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Beta Testers Wanted!

Postby John Cordell » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:22 am

Beta Testers Wanted!

The Privateer Gemini Gold team is currently preparing its second major release version 1.02, therefore a beta test is necessary to find hidden bugs and gameplay problems. If you want to help test the game, please write us an email to priv@solsector.net.

Note: Gemini Gold differs from the Remake in project goals and project progress. The Remake was publically not further developed since 1.2 (2005) in comparison to Gemini Gold.
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Postby micheal_andreas_stahl » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:42 am

And your coming to PR?Image

Sure, some people will turn up. But please, next time don't make it sound like your trying to steal members! Image

I will go.

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Postby Dilloh » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:28 am

I will go.

Traitor!!! :wink: Just kidding.
I see no problem with announcements for GG, since John was the major developer of PR. But I think making the topic sticky is a bit exaggerated, don't you think?

However, we could transform this topic into a general beta testing issue...
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Postby Draken Stark » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:42 am

lol Well, as I said before I think both forums are really part of the same community as it's all a branch of the same project of reproducing Privateer. It is a little overshadowing with having this as a sticky, but remember the beta from GG is a beta for us too :wink:
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Postby Shissui » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:19 am

Personally I agree that it is a bit much to "sticky" this thread as, while relevant to the people that read/post here, it is not actually "Privateer Remake". Besides, it really does not need to be stickied -- by the time it drops to any depth on the forum page, beta testers will no longer be needed.

I am willing to test John's beta -- Mac test sites are probably a bit harder to come by.

. . . but I would appreciate it if John Cordell would "un-sticky" this thread. That would be much friendlier than if we had one of our own moderators do it.
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Postby Shissui » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:52 am

Not mentioned by John Cordell --
The new beta of Gemini Gold does not support Linux, Unix or Mac.
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Postby Dilloh » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:25 am

Does not, or does not yet?

I'm beginning to wonder how deep the code changes are.

Since PR and PU still are both compatible to all those platforms, at least those users will stick to us :wink:
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Postby Shissui » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:50 am

In email reply to me, Gemini Gold wrote:thanks for your interest.
The beta is for windows systems only.

The remake/mods will use Gemini Gold's code in future versions, so it
needs to be carefully tested. Therefore the remake folks are invited
as well to help test the game.

I read the first paragraph as a very clear statement that they do not currently want unix, linux and Mac users.

The second paragraph seems a bit odd to me -- suggesting that they know more about our development plans than I was aware of. If there seriously *is* a plan for PR to abandon the VS engine for one that runs only on Windoze, then you can count me out of this project.
(Fortunately, I consider this allegation improbable; but I would appreciate it explicitly refuted.)

However, it would explain the sticky.
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Postby AzureSky » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:58 pm

You could run the beta on Linux or Mac if you wanted, but you would have to compile the binaries from the vegastrike SVN yourself.
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Postby micheal_andreas_stahl » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:03 pm

We are going to abandon the VS Engine??? :(
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Postby loki1950 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:18 pm

Actually an updated VS engine micheal.

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Postby ace123 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:30 pm

I am able to run privateer gold perfectly fine with the official SVN vegastrike binary. There are no weird modifications in Privateer gold that require a special binary.

Also there would be no point... since Vegsatrike is GPL, it would only complicate things to use a separate binary rather than contribute required changes back.

I believe the only reason John Cordell did not want to spend time to compile a version on multiple operating systems just for a beta release.

So basically, there are no conspiracies to worry about yet...
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Postby Dilloh » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:16 am

I don't think that there are conspiracies, but concerning mod developements:
John Cordell wrote:The remake/mods will use Gemini Gold's code in future versions
If the mod community would have decided to port their work to GG code, I would definetively know...

Although I think this might come in the future!
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Postby micheal_andreas_stahl » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:48 am

Hmmm, so it's still Vega Strike?
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Postby John Cordell » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:55 am

Privateer Gemini Gold uses of course the vegastrike engine. There will also be versions for OSX and Linux when the final release is ready.

The betatest should make sure that changes to the binary and general codebase during the last year do not cause any problems. This affects both of our projects Privateer Remake and Gemini Gold because they share their code base, therefore anyone who has time to help is invited to test the newest version available and make suggestions.
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Postby mkruer » Tue May 01, 2007 1:23 am

The sticky stays. John has had a long history here, and is very professional and very well respected by VS as a whole. The bulk of the current Remake can be directly attribute to him and his team. For that he has the right to announce an open beta for Gemini Gold. He of all people will remove it when the beta is over. Also he has always back ported GG improvements into VS, I don't see how this is any different.

The bulk of the issue I think stems from lack of communication. Just because some people can spend most of their off time here does not mean we all can. If you have a question or concern post it and wait for a reply. DO NOT just take action just because you don’t think it right. (of course there are some exceptions to the rule, mainly in spam and abusive [flaming] posts), but for the majority, take the time and talk to each other.

If both parties are unable to resolve the issue, someone higher up so there is a third-party involved. That’s what the admins are here for among other things.

I am locking this thread. I believe everything has been answered and cleared up. If not PM and I will answer any additional questions.
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