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Windows7 and ATI…

March 1st, 2011 by Simon in How To, Interesting Stuff

For quite a long time already there is a problem in SFML which interferes with the ATI drivers for Windows7 (it only occurs on 64bit, as far as we know). This bug hasn’t been fixed yet, but we were pointed to a work-around!

If you happen to know the following problem, you may want to try the work-around!


(Windows7 users with ATI may be used to this version of M.A.R.S.)

Starting the mars.exe opens up a black command prompt with nothing in it besides a blinking dash. Nothing else happens.

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How-To: Create a space ship for M.A.R.S.!

January 31st, 2011 by Simon in Funny Stuff, How To

It is quite easy to create your own ships for M.A.R.S.! The only thing you’ll need is GIMP!


First off all, open up GIMP and create a new image…
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How-To: Compile M.A.R.S. on Linux!

January 19th, 2011 by Simon in How To, Interesting Stuff

EDIT: This guide is out-dated, please follow the instructions in the guide in the forum!

If you want to test the most recent features of M.A.R.S. which haven’t been released yet, if you want to implement your own ideas or if you want to fix bugs of the game, you need to know how to compile M.A.R.S.!

This short tutorial will describe the basic steps needed to successfully build M.A.R.S. on Ubuntu. If you’re using another distro, you will have to adapt some commands, but nevertheless you will learn which libraries M.A.R.S. needs in order to be compiled.

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