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Title: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on December 19, 2016, 04:54:18 PM
TLDR: Here's our BackerKit store page!

Chris here!  If you missed the kickstarter campaign for AI War 2, you're not alone.  Sometimes news just takes a while to percolate around, and that's no reason for you to be unable to get into the alpha or whatever tier if you want to kick in for the project.  Not only that, if you want to help us hit some more stretch goals post-campaign.  We've hit four with the main campaign plus paypal backers, but with BackerKit I'll bet we can hit some more.

At any rate, if you'd like to participate, BackerKit made the unfortunate decision to call these "preorders," which is quite a slur in my opinion. ;)  Never preorder games that are going to be made the same way whether or not you preorder them!  Listen to TotalBiscuit and Jim Sterling and many others as to why.

Nomenclature aside, we see these "preorders" as being a continuation of the campaign for people who missed it.  You can get in early, yes, but you can also help to fund extra features that otherwise would not happen.  If you prefer to wait until launch, of course we'll be right here at that time, too.

The greatest chances to help shape the game are during alpha and early access, but we have a long history of evolving our games (AI War Classic is a prime example of that) well after their 1.0 launch.  Whether that's through DLC or further crowdfunding or free updates or what, we don't yet know.  Partly we need to talk to our backers and forumites and figure out what makes the most sense for everyone.


Thanks for all your support!

Chris
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: zespri on January 06, 2017, 01:35:34 AM
The Bionic Dues download in the backers kit has a profile called cfdc. I'm sure this is completely unintentional.

Also AI War download says it's trial, but all expansions says unlocked. Is there a license key to use with the backers kit?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on January 06, 2017, 09:41:43 AM
Sigh -- my bad on both.  I'll have both fixed today, as well as the TLF DRM-free builds up.  I did fresh builds for all this stuff, which took extra time, but I was all happy about how it would be the latest and greatest, etc.  Serves me right? ;)
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on January 06, 2017, 10:13:15 AM
Okay!  The new version of AI War Classic is uploaded, and won't ask for a license key anymore.  I _think_ you should have gotten a new email about it, but please let me know.  Thanks!
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on January 06, 2017, 10:28:11 AM
The Bionic Dues DRM-free build without the cfdc junk profile in there is also now out, and hopefully folks got an email with the corrected download link for that, too.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: zespri on January 06, 2017, 05:14:26 PM
No email so far. Thanks!
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on January 09, 2017, 10:56:09 AM
No email so far. Thanks!

Dang!  Okay, I am having it blast out "2493 notification emails," whatever that specifically means.  For folks who get deluged with duplicates of things that were already fine, I apologize!   Hopefully that actually notifies people of the corrected downloads at least.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: zespri on January 09, 2017, 04:06:49 PM
Cheers!
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on January 09, 2017, 05:01:44 PM
Did it actually send them this time?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: zespri on January 09, 2017, 05:02:56 PM
Did it actually send them this time?
Yes!
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on January 10, 2017, 11:06:11 AM
Thank goodness! :)
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: Igorath194 on May 14, 2017, 04:19:04 AM
Hey,
so I just recently discovered that this game is happening and I want to support it but BackerKit only takes credit cards. Any chance you might add PayPal to the payment options?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 14, 2017, 08:07:35 PM
Cheers!  Thanks for your support -- you can actually do that via here: http://arcengames.com/ai-war-2-kickstarter-paypal-at-last/
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: yasawatse on May 14, 2017, 09:02:23 PM
Hey Chris. I saw the email for the kickstarter but i was deployed at the time and i just barely made it in time to drop some money on the backerkit page. any chance itll be around in maybe may 30th? Id love to drop some cash for a gold merc package but i fear i may be just too late to get it added down the line... or will we still be able to order that and personable AI down he line?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: Igorath194 on May 15, 2017, 08:54:15 AM
Cheers!  Thanks for your support -- you can actually do that via here: http://arcengames.com/ai-war-2-kickstarter-paypal-at-last/

Thank you very much! Don't know how I missed that.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 15, 2017, 09:50:22 AM
Cheers!  Thanks for your support -- you can actually do that via here: http://arcengames.com/ai-war-2-kickstarter-paypal-at-last/

Thank you very much! Don't know how I missed that.

