Alpha 1.1.0 - Pc Edition

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  1. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Hi fellows Members!

    If you are up for it, it's time to test out some stuff for us! We have a shiny new Alpha version out. Pleas keep in mind this is just an alpha and take the time to read the bug list at the end of the post.

    1. Download the file >>> here
    2. Unzip the file on your desktop or any location you want
    3. Depending on your OS versions, the first time you executed the game you may be ask permission to run it.


    We suggest to launch the app at your default screen resolution and use Graphics Quality set to "Fantastic".

    To exit the game, just hit ESC and click 'QUIT'

    Let me explain what you will help us test:
    1. Sign / Register process

    When you register, you will automatically get logged-in after. This will populate our authentication services with your locations and start generating stats data for achievement and such. It's a first step to a fully integrated SSO. That's mean you will use the same login-password for the forums, the game or the website store. It's also mean that you will be able to bind it to your Google, Steam, iOS or Facebook account.

    2. TV Screen

    Once in, you will have access first to the TV screen. This will test out our CMS ability to synchronized all users streams via our Photon Server. During the weekend I will change some TV streams to see how it goes.

    3. In-Game Browser

    Once in-game you will have the ability to open an in-game browser window. It's our own web-kit browser. That will help us test out the compatibility of the browser plug-in on various computer. Just surf the web and test out some various website. It's a limited version of a normal browser, we are looking to see if it's useful enough to keep in in-game.

    4. Agent Map

    Finally, the last features is the Agent Map based on Google Map engine. This will help us test out if the location services work and, once you will have populated the data, do some animation with it.

    That's it. Not a big deal from a front-end perspective but from a back-end perspective, much more is going on. This will test 3 key back-end components: Authentication Service, Content Management System, Photon Server and our plug-in like the browser and the agent map!

    • On the log in screen, hit enter won't post the data. You have to hit the Submit or Register button.
    • On the register screen, two password check don't give an error if they are not the same.
    • Some-time you get stuck at the loading stage. This is related to a log-in denied or broken call to load the TV Screen.
    • The loading stage can take up to 1 minute in some situation. We have not yet identify why, but be aware its possible you ran in this issue, especially on the first time you log-in.
    • Some window ratio leave a blank line in the UI on both edge of the screen.
    • Browser is a window instead of a full screen state like the Agent Map or TV Room.
    • Even if the Agent Map is closed, it still get click and drag event from the cursor.
    • Nickname has a prefix TBW
    • You can't close the browser unless you use the "X" in the right corner
    • All agent are set to Cyber-tech with a generic icon instead of the forums thumbnails.
    • Often when you click, you get a windows error report that the app stopped working properly.
    • In the map or in the browser, if you release your click over the UI, the event is not register. (So you stuck in drag / scroll mode)
    • You can scroll the map outside the screen region


    • Dragging the window during the intro logo video causes it to stutter.
    • [Dual-Monitor] Left/right screen select always chooses smack dab in the middle across both

    • No confirmation email when registering.
    • Client takes into account pre-existing PlayFab accounts. (See below for possible workaround)
    • Client accounts are seperate from Forum accounts (you need to make a new one, or both if you are just joining)
    • Tabbing between fields on registration screen does nothing (the goggles!), nor does Shift-Tab.
    • Username is forced lower-case; e-mail is not.

    • Changes to In-game settings (Music & Sound Effects) revert back to 'on' when you relog, if you disable them.
    • Tapping ESC twice freezes the controls.

    Situation Room:
    • On the Situation Room screen, resizing the window vertically will scale the room/TV content, but resizing horizontally will only letterbox or cut it off

    • Map can be unresponsive. (See below for possible workaround)
      • Cause has been identified; linked to memory leak.
    • Typo on Map-screen: "Ledgend"
    • Location dots of other agents are displaced; "Your Location" might also be in some instances.
    • Geolocation only occurs on registration.

    • Browser does not maintain tabs if moving away from the browser window itself, e.g. to the map, and back again.
    • Browser lacks some identifying markers; writing cursor, mouser-over cursor change, etc.
    • Some keyboard shortcuts do nothing (goggles!); end/home does not move the writing cursor, for example.


    Pre-existing PlayFab Account:
    1. If you've played "Loadout" or "Planetary Annihilation", edit those accounts so they no longer make use of the email you want to use for TBW.
      You can then create your TBW account, and revert the other accounts back to the original email.

