Now I've been collecting logs from Alien Flux for a couple of months it's time to share with you a few stats. The good bit about these stats is that they're quite impartial and the downloads have come from all over the place - a very random and large sample of a very vaguely targeted audience.
First up, here's the number of Win32 exe install downloads versus Webstarted installations that worked:
Ratio: 88% Win32, 12% Webstarted
Secondly, here's the same numbers but for installations that failed
Ratio: 90% Win32, 10% Webstarted
So it would seem that Java users' driver updating habits are more or less the same as the rest of the great unwashed. (The overall failure rate is 31% of installations fail to run - 99% of these were due to missing or broken OpenGL drivers).
Now also for your delectable perusal, some video card stats (top 7 vendors only):
Notez bien the total domination of NVidia in the stats. And now finally an operating system breakdown. This is primarily only of interest to get the relative numbers of Linux users to Windows users...
I notice there's a single Windows 2003 log
Sales are still shite, and I'm working on fixing that right now, by building in an instant-buy credit card purchase wizard inside the game, and removing the playable demo. The fun bit is I'm writing AI algorithms to play the game sensibly on its own. Much more interesting than figuring out how to record a demo!