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Tactical Fleet Combat Beta - HELP / INSTRUCTIONS
« on: September 06, 2013, 09:13:59 PM »
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The first stage of the Predestination beta is now live. This beta covers the Tactical Fleet Combat portion of the game. Please use this thread to ask any questions about the beta or to get any technical assistance you need. For gameplay feedback and ideas, head over to the official General Feedback thread. And to report glitches and gameplay issues, head over to the official Bug Reporting thread.

Installing:
  • If you're signed up to beta test the game, check your Kickstarter mail or email for a message from us with a link to download the game.
  • Download the .zip file from the link you've been sent.
  • Extract the folder inside to anywhere on your computer.
  • Run setup.exe and proceed to accept any install dialogs.
  • When it's finished, the game will launch and a shortcut will be in your start menu to play it again.
Troubleshooting:

Problem: You're supposed to be in the beta but didn't get the link
Please email combatbeta@brainandnerd.com or message us on Kickstarter and we'll get you the link to download the beta.

Problem: The link didn't work or other problems with the download
If the game won't download from the main link you were sent, try one of the mirrors. If it won't download from any of the mirrors provided, wait 30 minutes and try again. If the problem still doesn't clear up, please contact us on Kickstarter or via email to combatbeta@brainandnerd.com.

Problem: The game crashes immediately when it opens
This can sometimes happen if the installer doesn't correctly install dependencies. Download and install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 or greater (link to 3.5 SP1) and Microsoft XNA Redistributable 3.0 (download link), restart your computer and try again.

Problem: The installer says it's already installed from another location
This is a known issue with ClickOnce installers and won't be in the final version. The simplest solution is to uninstall Predestination from the Programs and Features section of the control panel and then run Setup.exe again.

Problem: The game crashes instantly with a NumberFormat Exception on Windows 7
We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix. we'll update this FAQ when a solution is found.


Gameplay:

The beta is divided into four scenarios, each showing a different aspect of the tactical combat that will be available in the final game:
  • Scenario 1: A basic turret-ship slog-fest and tutorial on controls and movement.
  • Scenario 2: An orbital defense scenario introducing deployable mines, missiles, and point defense weapons.
  • Scenario 3: A temporal rift investigation. Destroy the advanced alien ships and you get to salvage the entire field.
  • Scenario 4: A battle designed to test how your computers handle nebulae. Includes several shield upgrades, area-effect plasma weapons, and interceptors.
Cheers,
-- Brendan, Lead Developer
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 06:12:04 PM by Brendan Drain »

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Re: Tactical Fleet Combat Beta - HELP / INSTRUCTIONS
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 12:51:49 AM »
Hit setup. Accepted all the misc stuff. Started doing install then it shut down in the middle saying it couldn't complete. Here is the "details" of the crash:

PLATFORM VERSION INFO
   Windows          : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT)
   Common Language Runtime    : 4.0.30319.296
   System.Deployment.dll       : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
   clr.dll          : 4.0.30319.296 (RTMGDR.030319-2900)
   dfdll.dll          : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100)
   dfshim.dll          : 4.0.31106.0 (Main.031106-0000)

SOURCES
   Deployment url         : file:///C:/Users/Sean/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_CombatBeta.zip/PredestinationCombatBeta/Predestination.application
   Application url         : file:///C:/Users/Sean/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_CombatBeta.zip/PredestinationCombatBeta/Application%20Files/Predestination_0_5_1_39/Predestination.exe.manifest

IDENTITIES
   Deployment Identity      : Predestination.application, Version=0.5.1.39, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=9f90e6c29173df67, processorArchitecture=x86
   Application Identity      : Predestination.exe, Version=0.5.1.39, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=9f90e6c29173df67, processorArchitecture=x86, type=win32

APPLICATION SUMMARY
   * Installable application.

ERROR SUMMARY
   Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
   * Activation of C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Predestination.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
      + Downloading file:///C:/Users/Sean/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_CombatBeta.zip/PredestinationCombatBeta/Application Files/Predestination_0_5_1_39/Content/Textures/metal3.xnb did not succeed.
      + Could not find file 'C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Application Files\Predestination_0_5_1_39\Content\Textures\metal3.xnb'.
      + Could not find file 'C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Application Files\Predestination_0_5_1_39\Content\Textures\metal3.xnb'.
      + Could not find file 'C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Application Files\Predestination_0_5_1_39\Content\Textures\metal3.xnb'.

