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Old 06-17-2005, 07:39 AM   #1
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Beta testers

How do I become a beta tester? I am anxious to see how version 2 looks. Thanks.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:46 AM   #2
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Good luck, I've asked on at least two occasions and never even been replied too...
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:51 AM   #3
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Beta testing usually goes on the premise of what operating system you are running, and a few other paramaters. As far as I know, everything is about already covered in general and no other testers are really needed at this point. You may get an answer or you may not. Realize that Beta testing can also goof up and cause problems that you would need to figure out and fix yourself. Thats the nature of the "testing" part.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:55 AM   #4
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If you put "May cause spontaneous combustion." in the disclaimer, people would still download the Beta. They want to see something new that bad!
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:58 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Jav400:
Beta testing usually goes on the premise of what operating system you are running, and a few other paramaters. As far as I know, everything is about already covered in general and no other testers are really needed at this point. You may get an answer or you may not. Realize that Beta testing can also goof up and cause problems that you would need to figure out and fix yourself. Thats the nature of the "testing" part.  
I using WINXP wSR2, so I'm guessing it's unlikely they will let me beta test v2. It was worth a try though. Thanks for your reply guys.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:01 AM   #6
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Originally posted by feldon29:
If you put "May cause spontaneous combustion." in the disclaimer, people would still download the Beta. They want to see something new that bad!  
I agree, I have been around from the start so I try very hard to stay away from those "When will ....... be released" threads.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:09 AM   #7
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I've got more than a dozen systems in my house, I can test on a Mac Mini, PCs, different generation ATI, Nvidia, and Matrox GPUs, dinky onboard video from multiple vendors, dual monitor support, triple monitor support, widescreen, Intel, AMD, AMDx64, and that's just off the top of my head... I'm a frickin' resource...

But in all reality I'm not looking for that much work, all I really want is to see the new stuff before anyone else... I'm selfish that way, I'd probably make a terrible beta tester...
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:54 AM   #8
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Originally posted by drfish:
I'm selfish that way, I'd probably make a terrible beta tester...  
And I was just about to send you the link...
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:13 AM   #9
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Darn! Either way's ok with me, I can't honestly say that my testing would consist of much more than confirming that it works or doesn't work... Which might be enough, I don't know... If it requires a lot of time I probably couldn't commit to it... The screenshot Jav posted in the other thread is stellar though! When 2.0 comes out I'll probably fork over the cash for a copy since I wasn't sold on the first attempt...
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #10
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There are generally bugs in anything new, and there have been several problems found in this new version that are currently being worked on and ironed out. Testing has its rewards, but it also has its problems, and is generally alot more than just looking at something new.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:04 PM   #11
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Doc's not a beta tester? That's odd.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:07 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Jav400:
Testing has its rewards, but it also has its problems, and is generally alot more than just looking at something new.  
Rewards,....definitely! And I agree with the problems too. Betatesting some of the top games back in the 90's burned me out for awhile because of the late nights and deadlines. But overall a very fullfilling experience!
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:00 AM   #13
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By popular demand, drfish is now a beta tester.
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:17 AM   #15
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ooOHh... Look at all the fancy new threads!

Thanks skypx!
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:39 AM   #16
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Originally posted by drfish:
ooOHh... Look at all the fancy new threads!

Thanks skypx!  
I not sure what I did, but you are welcome. Happy beta testing.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:19 PM   #17
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So are beta testers allowed to post screen shots?

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Old 06-18-2005, 01:57 PM   #18
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Generally not, no.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:08 PM   #19
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Wow - rocks and plants and fish!

I don't think I need to drool too much over Goldfish - I've got room at my new pad to think about a proper pond, so I'll be reviewing the suggestions that have been made here in the past. Thanks guys - without your input I wouldn't even be considering this; not seriously anyhow.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:39 PM   #20
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Originally posted by drfish:
ooOHh... Look at all the fancy new threads!  
I can just see your next post Dr. Fish now that you are a beta tester and get to see what the rest of us can't!!

"Gee, look at all the (unmentionable new feature)"

"Wow!!! Have you seen the (unmentionalble new feature)"

"I am sure glad they added (unmentionable new feature)"

hee hee.

I wish I could see too!!! I guess I will just have to wait like the rest of us. I can't wait. But it will be worth it!!!

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