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Thread: Mission testing forum

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ

    Mission testing forum

    Hoi,

    I made a thread about this in the fan missions forum, and someone recommended that I also post this annoucement here.

    As a thief fan with no dromed and limited art skills, it's difficult for me to give anything back to authors who spend a lot of time creating missions for the public to enjoy. I do try to help out with beta testing whenever I have the time and I get there before the queue.

    As epithumia's Thiefmissions.com is sadly on long-term hiatus, the site's mission tester forum is also no longer in use. I recently tested a beta and set up a little forum so we can discuss things easily. I got thinking of the availability of such as service, and I decided to set a proper forum using a spare forum I had used but no longer.

    Therefore, I present a forum dedicated to mission testing:

    http://shalebridgecradle.co.uk/testing/index.php

    If you're a fan mission author with a mission currently in beta, or upcoming, give me a bell, and I'll set up your own forum for testing & discussions that you will be able to manage by yourself or with support.

    I hope authors find this an ideal solution particularly with a group of testers.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Making baby lemonade

    Bravo, Dussander!

    I think this is a wonderful service to provide to the FM author community. I urge all authors who currently handle testing via email or other limited methods to try this out, you'll never go back! It makes the whole process much, much easier.

    \o/


    I registered even though I have my own forums to test my missions with...

  3. #3
    Rather than requesting someone test my fan mission, is there somewhere I can volunteer to be a tester for someone? When I finally get enough of a mastery of DromEd I'll be building fan missions of my own and will require testers, so it won't hurt to build up some credit first so to speak.

    A. IX

  4. #4
    great

    It will take some time before I get to beta-stage but I will surely be knocking at your door.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    Quote Originally Posted by Arod Nine View Post
    Rather than requesting someone test my fan mission, is there somewhere I can volunteer to be a tester for someone? When I finally get enough of a mastery of DromEd I'll be building fan missions of my own and will require testers, so it won't hurt to build up some credit first so to speak.

    A. IX
    I had inspiration last night. I made a usergroup in which registered users can freely join and part. Mission authors can view it to see if there are people available to test their missions.

    http://shalebridgecradle.co.uk/testi...de=group&g=119

    (People can join usergroups using the user control panel)

  6. #6
    Great idea!

    A bit prematurely perhaps, but I've registered.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2004
    Location: Australia
    I've just registered on the forum tonight and made myself available for testing missions

  8. #8
    I've tried to register but the confirmation email hasn't arrived.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    The email system went a bit potty, so you're account was manually activated

  10. #10
    Moderator
    Keeper of FMs

    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Meraux, LA
    Thanks, Dussander! Nice forum. I'm registered & have joined the Available for Testing group. I think this will be an excellent tool for putting beta testers & FM authors together as well as providing a special forum for beta testers. I also like that you've given a place to list which FMs have been previously tested by each user so authors have a better idea of each tester's type of experience.

    Dussander, I wonder if you might want to add a place for testers to put their computer specs. That would make it easier for authors to get a better variety of testing equipment.
    Last edited by pavlovscat; 31st May 2008 at 12:32. Reason: had an idea

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  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    I've been able to allow attachments now, you can read about it here:
    http://shalebridgecradle.co.uk/testi...php?f=32&t=867

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
    I've got the latest Hammerite Imperium beta.
    Please to confirm my registration. I hear we already are granted a space therein.

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    There's currently no one waiting for confirmation under your nick or any other. Are you certain you completed registration?

  15. #15
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia

    For Hammerite Imperium beta

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexius View Post
    I've got the latest Hammerite Imperium beta.
    Please to confirm my registration. I hear we already are granted a space therein.
    Dussander, please to confirm my registration too.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    Your registration was accepted a week ago

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Making baby lemonade
    Alexius probably confused your forum with mine, Dussander. They're testing HI at mine (although if they want to move to yours it's OK with me).

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    Oki thought so

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: Thuringia, Germany
    A small question: Is this forum also aviable for non-english missions and testers? This means, there a also non-english threads and so on...

    Is this okay?

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Making baby lemonade
    Probably, although the forum software itself might not support non-English languages. You may want to email Dussander about this.

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    The default language for the forum would be English as is the FAQ, but this wouldn't stop a group of testers speaking entirely in their own language while testing, if they (the author) wouldn't mind speaking to me in English when needed (like when testing is done and the forum needs locking). There are language packs about for the forum and from what I've seen they're easy enough to install, so they would provide links and everything in that language.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: Thuringia, Germany
    Cool! Thanks Dussander. In my case I need only german

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  24. #24
    the forum is down

    and is back again.. \o/
    Last edited by nightshifter; 12th Aug 2008 at 17:20. Reason: problems solved

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Tannar Appreciation Society HQ
    I'd like to announce that pavlovscat has joined the 'admin team' as a forum setup admin, due to her hard work in the beta-testing scene and on the Circle. She will be able to do any setup work necessary for when people need a new forum.

    Please congratulate her and include her in on any requests.

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