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Tuesday, June 27, 2000
New Ares/Hera Beta
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Ambrosia Software's president Andrew Welch has recently made a post to their forums detailing a new build of Ares 1.2 and Hera, the mission editor. In 'semi-public' beta testing, this version offers many new features as well as bug fixes. Here is Andrew Welch on this new version:

As you folks know, we have been working on Ares 1.2.0 and Hera (a mission editor for Ares). We think that it's ready to go, but we'd like to do a semi-public beta test of it first. Thus, the reason I am posting this message here.

I'm assuming that if you are reading the Ares Engineering Dept. web board, you have an interest in developing scenarios for Ares -- we'd like you to try out what we think will be the release version of Ares 1.2.0 and Hera, before we release it to the public. We'd also like you to be able to take some of the new scenario-editing capabilities out for a test drive. Perhaps it'll inspire you to make a scenario for Ares.

Here's a list of features included in the beta:

  • New assignable hotkeys; short-cuts to selecting particular ships
  • Fixed long-range beam attack bug
  • Feedback when you’ve created too many ships
  • Open button in network setup screen for playing external net scenario files
  • Drag & drop single player scenarios onto Ares to play them

If you find any spelling errors, and grammatical mistakes, any bugs, any features that don't work as you'd expect (please do NOT ask for new features) -- please mail them to:


If you are a serious Ares player and want to give this new beta and the editor a try, the location of the beta can be found on the Ambrosia web board in an appropriate forum.

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