Notice Addressing Beta Questions

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Notice Addressing Beta Questions

Discussion in 'News' started by mollygos, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. mollygos

    mollygos Super Community Manager IV Arcade Edition Starbound Developer

    Hey! I'm making a separate thread here to address December 4th beta concerns.
    Keep in mind that the version of the game being released is the Progenitor stage of the beta, so expect frequent updates, bugs and incomplete features as outlined in this post.

    • How will I download the game?
    Steam keys will be sent out to all pre-order backers via e-mail! We promise a direct download version of the game will be provided as soon as we're able to efficiently provide it.​
    • But I no longer have access to the e-mail I pre-ordered with!
    That's no good! E-mail support@chucklefish.org with details of the purchase. We'll definitely need to know what your old e-mail address was, but other really helpful information includes any receipt info you can obtain from your payment provider, date of purchase, or a transaction ID. We'll get it figured out. :)
    • Will I still be able to purchase the game after the beta is released?
    Yes! You'll be able to purchase the game through Steam Early Access and we'll still have the $15 Pixel Tier and 4-pack up in our store.​
    • Will the beta be available for PC, Mac and Linux?
    Yes! Yes they will.​
    • Will [insert feature here] be in at beta launch?
    Expect a good chunk of things to be missing or incomplete! It's a beta, after all. We're still working at our usual pace to get everything in and working smoothly.​
    • Yeah but will MECHS be in at beta launch?
    We've got a couple mechs in. :)
    • Novakids?
    Not yet. :(
    • Am I allowed to post or stream footage of the beta to Youtube/Twitch/etc, even if I'm making money off of it?
    Absolutely!​
    • Is multiplayer in for beta?
    Yes!
    Got more questions? Post them here and we'll try to get to as many as we can! If that's not a whole lot then I'll keep answering them in the morning!
      Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
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    • Gene

      Gene Big Damn Hero

      Thanks for your hard work!

      Some early questions:
      1. You said the $15 Pixel Tier and 4-pack will be available in your store after the Beta. Does that mean other tiers will be gone? Is this our last chance to buy a higher tier? :eek:
      2. When we will have minimum/recommended system requirements published?
      3. How many gameplay Tiers are implemented for Beta?
      4. Multiplayer questions:
        1. Will Multiplayer require or offer special software like dedicated servers? Will they be provided at launch?
        2. Will there be special instructions on how to set up a mulitplayer game e.g. port forwarding?
        3. How much player capacity for MP can we expect during beta?
        4. Is there some kind of universe lobby we can use to find other players? Or do we need to know an IP before connecting?
      Thanks for the answer and... Beta is almost here!

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        Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
      • Snowfalcon

        Snowfalcon Big Damn Hero

        Waiting for the update ;)
        • whatsup747

          whatsup747 Void-Bound Voyager

          HELL YEAH ITS COMING!!!!!
          The fourth of December in what time zone?
          • Kingpwn

            Kingpwn Industrial Terraformer

            How much will it cost? I need to know how many days I'll have to go without meals.
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            • Aureas

              Aureas Big Damn Hero

              i think this might be the update. lol
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              • ElGato

                ElGato Aquatic Astronaut

                So it's confirmed now to be 4th? Thought the 4th was just a general guess? Either way! I just got laid off so all my time will go to SB :)
                  Joniviv, KalKrex, vVvPrEeN and 14 others like this.
                • Dinosocks

                  Dinosocks Big Damn Hero

                  Will characters save to worlds, or be universal like in terraria?

                  I think it would be cool to be able to have a character and their spaceships linked between worlds and servers if you choose to.
                    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
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                  • mollygos

                    mollygos Super Community Manager IV Arcade Edition Starbound Developer

                    Still $15. :)
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                    • TroyK

                      TroyK Bee's Apartment

                      What is different about each playable race?
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                      • FrozenFlame

                        FrozenFlame Existential Complex

                        this. probably European
                          AIex, Wolf_2789, Taconinja248 and 3 others like this.
                        • FrozenFlame

                          FrozenFlame Existential Complex

                          Early game, nothing but appearance and dialogue.

                          mid game, race specific armor.


                          late game, other race armor
                            Jonesy, AIex, Wolf_2789 and 2 others like this.
                          • Lobo

                            Lobo Spaceman Spiff

                            Are lemons in the game already?
                              Jonesy, Sephlington, AIex and 18 others like this.
                            • sankto

                              sankto Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                              Question :

                              When will we have a beta-specific sub-forum? (if at all)

                              Also, what about a modding sub-forum? :p
                                Korpsus, Jonesy, AIex and 6 others like this.
                              • TroyK

                                TroyK Bee's Apartment

                                So what you mean to say is that only that race will have access to later game armours?
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                                • Symphony

                                  Symphony Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                  @mollygos Awhile back, Tiy posted a thread about dirt that we all debated on. It had 3 options regarding how different colors of dirts, wood, etc would behave. What did y'all decide on doing about this, and what system will be available in beta? Will all dirts and woods color shift to match the planet? Or will we be able to retain the original color?
                                    AIex, GreenLink93, BOTY and 5 others like this.
                                  • Lord Kain

                                    Lord Kain Ketchup Robot

                                    awesome
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                                    • Marianne Asteri

                                      Marianne Asteri Sandwich Man

                                      Will the dedicated server software be released along with the beta?
                                        AIex, ColgateGamer and Axe Garian like this.
                                      • Lobo

                                        Lobo Spaceman Spiff

                                        Is there an option to create server side characters? :unsure:
                                        • Rainbow Dash

                                          Rainbow Dash Black Hole Surfer

                                          thank you so god damn much for this info, it was bugging me FOREVER

                                          but one more questain
                                          Will the steam version ALSO have the Soundtrack includied?
                                          if not will it be sold seperitly on steam?
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