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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:40 pm
by masterlurker
heruca wrote:Blame the beta testers for not catching this. Oh wait, there weren't any beta testers. They're all off for Christmas. :D
Well, maybe if you actually sent it to your playtestors, the whole holiday thing would be a problem :wink: :P
~lurker~

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:41 am
by heruca
I just posted an update (v1.0.1) for the Sneak Preview. You can get it from the Downloads page. This update contains only those files which have been changed, so it's a smaller download.

Installation: Unzip the file, then drag and drop the new files into your Sneak Preview directory to replace the original files. When prompted, say "Yes to All".

And with that, I am going away until January 3rd. I will not have internet access where I am going, so I'll be out of touch until then. Hopefully Halebop and Erian can help answer some questions while I am away.

FYI, I'll be working on getting the full Demo ready. I hope to have some significant progress for when I return.

Take care, everyone, and Happy New Year!

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:20 pm
by Dormouse
heruca wrote:And with that, I am going away until January 3rd.
Have a good holiday - you deserve it.

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:52 pm
by Steel Rat
I haven't tried bringing in a new map, but I agree, it should just let you bring in whatever graphic you want, maybe it's not even a map... So really, it DOESN'T need to take into account the different mapping programs, just let you bring in any graphic.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:52 am
by Scott G
Greetings,

I'll also be a GM at Cyber Con. I'm very interested in the Cyber Con specific version that was mentioned elsewhere. Where can I sign up for that promotion?

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:14 am
by Mind Flayer Monk
Hi Scott G,
I think the Cyber con version will be ready in late January. For now you can dowload a copy of the beta version. Im not sure when they are going to take sign ups, but Im sure just by expressing your intrest and posting here one of the site admins will get back to you when its ready to go.
(I have no relation to this site/forum, but am just trying to give you a quick summary of what I think will happen from the posts I've read so far)

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:00 am
by Halebop
Scott G wrote:Greetings,

I'll also be a GM at Cyber Con. I'm very interested in the Cyber Con specific version that was mentioned elsewhere. Where can I sign up for that promotion?
Hi Scott,

Heruca is out of contact for a couple of days but he'll be sure to confirm the details once he gets back. I only have limited understanding of the Cybercon offer but if I got the details right any eligible GMs will be given access to a special limited use version of BGRPG that expires at the end of the convention.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:18 am
by heruca
Welcome, Scott G.

Thanks for your interest in using BRPG at CyberCon.

The CyberCon-specific BRPG software should be available in late January, hopefully a few days before the first event, so that people have a chance to play around with the software and get familiar with it prior to playing any actual games.

I suspect it will be made available for download both here and somewhere on the CyberCon site. In the meantime, I suggest you play around with the beta version (I plan to post a beta 1.0.2 update within the next hour or two).

I´m not sure what the requirements are for GMing at CyberCon. I assume you have to sign up there for running an event. What I do know is that you will want to prepare your maps, unit graphics, sound effects, etc. ahead of time (the beta software should suffice for that, except for the fact that you can´t save your encounter setups yet). You´ll find info about where you can download useful assets on the Links & Resources page of the main site.

Note that the CyberCon-specific BRPG software will only function through the last day of the Con (Feb 6, I think), as it will rely on some form of server authentication and an event password. I´m pretty sure that any adventure content you create will be completely compatible with the full version once it´s out, so you may want to keep your adventure´s assets folders.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:22 am
by heruca
Steel Rat wrote:it should just let you bring in whatever graphic you want, maybe it's not even a map... So really, it DOESN'T need to take into account the different mapping programs, just let you bring in any graphic.
You can do that, SR. But non-map graphics would probably best be sent as a visual aid than as a map (unless you need to place objects on top of it and move them around).

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:55 am
by heruca
I am posting another update (beta 1.0.2) for the Sneak Preview. Since I´m on the road and can´t edit the Downloads page, I´ll post a link to it here as soon as it´s done uploading. Once again, this update contains only those files which have been changed, to keep download size small.

Installation is the same as for beta 1.0.1: Unzip the downloaded file, then drag and drop the new files into your Sneak Preview directory to replace the original files. When prompted, say "Yes to All".

I strongly suggest you read the included ReadMe file, to see what´s new and fixed in this version, and to avoid posting known bugs.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:16 am
by Kepli
Ok, ok, I'll read the "read me" file this time :P

But eh ... where can I find 1.02? I only got 1.01 from the Download page :o

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:09 pm
by heruca
Oops! Everything I posted today referring to 1.0.3 should have been 1.0.2. There is no 1.0.3 yet. :oops:

I´m editing all my posts to remove references to 1.0.3, to avoid further confusion.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:11 pm
by Kepli
he he he ... :lol:

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:25 pm
by heruca
Edit: Link to beta 1.0.2 removed, since it had to be pulled. Please see the announcement on the home page.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:36 pm
by Kepli
Uhm ... I start BRPG 1.02 (on Windows XP SP2) and it asks to make a DNS connection. After allowing that, the application moves to the background as a process and that was it ...

Now I get a black screen and I can't load a map ...

A moment

Update: Ok I think I made a mess of it ... do I have to install 1.01 before 1.02?

Update 2: Removed everything, installed the preview, then 1.01 and then 1.02 ... I get a black screen after start-up and nothing works right :cry:
I cannot load a map ... placing an object results in a script error and that's where I stopped.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:50 pm
by Kepli
Just checked and installing the preview and update 1.01 works fine.

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:47 pm
by Steel Rat
Unclear as to where the update should be extracted, it doesn't have the same path info as the original. You really need a setup application.

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:57 pm
by heruca
heruca wrote:Installation is the same as for beta 1.0.1: Unzip the downloaded file, then drag and drop the new files into your Sneak Preview directory to replace the original files. When prompted, say "Yes to All".
Since this is an update and not a full install, you need to have installed 1.0.0 somewhere, and then update it to 1.0.1, before applying the 1.0.2 files.

Payments

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:02 pm
by Gwindel
Have you already decided how it shall be possible to pay for BRPG. Shall it be possible to pay through Paypal (that would be my favourite method)?

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:19 pm
by heruca
Paypal will probably be the only option at first, but I eventually hope to provide alternative payment methods.

Beta 102?

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:39 pm
by dittotb
I have tried the link to Beta 102 but it just gives me an error. It this just meant for your beta testers?

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:00 pm
by heruca
Beta 1.0.2 had problems, so it's been pulled. Please see the announcement on the home page for more details.

Just a quick update

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:58 pm
by heruca
Beta 1.0.3 of the Sneak Preview Demo is now entering the final testing stage. If all goes well, it could be posted for download as soon as tonight.

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:17 am
by Halebop
Yay!

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:14 am
by heruca
Unfortunately, I found several bugs during testing that need fixing before I can release beta 1.0.3. So I may need one more day. :(