Redefining Strategy in RTS with Foresight.Win epic battles with wits, not dexterity. Foresight automates typical logistic chores for you reasonably so that you can focus on the battle instead. Create your armada and destroy your enemies with strategy!
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August 4

Patch 1.3 released!

Dear all,

As promised, Foresight 1.3 has been released!

What's new?

- The main font resolution has been upgraded. Just, see it for yourself to see the difference.

- You can now V-sync while being in windowed mode.

- Change of engine version from 1.0 to 1.2. StridesLib Engine v1.0 was built based on the much older VS2005 runtimes. However, in v1.2, it's built on the more recent VS2015 runtimes. Thus, for backward compatibility's sake, both runtimes will be installed on your machine.

StridesLib Engine v1.2 did resolve a lot of stability issues. However, Foresight might not have fully be compliant to it yet.

Adjustments

- There was a feedback long ago that Foresight looked like a white saturated mess in heavy battles. After that, we went into observing popular space battle scenes like TCW to understand how best to represent explosions without over saturating things. As such, we've modified certain effects to be blended as-per-normal... in a way, it might feel a little weird but it does show both texture and depth rather than saturation.

Of course, some things will still cause a mini-sun, ie, combined nuclear explosions. But that'll be the only case. Hope the new slightly adjusted look and feel will be well-received.

Bug Fixes

- Fixed a bug where ships die but aren't removed from the game
- Fixed a bug when you try to insert characters into your chat and it glitches
- Fixed a bug where "Load Game" in the main menu doesn't show anything
- Fixed a bug where the game - on first startup, doesn't start up properly - the symptoms are in scenes where there're distortions, the game is rendered twice, once with 1/4 top-left and the other, a complete scene.
- Fixed a bug where Campaign 3, Mission 3 (Mission 23) cannot be completed because the Vindiator will get stuck at Phobos.

Caution

- It does seem that Foresight might crash when you close it. This could be due to some difference with the order of release. Therefore, you might still encounter crashed when you close Foresight.

- Due to the complexity of the crash, which only occurs during release, it'll take some time to find out the cause.

Conclusion

Some friends initially discouraged me from working on this patch since the game is already 4 years old.

However, I personally feel that if the playing experience is severely impeded, I'll need to take responsibility and fix it. Surely, that's what I feel when I encounter a game that has logic-breaking, stopper or crash bugs.

I'd also like to thank all who posted feedback on bugs and improvements. You will always be listened to and we'll try to improve as much as we can. (realistically, we can't fulfill everybody's wishes :( )

Thanks for supporting Foresight and have a great weekend!

Regards,
Jeremy
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July 27

Proposed Patch - Upgrading Foresight to a newer framework, bug fixes

Hi all,

In light of some of the bugs reported, we'll be planning to release a patch to formally address these issues.

However, there'll be a change in the runtime libraries requried and this change will automatically be reflected when the patch is released. The change will still preserve support for the old Windows XP as well as support for the latest Windows 10.

The only problem we might encounter is remote regression errors that might occur beyond our means to detect it. Therefore, we'll need more time to build the game again before we can release it as a patch.

Thanks again for all your support! It has been a long 4 years since release and we've gone through many ups and downs to learn from you.

P.S. We're currently already working on our next game, which explains why Foresight patches are getting slowed down.

Thanks again and we'll announce the release of the patch as well as progress updates from time to time!

Workarounds

I understand that there's a problem when you first start the game and press LOAD GAME and everything disappears except the 3D battle in the background. The workaround is to first go into OPTIONS, then BACK, then LOAD GAME and you'll be able to see it.

Mission Issues

I'd not recommend using cheat codes to get by. Instead, I'll try to reproduce the issue, fix it then pass you your saved game. Otherwise, I'll still fix the mission and email out to those who need it immediately.

Of course, all these fixes will be included in the patch.

Regards,
Jeremy
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Reviews

“Translated from German: Player-friendly real-time strategy game. However, expandable and also in English only.”
88/100 – http://www.testmania.de/28292/foresight-pc/

About This Game

Redefining Strategy in RTS games.

Foresight is an epic space-based RTS game that throws you, the player, into the thick of the battle as a commander. Lead huge fleets, armed with fighters and bombers across wormholes to fight it out with your enemy. Launch bombing missions, fighter patrols, plant observation posts or fire support base with reconnaissance units. Intelligence is key.

Recruit capable commanders as your fleet commanders; they'll not just obey your orders, they'll also talk to you, give you suggestions, raise requests and report on their progress. Fleets are semi-autonomous and therefore have their own command, which is separate from yours though they're under your command. This allows you to expand your forces beyond what you can control. They also progress alongside you, gaining experience and improving their abilities. As they get promoted in rank, so does your command; allow you to control more ships.

Foresight redefines the strategy component of RTS games by rewarding players for executing correct strategic decisions and not punishing players for a single mis-click or being less dexterous. Build order complexity is minimized to allow players to focus on what matters; building the right thing.

Need to arm a capital ship with fighters and bombers? No problem - simply make a request with that ship. Foresight's AI will automate the entire process - between picking the nearest shipyard with the lowest load and deployment to the designated ship.

So, what's your battle plan? Blitzkrieg? Flank attack? Even in space, such plans are possible because Foresight is built to deliver an reasonably accurate outcome. A large navy may not always win the day.

Finally, enjoy the epic battle as fighters dogfight each other, bombers performing bombing runs and ships firing all weapons in their full glory!

Features
  • Foresight supports up to 8 players in single player battles or multiplayer skirmishes.
  • Create fleets with officers who will then talk to you and offer suggestions.
  • Form massive fleets quickly without a complicated build tree.
  • Reasonable automation eliminates the need to overly micro-manage RTS "chores", now you can focus on the battle more.
  • Tide of war can be tilted by intelligence gathering and positioning of ships, as well as having a healthy supply of fighters and bombers.
  • The largest army may not always win.
  • Every player is represented by an avatar character in game, making sneak attacks and assassinations worthwhile.
  • Most of the 36 Strategems applicable and is highly replicable in Foresight
  • Commanders and Advisors will level in their statistics gradually with action in combat and will unlock more innate abilities to aid you.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (Wolfdale) or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with Shader 2.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectAudio 9 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Video cards should always be updated with their latest drivers. A high-performance video card will make a difference.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-2XXX (Sandy Bridge) or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with Shader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectAudio 9 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Video cards should always be updated with their latest drivers. A high-performance video card will make a difference.

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