Offline Functionality

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:49 pm

Alright so I'm not connected to the internet at all times so it has become almost impossible for me to play Transcendence while offline. The game requires you to be logged in to start or load a registered game. Why can't I start a game of Transcendence and register it later, or load a registered game? What is the merit of this? Wouldn't it be great if the game stored death statistics in a file during offline play and then upload it to Multiverse when the player logs in?

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:08 pm

If your computer is not connected to the Internet (as opposed to firewall on lockdown), you should be able to play unregistered Transcendence offline. If you want a registered game, well, the point of registered is statistics controlled by server. If people can upload stats to the server, you are trusting that everyone is honest, and there is no way to verify integrity of all submissions.

That said, it would be nice that if your computer is connected to internet yet Offline is selected, Transcendence should not try to connect to multiverse. Offline should mean Offline.
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Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:05 am

The leaderboards are already victims of duping. An option to load a savefile from a registered game into an unregistered session would be good.


...Transcendence used to be a good portable game you could put on a USB stick and plug into an offline computer. Those days are gone, but better offline functionality is definitely needed.
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Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:36 am

I have already made a Ministry ticket for this (almost 2 years ago) http://ministry.kronosaur.com/record.hexm?id=1373

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Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:46 pm

yeah the leaderboards are a complete mess lol

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Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Watch TV, Do Nothing wrote:yeah the leaderboards are a complete mess lol
We should rethink the mechanics of the leaderboards. Or make the savetype more complicated.

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