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#1 2016-02-08 05:51:54

cullman
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Alpha Test Start

Ok folks, the alpha test has officially started.  Just go to http://www.terminalheist.com, register your email and username and download a mac or window client.  The mobile clients will probably be up in the next day or two and hopefully linux by the end of the week.

One thing to keep in mind is we are looking for feedback and fine tuning and bug testing.  We completely rewrote the server from scratch, so there are likely some server side bugs here.  During this alpha phase we cannot guarantee that your house won't accidentally get deleted or something.  We will guarantee house integrity and backup once we get to beta phase.  Also, the anti-cheating mechanisms have not been put in place yet.  This is really meant to be a test of the brand new server and the brand new mobile clients and the tutorial mode.  That's right the auction button is gone, but there is now a single player tutorial mode with tons of levels designed by our very own Cylence to challenge and help teach new people the game.  Couple other things, the goal of Terminal Heist is meant to be kid friendly so we have tried to tone down the violence so we can tap into the potential minecraft kids to widen our universe of players.  All feedback positive or negative welcome.  Thanks for your patience!

cullman and the Terminal Heist team.

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#2 2016-02-08 16:09:01

mala
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Re: Alpha Test Start

1st mac test

still lots of thing to test out but everything looks fine right now.

and as i promised... avatar upgraded big_smile

Last edited by mala (2016-02-08 16:10:55)

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#3 2016-02-08 17:34:09

Leveller
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Tested a bit quick as im heading out. 

In my opinions. It needs more colors.  Everything is greyish/silverish and is kinda hard to destinguish at a glance.  Had to mouseover several things.

I do understand the theme of it. Space-y and sterile.    smile  Works fine from my Win7. smile

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#4 2016-02-08 19:44:21

cullman
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Leveller,

Thanks for the feedback (and for dumping $1200 in my house smile.  Any feedback on specific tiles you are struggling with?  I do want to find the right balance between space theme and visual contrast.

Thanks,

cullman

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#5 2016-02-08 19:47:04

admin
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Re: Alpha Test Start

@mala,

So happy to see the new suicide booth!

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#6 2016-02-08 19:47:24

stefanlindskog
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Everything in order after robbery, tuts and house construction is tested. My only comment: No aswd controls?

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#7 2016-02-08 20:32:16

stefanlindskog
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Re: Alpha Test Start

When I play tapes of people who have entered my house, the etries in the list of tapes stay green even after I've watched them.

Should we post stuff like this here - or do you want it somewhere else?

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#8 2016-02-08 20:46:34

cullman
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Yeah you can throw bug reports in here.  WASD bug we noticed and have fixed but we haven't posted an update yet.  Should be one in the next day or so.  We'll check out the tape color things.  Thanks guys this is a huge help.

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#9 2016-02-09 01:50:00

Hardkor
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Win: The executable file is still labeled "CastleDoctrineApp" Would make sense to rename to TerminalHeist.

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#10 2016-02-09 01:53:17

Hardkor
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Email is case-sensative for login

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#11 2016-02-09 01:53:52

mala
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Re: Alpha Test Start

admin wrote:

@mala,

So happy to see the new suicide booth!

waited so long for that big_smile

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#12 2016-02-09 02:23:43

cullman
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Re: Alpha Test Start

We are also aware of people getting killed randomly by house check in failures.  Also, it looks like our version of the server keeps security tapes across houses and deaths, or basically forever.  To people like that feature or not?

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#13 2016-02-09 13:07:30

mala
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Re: Alpha Test Start

cullman wrote:

We are also aware of people getting killed randomly by house check in failures.  Also, it looks like our version of the server keeps security tapes across houses and deaths, or basically forever.  To people like that feature or not?

forever seems a little bit too much, maybe the ability to download the best videos would be great.

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#14 2016-02-10 16:07:29

Passive
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Go away for a few days for work and miss all the excitement. Will get testing when I get in.

