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FuryoftheStars

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on: August 13, 2019, 04:27:03 PM
Hi, new player.  Haven't actually fired up the game yet.  Just looking for  bit of clarification on how to tell which versions listed in the Steam Beta tab are stable vs beta, etc.

Thanks!




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on: August 14, 2019, 11:01:10 AM
None - Opt out of all beta programs:
- This is the current, default, live branch and is recommended to play on.

beta - Newest changes, beta:
-This is the unstable branch, where new updates are tested before being pushed to the live branch. Recommended only to help test new changes as it can be buggy.

All the other versions listed are just older versions of the game. You can ignore these, but some people want to play on an older version for whatever reason.



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on: August 14, 2019, 03:18:45 PM
None - Opt out of all beta programs:
- This is the current, default, live branch and is recommended to play on.

beta - Newest changes, beta:
-This is the unstable branch, where new updates are tested before being pushed to the live branch. Recommended only to help test new changes as it can be buggy.

All the other versions listed are just older versions of the game. You can ignore these, but some people want to play on an older version for whatever reason.

Thanks.  I've only had experience with one other EA game via Steam so far and that one marked everything "Stable" and "Experimental", but they too kept older versions available for those that wanted them.

Based on this thread in the mod section, I'm assuming 0.19.1 (or at least some sub version of 0.19) is the current stable?  How do the betas work here?  Is each one a standalone to itself building upon stable only, or do each incorporate the changes from the lower beta versions as well?

IE, does 0.24.1 include changes from 0.23.4, 0.22.2, etc (while playing on 0.23.4 would include 0.22.2, etc and not 0.24.1)?  Or is it more 0.24.1 is stable plus those changes only from the 0.24 branch, 0.23.4 is stable plus those changes only from the 0.23 branch, etc?

I just haven't seen this many open beta branches at the same time before.



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on: August 15, 2019, 01:36:40 AM
Just to make it clear ONLY 'beta - Newest changes, beta' is an actual beta branch.  None is the current stable version of the game and all the others are simply there so people can play older versions of the game before changes were made that they may not like.