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
   No transaction error was detected.

WARNINGS
   There were no warnings during this operation.

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:35 PM] : Activation of C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Predestination.application has started.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:41 PM] : Processing of deployment manifest has successfully completed.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:41 PM] : Installation of the application has started.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:42 PM] : Processing of application manifest has successfully completed.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:54 PM] : Found compatible runtime version 2.0.50727.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Detecting dependent assembly Sentinel.v3.5Client, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=msil using Sentinel.v3.5Client, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=msil.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Detecting dependent assembly System.Data.Entity, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089, processorArchitecture=msil using System.Data.Entity, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089, processorArchitecture=msil.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Detecting dependent assembly WindowsBase, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=msil using WindowsBase, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=msil.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Detecting dependent assembly Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35 using Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Detecting dependent assembly Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35 using Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3D, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Detecting dependent assembly Microsoft.DirectX, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35 using Microsoft.DirectX, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:55 PM] : Request of trust and detection of platform is complete.

ERROR DETAILS
   Following errors were detected during this operation.
   * [9/19/2013 7:46:58 PM] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentDownloadException (Unknown subtype)
      - Downloading file:///C:/Users/Sean/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_CombatBeta.zip/PredestinationCombatBeta/Application Files/Predestination_0_5_1_39/Content/Textures/metal3.xnb did not succeed.
      - Source: System.Deployment
      - Stack trace:
         at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
         at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadAllFiles()
         at System.Deployment.Application.FileDownloader.Download(SubscriptionState subState)
         at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDependencies(SubscriptionState subState, AssemblyManifest deployManifest, AssemblyManifest appManifest, Uri sourceUriBase, String targetDirectory, String group, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options)
         at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.DownloadApplication(SubscriptionState subState, ActivationDescription actDesc, Int64 transactionId, TempDirectory& downloadTemp)
         at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.InstallApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, ActivationDescription actDesc)
         at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
         at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
      --- Inner Exception ---
      System.Net.WebException
      - Could not find file 'C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Application Files\Predestination_0_5_1_39\Content\Textures\metal3.xnb'.
      - Source: System
      - Stack trace:
         at System.Net.FileWebRequest.EndGetResponse(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
         at System.Net.FileWebRequest.GetResponse()
         at System.Deployment.Application.SystemNetDownloader.DownloadSingleFile(DownloadQueueItem next)
      --- Inner Exception ---
      System.Net.WebException
      - Could not find file 'C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Application Files\Predestination_0_5_1_39\Content\Textures\metal3.xnb'.
      - Source: System
      - Stack trace:
         at System.Net.FileWebResponse..ctor(FileWebRequest request, Uri uri, FileAccess access, Boolean asyncHint)
         at System.Net.FileWebRequest.GetResponseCallback(Object state)
      --- Inner Exception ---
      System.IO.FileNotFoundException
      - Could not find file 'C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_CombatBeta.zip\PredestinationCombatBeta\Application Files\Predestination_0_5_1_39\Content\Textures\metal3.xnb'.
      - Source: mscorlib
      - Stack trace:
         at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
         at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath)
         at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)
         at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean useAsync)
         at System.Net.FileWebStream..ctor(FileWebRequest request, String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare sharing, Int32 length, Boolean async)
         at System.Net.FileWebResponse..ctor(FileWebRequest request, Uri uri, FileAccess access, Boolean asyncHint)

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS
   No transaction information is available.
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Re: Tactical Fleet Combat Beta - HELP / INSTRUCTIONS
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 01:15:15 AM »
Looks like one or more of the files are missing from your directory or possibly your zip. Try the following steps:
  • Go into program files, programs and features, and uninstall Predestination if it's there
  • Re-download CombatBeta.zip
  • Open CombatBeta.zip and drag the PredestinationCombatBeta folder inside it onto your desktop
  • Close CombatBeta.zip
  • Open the PredestinationCombatBeta folder on your desktop
  • Run the setup.exe in that directory
Please let me know if the same error occurs or paste the new error if one occurs.

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