Windows GF 4 Testers Needed

AuthorTopic: Windows GF 4 Testers Needed
The Establishment
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Apply here if interested.

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Warrior
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I would love to beta test windows G4, but I absolutely never give out my real phone number or address. Add the fact that I have a lack of technical experience, I would not do that well. But I would still love to beta test G4...

I just have 3 questions to ask:

1. Will Spiderweb Software ever contact me via phone?

2. Will Spiderweb Software ever use the provided address in any way?

3. Is it possible to fill in the form and leave out some areas? (Phone and address.)

And yes, I know, I am absolutely paranoid.

[ Sunday, December 24, 2006 12:44: Message edited by: Good Canisters ]
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Law Bringer
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You don't need technical knowledge to beta test. You just need to be able to play, comment, and find the horrible bugs that make your computer catch on fire.

Jeff does not give out your information and does not, as far as I know, ever really use it for anything. He might not care at all if you leave some blanks, but there's really no reason to. Spiderweb is trustworthy.

—Alorael, who thinks the result might be Jeff ignoring your application because other people have filled theirs out more thoroughly. It can't hurt, though!
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Warrior
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Ah, thank you very much, Alorael. It couldn't hurt.
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Warrior
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Have just applyed for it and fingers crossed :)
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Shaper
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Just applied. Second time's a charm!

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Apprentice
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I don't have the time to test properly so I won't apply. Better to leave the slot open for someone that will really run the game through it's paces. But I'm glad to see progress and am looking forward to the release!

Good luck testers! :D
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Just so you know, the thing we're most looking for is access to a machine with Vista. Having a machine with a pre-Windows XP OS on it is another good thing.

- Jeff Vogel

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Infiltrator
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I take it that means he got the rest of his beta testers picked

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Law Bringer
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I think Jeff is making a request to see if there are any people out there that haven't applied that have what he wants as the two ends of Windows operating systems. He still wants to test different versions of Windows XP and different hardware configurations so you might have something that interests him.

After all the first revision to the final version of Mac GF4 was for an operating system that wasn't among the beta testers.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Agent
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Man, everything I have is so generic. There's no way I'll be picked. :(
I do have a Win 98 PC lying around, but it in no condition to be playing games.
But beta testing means that the games is one step closer to completion! :D

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Apprentice
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Jeff, for your information Microsoft said that windows Vista Will not be available for sale until Jan 30 2007. That means that if you are wanting to wait for a tester with vista on their system you will have to wait until at least the beginning of Feb! Hope this helps.
P.S. I applied, and I currently have LOTS of Spare Time, So I could Beta Test pretty much Full Time.

Hope everything goes well.
Sincerely, Jeff DeBoard
Posts: 2 | Registered: Friday, April 15 2005 07:00
Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by jeffdeboard:

Jeff, for your information Microsoft said that windows Vista Will not be available for sale until Jan 30 2007. That means that if you are wanting to wait for a tester with vista on their system you will have to wait until at least the beginning of Feb! Hope this helps.

There may be people with CTP/Public beta releases still floating around. Also, the RTM version was released to companies last month.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Friday, November 12 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
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Apropos of nothing, really, it occurs to me that Jeff probably cares a lot more the technical details of the computers his Windows testers use than the details of his Mac beta testers. The latter get some leeway because a lot of the important work is just making the game playable and balanced. That's presumably done for the Windows testing, which is really just making sure the port is functional.

—Alorael, who still hopes for balance comments that lead to a better game. In other words, nerf the servile! Power to the shock troopers! Fyoras for the masses!
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Canned
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Well if it blows up your old sluggy computer yes people would be interested.

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Posts: 312 | Registered: Sunday, November 26 2006 08:00
Warrior
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Vista? My friend bought a new computer in November, and Vista was already installed. :confused:
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Law Bringer
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quote:
—Alorael, who still hopes for balance comments that lead to a better game. In other words, nerf the servile! Power to the shock troopers! Fyoras for the masses!

No chance of reducing the servile. I asked Jeff and he had a complaint that it wasn't powerful enough against Monarch from someone that he relies upon. Shock troopers are a bit weak because of the magic spells, but they are playable if you don't want as big an army as a lifecrafter.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Warrior
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Sister had an old PC with windows 98, but she sold it for 10$. Have to check around to see if we have any older machines. Allready signed up under a windows xp system though.
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