IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

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IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:15 pm

In this thread, which I'll keep separate from the main discussion for organization, I will be managing the following media;

- Screenshots
- Video
- Commentary
- Q&A

The topics I'll be covering are;

- Everything. Menus, file structure, editor, replays, gameplay, graphics, sounds, you name it I'll cover it.

My media will come in the form of -

- Videos encoded in h264 through Staxrip and/or MEGUI. They will be in either 960x600 (majority will be 960x600 to conserve space on my drives) or 1920x1200 (reserved for special videos and major components like the editor coverage).
- 1920x1200 screenshots.
- Youtube videos.

To access these media you can,

- Check this thread
- Check my youtube account - http://www.youtube.com/user/mancatcher

All videos will be fully commentated by yours truly + hunter_killers when he gets his shit rolling.

My system specs -

Intel i& 920 Quad Core (with hyperthreading = 8 cores) @ 2.6ghz - I can OC to 3.6ghz if I want.
12gb Corsair Dominator PC8500
ATI Radeon 4870x2
Asus Xonar D2
5 HD's totalling 4.5tb (will be 5.5tb when I get new hd/windows 7 legit installed)

If Starcraft lags this machine it will kill yours.

Do you have questions? Requests? Post them in this format!

- Be clear what you want me to cover, and be specific. Do you want to see the Zergling's burrow animation? Achievement details? A specific matchup?
- Do you want me to commentate a specific game? Link and tell me why.


I will be focusing my commentary and experimentation on the following things,

- Engine functionality; How does it perform? How does it look? How does it compare to other high-end titles?
- Content; Is the voice acting still as blatantly awful as it was in the battle reports? Did they finally improve the explosion effects for the damn flying units?
- Potential modding-related functionality; How particles, projectiles, and units function with each other, the environment, and other little details.
- Computer AI; Computer AI is included with the beta and I will be extensively hammering it with every test I can throw it to try to determine if it's an improvement over wc3 or not, and what weaknesses it will have when it comes to modding and campaign crafting.

Stay tuned.
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Marco » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:21 pm

IskatuMesk wrote:Stay tuned.


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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:34 pm

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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Pr0nogo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:50 pm

Yeah, well, I have Red Faction 2.
Also, Mesk, get the .exe posted somewhere.

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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Whiplash! » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:00 pm

Pr0nogo wrote:Yeah, well, I have Red Faction 2.
Also, Mesk, get the .exe posted somewhere.


its already bee posted; you cant dl it unless u got in the beta.
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby UntamedLoli » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:11 pm

Whiplash! wrote:you cant dl it unless u got in the beta.


lol

Mesk downloaded SC1 without knowing it till it finished because of me.
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:20 pm

YOU FAGGOT I BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO GET THIS FUCKING ENCODE FINISHED BEFORE THE DL AND THEN I TRY TO RUN THE INSTALLER AND IT'S LIKE LOL PLAY STARCRAFT? AND I'M LIKE WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Dem0nS1ayer » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:37 pm

What...? O_o

By the way, I now hate you.

Also, how large is this beta (file-wise)?
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:40 pm

the beta torrent is going at 50kb/s dude

how do you make a torrent go slower with more seeds/peers

HOW

the file is 1.62 gigs the site says full install is 4 gigs

really tiny, not expecting high-rez textures with this
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Marco » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Guess that's the core game, doubt they'd include the cinematic textures and such.
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:21 pm

Well no, but the textures will still be pretty big when uncompressed. Either Blizzard has gotten a lot better at UV conservation or the beta only has low-quality textures.
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Dread » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:33 pm

IskatuMesk wrote:the beta torrent is going at 50kb/s dude

how do you make a torrent go slower with more seeds/peers

HOW

the file is 1.62 gigs the site says full install is 4 gigs

really tiny, not expecting high-rez textures with this


229.62 kb/s download at this point for me... More and more people.

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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Dem0nS1ayer » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:43 pm

I still hate you all.

Maybe with a slim chance, I may get a beta key!  I'll cry if I do, and I'll cry even more if I don't. D:
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby AA7Dragoon » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:00 pm

Where's MY e-mail!?  *tears*

Exactly what you said, Mesk.  I want to know every minute detail about the game.  Basically, I want you to do a walkthrough of the campaign.  Preplay it first, then start recording to show us what we're missing.

I want to see plenty of Horner too.

As for custom gameplay, can you do a walkthrough of each race?  Perhaps build a full base with all units teched out, then proceed to show us a demonstration of how they work in a battle/strategic situation.
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Re: IskatuMesk SC2 Beta Coverage

Postby Dread » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:14 pm

Received the e-mail for the beta during the client download, ha.
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