[OFFICIAL] First online playtest - July 28th 23:00 BST

Discussion in 'Play-Tests' started by RHY3756547, Jul 28, 2015.

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  1. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks everyone who participated in the play test! It was pretty, uh, interesting... Hopefully that made everyone as hyped as it made me, especially when we were doing the robot job.

    Unfortunately I forgot to enable automatic archiving of broadcasts, so VODs of the stream aren't available... I think a few people were recording, so they should upload the videos soon.

    The obvious next step is fixing routing - most people were having problems with that. This might take a while to work out perfectly but it will greatly improve the gameplay experience once it works.


    (original post)

    Some of you may have already seen this video, but I think it speaks for itself.

    I've started shifting all user interactions to a command stream, which can be synchronised over the internet in combination with our deterministic SimAntics VM to facilitate online play. I've fixed the issue that appears in the video and things are syncing alright, apart from the usual object interaction bugs causing the server to crash when they occur. (for example, the hot tub crashes when checking some relationship somewhere. all objects work.)

    Right now the server doubles as a fully usable desktop client - but eventually for the server this will become a headless server that can run many instances at once.

    Though there won't be much to do, we will have chat and I'll try to fill the lot with as many objects as possible for you to try, and it will all be recorded for historic purposes. 8-| There may or may not be buy/build mode.

    Now for the super important fact. As soon as I give the go-ahead in here, at exactly 23:00GMT, you should connect AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Right now we're syncing off of the blueprint the server syncs off of, then running every tick since it starts. This will take a long time on slower computers, if the server has been running for a long time! Obviously this will be changed when we can serialize VM state, but right now it has to be like this to test multiplayer.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015
  2. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Also - there probably won't be names, and you'll all be bob. I'm foreseeing a lot of bob on bob action, it like literally never stops being a thing.
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  3. Marvin732

    Marvin732 Active Member

    Playtest like in the original The Sims Online ! cool :D
  4. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Hehe, that's not really what I was going for with the name but I guess it works!
  5. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    What time is that Eastern Standard Time? Also, (Shoutout to TSO Trailer.) THIS THING IS GOING OFF!!
  6. RainbowSims

    RainbowSims New Member

    Amazing! Am gonna try to install again .-.
  7. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    surely we should get ESRB to rate it ASAP?
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  8. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Greenwich Mean Time, aka time in the United Kingdom. Here's a clock for anyone confused:

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  9. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    Thanks. ;) Also will there be text bubbles above out heads for talking or no?
  10. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Got confused, I actually meant BST (British Standard Time)

    GMT doesn't take into account Daylight Savings Time.
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  11. Marvin732

    Marvin732 Active Member

    Need to know what BST now in MESZ is
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  12. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    That link I posted is BST.
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  13. nessie

    nessie New Member

    Aaah, this is all so exciting! Can't wait to see how it goes. Hopefully I'll be able to connect and check out some of that bob x bob action~ :p
  14. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    I don't really want to see the Bob on Bob action, but I'm joing anyways!
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  15. yoyo

    yoyo Active Member

    Darn it! 23:00 BST is 3:00 Mountain time, exactly when I have to go into work today! Will any of you guys participating record it for me :p Maybe i can join the next one
  16. pisarz1958

    pisarz1958 Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    amount of yaoi in this thread is unbelievably high ._.

    well, whatever, I'm sure I'll still be up at midnight :D MEH LAPTOP IZ READY
  17. JeremyT

    JeremyT Member

    Less than 3 hours then ^^
  18. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    @RHY3756547 How long will you keep the server up?
  19. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    It'll be hard to join after 10 minutes, but it can stay open as long as it doesn't somehow crash. (don't use any questionable objects)
  20. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    @RHY3756547 And will you restart it if it does crash?
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