SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

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SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by Nacho84 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:10 am

Hello all,

I hope you're doing well. Since the release of the 1.1 update in mid-November, we've been hard at work porting the game to iOS and, in the meantime, introducing gameplay tweaks, lots of UI improvements and some new content. You can see a detailed list of changes here.

Before releasing all these changes as SPM 1.2.0, we've decided to upload them as a beta branch on Steam (SPM v. 1.1.29). We'd like to kindle encourage you to give it a go and let us know if you find any issues, so that we can fix them for the official release.

In order to access the beta branch, open up your Steam client, do a right click on Space Program Manager and select the 'Properties' option. Then go to the 'Betas' tab and select the 'beta -' option from the drop down list. The steam client will then download the beta branch. The version number shown in the main menu when you run the game should be 1.1.29. Notice that this is PC only.

Hope you like all the new changes, please let us know your feedback!

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by jjknap » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:05 am

Hi,

The graphics options are not showing up at all with the beta. Is there a way t oget them to show at least the first time so I can chose widescreen?

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Post by Nacho84 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:18 am

Yes, press Alt while starting the game through the launcher in order to bring up the resolution dialog.

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by Ponepilos » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:34 pm

hi all

äh sry i´m normaly don´t use steam where can i find the beta tab ? because when i right click on the buzz icon in my steam
and go to Properties there is nothing with beta i don´t like steam is there another way to download the beta?

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Post by jjknap » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:34 pm

You may have to be a Steam beta user overall. To do that go to Steam (upper left corner of the screen) and then choose settings,

You then want to choose "beta participation" a little below the center of the big box.

If you still can't find it, send me an email and I will send you screen shots (can't seem to attach them here).

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Post by jjknap » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:35 pm

Nacho84 wrote:Yes, press Alt while starting the game through the launcher in order to bring up the resolution dialog.

Cheers,

Thanks, I forgot that!

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Post by Ponepilos » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:17 am

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this is what i see there is nothing with beta sry

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Post by ladlas » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:01 pm

Neither do I, no beta. :( Does this mean that the patch is due soon? :)

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by SomeoneYouKnow » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:25 pm

was the beta pulled? my game reverted back and now I don't see the option to select beta anymore.

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Post by Nacho84 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:16 pm

Hello SomeoheYouKnow,

I spoke to the Production guys at Slitherine. Please select the "beta2" option from the dropdown menu, that should make the trick.

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by DemonKhan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:22 pm

I also reverted back to the original program on steam and there is NO beta2 option. Instead the only option is to opt out of beta and the only message I got without choosing anything was "You have successfully opted out of beta"

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Post by Nacho84 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:55 pm

Hello DemonKhan,

I'll contact the Production team at Slitherine and ask them to chime in here, as they are the ones that have access to Steam.

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Post by casinn » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:33 pm

I see it fine today, must have been fixed.

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by DemonKhan » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:20 am

Still no option in Steam for beta2, My version says 1.1.1

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by Nacho84 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:34 am

DemonKhan wrote:Still no option in Steam for beta2, My version says 1.1.1
Hello DemonKhan,

I'm sending another e-mail to the Production guys so that they can chime in.

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by KyleS » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:09 pm

Interestingly, the beta of 1.1.29 being available only on steam and not through the updater or a weblink means that many of the people who beta-tested it from quite early on cannot beta-test this version.

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by DemonKhan » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:31 am

Nacho84 wrote:
DemonKhan wrote:Still no option in Steam for beta2, My version says 1.1.1
Hello DemonKhan,

I'm sending another e-mail to the Production guys so that they can chime in.

Cheers,
Update: Just started steam up again before bed and low and behold I had the option for beta2. Now updated to Version 1.1.29 So whatever you did it seemed to work..Great job and thanks. Looking forward to playing tomorrow after work. Sure do like those "tiger teams"

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Re: SPM v 1.1.29 (Beta) now available on Steam

Post by Nacho84 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:39 am

KyleS wrote:Interestingly, the beta of 1.1.29 being available only on steam and not through the updater or a weblink means that many of the people who beta-tested it from quite early on cannot beta-test this version.
Hello Kyle,

I made the decision of only posting the beta patches on Steam since technically all players can have access to them. I have several things going on at the moment (localisation of more strings files to 4 languages, iPad beta test, new content, more code, etc), so I wanted to keep things simple by only publishing the beta patches once.

That being said, I'll upload a version compatible with the Slitherine/Matrix Games store within the next couple of days so that you can give it a go.

Cheers,
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