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Darwinia Update Testing

Darwinia Update Testing

Postby John » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:33 pm

For the last few months we've been quietly working on an update to Darwinia. It's nearly ready, but we need your help to test it so that we can identify and fix the any bugs that we've accidentally introduced.

This update includes some fairly large changes to Darwinia's rendering engine (it is now Direct3D based), as well as some additional input methods (it supports the X360 Game Controller) and features.

We really would like to get you testing this update as soon as possible, and in order to encourage you, we've decided to put up some prizes for the tester(s) that make the most contribution to testing this update. Contribution will be evaluated by Introversion and will be primarily based on number of unique bugs submitted, bugs verified, and attempts to narrow down a bug, as posted on the Beta Tester's Discussion forum.

The prize fund so far includes:
  • Logitech G15 Keyboard and G7 Mouse
  • Defcon Posters and Soundtrack
  • 30GB Ipod
We'd like to tell you more about this exciting update, but we need you guys to apply and if selected, to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Please sign up here (Windows users only please)
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Re: Darwinia Update Testing

Postby prophile » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:41 pm

John wrote:it is now Direct3D based


...:(. I guess that means you're dropping Mac/Linux support?
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Postby xander » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:44 pm

Windows only? If I sign up, do I get a free copy of the Windows version to test with? I would love to help, but I only own the Mac version... though I do have a Windows machine at work.

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Postby film11 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:47 pm

Yay free stuff!

I've signed up.
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Postby Xocrates » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:54 pm

Pick me! Pick me!

Please?...
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Postby Nutter » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:54 pm

"it supports the X360 Game Controller"

hmmmm thats kinda interesting :wink:
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Postby Ghost Stalker » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:11 pm

Sweet! But... can I get the game for testing it up? I dont have it..... but I could test it IF I had it.....
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Postby MrBunsy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:26 pm

Does this mean that Darwinia might be appearing on the Xbox Arcade then? Or did we already know that?
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Postby xander » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:31 pm

MrBunsy wrote:Does this mean that Darwinia might be appearing on the Xbox Arcade then? Or did we already know that?

We still don't know it. But we "know" it, wink-wink, nudge-nudge.

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Postby Roguelazer » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:23 pm

Well. I thought that Introversion might turn out to be a good game company. But DirectX? No thank you! It's bad enough that I can't play Defcon under Linux... Now you're taking away Darwinia too? Gah!
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Postby xyzyxx » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:32 pm

I signed up.

What I didn't mention is that I own a 4-axis, 12-button game controller that is similar to a XBOX controller.
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Postby r3p1v » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:36 pm

Logitech G15 Keyboard and G7 Mouse


Does this mean we'll be seeing G15 LCD support? :)
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Postby Montyphy » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:45 pm

Roguelazer wrote:Well. I thought that Introversion might turn out to be a good game company. But DirectX? No thank you! It's bad enough that I can't play Defcon under Linux... Now you're taking away Darwinia too? Gah!


The XBox uses DirectX. ;)
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Postby Nutter » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:49 pm

sssssh don't say the x word
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Postby Rkiver » Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:35 pm

Nice one John. I'd love to test out, but due to wedding I'm a bit busy. Darn.
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