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The War of the Solstice [The Lords of Midnight] => Announcements => Topic started by: FrozenEmpire on April 12, 2020, 19:17:55 PM

Title: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 12, 2020, 19:17:55 PM
Hi! The Unity version of War of the Solstice will be moving next week into a period of final beta testing...

We'll be looking for a small group of beta testers... if you wish to get access to download the current Unity build for extended play and helping to iron out any remaining bugs, then please send me a PM on the forum.

At this stage, the build is for the Windows platform only, although a Mac build is also planned down the line.

Recommended desktop system specs:
- Quad core CPU/processor > 3 GHz
- Free System RAM > 4 Gb
- Desktop GPU with > 3 Gb RAM (6.5Gb for Max detail settings) / SM5.0 / DirectX 11

Having said that, would be good to test on a range of different hardware/systems to verify actual performance.

Let us know if you're interested in contributing.
Many thanks and Happy Easter!
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Duke2010 on April 12, 2020, 20:40:10 PM
Hello,

As a former Zxspectrum owner,and player of Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge,which I finished ;I would like to test if needed:

My specs :

OS: Win10
CPU :I7 7700K
Ram : 32 Gb
Graphics : Nvidia 1080 card

Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 12, 2020, 20:51:09 PM
Excellent, much appreciated. Thank you

Your system should play it really nicely :)

Iíll send access instructions later this week. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: wishmaster on April 12, 2020, 21:37:01 PM
Hello Andrew!

I'd quite a look, although I'm not sure how far I'd get (just gone back to M/MU after an 18 month break). Would be very happy to give it a try though.

Windows 10 64 bit
CPU: i5-3470 3.2 GHz
RAM: 8GB
AMD Radeon HD 7700 1024MB

Thanks!
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 12, 2020, 21:44:35 PM
Many thanks Kevin, appreciate your support over the years.

I'll add you into the beta testing group so you can revisit the 3D world of Midnight :)
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Neil on April 12, 2020, 22:20:01 PM
Hi, I'd like to be included in the beta test, please. Doomdark's Revenge was the first adventure game big enough for me to become "lost" in.

Windows 10 64 bit
CPU: i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.9GHz
RAM: 16GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti

Thanks!
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 12, 2020, 22:28:08 PM
Sure thing Neil

Look out for further info in the week

Many thanks for your interest
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Barmage on April 12, 2020, 23:00:59 PM
Hi Andrew, Asa long term fan and player of LOM & DR initially on my ZX Spectrum and latterly on all the versions/ remakes on my various PC's and my Amazon Kindle, Having completed both games I would love the chance to be included as a Beta tester  My PC Specs are:-
                                                                     
                                              Windows 10 64 bit
                                              CPU: i7   -6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz (8 CPUs)                                   
                                              16384MB RAM
                                              Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

                                              Many Thanks                                                                                 
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 12, 2020, 23:09:52 PM
Sure many thanks.

Good to see a line up of experienced players and capable systems ;)
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Nixcalo on April 13, 2020, 01:30:57 AM
Hi man! I have been following your page for, like, forever??? So I would love to betatest, if my baby lets me!

I confess, though, that I never finished Doomdark's Revenge, that is on my "do before I die" goals!

Anyway, I own a laptop so perhaps my system is not as powerful as the ones these guys above have, but it's rather decent.

And being confined at home as things are now, I can always give it a try! I particularly would like to test the accuracy of battle losses, If I remember it correctly, it was faulty in the latest War of the Solstice version.

Here's my lover's stats.

Windows 10 64 bits
Intel i7 6700HQ 2.6 GHz
24 MB RAM
Nvidia GForce GTX960M 2 GB DDR5
Intel HD Graphics 530 (so the game can be tested in an entry-level GPU)
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 13, 2020, 08:56:07 AM
Hey Nix!

Appreciate your support.

And hopefully the battle algorithm is now bullet proof after some major debugging took place last year :)
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Vader on April 13, 2020, 23:24:13 PM
Hi, would love to trial an updated midnight world..

Win10
I9 9900k
16gb
2080ti
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 13, 2020, 23:29:04 PM
Many thanks for your support. I'll add you into the beta testing group...

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Win10
I9 9900k
16gb
2080ti

 :o

Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Morkin on April 14, 2020, 00:47:06 AM
I have never Beta tested a game before, but I have been following your work for many years and I'd be happy to explore midnight again and provide any help that I can.

My Specs:

Win 10
AMD FX 8350
32 gb
RTX 2060
 
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 14, 2020, 00:50:54 AM
Welcome back and thanks for your support!

I've added you to the beta testing group. Watch out for distribution later this week.

Beta testing isn't anything other than access to a pre-release copy so that you can give it a good thrashing and report your findings and see what loose ends I may have missed :)
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Ookfather on April 15, 2020, 10:50:54 AM
Hi

Don't know how I missed this email, but I'm also interested in beta testing.

Win10
Intel Core i7
8Gb RAM
450Gb SSD

as well as a virtualized Win7 64bit VM running on virtualbox.
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 15, 2020, 18:47:30 PM
Excellent, thanks for your interest.
I've added you into the beta testing group.
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: otsopohto on April 17, 2020, 14:56:39 PM
As a great fan of computer games since my childhood ( thats early 80's )
I would like to participate your test.

One of my favorite games in those times were Lords of Midnight ( c64 version )
and if i remember right i really succeeded play it tactical through. ( We never had
but a small piece of map copied ten times, nothing sort of game rules and story book.  I didnt know at that time that there was Ice Crown to be destroyed )

Specs: ( i have a bit older machine )

Processor : AMD athlon x4 640 3Ghertz
Memory 8GB
GPU : Geforce gtx 750 ti 2gb
Win 10
 
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 17, 2020, 15:07:19 PM
Hi, welcome to the testing activities!

Iíve added you into the test group from where you can download the latest beta version

Thanks for your support and look forward to your feedback
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: Chard on April 30, 2020, 23:25:47 PM
Hello

Don't know if my old system will play it?  :-[

Windows XP
Intel Pentium 4 - 3.4ghz
3 GB Ram
Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 (1 GB)


Thanks

Chard
Title: Re: Announcement: Beta testers wanted
Post by: FrozenEmpire on April 30, 2020, 23:37:02 PM
Hi Chard,

The game is 3d and quite graphically intensive.
To be honest I donít think it would run well at all on those specs...
One or two of the other users above reported it was struggling on their hardware which is more recent as well

Sorry for that