Smooth Brained idiot here

Jun 3, 2:37 pm
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Alright, I was avoiding doing this out of shame, but I'll be the brainlet to admit, I'm code-illiterate. Is there a good reason why this game doesn't come post-compiled, post-built, whatever you want to call it? What makes this game different to Dwarf Fortress or Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead? Why can't I just download an .exe and play it?

Or am I doing something truly idiotic and there IS such a download? I've gotten the game to work multiple times only for it to later simply break and stop working altogether. I haven't seen a single post talking about this, and I don't know if that's because I'm missing something obvious or if the community is that small. It surely can't hurt to make this wonderful game more accessible to idiots like me.


Apparently, the problem is my my machine's end. I downloaded and ran it on another machine and it ran instantly, but on this PC, it fails to load after launching the .exe. Both machines are running Windows 10, so I have no idea where the problem lies.
Jun 3, 2:40 pm
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Here are binaries for Windows and Mac:

https://github.com/Attnam/ivan/releases/tag/v058

We don't have a binary for Linux, but you could use the Windows binary through Wine.
Jun 3, 3:00 pm
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Welcome to the forum! There're links on the downloads page on this site.

Don't Koalas have smooth brains?
Jun 3, 3:04 pm
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Alright, maybe I have a different issue. I've run the .exe, but it never launches the game.

fejoa wrote
Welcome to the forum! There're links on the downloads page on this site.

Don't Koalas have smooth brains?
Jun 3, 3:23 pm
#5
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Can you give us some information about your machine? Windows, mac, ...?
Jun 3, 3:33 pm
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Sorry, Windows 10, 64-bit
Jun 3, 4:25 pm
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Alright, I would like to apologize for the earlier rant. I just downloaded it on a separate computer and it ran instantly. I still have no idea what's going wrong on this machine, but it's obviously on my end.
Jun 3, 4:38 pm
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Older and variant versions of the game run no problem, but the 0.58 version will just not run.
Jun 3, 5:28 pm
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Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling?
Jun 3, 6:11 pm
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Ischaldirh wrote
Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling?

Constantly. Assuming you're referring to IVAN.
Jun 3, 7:51 pm
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I've restarted my PC, and the game booted up fine. Got to the main menu, but shortly after it stopped responding and I had to close it. Afterward, I was back to square one. I launch the game, I get a black screen and it goes in and out from responding to not responding, never getting to the main menu.
Jun 5, 6:26 am
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Well in that case, a smooth brained idiot you are not. Rather, you are more of a savvy and good looking smart person. I'm sorry about your awful experience with our rotten software.

Tell you what, I'll compile a fresh build using Visual Studio (a different compiler to the fully static compilation we have on the release page) and we can check whether that solves the problem. Only thing is it will be Monday next week.
I'll be sure to put it up on the (0.58 ) release page so it seems trustworthy.
Jun 7, 6:30 pm
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rem14 wrote
I've restarted my PC, and the game booted up fine. Got to the main menu, but shortly after it stopped responding and I had to close it. Afterward, I was back to square one. I launch the game, I get a black screen and it goes in and out from responding to not responding, never getting to the main menu.

Hi rem14, try this version: https://github.com/Attnam/ivan/releases/download/v058/IVAN-v...
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