KILL A RAT STRESS TEST OCT.8TH!

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**UPDATE**
Patch now available for Saturday's stress test! Be sure to update before you log in!

1.34 is ready for open testing! The BETA server will be opened to the public Thursday, October 6th and be left open through the weekend. Please educate yourself on testing protocol included in the attached Readme.
There is a stress test planned for Saturday, October 8th at 2pmCDT on the Beta server. We need you there! As bait, we're holding a Kill A Rat event during the test...Woot! Top Rat killer will be sent one of the very last old school "I Killed A Rat" Tshirts. I look forward to blowing your faces off with one of the new RPATs.

KILL A RAT STRESS TEST

When: Saturday October 8th at 2pmCDT (UTC-5 hours)
What: Kill A Rat event. Player who scores the most RAT kills wins a Tshirt!
Where: Beta server
Who: You and us!!! We need you all on deck for this stage of testing.

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World War Two Online - Open Test
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Version 1.34.0.34 (10-04-2011)

Thank you for joining us for testing.

This test will start as an offline test. After this we will open the server for Open Testing. During this phase we will be holding a Focus Test with the following goals:

- Stress test the host
- Balance new weapon play
- Test host performance improvements

Items below marked with a + are new issues. Every item on this read me requires testing.

Testing:
- Live fire testing is limited to the Kortnijk-Avelgem area
- All other areas are for no-fire testing only
- Please respect the other testers
- The Focus Test will be live fire against the Americans and Germans simulating a mini-campaign style event
- This is Release Candidate testing so test everything you can think of

General:
- Players should not move brigades onto the play field from Training at any time
- The main purpose of this test is to stress the new host
- The new host includes changes that should improve infantry gameplay
+ Scoring should be fixed and needs testing
+ Scenarios (RA) have been removed from the BE release schedule

Campaign:
+ All strat issues should be fixed and need testing
+ Buildings should now take damage
+ AI should function correctly
+ STOs should function correctly
+ FRUs should function correctly
+ American tutorials should function correctly

Scoring:
+ The following scoring events are ready for testing (RFT)
+Guarding
+Capture
+Field resupply
+UMS Kill
+FB Damage
+Bridge Damage
+Bridge Repair
+AI Destroy
+AI Repair
+Factory Damage
+ The following scoring events still have remaining issues
+Vehicle Hit
+Despawn
+Weapon Return
+Vehicle Kill
+FRU spawn

New Vehicles:
+ Added US M4A3 Sherman (76)
- Added US Sherman
- Added US M10

Vehicles:
+ Fixed a long standing engine start bug (stug bug)
+ Fixed crew damage component ordering errors (the AT/AA Gun Bug)
+ Duplicate engine state messages removed
- M10 tail gunner now has matched damage model
- Added tank tracks
+ Fixed US decals
- Improved the bounce back effect when hitting something
+ .303 aircraft round tracer adjusted
- Adjusted FoV on pak36 gun sight (needs range testing)

Infantry Load Outs:
+ Sappers renamed to Engineer
+ Engineer load out adjusted to reflect new role
+ Engineer receives new HE Satchel weapon
+ Engineer gets more grenades
+ The ATR receives very limited HEAT Satchel Charge (1)
+ ATR will eventually be replaced in the ToE with a RPAT Infantry
+ Grenadiers get more of all grenades
+ All Rifle Grenades are now HE

Infantry:
+ Removed eye dip while moving in stand position
+ All new weapons bore sighted and RFT
+ Fixed several issues with build tool, weapon select and water
+ RPAT rounds are finalized and RFT
+ Panzershreck sight picture made more usable
+ RPATS now have loading and fire sounds
+ Satchel charge now have HE and HEAT specific HUD icons depending on which trooper class you are
+ Fixed some errors in hit map locations
+ PIATS ARE COMING!!! (not yet)
+ US engineer now uses Springfield to be in line with other engineers
- Added US Rifleman - Springfield
- Added US Rifleman - M1 Garand
- Added US Bar
- Added US Sniper
- Added US Sapper
- Added US Bazooka
- Added DE Panzershreck
- Added DE Rifleman - Gewehr 43
+ Added US HE and Smoke grenades
- Rocket Infantry use the Heavy Infantry stamina profile (they tire faster)
- The BAR can both aim and deploy depending on the surface
- PPO cool down timer now works correctly
- Removed lean function and associated keymappings
- Changed "Assault Rifleman" to "Semi-Auto Rifleman"
- Bar 'rt-mouse' aims and 'b' deploys
- Collider polish to stop clipping things from underneath
- RPATS are now boresighted to 50m
- RPATS now have a ricochet effect for non penetrating hits

