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      The Light at the end of The Long Dark -- Launch Date, WINTERMUTE, Next Sandbox Update   05/16/2017

      For the latest information on WINTERMUTE (story mode in The Long Dark), as well as details on the final sandbox update prior to our August 1 launch, check out our recent Dev Diary here: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/light-at-the-end/ And while you're there, be sure to have a look at our new FAQ as well: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/frequently-asked-questions/
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      The Long Dark Sandbox **May 2017 Test Branch** [OPT-IN, FORUM PASSWORD, SPOILERS]   05/19/2017

      Hello community, 

      As we did with the December 2016 Sandbox Update, we are implementing a TEST BRANCH for The Long Dark's MAY/JUNE 2017 Update, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER. This reflects the fact that we have a huge diversity of players on a variety of hardware configurations, and as a small studio we just can’t test them all! 

      The idea here is to provide an early version of the next update, about a week or so before we’d like to launch it officially in the Release branch (i.e. where you are currently getting it), so that we get some extra time to find bugs, crashes, and any other issues before it goes lives for the rest of our community. 
        >>> IF YOU DO NOT OPT-IN TO THE TEST BRANCH, YOU WILL NOT GET IT. I.e. You will not get the Test Branch build "by accident". This should help keep spoilers to a minimum. Here on Official Forums the Test Branch Discussion subforum requires a password to access. The password is: test_branch
      Some details. READ THESE CAREFULLY: 

      * The Test Branch is for STEAM ONLY. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. 
      * The Test Branch is full of SPOILERS. If you don’t want to see what’s in the next update, stay out of the Test Branch and all its discussions. 
      * The Test Branch is a tool for us to find issues with Work In Progress features. We’re primarily looking for feedback on bugs, crashes, and any major balancing issues. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the appropriate TEST BRANCH sub-forums on Steam and in our Official Community. DO NOT DISCUSS TEST BRANCH FEATURES outside the Test Branch sub-forums. Those posts will be moved or deleted. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the posted bug submission procedures. This will help the development team filter the feedback, eliminate duplicates, and in general ensure we can act on the feedback in a more timely fashion. 

      Our hope is that this new Test Branch process will allow us to ensure we can continue to put out stable Sandbox updates well into the future. 

      We’re very hopeful that the people who choose to opt-in to this Test Branch will approach this as a way to help ensure the updates are as smooth and stable as possible, and not use the Test Branch discussion as a forum to lobby for or against certain features or content. 

      As always, The Long Dark is a community-informed, not community-driven, project. We look forward to enlisting your help in identifying whatever issues we’ve missed in our own internal testing! 

      For more details, please check out the TEST BRANCH discussion forums [SPOILERS!] http://hinterlandforums.com/index.php?/forum/81-test-branch-spoilers/ (See password info above for access)

      Thank you! 

      The Hinterland Team 
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Info: Upcoming Test Branch, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER Timeline, Save Wipe

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Hello community,

We are in the final few days of preparing the next update, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER, for the Test Branch. 
 

We are aiming to have the Test Branch updated by the end of this week.


As always, the Test Branch is an opt-in Steam branch that is full of spoilers. If you prefer to preserve the next update as a fresh experience, we recommend you wait for the full update release.

Our current estimates on FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER are that it will be ready by the end of May, but this depends on how the testing and finalization process goes. 
 

This "end of May" window should be considered a tentative, aspirational deadline.


We will provide ongoing progress reports and communicate final dates when we get closer.
 

Also, just a reminder, that with FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER, all current saves will be wiped. Profile data will be preserved, however, so all progress towards Feats, and all saved Journals, will continue to work.


Remember that the Test Branch is insulated from the Live Game so you will not be affected by the save wipe until the full update is released later this month.

SPOILERS: For more information about some of the features and content being added in FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER, refer to this recent dev diary post www.thelongdark.com

Thank you for your time.

- The Hinterland Team

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Looking forward to helping find and squash bugs!

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I know the games on the main branch are going to be wiped when this hits release but if we join the test branch do the saves we have there carry over when it becomes the official branch?