Edit: Am having difficulty getting on. First it keeps saying email and password wrong (tried the case senesitive idea) now getting error unexpected response from server

Edit 2: Managed to get in after registering again with a different email address, also changed password to not have any numbers and letters in.... not sure that is why i could now get in :S

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#15 2016-02-10 17:19:07

cullman
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Thank's passive, yeah I believe the website will currently let you pick a password that the client won't let you type in.  We'll get working on that.

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#16 2016-02-10 22:16:56

Passive
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Also let me sign up again with the same user name. If that is used for anything.

Edit:

Spotted some old TCD text when an attack droid killed on an electric floor.

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dEO9YDw.png

Edit: It seems that every dead "pet" the text is still the old TCD text.

Also there isn't a suicide button (that i could find) could only find the confirm suicide check box.

Edit: Also I am finding it hard to tell if a switch is on or not, cold just be me but doesn't seem very clear :S

Edit: Also what is chills set at? I did some tool drops to try get some money flowing around but still on chills quiet a long time later.

Last edited by Passive (2016-02-11 12:36:30)

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#17 2016-02-11 19:34:27

cullman
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Re: Alpha Test Start

We're aware of all those issues.  Chills will come down tonight.  We should do a new release of the client with  some graphic and texts fixes.  Usernames right now  don't check for dups or bad words (which needs to be fixed).

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#18 2016-02-12 10:29:00

Passive
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Re: Alpha Test Start

cullman wrote:

We're aware of all those issues.  Chills will come down tonight.  We should do a new release of the client with  some graphic and texts fixes.  Usernames right now  don't check for dups or bad words (which needs to be fixed).

Cool looking forward to Chills coming down, keep logging on and just looking at the 3 purple names big_smile Then go on to tutorial.

Thanks for visiting me as well Cullman. Nothing exciting yet, just thought best have a house.

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#19 2016-02-12 13:57:03

cullman
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Chills are coming down today, probably in the next few hours as I am going to push a server update.  We also have the iPhone and Android builds working a new build for Mac and Windows we will release today.  I'm not totally sure what the Android process will be (we may just post up an APK for now).  However, anyone that has an iPhone or iPad and wants an invite to that alpha build pre being in the store it's a little bit of a process.  You need to send me your email address to : cullman@terminalheist.com .  Then we will send you and email from TerminalHeist via CrashLytics driving you to install an app and a certificate and a profile on your phone (it's basically a  few click process on your phone).  That registers you with us and allows us to get the UDID of your phone (pre-app store we have to specifically name the devices by UDID in the actual build).  Every time we get a few UDID's we will do a new build you will get another email saying that there is a TerminalHeist build ready for you to download.  You should be able to download and open it up and use your regular email and password.

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#20 2016-02-12 17:35:45

Passive
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Re: Alpha Test Start

cullman wrote:

Chills are coming down today, probably in the next few hours as I am going to push a server update.  We also have the iPhone and Android builds working a new build for Mac and Windows we will release today.  I'm not totally sure what the Android process will be (we may just post up an APK for now).

Will be an Android myself.

Looking forward to chills coming down, I robbed the only white house big_smile (It was Cullman and wasn't defended)

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#21 2016-02-13 19:22:17

Passive
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Not enjoying these chills still being up, spacepirate (mala?) came in and killed my child and I can't get revenge big_smile

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#22 2016-02-14 07:10:22

admin
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Sorry it wasn't even the chills setting, it was a bug and they never unchilled cause we had a few bugs in our database code.  I've fixed it now so chills should be at one hour.  Let me know if you see any new strange behavior as a result of this.  Thanks! cullman

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#23 2016-02-14 12:00:25

mala
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Passive wrote:

Not enjoying these chills still being up, spacepirate (mala?) came in and killed my child and I can't get revenge big_smile

no man, wasn't me, i'm really busy with work, i can't play as i would like.

I'm not responsible for your loss

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#24 2016-02-14 15:11:55

Passive
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Re: Alpha Test Start

Hmmm, caught a bug. Had a look around s1cknote, left via the door. Got error message about terminal check in failed. Clicked ok, and went to a fresh house with my bounty being in s1cknote. sad

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#25 2016-02-14 18:13:55

cullman
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There is something wrong with the state of s1cknote's house.  He is permachilled for me too.  I'll look into it.

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