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Hey hey! I got a stupid question. Can you somehow download the game so you dont have to play it in your Browser? Or is it totaly browser based?

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Hey Dark, you might have caught it in between updates. I realized that there was a bug last night, which I fixed. Could you try again as it works for me?

@firefly82 - It's a browser only game at the moment. The beta will eventually be on Steam, but that is a long ways off.

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Steam is pretty much painful for us to use. But i will see if i can overdome my dislikes about browsergames!:-)

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Hi.

I'm afraid it's still not working, it just sits on the main page with all resources at zero and says @loading event [email protected]
this is with Ie,  it was fine yesterday but today I'm afraid it's just not loading.

As to future plans, the browser version is fine for me, though for a stand alone or commercial version etc steam is very horrible in terms of accessibility so eventually an alternative distribution method would be nice, either that  or just have some way of the  ful game experience being available in the browser version, perhaps with an account system or similar.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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@Dark - What version of Internet Explorer?

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Ok, I think I found the bugs in Internet Explorer. Try clearing your cache and let me know if that works for you. Just as a heads up, I won't be able to support Internet Explorer for the beta. It'll need to be Chrome or Firefox. Edge might potentially work too, but I'm not sure yet at this point.

@everyone For those of you who don't care for Steam, is there a similar service that is more accessible? Are you able to start games with Steam at all?

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Hi.

Thanks for the fix, things are working fine now, though I'm a wee bit disappointed about lack of ie support in the future, still more my personal preference though and nothing to do with access specifically.

As to Steam, unfortunately Valve have zero interest in accessibility, meaning that Steam is a nightmare to use requiring lots of guess work, ocr and other such unreasonable mucking about.

To be honest you'd probably be better  having a steam independent version of the game for people who don't want to use it, perhaps still running on the browser.

As regards the game, love the new hotkeys and messages, that will make life a lot easier.
Since I lost my game save file when I cleared my browser history I'll need to get back to economy and science, but I should do that today, at which point I'll let you know about   fixes for the research and other windows go.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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Hey, glad that fixed it for you! I look forward to hearing your additional feedback.

Unfortunately, Internet Explorer is getting on in age, with IE 11 being over four years old now. There are a ton of features that I wouldn't be able to implement, so, unfortunately, supporting it for the beta version of Junction Gate isn't really an option.

As far as distribution, other options might include GOG Galaxy and itch.io. How are those platforms in terms of accessibility?

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Shame about Ie, hopefully ms will get around to updating it in the future, still as I said that not really an accessibility thing, it's more that I've been using ie for 18 years have favourites etc configured to work with it and find firefox a bit of a hog.

As regards platforms, itch.io might be a possibility since if I remember rightly you can just download stuff from  the website without any complex custom clients  or stupidities with login the  way Steam or other services have.

Gog I'm less sure about since last I checked their service for buying games was a bit of  pest though I'm not sure.

Generally if distribution works by standard  webpage it should be okay, the major problem with Steam is their stupid client  and Valve's utter disregard of anything to do with accessibility (really they simply ignore anyone who wants to discuss it, though that's about standard for large games companies).

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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