Sots2 Beta Testing now open to the public!

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Post by Korgan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:25 pm

If you have questions don't forget to ask on these forums(not this thread) or press enter in game to see the global chat and ask there

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Post by FrozenNougat » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:23 pm

Excuse me dear gentlemen, but I think you are in the wrong here. There can be no BETA test phase, as you sold your game fullpriced almost a year ago. It is very sweet that you actually care about it, that cannot be said for many developers out there, in the darkness and void of their greedy, profithungry befouled brains, in thismodern-day fast-paced fast-lived world...
I am not flaming here, no...as I said, I think it is very nice to see the game finally taking shape. But calling it a beta seems so...bullshit.

Seriously guys,"lol your old savegames won't work anymore" is not very funny. I had a new game just started, progressed quite far and and. For a moment I thought "may their balls drop off, bastards!". But then I thought, oh well...screw it, gotta love them...tolerate and love them... :googly:

!yay

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Post by Rorschach » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:39 pm

I don't think that term means what you think it means. In this context we're talking about opt-in betas for updates not the whole game. As major updates are finalized they are released through Steam to those who want to preview/test it. When those are active the beta forum is opened for feedback specifically on that update. All issues and feedback about everything else stays in the regular forums. Once the update goes live the beta forum is closed and wiped.

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Post by Erinys » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:03 am

FrozenNougat wrote:Seriously guys,"lol your old savegames won't work anymore" is not very funny.


Yeah. Not a lot of laughing on our end, to be honest. Hasn't been for quite a while.

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Post by DaNuker » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:43 am

Erinys wrote:
FrozenNougat wrote:Seriously guys,"lol your old savegames won't work anymore" is not very funny.


Yeah. Not a lot of laughing on our end, to be honest. Hasn't been for quite a while.

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Given the stack of deadlines and projects that seems to be in the pipeline at Kerb, I'm not surprised. Still wish all of you the best at it though and hope things become less crazy. :)

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Post by FrozenNougat » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:31 pm

@Rorschach: I actually did get that wrong. Thought it might be about this, but you know... ^^

And I must say the game seems to run different, somehow smoother, with the latest version.
Although the new AI-faction seems to be pretty weird. Better read the manual ^^

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Post by munchies72 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:26 pm

I was never able to join in on the update betas before due to time restraints.
Now that I have the time I would like to throw my thoughts in, and test the AI builds, on the up and coming patches..

Unfortunately I don't have the option to download the beta patches.
I start up Steam
Click on Library
Right click on Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition
Click properties in the drop down menu
... But no beta tab.
Only have General, Updates, Local Files, and DLC tabs and none of them have anything relating to beta patches.

Anything I can do or need to do first?

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Post by Mecron » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Yes wait till there is a beta to test ;)

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Post by munchies72 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:04 pm

Yep, dats what I thought ;)

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Post by SerinMaldy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:18 am

Is the beta able to be downloaded via Steam?

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Post by Mecron » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:21 am

yes that is the only way it is distributed.

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Post by Lord Baal » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:08 pm

Wait, the beta is still there? A year after?
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Post by Profound_Darkness » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:21 pm

It's not the same beta all this time.

How the beta thing works (atm) is if there is a beta available you can follow the instructions in this thread which tells Steam you want in on the beta testing. When a post beta release comes out you will automatically get that release, effectively you won't be in the beta anymore since there isn't a beta to have anymore. Then when a new beta comes out, if you didn't opt out before, you will fetch that beta update automatically.
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Post by Lord Baal » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:47 pm

Many, many thanks my kind gentleman! I'm currently downloading the beta to play when I arrive home. Now, may I ask, what's this beta all about? There are specific changes I should look up for or it's an overall enhancement?
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Post by Nspace » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:33 am

Each beta update has some update notes in the beta forum (like here) that give you an idea of things you should test out, though sometimes there are additional things ddub wants the beta testers to look at. Just remember to post any bugs you find when playing the beta updates in the beta forum. :)
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