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Title: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: x4000 on April 13, 2016, 08:39:18 PM
Original: http://arcengames.com/starward-rogue-drm-free-release-and-30-off/

Whew!  Sorry that this took so long, folks.  But Starward Rogue now has a DRM-free version for sale!  (Note: for all you Humble Store customers, the DRM-free build will be uploaded to your accounts shortly)

We're using this as an excuse to run our highest discount yet on the game: 30%!  Our previous highest discount was 11%, so grab this while you can.

About Starward Rogue

“Starward Rogue is easily the best arcade roguelike since Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“I've had a hoot of a time playing this game so far.”
Scott Manley

“The Flame Tank I saw and instantaneously went "Yep, that's my guy!"”
SplatterCat

Brief Explanation About The Delay

What took us so long in releasing the DRM-free version after the Steam version?  Some folks were not happy about that.  Partly this was simply because we ran into some company troubles after the game launched, despite people loving it.  So we've been very busy working on other things to try and get all that back on track (and are now a much smaller company, as well).

But beyond that, it was kind of a long run-up of stuff.  We upgraded to Unity 5.3.2 from 4.7.x, and they changed around the file structure on their OSX builds.  So our automatic updater no longer worked and had to have a few changes.

Doing the DRM-free non-windows builds has always been a huge hassle for me because of having to transfer stuff back and forth between my windows and non-windows machines repeatedly to do said builds, which can take a few hours of very tedious work.  Thankfully, community member and Arcen volunteer jerith (he's helping out in various ways on our velociraptor game) coded an awesome little utility called Zipix.  Saved me hours of time.

Thanks to the updated updater and jerith's Zipix, I shouldn't have a situation where the DRM-free build is so darn late again in the future.  I appreciate your patience -- and even more than that, your support over the trying last few months.  We have some good stuff planned for the near future, though, so stay tuned!
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: Io on April 24, 2016, 09:36:07 AM
Thank you for making good on your promise.  It's not gone unappreciated.
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: x4000 on April 24, 2016, 04:29:28 PM
Of course!
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: allison on May 09, 2016, 06:45:30 AM
Wonderful, thanks! Just bought it   :-*
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: x4000 on May 09, 2016, 09:33:52 AM
My pleasure -- and thank you!
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: ERISS on January 28, 2018, 11:56:12 AM
How to retrieve our game from FastSpring?
I had a HD crash and lost datas about the purchase.
That's the drawback of drm-free, the customer is responsible of its bought game... :)
However, it's not a big loss for me, as I mainly bought to support ArcenG, I almost don't play the game.
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: x4000 on January 29, 2018, 09:59:22 AM
How to retrieve our game from FastSpring?
I had a HD crash and lost datas about the purchase.
That's the drawback of drm-free, the customer is responsible of its bought game... :)
However, it's not a big loss for me, as I mainly bought to support ArcenG, I almost don't play the game.

Just shoot arcengames at gmail dot com an email noting the purchase email address you used, and we can send it back to you!
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: Io on February 14, 2018, 04:56:02 PM
I see that AuGMENTED is now available on Humble Bundle, but only in the "Gold Edition" package deal (as far as I can tell).  Is a standalone purchase option for the expansion in the works for Humble Bundle's storefront?  Not trying to rush, as I know you folks have a lot on your plate at any given moment.  Just wondering.
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: x4000 on February 14, 2018, 05:00:06 PM
Definitely not intentional -- I just pinged them about that, and hopefully it's a quick fix.  Thanks for letting us know!
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: x4000 on February 15, 2018, 09:36:55 AM
It's fixed!  https://www.humblebundle.com/store/starward-rogue-augmented
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: Arrgh on November 25, 2018, 08:48:47 PM
Hi,

Quick question (hopefully in the right place, sorry if not): The Humble DRM-free version seems still to be limited to v2.002 (which is somewhat annoying b/c at least on my machine it renders Green Envy unusable). Are there plans to bring that up to speed?
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: Pepisolo on November 27, 2018, 08:32:38 AM
Hi,

Quick question (hopefully in the right place, sorry if not): The Humble DRM-free version seems still to be limited to v2.002 (which is somewhat annoying b/c at least on my machine it renders Green Envy unusable). Are there plans to bring that up to speed?

The build will be updated. Sorry for the delay, but things have been super crazy over at Arcen over the last few weeks. I can't say exactly when it'll be updated but hopefully sooner rather than later. In the meantime, you should still be able to update the game using the in-game updater.  Sorry that I can't give a more exact timeframe on this.
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: Arrgh on November 27, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Thanks! :)
No rush, at least on my part.
Regarding the updater: All it does is enlarge its UnhandledExceptions logfile at quite awesome speed (redownload did not fix that, sadly), otherwise this would not be an issue at all, anyway. (Here's hoping, though, that this is limited to me and my rig.)

Edit: Got the updater to run - all it wanted was to have UnityTarget.txt in its main folder -, but the actual update search is AWOL so far. If this is a known problem, could somebody point me to the solution, please? :) Otherwise, I'll keep digging.
Title: Re: Starward Rogue DRM-free release -- and 30% off!
Post by: Pepisolo on November 29, 2018, 04:45:48 PM
Thanks! :)
No rush, at least on my part.
Regarding the updater: All it does is enlarge its UnhandledExceptions logfile at quite awesome speed (redownload did not fix that, sadly), otherwise this would not be an issue at all, anyway. (Here's hoping, though, that this is limited to me and my rig.)

Edit: Got the updater to run - all it wanted was to have UnityTarget.txt in its main folder -, but the actual update search is AWOL so far. If this is a known problem, could somebody point me to the solution, please? :) Otherwise, I'll keep digging.

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any solutions for that particular issue, although I'll ask Chris.  I don't think it's a known problem. Cheers!