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    Default Cortex Command beta coming...request for testers...

    I've just about got the Linux version on parity with the current Windows/MacOS versions of the game (Which while it's not "finished" (He's still got the campaign, resource building/management pieces to complete- but the combat parts are very much working in the 'skirmish' mode (Sufficient enough to have him win one of the '09 IGF awards with it...).

    At this point, I'm requesting for people to beta test this game. Some of the people in the Caster beta group will be asked if they're interested, but I want to open it up to other people as well to give other people shots at trying out stuff.

    For those interested, please send me an email at beta_request@earlconsult.com with your systems' information, such as CPU, memory, sound chipset (if you know it), and distribution you're using. I'll select from a range of people's configurations so I can ensure a better range of testing.

    I'm not expecting too much of a test with this first cut (But it needs to be HAMMERED on- and for good cause... ), so I'm going to largely only pull from the next week, week and a half's worth of requests to the email address given.

    With that, I'll leave the thread and get back to my futzing around with game code...

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    Code:
      beta_request@earlconsult.com
        SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<beta_request@earlconsult.com>:
        host mail.earlconsult.com [71.252.210.131]: 550 Invalid recipient:
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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Code:
      beta_request@earlconsult.com
        SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<beta_request@earlconsult.com>:
        host mail.earlconsult.com [71.252.210.131]: 550 Invalid recipient:
        beta_request
    Sigh... It's been one of those weeks (Don't ask...). Lemme see why my mail server's confused about that mailbox (it SHOULD be working...).

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    Okay, change of email addresses (Since there's something 'off' with the address the current version of my mail server doesn't like...):

    betarequest@earlconsult.com

    This has been tested just now and it is working- go to it guys!

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    Are you still looking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieAB View Post
    Are you still looking?
    You've got another day or so, Robbie...

    I'll let a few stragglers in after the first cut gets pushed, but not too many for this version of the game. There's some logistics reasons and some timing reasons. There's a few things I'm going through and verifying that I've not missed from the current in-development Windows version that you can download, but past that there shouldn't be anything that I see right at the moment from the Skirmish mode screens that shouldn't work at this point.

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    So I should wait for the Linux port to be released before buying, right? Will it be released from the Data Realms web site or via LGP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gongo View Post
    So I should wait for the Linux port to be released before buying, right? Will it be released from the Data Realms web site or via LGP?
    If it's going to be an LGP title, I will tell you up-front that it's one. This is a self-published indie thing. It'll be released from Data Realms' site mainly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gongo View Post
    So I should wait for the Linux port to be released before buying, right? Will it be released from the Data Realms web site or via LGP?
    Oh, and while I'm pretty certain that it's happening- I would tell anyone that's thinking about any game that's being ported to Linux this: Unless you're subsidizing the studio's development for the title and you've got an iron-clad money back guarantee if they fail to deliver, you shouldn't buy before it's pretty much ready for Linux.

    If you're not on the beta list, you'll have to wait a couple of weeks (I'm really hoping for more like one, if possible.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    Oh, and while I'm pretty certain that it's happening- I would tell anyone that's thinking about any game that's being ported to Linux this: Unless you're subsidizing the studio's development for the title and you've got an iron-clad money back guarantee if they fail to deliver, you shouldn't buy before it's pretty much ready for Linux.
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking, just wanted to know which website to watch for the release. Of course, I also wanted to avoid the whole Q3A Linux/Loki thing (buy the Windows license and unwittingly shaft the Linux porters).

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