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4 hours ago, LonelySurvivor said:

I know the games on the main branch are going to be wiped when this hits release but if we join the test branch do the saves we have there carry over when it becomes the official branch?

no, all your progress, saves from the test branch will be gone with the full release (it is always like that to make sure not to mix things up) Therefore you normally shouldn't use a real savegame in the test branch but start a new one - this time it doesn't matter because your normal saves will be gone too.

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8 hours ago, LonelySurvivor said:

I know the games on the main branch are going to be wiped when this hits release but if we join the test branch do the saves we have there carry over when it becomes the official branch?

To add to @MueckE's info above -- the test branch will be just like previous versions, in that your save games from the test build won't carry over to the eventual release build. Keeping them separate makes supporting the testing process cleaner, as we may update the test build one or more times before release. 

But the absolute last day for your "regular" save games will be when the public, release build version of the update goes live. 

 

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5 hours ago, Patrick Carlson said:

But the absolute last day for your "regular" save games will be when the public, release build version of the update goes live. 

Will we get any advance notice of that, or will it just happen?

Cheers.

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6 minutes ago, Pillock said:

Will we get any advance notice of that, or will it just happen?

Cheers.

We will give notice, yes. 

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Im excited :) thanks hinterland. Any chance the update will include the new map art and scenery look?

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The coming update has have a wide variety of graphical changes, including updates to the appearances of the environment, weather, user interface, and first person experience. To many of us on the team, the change feels quite dramatic.

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46 minutes ago, Mel Guille said:

The coming update has have a wide variety of graphical changes, including updates to the appearances of the environment, weather, user interface, and first person experience. To many of us on the team, the change feels quite dramatic.

I can't wait for this, the most important thing on the update imho. I wanna see all those subtle things.

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1 hour ago, togg said:

I can't wait for this, the most important thing on the update imho. I wanna see all those subtle things.

Yeah, I'm going to be exploring the entire map again, just to see all the extra details.

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14 hours ago, Mel Guille said:

The coming update has have a wide variety of graphical changes, including updates to the appearances of the environment, weather, user interface, and first person experience. To many of us on the team, the change feels quite dramatic.

Wheater ? I always imagine and request a wheater for lightning and thunder with big dark clouds. I'm sure it could match a lot with the feeling of insecurity we met sometimes. 

 

Edited : *Weather

Edited by Vinceofpyrenees
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 I really appreciate the way that Hinterland always gives us things to look forward to! This upcoming opt in test branch is going to be an absolute blast. Looking forward to it!

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On 15/05/2017 at 8:24 PM, admin said:

Hello community,

We are in the final few days of preparing the next update, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER, for the Test Branch. 
 

We are aiming to have the Test Branch updated by the end of this week.


As always, the Test Branch is an opt-in Steam branch that is full of spoilers. If you prefer to preserve the next update as a fresh experience, we recommend you wait for the full update release.

Our current estimates on FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER are that it will be ready by the end of May, but this depends on how the testing and finalization process goes. 
 

This "end of May" window should be considered a tentative, aspirational deadline.


We will provide ongoing progress reports and communicate final dates when we get closer.
 

Also, just a reminder, that with FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER, all current saves will be wiped. Profile data will be preserved, however, so all progress towards Feats, and all saved Journals, will continue to work.


Remember that the Test Branch is insulated from the Live Game so you will not be affected by the save wipe until the full update is released later this month.

SPOILERS: For more information about some of the features and content being added in FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER, refer to this recent dev diary post www.thelongdark.com

Thank you for your time.

- The Hinterland Team

Is this preview going to be available on Xbox?

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18 hours ago, Mel Guille said:

The coming update has have a wide variety of graphical changes, including updates to the appearances of the environment, weather, user interface, and first person experience. To many of us on the team, the change feels quite dramatic.

Great. I hope one of the changes include an higher resolution sky. I hate to look at the stars at night and feel that I have an eye condition. Sharp stars would be awesome.

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did you people see one of the last tweets with a big change on the lookout zone design? I can't even be sure if it's ML or CH!

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5 hours ago, Vinceofpyrenees said:

Edited : I am french, sorry.

No I'm sorry I just went for a humorous moment 

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