Friday, 11 November 2016

Stellar Forces is back up!

Crikey, it's been one problem after another:-

  • My new router wouldn't port-forward on port 80, making hosting a website impossible.
  • The wifi on my server gave up.  I set up Network Sharing on my Windows PC so I could access the server, but that didn't allow for outbound internet access for the server.  In order to get the code off it, I needed to turn it off and drag it across the house so I could plug it directly into the router.
  • My cloud PC didn't have enough memory to compile the Stellar Forces server.
  • My cloud computer doesn't have enough memory to run Stellar Forces, Sorcerers and Nanowars at the same time, so unfortunately Nanowars is no more.
Despite all that,  Stellar Forces is now back up and running, and now that it's in the cloud, it should stay that way.  The cloud never fails....?

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Stellar Forces is currently Down

The wifi on my server was up and down like a yoyo, so I've turned it off.  I'm now in the process of moving all the code and data to the cloud which will take a few days (or rather, a few hours, but it will be a few days before I have time) and that should solve all the internet problems.  It should be back up-and-running later in the week.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Stellar Forces is Back Up

It is now working again, although the server is on wifi now, which unfortunately seems a bit temperamental.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Stellar Forces currently down

I've just had my Broadband upgraded.  Unfortunately, the new Router (a Zyxel VMG3925-B10B) doesn't want to let me port-forward on port 80, because that's the port that the router's own control panel uses.  There doesn't seem to be a way to change that which seems very strange, and inconvenient for anyone who wants to run a web server.  Until I get it sorted, the SF server will be unavailable.  Apologies! (on behalf of Zyxel).

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Stellar Forces - The Card Game?

I've currently got the bug for creating card games, and one that's been at the back of my mind for, well, a few years now, is a card game based on Stellar Forces.  But is the demand there?  Does anyone even read this blog??  Let me know, and also any ideas you might have for Stellar Forces - The Card Game!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Stellar Forces is now Open Source

The title says it all: you can download all the source code, including graphics and sounds and all other data, right now.  Ideally I'm hoping people will contribute to it with new missions, maps and bug-fixes (once there are any bugs to fix of course), but feel free to fork it and release your own Android turn-based strategy game.

More details and links here: Or, if you just want to dive in, the source code is here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

New Knockout Competition

A knockout competition is starting imminently, so post here if you want to join in!  It's the 5th knockout competition that Stellar Forces has had, and this time the mission is Lab Attack.  I use the website to keep track of it all, which is great and free.