Guns & Ammo:
+ Shaped charge munitions can now generate shrapnel
+ Standardized StatHE values (more shrapnel)
+ Ricochet angles for RPATS now complete
+ RPATS have historical dispersion data
+ Did some dispersion sanity checks while were in there (looking good)
+ US grenade finalized RFT
+ Brit RG-HE now has correct trajectory
+ RPATS now have 4 rounds
+ The Garand can be reloaded like other weapons (still pings when empty)
- Adjusted shape charge damage cone (needs extensive comparative testing to 1.33)

Sounds:
- Fix for missing first person sounds in heavy battles
- Adjusted sound priorities
- Fix for xaudio max sounds
- Disable sounds if no device is found instead of exiting the application
- Fixed an issue where vehicle engine volume would continue to affect external sound volume when engine was off

Terrain:
+ Added stand in AI for the Americans
+ Adjusted tree colors
+ Fixed flag issues on FRU

UI/HUD:
+ Reverted to old font to avoid any QA issues
- updated UI screens
- New campaign/scenario selection screen
- Campaigns disabled in this test
- Waypoint tooltip in map now displays distance from player to waypoint, in meters, rounded to the nearest meter. It does not take the Z-value into account.
- UI displays waypoint icons alongside checkboxes in the map

Map:
+ The join brigade function has country info
+ Surrender flags working again
+ EWS is working
+ AWS is not
+ Map now centers on your brigade when you create a mission

Host:
- All new vehicle/infantry updates system:
- Provides for much smoother positional updates, especially for infantry
- Prioritizes important updates and update elements
- Increases frequency of updates per player/vehicle you can see
- Improved recovery from packet loss/lag,
- New persistent Map Host connection
- Scoring basics now in (but scoring not working)
- Fix for locked personas/cthl on relog <-- WOOT!!1!
- Improved player capacity
- Known Issues:
- Mission Results are no-longer pending :(
- New update system does not implement the "stuck firing" feature of previous versions :(
- Popular feature where the game would save you from staying online too long by releasing you back to the real world ("CTHL") is no-longer functioning at 100% efficiency. Playnet is not responsible for any increase in gameplay duration you may suffer as a result =/

Keymapper:

- Improved default mouse speed
+ Aiming has a separate mouse sensitivity setting
+ Default mouse sensitivity = 1.50, default aiming sensitivity = 0.90

CSR:
+ Can now search for enemy names greater than 8 characters

Misc:
+ Added revision number to loading screen
+ Fixed some loading screen issues
+ updated languages
+ despawn timer only in campaign (not training)

Misc:
+ Updated languages

Mac:
+ Now requires MacOS 10.6
+ Scenarios still broken (keep out please)

China:
+ added a no shadow option to the shadow preferences for region 5 (China)
+ flags are working for us in region 5

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0 #14 set alarm with music 2017-12-03 10:11
I visited various sites except the audio feature for audio songs
current at this website is really superb.
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0 #13 serious 2011-10-09 05:23
So is this really an open beta or do you need an active subscription to participate?
Free trials wont be able to help the stress test right?
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0 #12 warkiller 2011-10-08 16:58
Man i missed it *sniff sniff*
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0 #11 certcz 2011-10-08 00:42
2pmCDT is 8pm british time ?

Smokeeye:

Yes. London - UTC +1.
So 1 hour and 20 minutes from the time of this post.
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0 #10 hanky 2011-10-07 12:41
Hey I am on the verge of resub but I would like to test beta and see how it is before so. Any chance? Ill give feedback and let you inspect my PC specs to better the game.
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0 #9 MrFancypants 2011-10-06 18:57
So is this really an open beta or do you need an active subscription to participate?
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0 #8 fxmkorp 2011-10-06 14:44
Free trials wont be able to help the stress test right?
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0 #7 LVT 2011-10-06 14:20
The axis have no chance now.
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0 #6 Somo 2011-10-06 14:04
Good Job CRS! Can't wait!
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0 #5 Mocotaugan 2011-10-05 23:39
Hurrah!
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