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ACW2 is signing up beta testers!

Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:53 pm

http://www.slitherine.com/beta_test

I hope I'm one of the lucky one's picked.

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Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:39 pm

I also signed up!

Hope they choose me.. developed 4 different civil war mods and currently doing an own civil war game is hopefully a nice standup for that :D
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Hinkel wrote:I also signed up!

Hope they choose me.. developed 4 different civil war mods and currently doing an own civil war game is hopefully a nice standup for that :D

You'd be a better pick than I would. I simply love the game. I have been a
beta tester for one other game though: Battlefield Heroes. That was a lot of
fun.
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I am signed up, happy to help!
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Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:36 am

The process will be this one:

Everybody needs to apply at Slitherine.
All files will be forwarded to us at Ageod. We want many new players, so to have a fresh look, but previous players and any people having been helpful in past Ageod betas will have also great chances of being accepted :)
You'll sign a NDA somewhere down the road
Beta testing will be done at AGEOD.

There are some tidbits of infos at this page, plus a few screenies that might wet your appetite (I hope!)


http://www.slitherine.com/games/cw2_pc
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Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:05 pm

Pocus wrote:The process will be this one:
There are some tidbits of infos at this page, plus a few screenies that might wet your appetite (I hope!)
http://www.slitherine.com/games/cw2_pc

Appetite VERY wetted! Thanks!
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Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:46 pm

If you want a tester with an older computer/video card, I am all yours.

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:40 pm

I hope they pick me,,, I bought a copy of AACW before gamers gate offered it and I lost my copy on a hard drive failure... I can't for the life of me remember were they were selling AACW on pre order.... Other wise I would try to re down load...

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Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:29 am

I have signed up as a beta as well.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:56 pm

I am heartened to see my comrade-in-arms Jim take up the banner of this meritorious cause. It does require becoming partisan, to make the choice to stand with one side or the other. As for me, I seek to join in our common humanity in the war against the bugs.

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Sir Garnet wrote:I am heartened to see my comrade-in-arms Jim take up the banner of this meritorious cause. It does require becoming partisan, to make the choice to stand with one side or the other. As for me, I seek to join in our common humanity in the war against the bugs.

They're making a Starship Troopers game? :mdr:
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Now, that's an idea! Licence must be pricey though :)
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I see on the Slitherine product page for this the minimum system requirements include a 1024Mb video card. Is this correct? That seems quite big compared to previous AGEOD games.
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:52 am

This is on the safe side, the map is bigger than in ACW1. Video card with less than 1024 Mb are also quite old, meaning they don't get their driver updated for years...
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:03 pm

Pocus wrote:This is on the safe side, the map is bigger than in ACW1. Video card with less than 1024 Mb are also quite old, meaning they don't get their driver updated for years...


Will the game be more resource demanding than AJE, graphics wise?

I may have to buy a new computer for this one :) .

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I might have to get a new graphics card....
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:33 pm

DrPostman wrote:They're making a Starship Troopers game? :mdr:


It's either a very extravagant FPS






or it's a Whack-a-Mole™-like game :w00t:

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Pocus wrote:This is on the safe side, the map is bigger than in ACW1. Video card with less than 1024 Mb are also quite old, meaning they don't get their driver updated for years...


Gosh ! another reason to justify the purchase of a new computer :)

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Captain_Orso wrote:It's either a very extravagant FPS



or it's a Whack-a-Mole™-like game :w00t:

The old Avalon Hill boardgame was kind of like the latter. I
played that game so much I had to make copies of the tunnel system
map. I really loved that game.
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Pocus wrote:This is on the safe side, the map is bigger than in ACW1. Video card with less than 1024 Mb are also quite old, meaning they don't get their driver updated for years...

Well, my HP G71 has an onboard graphics chip. That being said it does have 1695 Mb
memory and can just barely handle some 3d graphics. It was good for the price 3 years
ago. I wonder if they make a graphics card that will fit in this laptop? I really want to
be able to play the next version, even if I don't get to beta test.
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:22 pm

I'm pretty sure that the game is not going to be worry so much about 3D rendering, since there are no 3D graphics ;) . It needs the graphic memory to handle the huge map :w00t:

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Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:32 am

1024 MB scared me - I only have a 256 MB card. But Windows reports Total Available graphics memory of 3067 MB, dedicated graphics memory 256 MB.

I assume it is total available that matters?


Re Starship Troopers - liked the book and board game - would work well as a PC wargame to manage spotting, ambush and the combat. Nice FPS game too if using the Heinlein Mobile Infantry techI, not the film's. The combat side of the movie was very different from the book, but it caught the spirit of Heinlein's book well with a nice satirical touch.

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To the Two Phils.....any idea when the Beta will start? I signed up and am ready to assist in stamping out "Bugs"!
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It's upcoming, I would say sometimes in the next 10 days :)
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Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:09 am

I think I'll just wait until the release version and then bitch about all the things you betas didn't fix. LOL :mdr:

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Ten days!?! *aaaaaahg* :(

will just have to wait... until I'm back from Gettysburg :w00t:

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So a July 4th release date? That's very appropriate.

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planefinder wrote:So a July 4th release date? That's very appropriate.


I think that's a well educated guess ;)
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Should be earlier than that in fact :)
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Pocus wrote:Should be earlier than that in fact :)


So it MUST be the 1st of july then! 150th Gettysburg :D :D
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