Fed2 Star - the newsletter for the space trading game Federation 2

The weekly newsletter for Fed2
by ibgames

EARTHDATE: August 4, 2013

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by Hazed

I hate having to repeat myself, but sometimes it is necessary. So here goes.

If you are in Fed and the game crashes, please send a report to feedback@ibgames.com telling us what you were doing at the time. Include a capture to show what was going on. Even if you were doing nothing, or just chatting, or something else that you are convinced cannot possibly be relevant, send us a report.

It’s very important!

There are something like 80,000 lines of code in the program that makes Fed happen. Right now, Alan doesn’t know which bit of the code to even start looking at to figure out why we are still getting the occasional crash. He needs a clue, a hint, a pointer to tell him where to start looking.

So how do you know there’s been a crash?

A crash is when the game shuts down unexpectedly, without any warning.

The game has a reset every day at 8.00am eastern, which is preceded by two warning messages at 10 and 6 minutes beforehand. Occasionally we may need to shut it down at other times but we will always come into the game and tell you on the comms if that happens.

So if Fed shuts down without any warning, at any time apart from reset time, it’s a crash.

So I repeat:

If you are in the game when it crashes then you should send an email to feedback@ibgames.com telling us what you were doing at the time of the crash. The more detail you can give, the better. If you can include a capture showing your activities, better still. And don't forget to put Fed2 somewhere in the subject line.

Thank you.

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