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The mod is nearing an open beta environment, so I think it's time to get some random "average joe's" to run it through its laps!

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I'd rather not take up a whole news post with this, but I'd like a group of three testers chosen from our mod's fan-base.
To be eligible to be chosen you must:

-Be over eighteen.
-Be 'watching' our mod.
-Own Homeworld 2, and be willing to post your system specs.
-Have an XFire account, and be available for at least two to three hours a day.
-Be willing to listen to instructions and produce results(yes, this will be work as much as fun!)
-Agree that you will not share the mod archive with anyone outside the test group, or share images, data files, etc, anything relating to the mod. Consider it a non-disclosure agreement akin to closed beta testing(which is what this is, basically).

In addition:
Please submit your request form by giving your PC specs in detail, your XFire name, your experience with Halo(one of the games, all of them, etc), no experience is perfectly fine as well, your experience in modding(if any), why you believe you'd be a decent tester and any other pertinent information you think will help out.

Directions to giving me said request form(this is important):
Set the form up with logical formatting and ease of reading in mind, PM it to me(Aliah) on ModDB, here, forms sent over XFire or email will be ignored. I'll be accepting three applicants to test the latest builds of the mod and post feedback on our forums, if I receive more than three really good applications, I may expand that, so, be truthful and put all relevant data out there!

Happy Testing!

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lol1234
lol1234

I must ask why you have to make it a CLOSED beta....
If it was an OPEN beta there'd be more people to test it, and find more bugs and things like that.
It would also eliminate people like me begging for an open release ;)

I'd apply myself, but I no longer own HW2 :\

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880Zero
880Zero

A closed beta is just to iron out big bugs for an open beta. Don't worry, it's coming.

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DarkPrinceRob
DarkPrinceRob

i can wait

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Aliah Author
Aliah

Wait...what? You don't even own Homeworld 2 and you gripe over the meaning of closed vs. open beta?
Closed is the step just before open beta, to fix issues that would cause open beta to destroy itself. Stress tests, finding major bugs, etc.
Honestly shouldn't matter, it's a fun little chance to both help the mod and get a chance to play it before official release, I would expect eagerness at that prospect!

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Inquisitorfelix
Inquisitorfelix

Closed beta's are more controlled and allow the developers to recieve more directed and informative feedback.

Open beta's generally are used as an excuse to play a game early :P

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lol1234
lol1234

Open beta's generally are used as an excuse to play a game early :P

IKR?
Also, that is the first time I've had one of my comments buried, damn.

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spartanf117
spartanf117

if only i could find a place that sells this game

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macker8894
macker8894

ebay, thats where i got mine ;)

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xxhonzoxx
xxhonzoxx

I would test out for you guys but im filled with school stuff. srry

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DarkPrinceRob
DarkPrinceRob

i would also but ima **** tester

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IceBlade09
IceBlade09

I wish I could help out, but school has me far too busy to commit to anything right now.

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MirVerasky
MirVerasky

im running my homeworld on a laptop intel core i7-2630QM, turbo boost up to 2.9GHz but i stay in singapore :/ does that count ?

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Nathanius
Nathanius

I'll be unable to be available for the 2 or 3 hours a day I'm afraid, but I look forward to giving you feedback on your open Beta, dev to dev :)

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Aliah Author
Aliah

I look forward to it, while I can't promise black holes, I hope the fluid combat will be enough. =)

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jorzza
jorzza

gah, don't meet one of the requirements

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DarkPrinceRob
DarkPrinceRob

well i don't know if my laptop will run it. I already wrote my specs down in one of the screen shots

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Yayap4
Yayap4

My problem is that I have no idea what XFire is...

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Yayap4
Yayap4

Ah... I figured out what xfire is, and I made an account... but then I re-read the requirements... i'm not 18... lol darn.

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Sgt_V3n0m
Sgt_V3n0m

I WOULD send you an application for the closed beta, but I'll be out of town starting this Tuesday, so no go for me. T-T

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DarkPrinceRob
DarkPrinceRob

I would also but time different :(

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Aliah Author
Aliah

I would like to note that those of you who apply should know in less than a week if you're considered/have a spot on the testing krewe. It wasn't stated in the news post, that's my bad.

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NinjaTheory
NinjaTheory

I'm just gonna assume Velo will make room for me =P

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Aliah Author
Aliah

I wouldn't assume anything, Velo is on 'freshers', if you want to join testing, you need to apply like everyone else. No special favors.

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880Zero
880Zero

Aliah's right. You don't have the priveledge to cut the line in front of everybody else just because you're friends with Velo.

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purplehayabusa
purplehayabusa

Aw, I'm one year short of the testing age, and lacking of a beastly PC to run Homeworld II on, all I got is Parallels running on my Macbook Pro XD

But that seems to run Empire at War with around 500 units onscreen at once plus all their individual effects pretty well..

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CKYRules
CKYRules

I would love to participate in this beta testing. Ive beta tested for a few mods. And ive worked on several mods.
My computer specs are

AMD Phenom(tm) 9750 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory:
4096MB RAM
Hard Drive:
1 TB
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB
Monitor:
37" Vizio TV
Sound Card:
Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Speakers/Headphones:
Logitech Z 530 5.1 Surround sound system + Sub Woofer
Keyboard:
Logitech Backlight Keys-Compliant Keyboard
Mouse:
Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
Mouse Surface:
Pad
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Motherboard:
Nvidia 750a SLI mother board

If i meet your qualifications then please let me know

My Xfire name is CKYRules

Ive played all the Halo games

Signed,

CKYRules

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CKYRules
CKYRules

Sorry should of allowed more time to read this instead of right after i woke up. Submitted the proper way.

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ADM.Klix
ADM.Klix

Way to go guys! Huge progress... All though, I've finished eating all your eye candy now. I want more! - but I can wait. :P

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ThePaladin
ThePaladin

Guys i would love to help with the closed beta but i dont have 2 or 3 hours a day i am in my bacalar year of studies so all i am going to do for you is cheer like a crazy horse :D

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SonicMercenary
SonicMercenary

Have fun beta testing... I would sent one in but i have that dumb model error that makes all the ships grayed out. :( plus I dont know how much time I have in a day, if ya need me 30mins to 1 hr then sure....but the days are the big ones Mondays no. Tues. no. Wen. yes.thur. no Fridays at times. saturdays no. :( sunday ifys.

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