Not lucky :(
My PC had to be repaired, so I probably have to start from zero installing certain things that I had installed for the final game.
WOW!!! We were originally the bad guys! The Red Race was truly malfunctional after all:
"Years passed and one race of machines on the planet Eden 4 suffered severe damage due to electrical storms. Most of the controller’s memory was damaged but the controller continued to function. The damaged machines continued to build until they exhausted all of the resources on Eden 4. The planet surface is now littered with steel and the controller decides that to further colonize, it must seed another planet. The planet they reach already is home to another race of machines, and a fierce battle for the planet’s resources begins."
BTW. I think this topic should be renamed to "Early Alpha/Beta/demo versions" ^^
We currently have no information about this material, except @Aquarillis who said that still has some promotional material that was scanned a long time ago. The rest is scattered in this forum.
The forum is not dead, but its activity is irregular.
I think it is the first item. I have not tried the last one.
All I did was downloading the files from this forum in the section dedicated to the game itself (the one that appears on the main page).
Maybe I downloaded an incomplete version. Or maybe I missed a step.
I'll try to follow the instructions from the last item and see what happens.
Again, thank you!
I'll have to test it again next time I get access to a PC with Windows 10 installed, but I remember dgVoodoo 2 fixing similar graphical issues last time I tried it - do you still have it installed?
EDIT: andreasaspenberg claimed that the options menu causes pink squares (even with dgVoodoo) on their AMD graphics card, and that avoiding the options menu avoids the problem - don't know if that would apply to you (or if it's reliable info), but thought I'd mention it just in case.
I don't have any AMD graphics cards to test things with.
Yes, I still have it installed (and it works perfectly).
I noticed that it happened after going to the options menu, but didn't verify it. I'll play for longer periods of time and see what happens.
After some extended gameplay, there's still no music for me :(
EDIT: After some more testing I got CUE/BIN format working with Daemon Tools Lite (other programs and formats might work too) - to get Machines to play the music from a virtual CD, make sure the virtual disc drive has a drive letter before any existing physical disc drives.
C:\ System HDD
D:\ DVD-RW drive
E::\ Storage HDD
Here you would need to set the virtual drive letter to either A: or B: - some virtual drive software doesn't allow you to set this, but you can use Windows Disk Management to change the drive letter externally.
Couldn't make it work :(
The music regulator in the audio console (options menu) goes back to 0/none as soon as I get out of said menu, whether from the main menu or in-game.
@spazzpp2 Nice to meet you!
So far there isn't much activity. We offer assistance to anyone who wants to play the game on newer operating systems, and also post other things such as old promotional material, concepts for a new game, etc. Even the one who made the soundtrack visited us!
Here is a drawing to celebrate your return!