    2. After registration, your account should be accessible via PlayFab using this link.
      Note: there are two login prompts; the above for "players", and another for the companies using PlayFab - keep an eye on the URL extension. If it says "developer.playfab", you're at the wrong login - it should read "portal.playfab".

    Slow map:
    1. Try to run the game at "Fantastic" settings.
      • Note that running the client on "Fastest" will have the opposite effect; it allocates less resources to the Map, so it will perform worse than if set to "Fantastic"
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  2. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    Not sure if this is where I should be posting but after registering the game "stopped working" and had to be closed using the windows pop up box. Every time I re-open the game, I can log in using the registered details but I can't get to the situation room as it always crashes to desktop.
  3. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Yes right place to post. =)

    Sad you have this problem. Just curious, can you create yourself a new account and test it? Also, can you send me your error.log? It's should have appear in your TBW folder after the crash.
  4. Santiak

    Santiak MIA

    Just a few minor details so far:

    - (Know you're aware of it, but posting it anyway just in case ;)) If you've used PlayFab before, the email will check as already registered, but no login.

    - In-game browser could use some identification markings, i.e. what you have selected, what boxes are checked, where the text cursor is, etc. - But so far this has only been an issue on these forums, Google and Wikipedia are fine. (Currently writing this post via the in-game browser)

    - In-game browser does not respond to text maneuvering by using, for example, "end/home", one has to use the arrow keys to navigate.

    - Typo on Map Screen: "Ledgend" (Legend)

    - Hitting ESC to get the settings menu, and ESC once more, 'locks' it away, leaving you unable to get to the settings menu or change screens, and for now, quit the game normally.

    - TBW Prefix is not present either on the profile overview in the left hand corner, or under settings.
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  5. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    Unfortunatly creating a new account doesn't seem to make a difference.

    I assume you mean the output log. There's a copy in my dropbox to save a wall of text ;)
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  6. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Thanks Ciaran! I see you try 16 times to login, I assume you try different resolution, window mode, graphic quality, etc?
  7. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    I did. I figured I'd try out the other options incase my system was struggling with the recommended ones.

    Also wasn't sure if it was a connection issue hence the repeated attempts.
  8. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Looks like a vram issue, are you running on a laptop graphic card by any chance?
  9. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    Desktop PC, 8GB ram 7.89 usable.
  10. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Sorry I meant your graphic card. (Video Ram - VRAM) It said 32 mb, and I'm pretty sure my asset are higher then that. Can you try the game in 1176 x 664 - Windowed - Graphic: Fastest mode?
  11. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    Ahh, can tell I'm not a technical wizard? ;) I'll give it a go.
  12. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    OK, can't find the size you suggested but went for the closest one (1280x720) Still no luck, also tried the lowest setting and (640x400) and the same issue. As far as I know all the drivers are up to date (although I may have to go back and check now...)
  13. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    No I manage to reproduce the error. It's like some of the TV pull too much VRAM. Let me try something and ill give you a go to log-back in.
  14. nikel

    nikel Lab 1852 - Neurals

    I'm running on a laptop and it does work although maneuvering the map is kinda slow even on 'fastest' setting. I don't know if the rest of you are experiencing that because it's an alpha thing or if it's my hardware. I figured it was worth a mention.

    Also why do we have different resolution settings? I only have 4 options, 1280x720 1600x900 1680x1050 1920x1080
  15. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    For the map, it will be really slow on Fastest, and it will be fast on Fantastic. I know it's odd but Fastest mean it reduce resources, so rendering are faster but UI get less gpu.
  16. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    Thanks! Can you log back again, I have shutdown all the screen in the situation room to see if it help.
  17. nikel

    nikel Lab 1852 - Neurals

    That did the trick. Thanks for the tip.
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  18. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    Unfortunately no luck here. I even tried a fresh install and it's still throwing up the same error.

    PC doesn't want me to see the shinyness that you guys have created :(
  19. Anashel

    Anashel Puppet Master Staff Member

    I see that on my side. You tried 32 times actually. =) Thanks for that, we will test it further on our side.
  20. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    Lol, I'll let the system have a rest then. ;)

    I guess it's all part of the Alpha process. Still the login section looks shiny. Would it be possible to add a remember me function?
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