Developer Ipsquiggle Posted September 21, 2017 Developer Share Posted September 21, 2017 Hey everybody! In our most recent roadmap update post we announced that the time between Oxygen Not Included updates has been reduced down to about six weeks; this is great because it means more updates for you, but it also means less testing time for us. For this reason we've decided to open our testing branch to all of our Early Access players. Beginning September 21st, anyone who owns Oxygen Not Included and is interested in testing new content will be able to access the Upgrade Preview branch on Steam and play the new update two weeks before it goes live. If you choose to participate in open testing next update, thank-you! Your feedback is important to us and helps us shape future content. Edit: The preview is now available, please use the instructions below to join. What does this preview contain? The following content is available in the Oil Upgrade preview: Spoiler Oil Biome New Elements: Oil, Petroleum, Plastic New Creature: Slicksters New Medicinal Plant: Balm Lily New Exosuits: Allow Duplicants to venture safely into new locations New Buildings: Oil Refinery Well Cap Petroleum Generator Polymer Press Plastic Ladders Plastic Tiles Comfy Bed Sink Exosuit Station Exosuit Checkpoint Exosuit Dock Heavi-Watt Wire Tile High Pressure Gas Vent Animal Trap and drop-point Apothecary reintroduced All-purpose Placebo pills Vitamin Chews to boost immune systems Disease population now limited by the mass of the object it's on New "Room" mechanic: Better management of medical facility assignment, and to give poor Duplicants something to aspire to What is open testing? "Open testing" means players get to test drive new content early and give us feedback and suggestions before it goes live. Because this is a preview of the upgrade being released on October 5th, it's pretty likely you'll encounter bugs or crashes while playing these builds. We'll try to fix any problems that crop up as quickly as we can, but it's possible you'll lose progress in your games while playing the preview. Please also be aware that once a save is loaded in the Oil Upgrade preview, it cannot be reopened again in the Outbreak Upgrade or previous builds. When is "Tomorrow"? September 21st at about 10am PDT To find out what that time is for you. Click Here What do I do if I find a crash or a bug? Post it up on the Bug Tracker and we'll fix it as soon as we can. If you can attach a copy of your save file to your report, that helps us even more as we can pinpoint the source of problem more quickly. Do I have to play the open testing build? Nope! If you'd prefer to only play a stable build, you can continue to play in the current Early Access branch until Oil Upgrade releases in full on October 5th. Playing the Open Testing build isn't necessary, but it helps us a lot to receive your feedback and reports - if you're interested, try it out! How do I become an open tester? There's no sign up or registration for becoming an open tester. If you own Oxygen Not Included and want to test the Oil Upgrade preview, all you have to do is play the Open Testing build on Steam. How do I play the open testing build? Just switch your branch on Steam using the instructions below: Spoiler How to change branches in Oxygen Not Included (Steam) In Steam, click on Library > Games. Scroll down to Oxygen Not Included. Right-click and select Properties. Go to the BETAS tab. In the dropdown, select the name of the branch you want to play. In this case, the branch name is "oil_upgrade_preview" This branch does not require a password. In that same Properties window, go to the Local Files tab and press "Verify Integrity Of Game Cache." Your game will be updated to the the previous branch. Launch and play Oxygen Not Included That's it! We hope you'll enjoy this preview of what's to come, and thank-you for your help testing out the new Upgrade! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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