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Announcement PRBF2 v1.4 beta testing update

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    PRTA Presents: PRBF2 v1.4 beta testing | October 2016

    Initial results of testing

    Most people have noticed the PRBF2 v1.4 beta testing servers that are currently running. These all include some significant server-side updates which required large-scale testing to validate stability. The results of the initial testing are that ....it failed. We've been able to pick up an increase in the frequency of crashes and corresponding decrease in server usage almost immediately, so we've also been able to take action to minimise the disruption to players.

    tobi-the-fraggel has put a lot of time into tracking down the cause of the failures in cooperation with some other people from outside of PRTA and, as a result, the PRTA beta test server has had multiple updates in the 24 hours before this announcement has been posted. These updates:
    • target the ability to debug problems with our beta test server
    • directly address one of the main causes of server-side crashes

    None of this could be possible without the people who put in the time to help make PRTA run (whilst also developing their own skills, it's a good deal for everyone involved) or without the financial support to keep the servers running, so please:

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    Further Testing

    As a result of the updates applied to the beta testing server we now need to run more large-scale stability tests to find out if the fixes do what they are supposed to do and to check for further issues. The aim here is to find the problems and fix them before v1.4 is released to all servers, to ensure that everyone gets to benefit from a stable game on day 1.

    To do this effectively we need players on the server. We need to see it crash so that the people working on things behind the scenes can find & fix the underlying issues.

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    So, does this mean 1.4 will only include server-side changes?
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    No, there just testing the server stuff ATM.


    And I'll be around for Friday and the weekend for lots of shooting and testing
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    Thank God! Was worried there for a second. Thought the time is getting pretty ripe for 1.4 to be released if you ask me. 1.3 was 1,5 years ago
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    We have an update from yesterday's testing: We need more crashes.
    I've been told that there are two theories about the underlying cause, but more information seems to be needed to narrow it down.
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    The sooner we can give the devs the info they need, the sooner we get to play 1.4

    Seed Seed Seed. Thats what we really need right now.

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