BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by LandMarine47 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:54 pm

I go sleep every day hoping BA 2 gets a little closer to the App Store :D

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by Durcham » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:12 pm

Is there hotseat game option?

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Perkl wrote:Is there hotseat game option?
Yes, as in BA1 you can play hotseat via the MP system.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by Durcham » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:23 pm

pipfromslitherine wrote:
Perkl wrote:Is there hotseat game option?
Yes, as in BA1 you can play hotseat via the MP system.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by Durcham » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:49 pm

How can I play hotseat?
I just started modding textures by the way :)

Seems to be great option for steel panthers. Thank you for great game.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by bruce1944 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:28 pm

How does a guy get on the beta list?

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by MartyWard » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:31 pm

pipfromslitherine wrote:
Perkl wrote:Is there hotseat game option?
Yes, as in BA1 you can play hotseat via the MP system.

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How do you do that? Do you accept your own challenge?

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by Richcat » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:40 pm

From Manual Additions - http://www.slitherine.co.uk/forum/viewt ... f70f117560

In MyDocuments>MyGames>BBCBA>User.txt / Add the following

ALLOWMPHOTSEAT 1

How to

Start game
click multiplayer
click my challenges tab
click new challenge at bottom
Select battle, side, type password, click check mark
back to my challenges screen, click accept challenge tab
click the battle that you created (nameofbattle yourname side)
click the accept challenge at the bottom and the check mark popup
type password and click check mark
click my games tab
you should see the new game listed and go from there
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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by MartyWard » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:05 pm

Thanks.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:12 pm

skyrider wrote:How does a guy get on the beta list?
Not sure what you mean - the EAP can be purchased just like any other product from its product page.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by glenghiscan » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:40 pm

From a grease monkey used to working with spanners what is beta testing ? And I will tell you what a flux capacitator is lol

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by protectivedaddy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:33 am

Can't believe no one answered this what with all the 'beta' testers on here.


A simple breakdown:

Alpha tester is first line tester - they get to play the first 'draft' thus highlighting good points/bad points of games and checking for bugs and graphical glitches etc. they tend to be I.t. Types and try to use varied hardware types.

Beta testing is the next stage - playing the games in second stage - pre-release - quite a few games are released now almost in beta stage - hence patch after patch getting released after the games release - in the older days the testing would take place over several months from game start to conclusion due to the lack of ability to adjust anything after release - where as these days it just gets thrown out there once they have something marketable and then the idea is 'we'll fix the problems as they arrive'...........bone the rise of pc gaming for this though next gen console gaming and the race to grab the pennies has made the problem a lot worse.

Most games - as you notice with BA still have bugs - this is mainly to do with the add-ons or multiplayer facility of the games- I'm not an I.t. Guy but most problems seem to be some sort of server compatibility problem...............

In short developers have become lazy, they get the paying customer to do a lot of the work for them, but having said that everyone who plays games dreams of alpha or beta testing new releases as it gives 2 things - you get to play the game before anyone else and 2 you get beneficial 'perks' from the developers.

If you ever want to become a beta tester - the forum board for particular games - such as this one are the best place to start as the developers all follow their own forum boards as this is where they get future ideas from and have the opportunity to take a reactive course as soon as problems arise - get into the modding side - making your own maps etc.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by enric » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:54 am

Suggestion for BA2-MP

[*] Keeping the last view for each player

As playing chess, each player use to see the table board from his position.
Now, BA load the turn and shows the map at his default position and zoom, the replay starts and you see the opponent turn from a view you're not used to view creating a little confusion.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:59 pm

enric wrote:Suggestion for BA2-MP

[*] Keeping the last view for each player

As playing chess, each player use to see the table board from his position.
Now, BA load the turn and shows the map at his default position and zoom, the replay starts and you see the opponent turn from a view you're not used to view creating a little confusion.
I'll add it to the wishlist!

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by gortwillsaveus » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:38 pm

Pip: Is this the forum to voice opinions on the game as a BA2 beta-tester? I had some comments, but wanted to make sure they're in the right place.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by gortwillsaveus » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:47 pm

protectivedaddy wrote:Can't believe no one answered this what with all the 'beta' testers on here.

In short developers have become lazy, they get the paying customer to do a lot of the work for them,
Careful my friend,.....you just ticked off a lot of developers with these words. I know that wasn't you intent,..but developers do get a lot of grief.
Actually, developers are supposed to write the test plans before writing even one line of code.
Then, write the code and perform a quick unit test to make sure it does what it's supposed to do based on their change.

However, they're not supposed to run regression tests, sanity checks, system tests,.....these are all the QA Engineer's job.
Yes,..it is true that a lot of companies try to cheap and cut costs but combining Developers and QA into one role,...but that usually ends in disaster.

The whole Alpha and Beta testing is not to shove off all testing onto the customer,.....it is, as you say, to get code onto many varied systems that a single company can't replicate.

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by LandMarine47 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:04 pm

Slitherine isn't one of those company's. If I could name one of the back, my first choice is ea (Betafield 4)

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:24 pm

gortwillsaveus wrote:Pip: Is this the forum to voice opinions on the game as a BA2 beta-tester? I had some comments, but wanted to make sure they're in the right place.
Best to post in the BA2 forums, as they will get the appropriate eyes :)

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by dobrodukh » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:48 pm

Hi. Tell me where you can download the latest version of Battle Academy 2 (Early Access)?

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Re: BA 2 - Eastern Front Development Forum

Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:05 pm

dobrodukh wrote:Hi. Tell me where you can download the latest version of Battle Academy 2 (Early Access)?
Assuming you have purchased the EAP it will inform you via the launcher whether you need to update to the latest version and take you automagically to the download page :)

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