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. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Download the file >>> here Unzip the file on your desktop or any location you want Depending on your OS versions, the first time you executed the game you may be ask permission to run it. LAUNCHING THE APP: 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! KNOWN BUGS: 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 REPORTED BUGS: General: 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 Login: 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. Options: 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: 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: 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. TEMPORARY WORKAROUNDS: Pre-existing PlayFab Account: 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. 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: 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"