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Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode

Steam News has details on a new patch that's now automatically available for Miner Wars 2081, Keen Software House's 6DOF shooter. In addition to bug fixes and optimizations, the update adds two free add-ons as well as the ability to play the game's single-player campaign without being logged in or even connected to the Internet. There's an accompanying update on the Miner Wars Website that discusses the patch, while also addressing two issues: reports of bad framerates, which is apparently happening on some systems with onboard video as well as a separate video card (they are working on a fix), and accusations of censorship, which they say are a misunderstanding based on a single deleted comment. Here's what the new patch includes:

  • Offline single-player for Steam version of Miner Wars 2081 – in other words, now you don’t have to be connected to internet and logged into our servers to play the campaign.
  • Optimizations and bug fixes, more info: http://www.minerwars.com/CurrentBuildFeatures.aspx
  • Two new add-ons available for free as part of Miner Wars 2081 installation:
    • Cheats – infinite ammo, immortality, skip to any mission, and more (Ctrl+F1 in game)
    • 2.5D Experiment - multiplayer 2.5D add-on for MW 2081 - available as a set of 2.5D death-match maps (all 2.5D sectors have 2.5D as a prefix)

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6. Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode Jan 21, 2013, 21:35 Aero
 
nin wrote on Jan 21, 2013, 20:49:
and weird stuff it put in my Windows startup list without asking.

What was it? I've not installed it yet. Was it via the steam version, or a download directly from them?


Oh, nothing really especially shady, and certainly not nefarious. It was probably the result of a bug with the installation process (version downloaded from their site) but, my startup list has an entry called:

{a8959312-9179-420b-a900-1fd74ad5f68d}

from "Unknown" manufacturer, pointing to my 'Downloads' folder, to execute: "MinerWars_TEST_01_088_000_Setup.exe /cmdloc "HKCU\Software\Keen Software House AiTemp\{a8959312-9179-420b-a900-1fd74ad5f68d}""

Which I had deleted after running the setup program. Definitely didn't make me happy when I first saw it though, making me satisfy myself it wasn't itself, or the result of, something nasty. I imagine it has something to do with their do-it-yourself, not-DRM, DRM.

edit: Oh, and obviously, to be fair, that was from the beta installation (though only about a week or so before the final was released).

 
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  1. Jan 21, 19:49 Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode nin
  2. Jan 21, 19:58  Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode The Half Elf
  3. Jan 21, 20:46   Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode Aero
  4. Jan 21, 20:49    Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode nin
>> 6. Jan 21, 21:35     Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode Aero
  5. Jan 21, 21:06 Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode saluk
  7. Jan 22, 03:58 Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode Paketep
  8. Jan 22, 20:51 Re: Miner Wars 2081 Adds Offline Mode Suppa7


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