Artemis @ CoVaCON
MakeItZone will be hosting Artemis sessions at CoVaCON.
It will be available for the public to try as two individual ships, co-op, and competitive.
We are also hoping to have some celebrity crew battles!
<add your group here, any crew time commitments, and Julian will figure out scheduling around the CoVaCON schedule.>
Goal is to be interesting, challenging, and done in ~15-20 minutes/game.
- built in scenarios: level 2+, with monsters, anomalies, etc
- separate sims, co-op, and competitive options
- try to keep both ships on the same schedule! (Even if they’re running as separate servers.)
Each crew will have 5 stations available, covering the basics:
Experienced crews can double up stations, eg to include fighter(s).
CoVaCON is April 4 & 5, 2020.
|Fri afternoon||setup||Julian + …|
|Fri evening||debug & test||Julian + …|
|Sat AM||session 1||?|
|Sat PM||session 2||?|
|Sun AM||session 3||?|
|Sun PM||session 4||?|
We will be in the Retro Gaming area, with approximately 20’x10’ of floor space.
|2||~40" Displays & Stands||MakeItZone||1 available, 1 ordered|
|1||network router, with DHCP||MakeItZone||yes|
|2||5+ port ethernet switch||MakeItZone||ordered|
|12||3-5’ ethernet cables||MakeItZone||inventory check needed|
|2||5-10’ ethernet cables||MakeItZone||inventory check needed|
|2||10+’ ethernet cables||MakeItZone||inventory check needed|
|2||6+ port power strips||MakeItZone||1 available, 1 ordered|
|2||4 port power strips||MakeItZone||available|
|4||extension power cables||MakeItZone||inventory check needed|
|12||PCs||MakeItZone*||Being worked on…|
|2||station description/instruction sheets (from the Artemis Wiki)||MakeItZone||available|
|14||Crew & staff chairs||Filberg/MakeItZone?|
PCs: Thanks to donations, MakeItZone has 7 laptops available for one crew + main screens. Other crew could be our “octopus” terminal server, or borrowing laptops from a local computer club (TBD.)
MakeItZone has 2 non-steam bridge licenses. These will be used for the event.
Latest Artemis (2.75 at present.)
Running on Windows, or Linux.
Win 10 has a bug with some video drivers, setting software rendering for DX9 (?- Artemis) games.
May need to use
DxWnd to force hardware rendering for DX9.
Easiest setup (so far):
Ubuntu, add Lutris, add Wine HQ.
Install WineHQ staging.
In Lutris, add latest Lutris Wine build.
Install Artemis base + latest update.
Initial resolution selection window may have hit-boxes on buttons offset; select full screen- game works correctly.