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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Thu, 17Nov09 18:41

Well, the time is now definite. We have been experiencing a greater-than-expected number of bugs in this large, complex episode and have had to slip everything by a week to stomp them all but Wolfschadowe has just committed to a final release schedule.

Episode 1.7 (Chapter 7) of Brad's Erotic Week will be released to our "Early Release" users on Monday, November 20 and the General Public release will be on Monday, November 27.

This one hasn't been easy, folks and we appreciate everyone's patience during the ridiculously long delay between 1.6 and 1.7. Future episodes will be much more manageable and should be back on a reasonable release schedule of 3 to 5 months per episode.
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby Affabilis » Fri, 17Nov10 00:02

I'm so glad to hear this, but personally I wouldn't mind waiting a few more weeks until most bugs are squashed properly :lol:
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby Tao Dude » Sat, 17Nov11 15:54

Affabilis wrote:I'm so glad to hear this, but personally I wouldn't mind waiting a few more weeks until most bugs are squashed properly :lol:

The more people playing the game the better as it helps drive the bugs into the open where Wolf and the team can stomp them.
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Sat, 17Nov11 17:24

Tao Dude wrote:...
The more people playing the game the better as it helps drive the bugs into the open where Wolf and the team can stomp them.

Yup. An example of that is the "Early Release." Our supporters get the game a week early but bug hunting continues furiously during that week before the general public release. [img]images/icones/icon13.gif[/img]
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Fri, 17Nov17 18:37

Well, I hate doing this but the previously mentioned bugs have overwhelmed us and the next release will have to be delayed another week to allow for that. We ARE getting them resolved but there were just so many of them that it has taken more time than expected. The sheer complexity of the new episode in which some already existing side characters have been promoted to major status worked against us as well.

New scheduled dates are:

Early release for existing $25.00 and above supporters - November 27
General release for all public users - December 4

Wolfschadowe's rather lengthy comment and detailed explanation can be found here: https://bradseroticweek.rocks/bewbb/vie ... 4304#p4304
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby Marco6661 » Fri, 17Nov17 19:07

Thank you JFR for your perseverance, you and all the team.
Soon the end of the concerns.
Good luck ! [img]images/icones/icon7.gif[/img]
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby Rexxx » Sat, 17Nov18 16:10

After all this problems in adding the new 3 girls I'm very happy that patrons decided on this, I know that the main reason was to not lose all the saves when they would have added at the end, but I liked very much 2 of them and I don't know if wolfschadowe would have done with all 3.
I'm sure that he had that idea, but this is a very big game if you think at what work would have been only add one, begin all that for other 2 time could break the most indomitable will.
Personally I'm so astonished to what he has put in this games that I already know that I won't see all the scenaries, so I can understand what effort he is doing to create BEW.
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Sat, 17Nov18 20:50

Rexxx wrote:After all this problems in adding the new 3 girls I'm very happy that patrons decided on this, I know that the main reason was to not lose all the saves when they would have added at the end ...

That was a concern but was corrected early on. The real problems came about when the "new, romantic" content for each girl was merged with the already existing "non-romantic" content for the girls who were already in the game. It wasn't just a matter of adding new stuff. Wolf had to go back and add in new content to older scenes that were already complete. That turned out to be very complicated and caused some logic bugs that had to be seen to be believed.

We are getting it fixed and expect to meet the current dates, assuming something terrible doesn't happen when the early release goes to patrons. The way things have been going on this "episode from hell," it wouldn't surprise me but I don't expect any serious problems.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of fans like you and are taking heart in knowing that Episode 8 will be a piece of cake after this one. :lol:
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby Tao Dude » Sun, 17Nov19 00:45

JFR wrote:We appreciate the patience and understanding of fans like you and are taking heart in knowing that Episode 8 will be a piece of cake after this one. :lol:

Tempted to say 'famous lat words', but i suspect that you are right. I know from my early professional career that weaving new features into existing operational code is fraught with difficulty: extending existing capabilities that build on the code base is [relatively] straightforward. 8051 Assembler anyone?
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Sun, 17Nov26 04:56

Well folks, I hope this will be the last status report I do for Chapter 7. [img]images/icones/icon14.gif[/img]

The "new and improved" full beta is in the hands of testers and is looking good. After the bug-fest of the interim betas, that is very welcome news. As of tonight, we are still on track to deliver the Early Release Version to upper-level supporters this week, in the next couple of days. Assuming no new disasters, that puts the general public release still on schedule for December 4.

