Metal Factions

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First you need to download the Spring engine to play this game.

Games for Spring are ".sd7" or ".sdz" files. To install this files move them into (Unix) ~/.spring/games
or (Windows) "My Documents\My Games\Spring\games".
Use the "Reload maps/games" option from the "Tools" menu in SpringLobby.

File Information

Title / Version Metal Factions v0.87
License Freeware / Free
Filename metal_factions_v0.87.sdz
Filesize 26.95 MB
Date 10/04/2015 - 06:15
Changed 10/04/2015 - 06:19
Publisher / Author raaar (Uploaded by raaar)


Far into the future, different factions fight throughout the galaxy for control of resources using armies of advanced machines...

"Metal Factions" is a game for the spring engine with four original factions: AVEN, GEAR, CLAW and SPHERE.

It should favor small to medium battles and micromanagement as economy growth is dependent on map control and units are relatively expensive.

more information is available on the spring forum:


************************** PATCH NOTES ****************************

2015/10/04 ------------------ NOTES v0.87 ----------------------

--- new units

- added GEAR "Canister" : Incendiary Robot (level 1)
- added GEAR "Firestorm" : Incendiary Ground Attack Aircraft (level 2)

Set the ground on fire!

(doesn't work on water)

--- balance / mechanics

- changed GEAR flamethrowers to burn units for 300 M damage over 10s (doesn't stack)
- raised sight and radar emit heights to fix nearby opposing units not being able to see each other
- changed GEAR "Destroyer form" commander : less hp, faster, and updated model and animations
- increased damage of AVEN and GEAR level 2 fighter aircraft and slightly reduced speed
- increased AVEN "Dazer" range and cost
- adjusted SPHERE "Chroma" weapon ranges so all three beams fire when at max range
- fixed GEAR "Moho mine" not being buildable underwater
- air transports drop the unit they are carrying when destroyed
- made GEAR light laser tower weapon cost energy to fire and slightly reduce cost
- SPHERE flying spheres will no longer try to use air repair pads

--- AI : MFAI

- AVEN AI now uses "Stalker" and "Magnum"
- GEAR AI uses "Canister" and "Firestorm"
- SPHERE AI uses "Shielder" and makes "Pulsar" a bit more often
- fix AI not using units that have been shared to it by other players
- put a bit less priority on making geothermals to avoid some issues
- spread out army more when attacking with large numbers
- commanders no longer move around to try and place radars or light defenses to avoid wasting time early game
- added easy mode : AI wastes time, underestimates enemy defenses and performs worse in combat

--- other

- adjusted tip text for several units
- fixed wrong faction logo sometimes appearing in the player list
- updated build pictures for some units
- changed SPHERE shields to become red when drained (to make them more noticeable)