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Onyx Limited Beta 1
Posted 2006.06.11 05:07pm by Aaron
This news item is 4033 days old.

All right, folks, the countdown is on. In the next 7 to 10 days a limited Onyx beta is going out the door.

There are things that will not work and only some skirmishes, races, obstacle courses and a bit of the first chapter will be included. Many features are not going to be complete and the balancing is going to be terrible. But it'll be playable.

I need Windows and Linux beta testers. Ideally 15 to 30 of each with some overlap.

Required:

  • Patience. There may be some hoops to jump though for some systems. That's the point of the beta so if you're not willing to put minimal energy into helping me isolate bugs then this beta isn't for you.
  • A relatively fast machine. How fast? I have no idea, that's what we're going to find out.
  • At least 512 meg memory. Onyx isn't what one would call 'efficient' at the moment.
  • A fairly fast video card with OpenGL drivers installed. How fast? No idea. It used to work on a GeForce 4MX and probably still does. Both the ATI and Nvidia drivers in Linux work.
  • The willingness to provide feedback in excess of: "Looks good" or "Good work". These are easy to say, easy to hear and have absolutely no value at all to anyone.
  • The ability to not pass the beta along to 'just one friend'. This beta will contain improperly credited if not infringing resources. Nothing particularly egregious, but it won't be acceptable for distribution.

Let's Do This Thing

If you're interested you can leave a comment or, preferably, email me. Including your basic system specifications would be helpful.

It's been years and we're getting close. I hope to hear from lots of people.


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Yay!
Posted 2006.06.12 06:00pm by Taharez
Well, you already know I'm available for testing :) But anyway, my new system is an A64 3200+, 1GB, 7600GT, running only WinXP (not enough space for dual-boot right now).

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Lets rock ;)
Posted 2006.06.15 08:48am by Wh1sper
I am very exited about the upcoming beta release.
And I'm glad to been chosen as one of the beta testers :)

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If you need some other tester
Posted 2006.06.19 04:50am by Anonymous
I have sended a mail, with the list of the systems i own.

I'm more interessed in linux testing, my preferred operating system.

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Great!
Posted 2006.06.21 10:22am by Anonymous
My system:
AMD64 3200, 1GB RAM, Gf6600GT 128MB, dual boot Win XP/Fedora 5

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    Re: Great!
    Posted 2006.06.28 08:20pm by Aaron

    I'm glad to hear about your interest, we have a small problem, though. The email address you entered (if you entered one) for the watch on your comment isn't available to me so I have absolutely no idea who you are.

    I've closed the beta, but since you wrote in before it closed you can send along an email with the contents of your post, or a link and I'll get back to you.

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Do I even need to post here?
Posted 2006.06.22 09:02pm by Thanatos
Well...just in case.

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    Re: Do I even need to post here?
    Posted 2006.06.29 01:10am by Aaron

    You need to post like your mother needs a post.

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Testing on Linux
Posted 2006.06.25 01:10pm by Anonymous
Hello,
I like space games. I'm running on Kubuntu with P4 1.7Ghz, 768MB RAM, nVidia 6600. Because I can't find good space game for Linux, I'd like to help you with beta testing. But I don't have knowledges with beta testing games. I'm programmer in Delphi on Windows. If you want help, you can write me.

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    Re: Testing on Linux
    Posted 2006.06.28 08:20pm by Aaron

    I'm glad to hear about your interest, we have a small problem, though. The email address you entered (if you entered one) for the watch on your comment isn't available to me so I have absolutely no idea who you are.

    I've closed the beta, but since you wrote in before it closed you can send along an email with the contents of your post, or a link and I'll get back to you.

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Let me in :D
Posted 2006.06.27 09:14pm by Anonymous
Athlon XP 2.1, 1gb RAM, Nvidia MX 440, Ubuntu Dapper

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    Re: Let me in :D
    Posted 2006.06.28 08:20pm by Aaron

    I'm glad to hear about your interest, we have a small problem, though. The email address you entered (if you entered one) for the watch on your comment isn't available to me so I have absolutely no idea who you are.

    I've closed the beta, but since you wrote in before it closed you can send along an email with the contents of your post, or a link and I'll get back to you.

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a beta for testing
Posted 2007.03.15 02:24pm by Anonymous

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