Questions tagged [gratuitous-space-battles]

Gratuitous Space Battles is a strategy game in which you design and arrange a fleet. You have the ability to control everything from the design of each ship to the placement of ships before the battle begins.

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Why am I getting a fail to initialize 3d engine error upon launching Gratuitous Space Battles?

Okay, first, the complete error message is: failed to initialize 3d engine: ... src/Game.cpp 343. I originally purchased this game when I had a different computer (which used Windows 7). I now have a ...
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Is there any difference between regular and "split" hardpoints?

They say that preparation is half the battle, and that definitely applies to Gratuitous Space Battles, where I might go even further by saying that preparation is more than half the game. Seeing how I ...
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What are the mechanics of using multiple shield modules?

I've been playing quite a bit of gratuitous space battle, and have quickly learned that the best way to keep your ships from turning into piles of burning debris is to equip them with shields. However,...
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Can I control my fleet mid-battle?

I picked up Gratuitous Space Battles from the newest indie bundle pack and I've made it through the first few missions but I feel a bit out of control while the battle is going on. I can't find a way ...
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How do I change difficulty in Gratuitous Space Battles?

I'm playing for the first time on my Mac and can't figure out how to change the difficulty. How do I do it? I haven't beaten the third mission yet (I read something that seemed to imply that ...
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Strategy guides for Gratuitous Space Battles?

I'm having a blast with the demo, however i have one problem: no matter what i try, i get absolutely shredded! Anything i can read to give me tips on fleet deployment and construction?
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