I recently got the Steam Indy Space Bundle, which contained GSB (for a silly low price!) - having had a go at GSB (and being total rubbish at it), I liked the feel of it, like indy games, so took a look here. I was encouraged by the active forums, modding community and so on, so decided to put my £ where it should go: direct to the game dev! (hello Clifski).

So I purchased all of the content direct via the site [product # 28990022 & 28990023] - downloaded it, then bunged it in the Steam App folder - given that the entire bundle (both DLC packs) came to less than what Steam was asking for just the races, and Steam doesn’t even feature the Campaign atm, I thought this was the right thing to do. Hopefully the game dev will get 100% profits not lose out.

Sooo…

Will this still function? I’ve noticed some oddities - for instance, “the Tribe” has no ships listed in the purchase screen of the HQ, whilst the other three do have. Likewise, I was rather expecting to be able to purchase the new races - but they don’t appear in the race tab to purchase. Do I have to unlock them in a different manner? Or have I mixed-n-matched non-compatible versions of the game?

Some thoughts:

#1 I’ve obviously not got the hang of the game so far, but is there any plans to allow more orders? e.g. A “retreat for X distance at Y damage”? and so on. At the moment, I’m left putting everything escorting a main tank & hoping that they’ll somehow bring guns to bear… It’d be nice to have a bit more flexibility ( :wink: )
#2 Any chance of a small patch that would actually label the race specific weapons as race specific? Its a small thing, but important - newbies like me buy the shiny toys then think its not working
#3 The Alliance look the ‘coolest’ of the races, so I immediately rushed to buy them when I’d earned the points. I then do some research, and realise why I’m getting no-where: even the experienced players find them tough-ish to play. Boink!
#4 Battle challenges - I’ve not seen it, but is there a mod forum where people make these?

Anyhow, thanks for making the game, looks interesting - if I’ve not mucked up by my “strategic” buying methods :wink:


#2

Well, since no-one answered my question, I did it for myself.

No problems with mixing the Steam version with the DLC - and thank you to all the modders here, I’ve been enjoying the UT (+Viral) mods (vastly OP compared to vanilla, but I understand that this mod is for people who’ve “done it all”), Praetorian and so on.


#3

I’m kicking myself for not buying that bundle, but I already owned GSB from Impulse. I want to get the campaign through Steam though since there might be Cloud support eventually (so I can easilly play at both home and office). But currently the base game serials can’t be imported to Steam. pout


#4

This is on my todo list for GSBEDit. At some point I could knock up a small standalone script to do so if there was interest, but we’d be looking at some time next week at the earliest.