Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

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Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby AdmiralZeech » 20 Jul 2017, 12:41

Off topic is a bit lonely these days. So just posting something I was curious about.

TA:Spring has a bunch of different "games" available. Regarding the ones based on TA, which is the best/most popular/most developed?

If anyone here still follows that scene...
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby raaar » 27 Dec 2017, 21:28

The SpringRTS community has been somewhat stable but the player numbers are low, with a few dozen playing simultaneously on peak times, usually weekend afternoons.

The most popular games are Balanced Annihilation (BA) and Zero-K (ZK). But several other games like EVO, Spring-1944, Tech-Annihilation, XTA and Metal Factions are played at least a few times per day and/or being actively developed.

The ZK community uses a separate server, and has been making significant progress recently with a new lobby client, AI players and single player missions.

I'm the developer of Metal Factions, btw.
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby Franck83 » 27 Dec 2017, 22:26

Hi raar, the Metal Factions has 498 units ! in database. That's an impressive amount...of work.
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby raaar » 28 Dec 2017, 00:10

Yea, most of the models are relatively simple, but it was still a huge amount of work.
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby Franck83 » 28 Dec 2017, 00:36

Wanna one day become a supcom modder ?

there are just huge possibilities.
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby Brutus5000 » 28 Dec 2017, 01:34

I had great hopes for SpringRTS back in the days. But mods with potential like Imperial Winter never got finished and it never had the glamour of Forged Alliance. And the community seemed to much split up into the different mods. And since it's C++ only I never really bothered looking into development.
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby Franck83 » 28 Dec 2017, 01:58

yes, lua developping is a dream ;)
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby nubtrap » 12 Feb 2018, 22:54

AdmiralZeech wrote:Spring has a bunch of different "games" available. Regarding the ones based on TA, which is the best/most popular/most developed?


Balanced Annihilation (https://balancedannihilation.com) and Zero-K (https://zero-k.info), both still actively maintained like raaar said ;) not coincidentally they also have the largest player bases, although FAForever dwarfs them ofc.

Brutus5000 wrote:I had great hopes for SpringRTS back in the days. But mods with potential like Imperial Winter never got finished and it never had the glamour of Forged Alliance. And the community seemed to much split up into the different mods. And since it's C++ only I never really bothered looking into development.


apart from the glamour point (kinda true, just the reality of free software projects) this must be some special type of FUD because Spring has not been "C++ only" since before the release of SupCom and its Lua scripting API is probably far more powerful than SC's these days :D

if you are interested in developing something, see https://springrts.com/wiki/Lua:Main for an overview of what's possible.

Franck83 wrote:yes, lua developping is a dream ;)


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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby Franck83 » 19 Feb 2018, 17:14

so follow it :)


Currently i have a lot of fun on my RPG mod and i'm not sure we can do the same mod features on spring RTS :)
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Re: Which version of TA:Spring is the most played?

Postby Neojacques » 19 Feb 2018, 22:07

Balanced Annihilation:
https://balancedannihilation.com/
Undoubtedly it is the best and the most updated and active. Only downside is lack of missions or a campaign for single player, total focus is on multiplayer.
Unfortunately TA Springer passes the same difficulties that FAF has that is to add new players.
My dream would be to join all the games of the TA story on 1 server or that it goes to each one of them, Lobby type that had FAF tab, TA Springer, Total Annihilation, Planetary Annihilation.
It would be crazy right? :mrgreen:
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