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A topic by binarynonsense created Jun 13, 2018 Views: 129 Replies: 2
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Developer (26 edits)

How to submit feedback about the builds

All feedback is welcomed but there are some things about the builds I'm especially interested about. Here are some suggested guidelines:

Common guidelines

I'll try to create a feedback topic in the forums for each new major version of the test builds I upload (I may not create one for updates that just fix minor bugs), it would be helpful if comments for a particular build were added to the correspondig topic. If I'm looking for some specific feedback, I'll write about that there.

You should also visit the current state topic to check for known bugs and things I'm already aware of, planning to add or fix.

Performance / Requirements

I don't have many computers to test the game, so feedback about how the game's builds work in other people's machines would be welcomed.

Crashes / Errors

I you want to report a crash or some kind of runtime error, it would be helpful if  you could add some info about your machineĀ“s specs: Operative System version (is it 32 or 64 bit?), processor, RAM, graphics card model (is it DX11 compatible?) and VRAM... a screenshot of the crash message may be helpful too.

Also, Unity, the game's engine, may have created a log file at: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\BinaryNonsense\HandoruIsland\output_log.txt (where <username> is your user name in that machine), if you could attach or copy its contents that could be helpful too.

Tools

I'm adding some tools to aid testing, like an in-game dev console (to easily print your machine's hardware info or change things like the weather, the time of day...), a frames per second counter, a way to take screenshots... I'll try to write more about that here as I finish them.

  • FPS Counter + Hardware Specs:

Pressing "F1" will switch between three states: showing an FPS Counter,  showing an FPS Counter and your machine's hardware specs, and showing none of those (which is the default).

  • Take a screenshot:

Press "F12" to take a screenshot. You can check where the screenshots are saved using the dev console

  • Dev Console:

Press the "Home" key to open/close the in-game  development console (right now it's only available while the player is not in a menu, an interior area or doing a mission). Here is a list of some useful commands currently available:

paths
prints the path where the screenshots are saved (I'll add the paths for some other config files in the future)

weather <clear|raining>
change the weather to clear or raining

time <pause|resume>

time <hour> <minute>
pause/unpause or change the clock time

daylength <seconds>
change the length of a day (total of real time seconds)

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When I try to load up the game it immediately crashes. This is what it says "Problem Event Name: APPCRASH"

Developer (1 edit)

Hi, thanks for taking the time to test the build. Next time, leave your feedback in the topic created for the corresponding build, like these guidelines suggest, if you can. Just to try to keep things more organized.

Could you give me more info about your machineĀ“s specs: operative system version (is it 32 or 64 bit?, the build should only work on 64bit systems), processor, ram, graphics card (is it DX11 compatible?) and vram... a screenshot of the crash message may be helpful too. Also, Unity, the game's engine, may have created a log file at: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\BinaryNonsense\HandoruIsland\output_log.txt(where <username> is your user name in that machine), if you could attach or copy its contents that could be helpful too.