No problem!

Hey Chris. I saw the email for the kickstarter but i was deployed at the time and i just barely made it in time to drop some money on the backerkit page. any chance itll be around in maybe may 30th? Id love to drop some cash for a gold merc package but i fear i may be just too late to get it added down the line... or will we still be able to order that and personable AI down he line?

Welcome back!  Glad you are safely returned from your deployment.  Right now the backerkit page is scheduled to be taken down on May 29th, BUT there are some changes coming in the next two days or so that we'll be announcing soon.  With that change we'll likely keep that page up until either late June or early July.  After that we'll be closing it down, but the window will be extending.

More info there soon.  Thanks again for your support!
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: yasawatse on May 15, 2017, 04:33:33 PM
No problem~ and heres to designing an AI type that PUNISHES EVERY MISTAKE :D

I'm such a masochist hueheuheuhue
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 15, 2017, 04:49:43 PM
I'm not sure it's purely masochism if you're also inflicting that on other people.  ;D

What's the word for people like us?  "Generalized sadist?"  That sounds absolutely awful, heh.  ;)
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: Dominus Arbitrationis on May 15, 2017, 05:23:20 PM
I'm not sure it's purely masochism if you're also inflicting that on other people.  ;D

What's the word for people like us?  "Generalized sadist?"  That sounds absolutely awful, heh.  ;)

So, would my idea to make cloaked Hunter/Killers (And carriers) fall under that? :P
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: keith.lamothe on May 15, 2017, 05:28:27 PM
So, would my idea to make cloaked Hunter/Killers (And carriers) fall under that? :P
Cloaked H/Ks in AIWC would be brutal.

Cloaked H/Ks in AIW2, with the new cloaking mechanic, would be horrifying.



I like it.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: yasawatse on May 17, 2017, 05:15:41 PM
Look we all know thats not enough. i want cloaked MOTHERSHIPS   :)
"Did the pain set in yet" indeed

Give me the pain i desire :u

On another note for cheese purposes, are you keeping the omega drive? i just had my first game with a massive cheating setup where i slugged it out with quadratic sledge hammer shark A+B AI. all basic ships, no additional spirecraft, golems, just basic ships. it was MAGNIFICENT but it got so bad i had ended up adding 2000 omega drives just to keep up with the AI's exogalactic attacks  :P
can we get an omega drive that jacks up metal gain by....4-5 million... for...... research purposes? I want to see just how much my GPU can handle before it melts. I'm somewhere around 56,000 ships in my fleet(no cap cheat) 18 million threat at the moment lmao. 80 planet map. 10/10 everything except the cookie monster and dark spire.

Also, question about the voice acting, will every unit have lines?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: BadgerBadger on May 17, 2017, 05:24:45 PM
Stuff like "How fast is metal generated" is accessible in easily edited XML. So you can tune things however you would like!
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: yasawatse on May 17, 2017, 05:31:53 PM
Stuff like "How fast is metal generated" is accessible in easily edited XML. So you can tune things however you would like!

i wish it was easy in AIWC. I still have no idea how to edit metal generation. if i did, i would have some AMAZING games with the AI hahaha
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: BadgerBadger on May 30, 2017, 01:22:26 PM
Oh, you guys missed a fun idea for another kickstarter/backerkit tier: design a map. You describe how it should play/the feel of the map and someone else implements it. Maybe you've always wanted a galaxy that looked just like the old roman empire, or classical greece?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: mrhanman on September 02, 2017, 09:05:48 PM
Is there anyway to pay with bitcoin?
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: chemical_art on September 02, 2017, 09:10:51 PM
Is there anyway to pay with bitcoin?

That (optimal) ship has almost sailed for a little while. I'm ankle deep in the market and I sense the dip.

In a more serious note, I doubt a site like Arcen has the tools to manage such a thing. You would have far more luck getting a debit card linked to a bitcoin wallet. I use coinbase, but I know others exist.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: cpeosphoros on April 08, 2018, 12:25:27 PM
Hi there,

Sorry for necroing this, but... It's not clear from the "preorder" thing, but if I buy it now from BackerKit, would I get playable alpha access?

