[Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (Full Version)

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xan2622 -> [Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (12/9/2019 2:53:24 PM)

Hi.

Players that own the game on Steam get updates but a few days after the patch has been made downloadable on the forum. I've been told that updates are delayed on Steam to make sure that the patch doesn't hide a bug or just to make sure the patch is stable. I respect that.

But it would be cool, for those who want, to let them download these updates on Steam as soon as they are available on the forum. To do that, I suggest to use the Steam BETA program:

To enable beta versions on Steam:
- click on your Steam Library
- right-click on the name of the game (on the left) then click on Properties...
- on the new window that appears, click on the fourth tab BETAS
- here, a code is needed to be part of the beta testers

Please, could you give a code to Steam players who want to get updates quickly?




Surtur -> RE: [Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (12/9/2019 3:27:13 PM)

Hi Xan,

This is something we are looking into. Though having said that, even Steam open betas going forward will go through some screening before going live. So we should be able to keep up better with the Matrix betas going forward, but we will not be able to match them easily.

- Surtur




xan2622 -> RE: [Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (12/10/2019 7:50:46 AM)

Thank you for considering this option.




kevinkins -> RE: [Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (12/17/2019 3:19:40 PM)

Can the Open Betas be installed over a Steam installation? I swapped .exe files and that did not work. If it can be done, please provide a step by step or point us to a link that already explains the process. Going on memory, I think it can be done, but not 100% on that. Thanks.

Kevin




apache85 -> RE: [Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (12/17/2019 10:20:33 PM)

Hey kevinkins,

The procedure for manually applying an update to a Steam installation is:

0. Optional but recommended. Rename your existing game executable to Command_old.exe - this will allow you to quickly roll back if you experience problems.
1. Download the update from the Matrix forums
2. Unzip the compressed archive (either .7z or .zip format) to your main game installation directory. The default is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Command Modern Operations\. When prompted to overwrite, choose 'yes'.
3. Launch the game and verify that the update has been applied correctly by checking the version number in game.

If the update causes problems and switching back to the old .exe as described in 0 above does not work, you can use Steam to automatically restore your game files to default state for the current Steam version. Right click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties > Local Files > Verify integrity of game files... This will automatically restore your game to the current Steam release version.




kevinkins -> RE: [Feature Request] Allow Steam players to get updates quickly thanks to the Steam BETA program (12/17/2019 11:21:47 PM)

Thanks. This is helpful for me and a lot of others. I guess when Steam does it's update, you will actually move a bit backwards so we will need to keep and eye on our version numbers.

Kevin




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