Posted 24 February 2004 - 08:58 PM
"... Having traversed it several times now, I have to say that this is just about, no, it is the best bit of
tracklaying I have come across. The gradient transitions are so smooth as to be un-noticeable, until you start to lose or gain speed..." (From a UK beta tester.)
"You've captured the feel of the Ozarks!" (From a US beta tester that lives near the region being modeled.)
"This is a route which will need learning to get the best out of it." (From a UK beta tester.)
"...Now the activity. With this being the first 'solo', new on the payroll and
all that, I was not entirely sure what to expect. However, having read my
T.O.s and sussed where I was supposed to go, it was most enjoyable..." (UK tester)
This will likely be a slow going process, for I think there's already about 30 hours worth of activities to beta test.
However, armed with their feedback, I'm able to go back and smooth up edges the need polishing, both route and activities.
Inch by inch it's a cinch!
Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:55 AM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:28 PM
By the way, how about some more pics just to whet our thirsts.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:00 PM
I love to Beta test, and have some pretty good credentials.
Plus, being rather new to train sim, I can honestly provide the "Noob" point of view in regards to installation, activity running, etc.
You can contact me via email, if you wish to know more about the Beta testing I have done in the past. The lastest game I beta tested for was Digital Hazard, and my first experience goes as far back as Doom.
Then again, if you have all you need, then I will eagerly await more screenies and info as it becomes available.
Ps. Tim I have not forgotten to reply to your last email, I just got sidetracked over some complications with my ankle injury. I WILL be in touch soon.
Posted 27 February 2004 - 05:07 PM
No intentional bias, simple matter of the two UK fellers were available and willing. They also give me a chance to see how a non-US railroad type interprets my "Ozark" way of doing things! Talk about "culture shock" for them!
At this point, I "think" I'm good to go on US testers. However, one never knows? (And I do thank you for your willingness to help out.) Also, this being a beta, it's just that: No installers, etc. There's a bit of putzing with it and equipment to get it up and going.
Posted 27 February 2004 - 11:29 PM