It is finally the time for us to prepare the final phase before the first release: the beta test!
That’s right folks: the project is on the move, and we got a working script!
The only things left are text and image insertion, which shouldn’t take long. As result, we are then preparing beta test, to ensure glitches and other obnoxious stuff won’t plague our first release of the patch.
We will provide the first 3 chapters to test out the various problems people might encounter while playing the game. Obviously, more substancial tests will be required in the future (especially a full one before the first release). Hence, Sterling01 will provide the script of the other chapters as they become ready for testing.
However, there are of course some conditions you must abide if you wish to participate:
- You must have your own Umineko episode 2 copy (the base script of the patch works only for episode 2 for the moment). We won’t provide ANY file aside of what is necessary for the patch.
- You will be asked to report any glitch you might encounter in the most usual situations (various programs at the same time, different codec or so (for the movie for example). Hence, repeated tests of the same 3 chapters will be done by the beta testers. Therefore, please do not post your candidature if you are just expecting premiere for the patch: you will be asked to run the game many times, so it won’t be a field trip.
- You are forbidden from sharing or distributing the patch on the net. If such things happen, we will either cut off contact, or at the very worst, we will withdraw the patch project. We do not have the luxury to afford riot and such, otherwise, beta testing recruitment would be meaningless.
- You MUST like black tea!
Hence, if you feel that you have the motivation and the requisites to help us finalizing the patch, please contact me and/or Sterling01 for that matter (either on AnimeSuki Forums or Baka-Tsuki Forum). We only need 7 persons for this task (we might expand the number however), so don’t wait too much, but don’t rush either.As a little update of this announcement, we currently have 3 beta testers ready to help us, hence we will only accept 4 more people.
And as a little bonus, here is the current progress status of Episode 2 Translation:
Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch:
-45% of Episode 2 has been translated,
-17% edit phase
-10% Image Edit phase
-0% Onscripter encode phase
Beta Test (closed)
We judged we actually have enough beta testers with 3 people as we will obviously do internal tests on our side as well. Thanks for your candidatures everyone!
We will post update of the progress as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to check the main page of the Umineko Project on Baka Tsuki, as the patch might come out sooner than expected. Of course, for the sake of avoiding false hope, there isn’t any true estimation of when this patch will be ready. Just be patient and stay tuned :)