We are again having "issues" with the forum software - insert much cursing and gnashing of teeth here. [img]images/icones/icon5.gif[/img] Since one of the download methods goes through the forum, that might mean slow access for some downloaders. We are looking at some alternatives in case that happens. We'll let you know if that becomes necessary.
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Tue, 17Nov28 00:25

The Early Access release of BEW Episode 1.7 (aka Chapter 7) is now available for on-line play only via the BEW Forum for previously funded $25.00 and above supporters. New patrons who are first funded with the next pay cycle on December 1 will gain access as soon as possible after that date. All of that means we are still on track for the public release on Monday, December 4.

The Early Access version is only playable on-line but the public release will be, as always, available for download and off-line play. The only problem for now is the continued trouble with our website. The hosting service has finally admitted that we have outgrown what they can handle as to bandwidth and server capacity. Wolfschadowe is in the process of migrating the forum to another, more capable host but it will take a week or so. For the meantime, we are stuck with the old server and on-line players may experience difficulties getting in to access the game. Frankly, I have been having real trouble just getting in to the site I am supposed to be moderating. [img]images/icones/icon5.gif[/img]

All I can say for now is to try again after a few minutes if you try to get into the BEW Forum and get the dreaded "Oops ..." message. We are working on it. I just wish we had had some warning from the hosting service so we could make the necessary changes before "Release Week." :sarcastic:
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Tue, 17Nov28 03:43

Also, since I am only able to get into the forum site rarely, I'll try to offer support and answer questions here or on Wolfschadowe's P**** page for the next few days until we get the site moved to the new server. Not an ideal situation but what are you gonna do? [img]images/icones/icon12.gif[/img]
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby ut1stgear1 » Tue, 17Nov28 03:48

Got in about 2 hrs ago and was able to play for about an hour. Had to do something else and am now getting the dreaded oops screen. Will try again later.

Edit:I am glad to report that, for me anyway, as of late last night I have had no problems accessing the BEW forum nor the game link from that forum. Hopefully this means the transition from one host to another is going smoothly and quickly.
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby JFR » Tue, 17Nov28 20:46

ut1stgear1 wrote:...
Edit:I am glad to report that, for me anyway, as of late last night I have had no problems accessing the BEW forum nor the game link from that forum. Hopefully this means the transition from one host to another is going smoothly and quickly.

I think it is more a matter of timing and luck as the change-over has not happened yet. We are finding that the best times to try to access the forum, and the on-line play feature, are when others are NOT. I have had some luck getting in after midnight Pacific time. I think that is likely because many of our players in the states are asleep. ;) Of course, we have players all around the world but I suspect the majority are in the US so when they are all off-line it frees up bandwidth for others to get in.
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Re: Brad's Erotic Week (BEW) - S01, E06 (2016-09-02)

Postby ut1stgear1 » Wed, 17Nov29 08:21

JFR wrote:I think it is more a matter of timing and luck as the change-over has not happened yet. We are finding that the best times to try to access the forum, and the on-line play feature, are when others are NOT. I have had some luck getting in after midnight Pacific time. I think that is likely because many of our players in the states are asleep. ;) Of course, we have players all around the world but I suspect the majority are in the US so when they are all off-line it frees up bandwidth for others to get in.

lol Right after I wrote that I couldn't get in and I am finding that what you said to also be true for me in MST US time zone. Timing it is and also seems to work well when people are at work. Kept meaning to do another edit to correct my previous post but you beat me to it.
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