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Squad Enters Closed Pre Alpha 1500 GMT 24 July 2015

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Squad Enters Closed Pre Alpha
 
For Commander and Airborne backers, Closed Pre Alpha (CPA) access is scheduled to open on Friday the 24th of July, at
  • 3PM GMT
  • 4PM London
  • 5PM Berlin
  • 11AM New York
  • 8AM Los Angeles
  • 1AM Sydney

The test session will run for ~72 hours until Monday 27th of July, 3PM GMT.

 
We're excited, you're excited, our significant others should be told to make plans without us next weekend, prepare your caffeine and beverages now, and have the local restaurant food delivery number on speed dial.
 
Changelog - 1566 (24/7/2015)
 
  • Fixed Spawning Bug that prevents you from spawning under certain conditions
  • Fixed the FOB Status widget persisting after map switch
  • Fixed a case where FOB spawns would clip into the ground and players would be unable to spawn
  • Added ShowNextMap console command for all players
  • Fixed Map Rotation favoring Kohat all the time
  • Fixed enemies showing up on the minimap when you first join the server
  • Added the Light Anti-Tank Kit to the US Army and the M72A7 LAW
  • Fixed the Insurgent Shovel not properly casting shadows
  • Fixed tracers looking like tennis balls during the daylight and having an odd yellow tone
  • Adjusted Voice Attenuation, making local voices easier to hear from further away
  • Decreased the shovel digging sound
  • AK's behave like AK74 rather than the AKM
  • Adjusted M4's firerate to a more realistic value
  • Added ammo crates to the main bases for every team on every map
  • Adjusted the shovel time on every deployable. 
  • Added a new Kohat flag layer.  Features 2 very large flags on each side of the river and 4 very small flags in the river valley.
  • Adjusted stamina values, increasing the distance you can sprint but lowering the recharge rate when moving
  • Switched Squad/Role tabs
  • Adjusted the breathing sounds to sound more natural
  • Fixed Insurgents very rarely spawning as US soldiers
  • Removed Ping from the server browser, as it was incorrect.  It will be readded at a later date with a correct calculation
  • Removed Kills and Deaths from the scoreboard.  Listed Score above Ping
  • Updates to Forest, including a Night and Dawn variation
  • Updates to Kohat 
  • Updated Insurgent Spawn area on Kohat
  • Renamed console command 'AdminChat' to 'AdminBroadcast' 
  • Added 'ChatToAdmin' console command, which allows admins to chat to all other admins
  • Fixed deploy time on insurgent shovel (It was too long)
  • Added a map icon for the ammo crate
  • Disabled 3rd person camera for infantry
  • Sounds are now delayed by distance (Speed of Sound simulation)
 
From the Dev Team
We want to thank everyone who has gotten us to this point, without your support and encouragement we don't know where we'd be, this is a dream come true for some devs, and an accomplishment after building up years of modding and educational background, training and work experience in the field for all.  We are at heart all gamers first, even as we take on the responsibilities of bringing this Offworld Industries from a dream project being chased to our new daily reality.
 
Distribution
We will distribute keys and the download link in a letter sent from support at joinsquad dot com to your email associated with the Kickstarter account or Paypal account used to pledge the game.
 
#1 Problem we had on Rangers weekend, people not checking for emails from support at joinsquad dot com.  Seriously, add us to your address book now.
 
Capacity
We will have plenty of servers available around the world, we'll have more servers on standby to boot within 10 minutes if existing servers are filled,  and we're actively looking for ingame admins to help us maintain some semblance of order.  Everyone in game will have spent serious time and money to get to this point, we have prepared ourselve and are preparing admin teams for dealing with the stampede to get online.
 
Join Us as Ingame Admins
It is at this time we ask for people to step up and help us help and the community, by volunteering to be ingame moderators to maintain healthy gameplay experiences for our CPA.
 
Registering
Here's the lowdown:
  1. Keys being created.
  2. We will lock down our development build and choose a stable release candidate for next weekend.
  3. We are not sure if we will distribute the keys and build download link in one or two emails, due to the fact
  4. Internal QA testing will continue all week to make sure we distribute a stable build
  5. When registering, there will be five links on the main page after you register:

Recording and Streaming Gameplay

Act like a decent human being and everyone can record and stream as they see fit.  We believe in the power of the people, we fully expect you guys to record, stream, screenshot and write about your gaming experiences with us.  The good and the bad, we'll take it as it comes.  Please do report problems in our feedback form so we can tackle the bad before we leave CPA.

 

However...

