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GrimmC

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Beta / SVN ?
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:33:03 am »

How does beta-testing work around here, anyway? Are there any open beta or SVN releases, especially since there is often such a large gap between official releases?

'Cause basically, I'm dying to get my hands on those multi-tile trees, and I'm hoping there's some sort of pre-release version laying around.

And yes, I know that "all of DF is in beta mode."
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 11:43:48 am »

Dwarf Fortress is pretty much closed source.

There is no public testing of unreleased changes, so you will have to wait I am afraid.
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 11:47:53 am »

No. There is only a vast desert where us vultures circle over news of the next version, thirsting for new dwarf.

Also people don't usually distribute binaries over svn. Filthy.
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 12:44:35 pm »

technically, every release in df for the last 6 years was and is (And will be for a long time) more or less open beta. I mean these "Official releases" are even called alpha.
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 02:04:24 pm »

Yup, game's nowhere near finished, and each of the releases are actually your in-between beta releases; they just take forever. :P
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 02:29:40 pm »

New features need a lot of testing. Try playing version 0.31.01 sometime, rushed releases are funny.

If you want to play the next alpha, you'll have to wait a few more months. It's part of the DF experience.
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 04:30:27 pm »

But there are some folks that do get to play Nightly Builds (or whatever DF equiv is) that do testing on these new features before there a public release. Though we dont know everyone who gets these, or if they always get them.

Fookterchief seems to be one of them, and we can probably assume the folks on the DF pod cast are also among them.
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 08:25:49 pm »

no beta= no beta testing, so...
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Re: Beta / SVN ?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 08:32:56 pm »

Dwarf Fortress is in an alpha, so there's just open alpha testing (which we get to play) and closed alpha testing (which Toady One uses, in-between releases). The game will likely never go into beta testing, or reach version 1.0 without needing beta testing; its already more stable than quite a few pieces of marketed software or so I've heard.
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