Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pre-Beta Installation Help & Feedback Notes

Hello Yinz,


The installation process for our Pre-Beta is a bit confusing, and it's our fault. We're going to have a quick and easy, single installer file (very soon), but we wanted to release this early version of our game to close contacts in order to get as much feedback as possible. Below are easier instructions to follow. When it doubt, please see the readme.txt that's been packaged into the .zip.


1) .NET Framework 2.0 - Go: http://tinyurl.com/drj86
2) DirectX runtime - Go:
3) XNA runtime - Go:
4) Xbox 360 Wired Controller or Xbox 360 Wireless Controller w/ USB Wireless Receiver
Trino Pre-Beta release: http://tinyurl.com/6kdbjb


1) Install all of the above.
2) Make a sandwich (don't worry, installation doesn't take very long, we just figured you might be hungry).
3) Install Trino by unpackaging the .zip file onto your machine, then run "Projex.exe" (no install required).
4) Play our game.
5) Submit feedback to our Blog or our e-mail list (people not subscribed to ETC lists should submit feedback to our blog).


Our game was built and runs on the following system:

* Intel(R) Core (TM) 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40 GHz
* 2 GB of RAM
* NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
* Microsoft Windows XP SP 2
* XNA Framework 2.0

The game will run on significantly less powerful systems, but to be safe, this is what we recommend.


We're in a good place right now: we're far along with our game to show it off, but we're still in a phase of development where we can make changes and easily add new content. The biggest challenge is TESTING is all to make sure it's fun. You can help us by getting us your thoughts about anything that contributes to the following points:

1. Difficulty Curve & Flow.
2. Interest Curves.
3. Bugs & Crashes.
4. What are your system specifications (, baby)?
5. Anything. Your thoughts on global warming and corporate outsourcing, perhaps.

So watch our blog closely over the next few weeks! Thanks for playing Trino!

1 comment:

Young said...

I like the picture especially for now. :)