I don't see that many problems if this "unsupported" version did not support multiplayer.Deadly-Bagel wrote:There are so many things wrong with this. What exactly would this accomplish? Either the release would work or it wouldn't, and unless they specifically fix it to work it won't.Asterix wrote:So, how hard would it be to release a 32-bit "unsupported" version?
As in: the underlying code is the same as the 64-bits version, recompiled for 32-bits, but the game is only supported for 64-bits, so if you only have a 32-bit system, and the port doesn't work, well, sorry about that, try a different version.
Unless the compiler is just broken... give me a reason why it should not work in singleplayer?
PS: Personally, I consider (current) VRAM requirements to be more disabling than the (future) 64bit requirement.
To prevent bug reports, what about de-branding the binaries?Deadly-Bagel wrote:
Even if it -sort of- works, everyone would be forever repeating themselves that the x86 version is unsupported, not to mention how many bug reports would surface which then requires manpower to deduce if they're running the supported version or the unsupported version.
Lastly it's bad image for a company to release something like that. Say someone does buy it, assuming the 32 bit version is basically the same, only to encounter hundreds of bugs and performance problems and the like. They're going to think "what a crap game, why would the developers release something like this?" rather than getting their friends into it, then there's the impact it would have on Steam reviews.
What if the unsupported version was called "Unsupportio" or something?
Running 'sed s/factorio/unsupportio/gi' over the translation files is trivial..
No need to re-do fancy logos either. Just replace them with mspaint hand-scribbled text.
Sure. This version should not be advertised at all.
It should be at least a bit hidden too.
PS: Those using old hardware certainly have different requirements of speed or smoothness.. helps.
PPS: I can't tell if any of the Factorio staff read this, can I?