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Frozen Synapse

Frozen Synapse is one of my favourite games, and one of the few I like playing against other people.

If you'd like to play together my screen name in FS is The_Blueberry_Hill

Level editor

By typing LevelEditor(); into the console (activated with the ` key) you can open the level editor. Otherwise you can access it when challenging an opponant. From there you can regenerate the level, move people round, change weapons. You can also load and save levels, which includes the ability to load/generate maps from an image file.

Technical

Saves

There's no cloud saving in Steam, so if you want to transfer your single-player campaign progress to another computer / OS you can simply grab all the files titled spSave*.* from:

  • Linux : ~/.local/share/FrozenSynapse/psychoff
  • MacOS : ~/Library/Application Support/FrozenSynapse/Psychoff
  • Windows : %SteamPath%\steamapps\common\frozen synapse\psychoff

Linux Audio Trouble Fix

Sound on Linux didn't work for me untill I installed the 32-bit version of libopenal (lib32-openal), and symlinked to it from the Frozen Synapse directory. FS is looking for the file libopenal.so in its own directory, so you need to point it to that.

In my case the file was: /user/lib32/libopenal.so.1.17.2 but other examples online are simply libopenal.so or libopenal.so.1

You can symlink from the Frozen Synapse directory with: sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/libopenal.so.1.17.2 libopenal.so

Frozen Synapse Prime

A version of Frozen Synapse with more details graphics (to my eye they're much harder to read), and a simplified command menu. It seems like Frozen Synapse 2 steps back from all these changes.

Frozen Cortex

A gridirony take.

Door Kickers

Kinda a real-time / turn-based hybrid, but similar tactical planning, overhead view, shot-people thing. Maybe just as inspired by Raindbow Six. Has a tiresome upgrade tree. I don't like it much.

See Also

form/videogame/frozen_synapse.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/06 01:17 by rjt