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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/15/2017 2:00:16 PM   
Crossroads


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quote:

ORIGINAL: berto


Weeks, not months.


My recent post from Dev Forum:


quote:

ORIGINAL: Crossroads

Our first, full RELEASE CANDIDATE package is now available at the Opening Post.

It's a big one, for instance:

  • Latest exes from Berto
  • Recentered units from Mike
  • Data fixes from Jason
  • All Scenario Descriptions revisited, including Alan's three packages - Play Mode: H2H -> H2H/SIDE AB where feasible
  • Teaching Set Lua player briefings (do check them out Jason) - 1982 scenario: added Gunships, MANPADs, and a Recce sqd
  • \Manual subfolder rename: -> Manual\Guest Designer Documents -> Manual\NATO Symbols Explained
  • NATO Symbol Map + document updated.
  • Alan's Mods Enabled
  • AllUnitDisplays as a disabled Mod.






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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/17/2017 12:55:13 PM   
    berto


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    Another (private) Dev Forum post:

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: berto

    In the most advanced test sequences -- the ones with the fewest interruptions, on WinXP & Win8.1 -- the number of scenarios auto-tested is now ~145. Aside from the several issues mentioned earlier, no new problems to report, everything appears to be WAD. 145 scenarios down, with



    rober@Rob10rto /cygdrive/c/Games/Matrix Games/Middle East/middle_east/scenarios
    $ ls -1 *.scn | wc -l
    243



    nearly 100 more to go.

    For csttrun, I implemented a -r, reverse scenario list feature. This allows one to auto-test the scenarios in reverse order, from largest to smallest, for example:



    rober@Rob10rto /cygdrive/c/Games/Matrix Games/Middle East/middle_east
    $ ls -lS scenarios/*.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 264088 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Duel_For_the_Golan_1985-Rafid.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 146410 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Duel_For_the_Golan_1985-Night.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 116358 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Deversoir.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 69120 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Tournament_Set_C01.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 63549 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Abu_Ageila_1967.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 58993 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Rafah 67.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 53422 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Ismaliyah_1973.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 52701 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Khaldah_1982.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 50355 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Abuagheila67.scn
    -rwxrwx---+ 1 rober rober 48086 Oct 15 21:03 scenarios/Port_Said_1956.scn
    ...




    I tried a reverse test, with Duel_For_the_Golan_1985-Rafid.scn being the first scenario tested. Duel_For_the_Golan_1985-Rafid.scn is huge. Worse from a testing perspective, it is very long also -- 60 turns. After letting the scenario run for ~10 minutes, I could see where it would require perhaps a full day to run through entirely. We don't have time for that. So I aborted the test sequence and instead began (using the csttrun -s, -skip scenario option) with a scenario of more reasonable size, Tournament_Set_C01.scn. That scenario test took seven hours overnight to run through (successfully). In this new, reverse order testing sequence (on Win10), it is now Turn 41 (out of 50) in Abu_Ageila_1967.scn. Here too, so far so good.

    Round-the-clock testing continues...


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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/19/2017 7:24:34 PM   
    berto


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    Another (private) Dev Forum post:

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: berto

    Tallying the score:



    rober@Rob10rto /cygdrive/c/Games/Matrix Games/Middle East/middle_east/mods/SpellingGrammarFixes/scenarios
    $ diff '/cygdrive/c/Games/Matrix Games/Middle East/middle_east/scenarios' . | egrep -v "\.org|\.map|\.lua|\.bmp|\.ai|\.aix" | egrep "^<" | wc -l
    789

    rober@Rob10rto /cygdrive/c/Games/Matrix Games/Middle East/middle_east/mods/SpellingGrammarFixes/scenarios
    $ ls -1 | wc -l
    194



    789 fixes across 194 .sc[ln] files.

    And with that, I am done!

    ...

    With the .sc[ln] files. I still have to do texts/unittext.txt. But being smarter, I will just run that through the MS Word spell/grammar checker straightaway.

    That is actually an undercount, because before that, Crossroads (Petri) had applied many fixes also. (We subsequently agreed that Petri would handle the unittext.txt spelling/grammar fixes.)

    Yes, we at the CSL are spell/grammar checking the game text too!

    QAing the product continues...



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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/21/2017 8:26:51 AM   
    Crossroads


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    These might not be the most exciting Sneak Peek postings, but alas, testing and more testing is pretty much what we are doing at the moment.

    Microsoft just released a new update to their operating system, so we needed to dedicate one test rig (mine) to ensure all's good there as well.


    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Crossroads

    All test runs completed successfully. Seems we're good with W10 Fall Creator's Update edition as well. To be continued!

