Black Closet - Alpha Testing

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Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

#181 Post by Franka » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:40 pm

You can wait, let more people have a go at it. Once the CG is in, you gotta hint me though. :) Even if it's through PM.

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#182 Post by zeru57 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:31 pm

I'm impressed at Franka's thoroughness! I'm about halfway through the checklist - I've got 6 checks, plus, I've lost a queen to the red mask and used a minion as a slave in earlier versions. Honestly, the most delightful and unexpected was running the lemonade stand!

I haven't yet played through Thais's paths, and that should take off a couple more.

Other than Vonne's propensity for lemons above, I don't think I've found anymore bugs/issues except the obvious unfinished business of the credits. Anything to focus on in my next playthroughs as far as testing goes?
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#183 Post by hanako » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:13 pm

Not really anything specific - we're mostly concerned with bugs and unexpected behaviors in things we HAVEN'T remembered to intentionally test recently. :) Since there are so many conversation options, and so many things you can do during cases (some of which are stupid), and so many combinations with all the randomness... So just playing around, trying different things, and keeping an eye out for tracebacks or errors in the log files. Sometimes the code forgets to sub in names, for instance, so you might find a log referring to %student or something.

(The lemons were probably just bad luck.)

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#184 Post by zeru57 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:35 pm

hanako wrote:Not really anything specific - we're mostly concerned with bugs and unexpected behaviors in things we HAVEN'T remembered to intentionally test recently. :)
Probably as I get better, I'm getting closer to the "relentlessly tested parts." I'll try to start playing like a newbie/get some members of my household to pick up the game. ;)

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#185 Post by Franka » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:41 pm

Indeed. My main issue as a "tester" is that I've learned the ropes now, so I don't do the unexpected when it comes to cases. I know what works, even if I might not always know the most efficient way to do it. On the other hand, I've been _fairly_ thorough in exploring various conversation trees and shaking those up in each new playthrough.

Fresh eyes will be much better at messing with the cases.

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#186 Post by hanako » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:52 pm

Fear not, there are more players out there than those who post a lot in this thread. :)

Anyway, we've got a while to wait for the artist to finish doing the harvest queen pictures, so feedback will trickle in.

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#187 Post by FantasyFan » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:47 pm

I'm getting the error message when I try to start the game again. Also, I can't download the newest version because the link from my alpha testing email says the password's expired.

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#188 Post by hanako » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:56 pm

Which error message?

I can send fresh downloads if you forward me your receipt but I can't always remember whose account is whose off the top of my head. :)

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#189 Post by Franka » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:56 am

hanako wrote:Fear not, there are more players out there than those who post a lot in this thread. :)
I should hope so! Of course they're more than welcome to come here and tell me why my Rowan obsession is wrong. :D

One thing I thought of. The 2, 3 and 4 minion achievements are slightly misleading, since you can finish ("win") the game without the final fight, but that won't count.

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#190 Post by Franka » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:20 pm

Silly thing I did: Sedate somebody 5 times. It didn't have the effect I was hoping for. On the other hand, I started my own drug ring afterwards.

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#191 Post by Franka » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:39 pm

Another silly thing I did:
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#192 Post by hanako » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:56 pm

How did that happen?

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#193 Post by FantasyFan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:32 pm

hanako wrote:Which error message?

I can send fresh downloads if you forward me your receipt but I can't always remember whose account is whose off the top of my head. :)
This one. Not sure if it's the same message I got before or not.

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 138, in script call
call _load_reload_game from _call__load_reload_game_1
File "renpy/common/00keymap.rpy", line 309, in script
python hide:
File "renpy/common/00keymap.rpy", line 319, in <module>
renpy.load("_reload-2")
File "game/nopickles.rpy", line 36, in renpy_loadsave_load
File "game/students.rpy", line 1228, in open
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\\Users\\Liesel\\AppData\\Roaming/RenPy/BlackCloset\\_reload-2.bcs'

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 138, in script call
call _load_reload_game from _call__load_reload_game_1
File "renpy/common/00keymap.rpy", line 309, in script
python hide:
File "C:\games\Black Closet\renpy\ast.py", line 756, in execute
renpy.python.py_exec_bytecode(self.code.bytecode, self.hide, store=self.store)
File "C:\games\Black Closet\renpy\python.py", line 1385, in py_exec_bytecode
exec bytecode in globals, locals
File "renpy/common/00keymap.rpy", line 319, in <module>
renpy.load("_reload-2")
File "game/nopickles.rpy", line 36, in renpy_loadsave_load
File "game/students.rpy", line 1228, in open
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\\Users\\Liesel\\AppData\\Roaming/RenPy/BlackCloset\\_reload-2.bcs'

Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1
Ren'Py 6.17.7.521

Game: BlackCloset-0.8.5
Renderer: gl 1366x768
OS: Windows 7 6.1.7601 AMD64 Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5, GenuineIntel

I'll send you my receipt for a new copy.

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Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

#194 Post by Franka » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:06 pm

hanako wrote:How did that happen?
Lemons, darling. Plenty of lemons. Very fashionable to show off your lemon eating skills before Miss Talmage.

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Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

#195 Post by hanako » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:27 pm

mmmmm, lemons.

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