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Friday, June 22, 2001
Beta Rogue Spear Patch Released
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MacSoft's Nate Birkholz wrote in with word of an open beta for the tactical shooter Rogue Spear. This is a time-limited version of the application just to work out some final bugs in the game. Some of things fixed do include cross platform networking, crashing, and sound problems. Here's more from Nate on what they need from RS players:

Once you download the patch, unstuff it and read the "READ BEFORE
INSTALLING PATCH" file, then double-click the updater to install the
update. We cannot think of an easy way to force you to read the "READ
BEFORE INSTALLING PATCH" file before you install, so we are just going
to pathetically beg you to read the file first:

Please, please, dear God, please read the "READ BEFORE INSTALLING PATCH"
file before installing the patch.

This version fixes most of the known crashing and sound bugs, as well as
allowing cross-platform networking, but does contain a few known bugs,
particularly a bug which prevents the use of the "Random Map" function
in multiplayer games. Since we know about this one, we'd appreciate it
if you didn't report it over and over again.

Mostly, we really need people to hammer on multiplayer games. Please
play on GameRanger a lot if you really want to help.

Please send all bug reports to the address
so we
can fix the outstanding bugs in this product. If you don't report a bug,
we don't know about it; if only one or two people report a bug, it will
probably look like a localized issue and will not be fixed. If a bunch
of people report a bug, it will be chased and, hopefully, fixed. That's
how this works.

This patch will expire on July 4th, 2001, after which you will have to
revert to the shipping version of Rogue Spear. We are sorry for the
inconvenience of this, but unfortunately this is how we have to do it;
if you don't want to reinstall Rogue Spear after the 4th, then don't
download this patch. We will sift through all the reports you will be
sending (and you WILL be sending reports, right?), and will subsequently
release what we hope will be the final Rogue Spear patch.

So be sure to read the readme, then start playing and sending in any unknown bugs to the above email address. Head over to Macgamefiles to download the new beta.

MacSoft Web Site
Download Rogue Spear Beta (2.7MB)

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