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Unending Galaxy 0.8.5 Beta 2 Released
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:03:28 AM »

Yarr ! Edition :)

I might as well use this topic for general feedback from the beta 2. What's working and what's not. Feel free to discuss, negatively too.

The latest release is available here:
uginstall085.exe

It contains two exe, the default one should work for most people. The secondary includes the bug report tools and disable some hardware acceleration, try and report with this version if something goes wrong.

Hotpatch 1 : try running this executable from the beta 2 install folder. On my end it makes visual styles unnecessary, it seems to force DirectX properly, shaders seems to be working properly too while I get constant good fps. It may not on yours but it's worth trying




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Hey,

Could someone be a dear and install my new version before I officially release it ?

It seems to work okay as long as Windows' themes are enabled (yes, still).

Bug report welcome, if during the loading, tell me at which part of the loading it crashed too (for the tech savy, screenshot is taken in install folder when you save a bug report) .

http://www.anarkisgaming.com/down/uginstall085.exe

patch if it doesn't work (try with audio on and off)
http://www.anarkisgaming.com/down/patch.zip



Thanks
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 07:11:53 AM »

Gave it a shot, but the webpage is unavailable.
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 07:14:10 AM »

I fixed the link, sorry :)
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 07:16:00 AM »

No worries! Downloading now, I'll let you know how it runs in just a few minutes.
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 07:24:11 AM »

Oki, while at it, you tried the beta 1 before and was it working ?
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 07:26:44 AM »

It's been several months since I've tried it, being honest. I saw the email and my curiosity was piqued - but I'm in game now, the loading screen took a bit, but it's running great now.

I've not had any problems at all with previous versions running, and this is no exception.
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 07:30:56 AM »

Great :)

Yes the initial loading take ages but at least there's only one :) It should be faster in the final release. Also, it can takes a few minutes for the game to generate the first missions, due to how the sim works.

Anyway enjoy, I will wait a day or so before release, if there's a change in between I will talk about it in the release post.
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 07:33:23 AM »

Over a few months its progressed a ton! Terrific job, this is absolutely amazing. Really looking forward to burying myself in it.
Great work! And thank you!
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2015, 10:29:40 AM »

Having issues launching, Although it could be a problem with my pos pc. When it hangs during loading, it eats up around 1.5 gigs of ram...

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Hangs at loading "Data Files", Or occasionally at "Sounds"
Couldn't find any screenshot in the folder, sadly :-/

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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2015, 11:07:07 AM »

I could download, install, play 2 minutes and exit without any visible trouble. I'm running on Win7 64bits.
I don't have time to test it more now, i will play a real game later from the Beta 2.
Quite impressive, i didn't play for several months and the very first minute ingame seems already much better.

Thank for the update !
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Re: 0.8.5 Beta 2 Test Release
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2015, 08:06:10 PM »

Thanks all.

Having issues launching, Although it could be a problem with my pos pc. When it hangs during loading, it eats up around 1.5 gigs of ram...

Right here, that should not happen. It never should go above 1Gb of RAM while loading. I don't go over 700 before the main menu. 

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*Edit*
Hangs at loading "Data Files", Or occasionally at "Sounds"
Couldn't find any screenshot in the folder, sadly :-/

For some reason, which I can't identify for sure right now, the game goes out of free memory before the end of the loading. Seems like something external to the game, is causing issues, but i am not 100% sure yet.

Do you use an antivirus / firewall / system monitor tool ? (if yes, which one?)

Ok, I will try something else that may or may not work. And I will get back to you.
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Re: Unending Galaxy 0.8.5 Beta 2 Released
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2015, 09:54:21 PM »

Here's a patch that may or may not fix the loading issue. It's a zip file to be extracted in the installation folder (replaces the exe and a config file).

Used another memory manager and reduced the amount of image caching the game does. It should speed up the loading time and reduces memory consumption. I also added a switch to completely disable the audio engine in the video/sound settings. Try with on and off.

There's no bug report module attached to this exe either, I want to check if it's a possible cause of the issue (it would be kinda ironic).

download


Patch included alongside last minute bug fixes in the download.
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0.8.5 Performance Fix
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 07:51:10 AM »

Oh I may have found something to fix/improve graphic performances, granted it runs on other machines than mine :)

Try running this executable from the beta 2 install folder. On my end it makes visual styles unnecessary, it seems to force DirectX properly, shaders seems to be working properly too while I get constant good fps.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2015, 09:48:17 AM by EsKa »
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