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When should we release?
« on: January 31, 2013, 02:55:47 PM »
Basically, should we do it as soon as possible and get a quick alpha/beta out, or wait until we have something really polished?
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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 04:18:50 PM »
I reckon we could do a small scale release so bug checking can be more efficient, but only really publicise it when we think we've got it working nicely. Where are we at the moment?

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 04:23:36 PM »
We're still a way off, mostly in terms of graphical resources aka units, banners, menu loading screens, etc etc. We could probably get something out with ten or eleven basic unit types pretty quickly, but getting the full size unit rosters done will take time.
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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 02:30:13 AM »
That may be worth it for several of us to test for bugs? I'd volunteer myself, but my CD/DVD drive is refusing to play anything, gonna see if I can't get it to behave over the weekend.

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 08:42:16 AM »
I'd offer too but my Rome disc is at t'other end of the country

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 09:58:16 AM »
I have my Rome disc with me and it definitely works. I am more than happy to bug test.

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 09:23:00 PM »
It's behaving again thanks to a very cliche american lens cleaning disc. I'll happily be a lab rat if you need one.

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 12:14:38 PM »
I would tend towards the open source release model of release publicly as early as you get something reasonably stable, and ask for beta testers to report back. I would offer to test, but: a) my disk of RTW is somewhere in my hometown, probably, and b) I don't have 8 hours to spend messing about with getting RTW working on WINE.

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 01:11:28 PM »
How long do you think before we'll have a beta version to play around with? (Read this as "I don't want to revise.")

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 01:14:12 PM »
I'd like to get townies and possibly tourists done unit-wise, and put the starting garrisons into all the towns, those are the main jobs left really before we have a beta.
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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 06:23:18 PM »
How long do you think before we'll have a beta version to play around with? (Read this as "I don't want to revise.")

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Re: When should we release?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 06:44:28 PM »
Can we get townie and tourist descriptions done? Those will be the two main rebel units, so they're fairly important to get a balancedish campaign working.
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