- Nov 18, 2003
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- The shadows
Hot off the presses:
I hate being teased like this. Since the manuals won't be back from the printers before next Friday, and they still have to work through a final release candidate and gold master, figure May 16 for release?Just to let you know things are rolling along nicely (if all the activity from us wasn't a hint) and we are nearly there. We don't want to jinx ourselves with an exact date, but roughly speaking here's where we are at:
1. Manuals are at the printers and should be back at the end of next week.
2. We have everything we need for the Demo, but we're still in the process of making/testing the special Demo EXE/App for the PC/Mac Demos.
3. With the next build for the testers will be officially be in the Final Candidate stage of testing. This is after Beta but before Gold Master. Final Candidate is to catch any glaring rough edges, like a missing graphic or what not. We're "done" making significant code changes so we won't risk introducing new issues into the gameplay. We're actually NEVER really "done", but if we don't think that way then you'll never get to play the darned thing
So... that's where we stand. For those of you trying to project a ship date... here's a hint. It won't be this coming Friday, that's for sure. How soon could it be? Depends on how Final Candidate and Gold Master testing go, as well as the manuals being ready and other standard variables.
P.S. Bone -> there are three scenarios for the Demo. One attack as Germans, one attack as Americans, one Tutorial as Americans. The latter is designed to give newbies a "cake walk" scenario to learn how to play the game before diving into the other two battles. It's an adaptation from the longer Tutorial included in the game itself.