Which version to play

Describe your experience with the latest version of FreeOrion to help us improve it.
Forum rules
Always mention the exact version of FreeOrion you are testing.

When reporting an issue regarding the AI, if possible provide the relevant AI log file and a save game file that demonstrates the issue.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
EricF
Space Dragon
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:12 am

Which version to play

#1 Post by EricF » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:52 pm

I played the last numbered release (FreeOrion_v0.4.5_2015-09-01.f203162_Test_Win32_Setup.exe)
and I tried the latest test build (FreeOrion_2016-07-26.ba59cf7_Test_Win32_Setup.exe)

Which one would the developers prefer that I played?
Are they dramatically different?
I did notice some things I liked in the test build that weren't in the numbered release.

User avatar
Geoff the Medio
Programming, Design, Admin
Posts: 12290
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:33 am
Location: Munich

Re: Which version to play

#2 Post by Geoff the Medio » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:09 pm

Testing the latest builds is much more useful than the (rather outdated) release build.

User avatar
MatGB
Creative Contributor
Posts: 3310
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:45 pm

Re: Which version to play

#3 Post by MatGB » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:32 pm

The most recent Release is nearly a year old and we're hoping to get the next one out this summer (we would be onto Release Candidates if it weren't for Personal Life Stuff), generally the Release is for new players to try out, once you know you like the game the most recent Test is virtually always better, the only exception is if there's a game breaking bug in which case the previous weeks works, and we rarely get them.
Mat Bowles

Any code or patches in anything posted here is released under the CC and GPL licences in use for the FO project.

Post Reply