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It's BETA time!
09-15-2017, 12:27 PM,
Post: #1
It's BETA time!
At the end of today, I'll post a link on the forums for the Windows installer for the Warriors Of Mars Beta.  Even if you're using SVN, it's encouraged that you also install the beta to test client functionality.  There are servers set up to test on. 

If you're setting up a server, you must ONLY run the following maps:

DM-Deathray
DM-Dynamo
DM-Bloodfactory
DM-Extermination
DM-Wasteland
DM-Turbo

CTF-Cryogenic
CTF-Frost

TAC-Extermination

Note - you can use SVN for setting up beta servers, and that is in fact encouraged.  My test servers are set up at tickrates of 40 fps, which seems like a pretty good default rate for servers.
09-15-2017, 04:56 PM,
Post: #2
RE: It's BETA time!
Ok, the Windows installer for the beta is located at http://red.planetarena.org/files/Alien%2...20Beta.exe

This is not "public" yet. I know that there are potentially some server bugs that need to be addressed, and my beta servers are all running debug-compiled versions to hopefully weed out any potential crashes.

If all goes well, we can go public with the beta the end of next week, and get a lot more people banging on it, and getting input from outside of our little community.

What to test:

For now, make sure all maps load ok without anything missing, and no other missing files are there. I'm aware of the alien blaster HUD image that is missing. Test connecting and playing on servers, beat the living snot out of it.
09-15-2017, 07:14 PM,
Post: #3
RE: It's BETA time!
I had to re-upload to fix an issue with DM-Deathray.
09-15-2017, 07:23 PM,
Post: #4
RE: It's BETA time!
I have a Linux version for Steam running, I think... mostly ... maybe ... I hope. Should have something ready for testing in a few days ... I hope.
Cool  Pie fixes everything. So does BACON!
09-15-2017, 08:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-15-2017, 08:06 PM by DeathRay.)
Post: #5
RE: It's BETA time!
(09-15-2017, 07:23 PM)stratokaztr Wrote: I have a Linux version for Steam running, I think... mostly ... maybe ... I hope. Should have something ready for testing in a few days ... I hope.

Awesome Big Grin

I wrote an article that will serve as the Beta announcement.  I haven't advertised it any, won't until we have the Beta fully ready.  When it's ready, I'll post on Reddit, and other places and link the article.  https://wordpress.com/post/irritant.wordpress.com/510
09-15-2017, 11:06 PM,
Post: #6
RE: It's BETA time!
I realized that the map list file needs to be fixed, will do that shortly.
09-16-2017, 12:08 AM,
Post: #7
RE: It's BETA time!
The correct maps list is here(put in "arena" folder) - http://red.planetarena.org/files/maps.lst

Uploading the new installer now.
09-16-2017, 10:07 AM,
Post: #8
RE: It's BETA time!
(09-15-2017, 08:05 PM)Irritant Wrote:
(09-15-2017, 07:23 PM)stratokaztr Wrote: I have a Linux version for Steam running, I think... mostly ... maybe ... I hope. Should have something ready for testing in a few days ... I hope.

Awesome Big Grin

I wrote an article that will serve as the Beta announcement.  I haven't advertised it any, won't until we have the Beta fully ready.  When it's ready, I'll post on Reddit, and other places and link the article.  https://wordpress.com/post/irritant.wordpress.com/510

That link needs a password
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09-18-2017, 12:17 PM,
Post: #9
RE: It's BETA time!
Whoops sorry it's - https://irritant.wordpress.com/2017/09/1...-our-case/

Really need people to bang on the servers I set up, they are all running debug binaries. Had some crashes with the duel server, and I believe I have the issue fixed(it was two issues). The AOA server hasn't crashed since, but I don't know if anyone is getting on it. I've gotten on a few times without incident myself.

I'm working on the new trailer - a 30 second, quick hitting type. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week, and once everything is in place, I'll rebuild the beta and we can go semi-public with that for some really, hardcore testing, and get some outsider opinions too.
09-18-2017, 01:01 PM,
Post: #10
RE: It's BETA time!
Great article! It emphasizes where AA excels.
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