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R71 QA build has been published!

Discussion in 'Release 71 Feedback' started by wizardsmoke, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. wizardsmoke

    wizardsmoke Programmer Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Good evening, Avatars!

    The first build for R71 QA has been published!

    Please report all bugs in our Release 71 (QA) bug forum here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?categories/release-71-bug-forum.2251/

    You can also provide general non-bug feedback here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?forums/release-71-feedback.2250/

    R71 instructions feedback post is here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/release-71-instructions-feedback-post.159589/


    When we publish new QA versions, I will post in this thread so that you know there are new things to test!

    Those of you new to testing on the QA Server please note the following:
    • Do not post screenshots or video outside of the QA forums (or QA on Discord) of anything from the QA server.
    • The same Rules of Conduct apply on the QA server as they do on Live.
    • The QA server is an early snapshot of the upcoming release, which means the build on that server is going to be broken and incomplete. That is why we need your help!
    • We usually copy over data (your character for example) from the Live server to the QA server, which means when you login you will see your Live character. Any changes or progress made on the QA server will NOT affect your Live server character.
    • To report bugs for QA, please use the /devbug chat command, which will link you to the appropriate QA bug forum. While the Bug button and /Bug chat command still work, they will direct you to the Live bug forums for the previous Live release.
    • In the draft of the instructions posted in the R71 QA Feedback forum you will see items that won’t actually make the release or conversely it won’t have included items that will make the release. In other words the early draft of the instructions will be an early draft.
    Here are instructions on how to download and install QA builds:

    You can play by downloading a new SotA Launcher(QA) installer to download a separate QA copy of the game. It exists independently from the regular live version of the game and installs to a separate folder. Alternatively, after the links, there are instructions to play using Steam instead.

    Windows: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/SotAInstaller(QA)-1.2.0.exe

    Mac: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/Shroud of the Avatar - Installer(QA) 1.1.0.pkg

    Linux Package: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/shroud-of-the-avatar-launcher-qa_1.1.0_amd64.deb

    Linux tar.gz: https://d2sx9mrt4zumaq.cloudfront.net/Installers/shroud-of-the-avatar-launcher-qa_1.1.0.tar.gz

    If you want to play through Steam:

    WARNING: Playing both the normal and QA versions through Steam could use up to 7 GB+ of data download via steam each time you move back and forth between versions.

    To install the QA client via Steam, follow these instructions:
    • Right click on the game in your game library
    • Go to Properties
    • Click on the tab at the top that says BETAS
    • Enter the beta access code "SotAQATesting" and hit Check Code.
    • Select "qaclient" from the dropdown menu
    • Steam will switch the install to the new branch
    • To return to playing the normal client, follow these instructions:
      • Go back to the properties beta tab and select "none - opt out of all beta programs" and it will switch you back to the normal install.
     
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  2. Alley Oop

    Alley Oop Bug Hunter Bug Moderator

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    poke this again, please? i don't know about steam, but the standalone launcher is not seeing the patch.
     
  3. CatweazleX

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    The QA-Build was patched to build 876 a few seconds ago, this is the current build?
     
  4. Barugon

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    Is it supposed to be 876? Because the Linux client is still 875.
     
  5. John Markus

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    Seems like an old data. Really old data.
     
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  6. tyorl999

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    with Q&A-Launcher it is still R70 QA with build 875 ...
     
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  7. wizardsmoke

    wizardsmoke Programmer Moderator SOTA Developer

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    We ran into some technical difficulty copying data from Live to QA, but we will likely have this resolved by Monday or Tuesday.

    The current QA build is 876. We will look into this issue with the Linux 876 patch. Thanks for letting us know!
     
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  8. Pawz

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    No patch for QA yet.
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Tech Lord Moderator SOTA Developer Ambassador

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    Blarg... this was me. I missed one click. Sorry guys. :( Now live and another QA build will go live this evening.
     
  10. Belladonna Rose

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    Thanks Bossman
     
  11. wizardsmoke

    wizardsmoke Programmer Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Live data has been copied to the QA server. Sorry for the delay!
     
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    Any idea of when we will see a patch?
     
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    I just patched QA ans now it keeps saying a new version is needed to play.
     
  14. Gwendolyn Obscuro

    Gwendolyn Obscuro Bug Hunter

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    Same issue here.
     
  15. Barugon

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    Same. Linux.
     
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  17. Alley Oop

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    it's working now, 6 am nbt. chris must be awake!
     
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