You're not going to be able to call rF2 feature complete for a few years, if that is your basis for definition. rF1 wasn't out of beta until 2008 then.
The updates go to the Alpha, for the betas or the Release Candidate?
There is ONE test version available to you, the one downloadable in this forum, the updates all go to that.
"alpha" "beta" "release candidate"... I don't give sh!t what you call it. I'm happy to just be playing whatever it is. I've already gotten $80 worth of fun out of it. And it will only get better.
Please also check this page for definition of "beta version". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softwar...ase_life_cycle. Let me to quote a fragment: It generally begins when the software is feature complete.
and also a word about open beta: Open betas serve the dual purpose of demonstrating a product to potential consumers, and testing among an extremely wide user base likely to bring to light obscure errors that a much smaller testing team may not find.
I'm quite sure, releasing half-finished product with use of "beta" for version is not best way to demonstrate it to audience. I think, it would be more friendly and fair to use general conventions in version naming. Even if most of us accepts current state, progress etc.
Geez Maxym do you ever take a break? What Tim means is after gold release ISI will still continue to work on rF2 with content and updates for years to come. Quit picking apart every word like this is some sort of international court.
There is no general definition for "beta" in the software industry, and, by the way, ISI staff called it more often "Test version" than "beta". Nearly every company i worked for had a more or less slightly different definition of "beta".
Don't confuse Microsoft's definitions with industry wide definitions.
We still be able to do updates and get official content after expires the period i bought (one year after ISI decide to call it gold)?
I agree that ISI staff started to use 'test version' therm. It is way better name. I would even call it "feature test". But for sure it is not beta version
With test version we do testing.
So with beta version we do betting?
And what does "beta testing" mean, anyway? Must be some kind of abstract term not used in the industry...
Just kidding of course, but my point is - if you start taking some expressions too literally, you will end up loosing their actual meaning.
A "modders beta" - that's what it really is. Sometimes it's loosely referred to as "beta" or "test version".
This only proves than one meaning can be expressed by different words. Then these words can then be translated into several different meanings by other person.
What can I say - our communication isn't perfect, nor strictly defined.
The trick is to understand the other person despite imperfections in communication. All it takes is some good will. Really
As far as I know "modders beta" is not any term defined by industry, right? We have been given this term along with brief description what will be tested. It was clear enough to me.
Personally, I don't mind people speaking freely / loosely - I will understand their meaning anyway - simply because I want to understand, rather than imply.
Please, lets continue discussing semantics. I mean, is this a game, a simulation, or what?
</trolling> hmmm...I'm hungry...
I have RF2 from the day the beta came out, i searched many mistakes as i could and tried to communicate as best i could.
So far I've tried to be politically correct but it goes from dark brown now.
The only reason i have not requested the return is that i have spent many years playing pirated rFactor for free. Sorry, so I try to support RF2 all i can, but right now the only thing you deserve is a kick in the ass.
This game gives off. At the rate you bear not in ten years we will have a game according to the computers we own.
DX9? Why??? If anyone still using WindowsXP's their problem not ours. So is the technology, or advance or die. But this is not the real problem, the problem is that neither in DX9 the game look like it has to do.
Sorry if these words sound harsh, but in this forum apart from Maxim and a couple more just have fanboys, so someone has to tell the truth.
In the communities i frequent request refound rate is around 75%, two in three people are sooo unhappy with RF2, with what we've seen so far and the progress you see.
This "beta" was intended for modders, but the modders asked about concrete things and solves nothing. I myself am trying to do a circuit, but there are so many wrong things that I left the project.
Do not know which planet you live, or what planet this forum, but here on earth all over the world (at least 4 fonboys of this forum) is very unhappy with that seen so far.
My words are hard but try to help. Hopefully next year when the next update comes out have to ask forgiveness for these words, but if so, at least my money Seize and RF3 will never be what RF2.