To Beta Testers: Readying for today’s release!

By on October 23, 2012 11:24:23 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Greetings!

Today’s the big day. In fact, 2 hours from now 1.0 will go live.

Now, to save yourself pain and aggravation please do the following: UNINSTALL the beta. Completely.  That also means go into the my games\fallen enchantress directory and rename it to something else (or delete it entirely). Edit: ensuring that \program files (x86)\stardock games\FallenEnchantress is also cleaned out is a good sanity check from after the beta.

Don’t take any chances. Start from a clean setup.

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October 23, 2012 11:25:18 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thanks, was gonna ask that question.

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October 23, 2012 11:26:56 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sounds like a plan!

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October 23, 2012 11:28:58 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So how does it feel, Brad?  Are you and Derek hopped up like super-caffeine junkies just on the pending release, alone?

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October 23, 2012 11:31:50 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thanks Brad,

Looking forward to playing the live version!

 

Will the game file be at the stardock Store for those of us who are receiving the game free of charge? 

Has anything changed regarding using our keys to add the game to our steam library? (Previously someone stated it wouldn't work in the beta phase, hopefully something has changed )

 

-Zanz

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October 23, 2012 11:32:28 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So when is the new website going live? I'd like to see the spiffy things you have in store for that.

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October 23, 2012 11:33:22 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I thought maybe we were going to do a montage of everyone getting into virtual rank formation.

YOU CAN TAKE OUR LANS, BUT YOU'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM! 

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October 23, 2012 11:35:15 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

but I had already modded it!

 

oh well...

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October 23, 2012 11:35:45 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


What a ripoff I have to REINSTALL the WHOLE GAME AGAIN? I've already done this THREE times in the past trying to stay up with the BETA and now THIS? THIS IS A BAD WAY TO START OFF ANEW! You know how long it takes to REDOWNLOAD and REINSTALL this 3GB game with only 3.0mb per second download speed and that's at PEAK performance. There's going to be literally thousands trying to redownload and install this game today. FAIL FAIL FAIL.....this will go badly for you in review scores. Just wait and see!

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October 23, 2012 11:36:02 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Glazunov1,
So how does it feel, Brad?  Are you and Derek hopped up like super-caffeine junkies just on the pending release, alone?

I can't speak for Derek.  My biggest worry has to do with reviews. This game, more than most, is going to succeed or fail on them. This is the first game we've done that had a "Reviewer's" branch on Steam and I fear the consequences of installing that over a beta. We saw some of this in the beta where people who had modded their game had technical problems with data on updates. I've seen others on the forum express the same concerns and I share them.  We shall see.

But otherwise, definitely excited for the players to get the game.  It's not often talked about but there's something around 100,000 people who are going to be getting this game for free and it matters a great deal to me that they are happy with it.

 

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October 23, 2012 11:45:07 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

yay ! two hours from ... wait, what time zone am I into ?

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October 23, 2012 11:45:36 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Hey, this game is going to come out, and it's going to get great reviews, and very few bug reports, and I will buy it.  It's going to be awesome, Brad!

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October 23, 2012 11:49:36 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Femmefatal48,
What a ripoff I have to REINSTALL the WHOLE GAME AGAIN? I've already done this THREE times in the past trying to stay up with the BETA and now THIS? THIS IS A BAD WAY TO START OFF ANEW! You know how long it takes to REDOWNLOAD and REINSTALL this 3GB game with only 3.0mb per second download speed and that's at PEAK performance. There's going to be literally thousands trying to redownload and install this game today. FAIL FAIL FAIL.....this will go badly for you in review scores. Just wait and see!

what do ya mean we have to install the game we just bought?!? I've never had to do such a thing, ever!!!! This is ludicrous!! That's it, I demand a refund

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October 23, 2012 11:49:59 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

All done. I'm ready now. Good luck Stardock.

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October 23, 2012 11:50:12 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

@FemmeFatal, I am sure your prediction will be just as accurate as your opinion on Torchlight being garbage.

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October 23, 2012 11:54:29 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Uh Femmefatale, this is nothing new with betas and a final release. I feel for you if you have a slow internet connection, but what did you expect? This is standard fare for a game's release. But I do enjoy reading mental anguish. It's like chicken soup for the soul. Thanks for that.

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October 23, 2012 11:58:19 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Good job for whole developers team!  You are truly good, trustworthy company! I`m glad to be in this 100,000 people Brad mentioned.


This game is really fun right now (quite time sucking). I`m looking forward to play campaign today. But I`m most exited about all the future mods (especially that I remember few great one in WoM)!

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October 23, 2012 12:00:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I am ready too.  Sitting on go! 

<twiddles thumbs>

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October 23, 2012 12:01:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ,

Greetings!
Today’s the big day. In fact, 2 hours from now 1.0 will go live.
Now, to save yourself pain and aggravation please do the following: UNINSTALL the beta. Completely.  That also means go into the my games\fallen enchantress directory and rename it to something else (or delete it entirely).
Don’t take any chances. Start from a clean setup.

For the more technically challenged.  What does this mean exactly?

 

Step One:  Unistall Program using Windows Programs Unistall

Step Two:  ???  rename and delete what  ??????

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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October 23, 2012 12:02:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting KingHobbit,

quoting post
Greetings!
Today’s the big day. In fact, 2 hours from now 1.0 will go live.
Now, to save yourself pain and aggravation please do the following: UNINSTALL the beta. Completely.  That also means go into the my games\fallen enchantress directory and rename it to something else (or delete it entirely).
Don’t take any chances. Start from a clean setup.



For the more technically challenged.  What does this mean exactly?

 

Step One:  Unistall Program using Windows Programs Unistall

Step Two:  ???  rename and delete what  ??????

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Step one Uninstall

Step two. go into My games find the fallen enchantress folder and rename or delete it.

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October 23, 2012 12:02:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sean, don't dignify rants with a response

 

@KingHobbit: after you uninstall, there will still be a fallenenchantress folder in C:/Users/documents/My Games ( path may not be identical but you should be able to find it ) make sure you also delete this folder after you uninstall the beta.

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October 23, 2012 12:03:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

ok rdy to rumble 

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October 23, 2012 12:04:27 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

" If you order it sooner, it'll be the last Beta (0.99) and it'll upgrade to the 1.0 version"

 

so was i not to believe this meant there would be a patch from .99 to 1.0.....am i being stupid here or did i read that right.

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October 23, 2012 12:12:45 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

+1

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October 23, 2012 12:15:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Anyone care to wager on how many "ZOMG!!11! MY GAME WONT UPGRDE!!!@!!" threads we'll see within an hour after release?

I say 5.

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October 23, 2012 12:16:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,

Quoting Glazunov1, reply 3So how does it feel, Brad?  Are you and Derek hopped up like super-caffeine junkies just on the pending release, alone?

I can't speak for Derek.  My biggest worry has to do with reviews. This game, more than most, is going to succeed or fail on them. This is the first game we've done that had a "Reviewer's" branch on Steam and I fear the consequences of installing that over a beta. We saw some of this in the beta where people who had modded their game had technical problems with data on updates. I've seen others on the forum express the same concerns and I share them.  We shall see.

But otherwise, definitely excited for the players to get the game.  It's not often talked about but there's something around 100,000 people who are going to be getting this game for free and it matters a great deal to me that they are happy with it.

 

 

I respect this and I am excited for the release. Good luck, I really mean it. I know i've been hard on you and Stardock in the past, but its out of love. Out of love for 4x strategy games and fantasy games and how much I want this game to work and be successful.

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