Among many reasons for termination of your access to Squad IP, overt antisocial ingame activity for purpose of dissemination and/or distribution of video/audio/still images/written recollections of Offworld Industries video game Squad will result in immediate and permanent banning of your key and SteamID.

If said video/audio/still images/written recollections are found online and can be associated to an account on our systems, Offworld Industries at it's sole discretion can and will ban keys and SteamIDs.

 

Antisocial Activity

Offworld Industries is aware that we all have off days.  It's the nature of the beast when playing shooter games.  We will take that into account when dealing with singular instances of disruptive behavior.  That being said, we have a persistent reporting system attached to your SteamID, enough reports of disruptive behavior will result in bans of various lengths, up to and including permanently banning your key and SteamID.

Be cool, and we're cool.

 

Troubleshooting

When installing a few problems can occur, here are remedies:
  1. Chrome will detect the .zip file as a false positive, click the arrow then select "Keep"
  2. Unzip the game in a directory not UAC protected, so NOT in C:\Program Files
  3. Config files, logs and screenshots will be saved in C:\Users\[uSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Squad
  4. Make sure to allow firewall and antivirus access to the Squad.exe
  5. Some older routers require you to allow UDP port 7777 through
  6. Our ingame ping as shown in the server browser and ingame UI is not accurate.  The number displayed is something like ((Ping - ~20ms)*4).  We're working on it.
  7. Not all resolutions are showing up in the Video options
    • in game, type tilde ` to bring up console , type in as examples:
    • r.setres 1680x1050w
    • r.setres 2560x1440f
      • f = fullscreen
      • w= windowed
      • b = borderless
  8. Only your default Windows Audio Input device will be selected as your Mic.
  9. Mouse sensitivity is not always permanently saved when the game is restarted.  please be aware. (this might be fixed before next weekend)
SCE_LBrooks, Usgu, beginna and 10 others like this

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Will this weekend be just for Commander and Airborne backers or can Rangers join in too Lito? :)

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What time are you thinking the servers will go down? Midnight on the dot?

"12:00 AM Monday, Pacific Time (PT) is

5:00 PM Monday, in Sydney NSW"

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Question for those of us that purchased a company clan pack: Can individuals upgrade to a Commander edition? 

 

I'm not sure if the rest of my club would like to pony up the extra cash, but I would be willing to if there was a way to do so.

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What time are you thinking the servers will go down? Midnight on the dot?

"12:00 AM Monday, Pacific Time (PT) is

5:00 PM Monday, in Sydney NSW"

 

The time is in the OP

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I would have taken it as Friday 24th July 1AM Sydney time to be our Saturday morning?

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I would have taken it as Friday 24th July 1AM Sydney time to be our Saturday morning?

 

I think its 1am Saturday morning then the following week will be 1am sunday morning, i would like to know when the servers go down? if it will be at 12am or something different.

 

cause 12am monday is 5:00 PM Monday, in Sydney NSW which would be like 2pm monday for you @rulie

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Is there a system in place to punish a person who spams the report function?

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Is there a system in place to punish a person who spams the report function?

Probably. I would say a mod who gets a repeated spam report would write back to the "spammee" with a friendly warning to stop spamming the report function. Don't know this for sure of course, but, that is what i would do if i was a mod here. Just saying. :mellow:

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nothing in OP about when they go down

 

My bad, I totally misread your post.  We'll probably wait for the end of rounds to bring down servers around the end of the day.  Depends on who is online and around to take the servers down.  

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Sounds great. Quick question and I apologise if this has been answered (I searched throughout the forum and didn't find anything) Once the servers go down, the game will not be playable?

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Sounds great. Quick question and I apologise if this has been answered (I searched throughout the forum and didn't find anything) Once the servers go down, the game will not be playable?

 

only in offline mod, you can run around the maps by yourself.

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Is there a system in place to punish a person who spams the report function?

 

 

Probably. I would say a mod who gets a repeated spam report would write back to the "spammee" with a friendly warning to stop spamming the report function. Don't know this for sure of course, but, that is what i would do if i was a mod here. Just saying. :mellow:

 

Of course there is a system in place here for dealing with someone who spams the report function and it is called the "Moderators and Admins".  If our time is wasted then it wont be swept under the rug.

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The mod application says: "You need permission. This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organisation."

Is it a mistake or am I on the not-allowed list already?

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"Only your default Windows Audio Input device will be selected as your Mic."

 

Does this mean the one I set as my standard device or the one wich is named "standart microphone or something"?

 

For me as an example I set my Razer Kraken Chroma as my standard, that will work right? :o

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