Thank you.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on April 08, 2018, 02:31:25 PM
Sorry about the confusion! Yes, you get the alpha right away. I have to manually approve purchases that come in (because... why? I don't know.) but as soon as I hit that button, it sends out keys. I typically do that every morning, EST.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: TheVampire100 on May 03, 2018, 02:03:36 PM
I wanted to buy the soundtrack to my AI War 2 pledge but it seems I cannot pay with Paypal. I remember it was aviable when I pledged the game but either I'm doing soemthing wrong or now it is gone.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 05, 2018, 04:49:22 PM
There's a "paypal at past" link around here somewhere that will let you do it. Kickstarter accepts paypal, but backerkit doesn't without extra fees. Actually you can just use the "tip jar" on the main Arcen site under about us, and I'll hook it up to your account on backerkit. If the emails aren't the same, then just let me know.

Sorry I've been rather absent the last couple of days. I've had a lot of trying personal issues, including the death of my remain grandfather on this past Wednesday.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: TheVampire100 on May 05, 2018, 05:06:32 PM
Okay, done, Email should be the same, it's the same I use everywhere.
Thanks in advance.
And sorry to hear about your loss.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: Draco18s on May 05, 2018, 05:14:31 PM
including the death of my remain grandfather on this past Wednesday.

Sorry to hear that. I'm down to one myself (grandmother). She turns 101 this year and is currently in good health (aside from being freaking old; most major problem that I'm aware of is that she's got basically every age-related eyesight problem possible).
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 06, 2018, 08:25:24 PM
Okay, done, Email should be the same, it's the same I use everywhere.
Thanks in advance.
And sorry to hear about your loss.

Got you all set up, you should have it in your inbox.  Please let me know if not.  And thanks for the kind words.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 06, 2018, 08:29:07 PM
including the death of my remain grandfather on this past Wednesday.

Sorry to hear that. I'm down to one myself (grandmother). She turns 101 this year and is currently in good health (aside from being freaking old; most major problem that I'm aware of is that she's got basically every age-related eyesight problem possible).

That's fantastic that she's in good health; that's really something that makes all the difference between just existing and actually still being truly alive.  Someone in their mid 90s who was in poor health looked at me very seriously once and said "don't ever get old."  It was a very shocking sort of statement from this person.  It made me realize I really do need to take care of my health now, or I'll just be paying for it later on.  Not that I did anything a few years ago when it was said to me... but at least more recently I've started exercising regularly and so on.

Anyway, my grandfather's health had been deteriorating gradually, then rapidly, then suddenly catastrophically in the last two weeks.  In the main he seemed to have good quality of life until near the end, so that's basically all that I could ask for him.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: TheVampire100 on May 07, 2018, 12:20:51 PM
Got the soundtrack, thank you.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 07, 2018, 12:22:12 PM
Sweet!  Glad that worked out.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: Draco18s on May 07, 2018, 12:48:15 PM
Anyway, my grandfather's health had been deteriorating gradually, then rapidly, then suddenly catastrophically in the last two weeks.  In the main he seemed to have good quality of life until near the end, so that's basically all that I could ask for him.

That'd be the way to go IMO. Generally good, followed by quick and catastrophic failure. Just get it over and done with, with as little pain as possible.

And I wouldn't say that aging like my grandmother is the right way; she is practically blind. She just happens to not have any conditions that keep her bedridden. I suspect most of it is due to her inability to do nothing; she's too stubborn to stay idle. Came over to our house once when I was young and said to my mother (her daughter), "You don't expect me to sit around and do nothin', do you?" Why yes, actually. It's called a vacation.

Anyway, raise a drink and toast to a life well lived.
Title: Re: BackerKit for AI War 2 -- missed the kickstarter? Look here.
Post by: x4000 on May 07, 2018, 01:21:15 PM
Indeed, cheers to that.  And your grandmother sounds like she was and probably still is a force to be reckoned with.