P.U.R.E. & Demo Released

The P.U.R.E. Website now announces the release of the full version of this independently developed real-time strategy game, along with a playable P.U.R.E. demo. The game can be purchased from Impulse, and the demo is available on Mod DB, and mirrored on Gamer's Hell. P.U.R.E. was developed as a multiplatform game, but it's not clear if this release offers Linux or MacOS support.
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May 18, 2009, 22:44
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May 18, 2009, 22:44
 
Tried the demo and I have to say, even as a fan of Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander, I was dissapointed. For $20? Not a chance, even to support an independent developer. Perhaps the demo is a way older version or something, as I can't imagine where they got the screenshots on Impulse. This isn't even as advanced as the last Spring release (a freeware TA 3D conversion) I tried. It does seem to use the Sping engine though, as "SPRING" is prominently displayed on start up.
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May 18, 2009, 18:37
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May 18, 2009, 18:37
 
Ah, well... the "poor man" aspect of it comes in to play when you consider that PURE won't make a low to mid-range CPU and GPU cry like SupCom does.

Actually, I have a several year old dual-core AMD, I think 2 gig cores, which is very "mid/lower-mid range" these days. I dumped 4 gigs of memory into it, and the only "high end" purchase was a 4870 video card.

Supreme Commander runs like glass now. I suspect that the video card was a moderate bottleneck, but the memory was the big one.
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May 18, 2009, 17:28
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May 18, 2009, 17:28
 
Except Supreme Commander is $10 cheaper on Impulse

Ah, well... the "poor man" aspect of it comes in to play when you consider that PURE won't make a low to mid-range CPU and GPU cry like SupCom does.
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May 18, 2009, 16:57
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May 18, 2009, 16:57
 
Except Supreme Commander is $10 cheaper on Impulse ( http://www.impulsedriven.com/supcom )

LOL. Nice. WTG guys. Maybe it's a typo and it's supposed to be $3.
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May 18, 2009, 15:57
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May 18, 2009, 15:57
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It's a poor man's Supreme Commander
Except Supreme Commander is $10 cheaper on Impulse ( http://www.impulsedriven.com/supcom ) .

$30 is too high for this, and tying it exclusively to Impulse is just plain stupid especially when it shuts out Macintosh and Linux users who could otherwise play your game.

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May 18, 2009, 15:54
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May 18, 2009, 15:54
 
It's a poor man's Supreme Commander, so calling it a Total Annihilation clone isn't too far from the mark I think. I have played it for a few hours, and besides its graphics, it's a real slick RTS. I personally think that 30 bucks for what was free a week ago is a tough sell, but it's the developer's choice. I'd be willing to part with 10 bucks for it myself.
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May 18, 2009, 15:35
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May 18, 2009, 15:35
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Up until now P.U.R.E. was a free, GPL open-source game. It looks like it's still GPL open-source, but the "free" part for the game content has changed.

$30 seems a little steep for this, and it requires Impulse too. I know the developers have to eat, but that's a pretty radical change from free and cross-platform. Mac users and the Linux crowd certainly aren't going to like that especially since they can't play the new version of the game anymore since it requires Impulse.

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May 18, 2009, 15:13
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May 18, 2009, 15:13
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Not to be confused with PURE, eh?

http://disney.go.com/disneyinteractivestudios/pure/index2.html
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Re: P.U.R.E. & Demo Released
May 18, 2009, 15:13
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May 18, 2009, 15:13
 
Any web page that isn't designed to display in 1024x768 without left/right scrolling is an automatic failure.

Besides, it looks like a Total Annihilation clone.
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