The Itch version is very old. The Steam version has been completely revamped with lots of new features and better graphics.
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Thanks for the feedback. Upon reviewing the chat logs (including deleted posts), I believe that my staff were correct in warning you because you continued to post in #ask-walt even after I asked you to move to #general. If you didn't see my request amidst all the chaos, that's completely understandable, but my staff's warning was still correctly issued. (And after all, a warning is no big deal and has no real consequences. I don't believe anyone has ever been banned from the server for violating an #ask-walt rule.) The fault is mine for creating unnecessary confusion by holding a conversation in #ask-walt against my own rules. I apologize for that.
What? This makes no sense to me. Cosmoteer does not "install" .NET Core, it's built in to the game files themselves. Installing .NET Core beforehand will not do anything, there will still be another copy built into the game that Cosmoteer actually uses.
Very strange, I'm not sure what's happening since it seems to be working fine for me. You can try downloading and installing manually without using the itch app from https://cosmoteer.net/. If that works for you, then that would indicate it's specifically a problem with the itch app that I can't do anything about, and Itch support might be able to help.
I'd be pretty shocked if AVG didn't have a whitelist. But if you can't get that to work, then there's another, somewhat-advanced workaround, which is to tell Cosmoteer to save ships & games in a different directory using a command-line argument: --rootsavepath "C:\CosmoteerSaves"
Yeah, VirtualBox performance is really bad, I definitely don't recommend it. Boot Camp will be the best since it's not running on a VM, but even Parallels would probably be better than VirtualBox.
I use a 2015 Macbook Pro.
I've been working on it full-time for pretty close to 2 years now, and it existed as a side project for several years before that.
This is a common problem when updating the game via the in-game updater. I'm not sure what causes it yet. Please try these steps:
1. Restart your computer.
2. Uninstall Cosmoteer. (It will *not* erase your save files.)
3. Re-install Cosmoteer.
The installation program should automatically install .NET for you, but if you're having trouble with that, then you can install it manually with this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53344