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This guideline will continue to be updated throughout testing. The Most recent update was on:

9:08 AM EST 29 January 2019

 

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QA Tester Guidelines

 

Hey everyone! Thanks for choosing to help us out and make this game we all love to be the best it can (Yes, it’s PR talk, but it is legitimately true) and I am absolutely grateful for the work you will do. Now, for some serious business.

 

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW

 

Bug Reporting:

 

Every single bug report should include:

  • The Title should include the Version (Currently on QA Build 1)
    • ex. (QAB - 1) Nugget won't stop eating and explodes 5
  • A detailed description of the bug
  • Buildings, behaviors, player actions, and the outcome as they relate to what went wrong
  • Images, video, and audio when necessary
  • Including a save when needed is very helpful
    • To upload a save, you will have to zip it beforehand. If uploading still does not work, put it somewhere (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and include a link to download it
  • Reproduction steps that anyone can perform to get the bug (Please please please if you can)
  • When you see a bug, try and reproduce it yourself. If you can and you know the steps, then post the bug so others can confirm it
  • I know this is a bother, but having reproduction steps makes it infinitely easier for us to track down the issue and solve it. Without your steps, I will have to personally go through every report and try and get my own repro
  • If  you need to make a report without repro that is still better than nothing! :D And later if you find repro steps, all you have to do is update the report. Moreover, if you see a report without repro, and you find out the repro somehow, comment your steps and let the OP know! Teamwork is the best work!
  • The severity of the bug on a 1-5 scale IN THE TITLE
  • 1 being unimportant/doesn’t affect gameplay
  • 3 being a bug that causes issues and may adversely affect gameplay
  • 5 being gamebreaking
  • The OS you tested in
  • This is mostly important for Mac and Linux users, but Windows users also include this please. It will take no more than 15 keystrokes :)

 

 

 

Bug reports should be limited to things you absolutely are certain are not intended. If you find something that isn’t working the way you would expect, or you think may be an unfinished feature, contact me or a dev on discord privately (Not in a general channel) and we’ll work to figure it out.

 

As a general guideline, it would be great for all of you to communicate with each other about the bugs you find. If someone posts a bug and you have free time, go ahead and do their repro, and comment that you have confirmed the bug happens. If you can’t reproduce it, comment with details about what you did. Working together as a community will help lessen the load for all of us.

 

Example Report:

Title: QAB - 2 Nuggets Animate eating around rocks (Severity 2)

Severity: 2, doesn't affect gameplay too much

Description: I keep seeing nuggets animating their eating animation around stones. Seems to happen when they are mining, but only in specific cases. For example, it only happens with loan rocks, not stone piles that change the terrain type. See image provided. Also, it seems like if you use telekinesis, you can knock them out of it.

 

Repro:

  • Start a new (Normal Mode) game
  • Build an eatery
  • Once an eatery is built, observe nuggets mining
    • They should now be doing the eating animation instead of the mining animation
  • (Optional) use telekinesis while they are animating this way

 

 

Fill in the Blank Report Form (Copy and Paste):

 

Title:
the title of the post should describe in a short summary what the bug is
Build version:
The version of the Universim you are playing. The current version is V26, which will be displayed in the top left between the creator points and time UI elements.
Severity on a scale of 1-5:
1 is a small bug (text issue) with little to no impact on gameplay and 5 is a gamebreaking bug
Description:
Be as descriptive as possible while detailing exactly what happens, what the bug is, and any possible implications the bug has to your game. 
Reproduction:

In bullet point form, detail every single action you take to have this bug show up consistently. Even the most minute bit of information may reveal you doing something we never thought to.
 

 

Relevant images and saves:

Simply include any extra material that may help us. Save files are especially important, as we can use them to find errors and situations to kill the bugs. For this, please host the image or file somewhere (Remember to protect your privacy while doing so) and link in the bug report to that location.

 

Features To Be Focus Tested:

  • MINISTERS (MOST IMPORTANT)
    • Minister of Water
    • Minister of Architecture
    • Minister of Power
    • Minister of Defense
    • Minister of Education
    • Minister of Agriculture
    • Minister of Entertainment
    • Minister of Medicine
  • Glass Works
  • Chemical Factory
  • University
  • Clone Building
  • Movie Theater
  • Hot Air Balloon

 

 

IMPORTANT:

Anyone who is experience the nuggets frozen or any other save load issue such as infinite loading, PM me the save, along with a link to the relevant forum post detailing your problem. More likely than not, you're getting an error during load that will help us track it down.


 

As bugs get reported and updated, I will do my best to keep this list updated. Before posting, please check this list and the rest of the forum, to make sure you aren’t double posting. If you find out that a bug you just found has already been reported, add your report to the comments of that post. You will still get brownie points ;)

 

Known Bugs:

  • Winter fog disappears abruptly at the end of the season
  • Winter ends abruptly

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here. I do want to keep this particular thread pretty clean though, so if you ask a question and I answer it adequately, I will likely then hide your comment so it doesn't clutter the thread. Any questions you want to have discussion about should be carried out in other threads. Thank you!

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How do I get the DL link to test?

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It's on the QA branch on Steam. You have to use the password, which is pinned in the QA Discord channel. But the new build is going to be on the Experimental branch very soon today

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Weird. I'm not getting any options on steam for any other versions

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Did you use the QA password?

 

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Just now, Magecoerlin said:

Did you use the QA password?

 

oh I'm dumb.. the access code to put in the box LOL I was thinking something else

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Ok people the V0.0..31 Q&A Update is Live !!!!

Keep posting those bugs

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