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 v1.15
License Freeware / Free
Filename metalfactions-v1.15.sdz
Filesize 36.41 MB
Date 09/02/2019 - 01:47
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 TA-inspired game that runs on the Spring RTS engine and has four original factions: AVEN, GEAR, CLAW and SPHERE.

for more information, check the website at

REQUIRES SPRING VERSION 104.0.1-1382-gc0c48fc maintenance or later

(to get the latest recommended game and engine versions, check the MF battle rooms on the official server)

2019/09/01 ------------------ NOTES v1.15 ----------------------

--- Engine

- changed the recommended engine from "104.0.1-1327-g315b3fd maintenance" to "104.0.1-1382-gc0c48fc maintenance" or later
(lobby clients should auto-download the correct version after joining the nebula hosts on the official server)

--- General

- fixed issue where UI wouldn't load and game would sometimes crash at start with out of memory error

- improved models and build pictures for various AVEN and GEAR aircraft

--- Balance / Mechanics

- fixed units getting stuck in factories if a large unit starts being built before they exit

- fixed GEAR incendiary commanders not recloaking while the fire area effect is active

- fixed AVEN "Dervish" sometimes not fully opening its arms when aiming, reduced its aim setup time and enabled smooth aiming
- fixed AVEN "Ranger" missile firing positions (to use all holes)

- AVEN "Kit" no longer tries to hit enemy aircraft

- fixed air transports not taking into account speed upgrades or zephyr's boost when loaded

- fixed cloakable units not being uncloaked by enemies within radius

--- UI / Widgets

- added map icons for most combat unit types
(check the website for details