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Crossroads

    I've now completed the Fall Creator's Update installation, and launched a random set of games (a snippet from the scenario listing) to run under automated testing til morning.

    Ramtha_1970.scn
    Rumani_1967.scn
    Rumani_1973.scn
    SAM_Hunting_1973.scn
    Shadwan_Island_1970.scn
    Sharm_el_Sheikh_1956.scn
    Teaching_Set_A01.scn
    Teaching_Set_A02.scn
    Teaching_Set_A03.scn
    Teaching_Set_A04.scn
    Teaching_Set_A05.scn
    Tel_al_Ful_1967.scn
    Tel_Faher_1967.scn
    Tel_Hermonit_1a_1973.scn
    Tel_Masharah_1973.scn
    Tel_Mashara_1_1973.scn
    Thamad_1956.scn
    Timimoun_1958.scn
    Tournament_Set_A01.scn
    Tournament_Set_A02.scn
    Tournament_Set_A03.scn
    Tournament_Set_A04.scn
    Tournament_Set_B01.scn
    Umm_Qatef_1948.scn
    Winter_Lake_1973.scn
    Yad_Mordechai_1948.scn


    Me:

    My computer:





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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/21/2017 8:30:57 AM   
    Crossroads


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    In layman's language: while I had sweet dreams, the QA testing script launched 26 scenarios on AI-vs-AI mode. Each game played out to its conclusion, and all games were successfully completed. I just completed all DG Bootcamp scenarios as Hot Seat on Fall Creator's Update, that was a successful run as well.

    So far so good!

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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/22/2017 1:10:17 PM   
    Crossroads


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    Another day, another new build. We're getting closer to releasing (internally, to Dev Team) a "Release Candidate #2" package for further vetting. But not quite yet. Maybe tomorrow, or on Tuesday.

    While I work with some other things, my test rig, a W10 64bit v1709 (Fall Creators Update) desktop, is about to execute the following 42 scenario run. First two ones already successfully completed!

    Berto, in his awesome Man Cave, is not being vacant either:

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: berto

    On my part here, I have

  • Two systems (WinXP & Win8.1) resuming normal testing.
  • One system (Win7) devoted to testing troublesome scenarios.
  • One system (Win10, my main dev system) for special purpose tests, and tests done in full debug mode.

    Good luck to us all.







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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/22/2017 1:57:53 PM   
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    Good to see the Win7 testing, I'm liking it!!

    Question for the dev team that came to mind a couple of days ago.

    I did some modding to the battalion & brigade files to add leaders to the major combatants. Also added real Israeli & Arab names to the name files.

    Is it safe to assume those battalion and Brigade oob's will be over written by the new CSME 2.0?

    If so can I resave those files and overwrite the oob's and name files after I install 2.0 or will I gum up the works?

    I'm not sure how those files have changed with the new 2.0 so figured I'd ask. If I have to do more extensive work after 2.0 install, I want to be prepared.

    Thanks
    John


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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/22/2017 2:27:36 PM   
    Crossroads


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Big Ivan

    Good to see the Win7 testing, I'm liking it!!

    Question for the dev team that came to mind a couple of days ago.

    I did some modding to the battalion & brigade files to add leaders to the major combatants. Also added real Israeli & Arab names to the name files.

    Is it safe to assume those battalion and Brigade oob's will be over written by the new CSME 2.0?

    If so can I resave those files and overwrite the oob's and name files after I install 2.0 or will I gum up the works?

    I'm not sure how those files have changed with the new 2.0 so figured I'd ask. If I have to do more extensive work after 2.0 install, I want to be prepared.

    Thanks
    John



    Good day John

    Yes, W7, W8.x and W10 are the supported platforms. XP continues to be part of our test part, although no longer supported by Microsoft, as it tends to be more peculiar to certain code behaviour at times that other operating systems have no issues with. Berto likes to make a note of those.

    As for the Orders of Battles, I am pretty certain we've only modified the Platoon level files, so anything you've done above them should be OK. Package them as a Mod so you have them always available, JSGME continues to be part of CSME 2.0 as well.

    So yes, you should be good with those with the next version as well.

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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/22/2017 3:00:33 PM   
    Big Ivan


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    Thanks Petri,

    Good idea, I will mod those and tuck away for future safe keeping.

    Cheers!
    John

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    RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/22/2017 5:49:33 PM   
    Crossroads


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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Big Ivan

    Thanks Petri,

    Good idea, I will mod those and tuck away for future safe keeping.

    Cheers!
    John


    Looking forward seeing your mod John!

    By the way, Spartan, at Ode to DG thread, suggested using Leaders(foot) deployed on Halftracks as Tank Coy/Bn leaders. Was historical too, and HTs can stay up with tanks, while Jeeps can not.

    A neat suggestion for sure.

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