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How to Opt-In to "A New Reign Beta" for Don't Starve Together

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JanH    3,155

Hey everyone, as you know we’ve been working on A New Reign - there’s a lot of content that's being added into Don't Starve Together and we need your help in testing it to make sure that we didn’t break things on the live branch while adding content to multiplayer.
 
If you would like to jump into our testing branch, we would really appreciate you letting us know if anything is broken or missing.

A New Reign Beta Requirements:

  • You must own Don't Starve Together
  • The game must not be running when opting into the beta branch

How to access the A New Reign BETA Branch
 

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  • In steam click on Library > Games.
  • Scroll down to Don't Starve Together.
  • Right-click, select Properties.
  • Go to the BETAS tab.
  • In the dropdown, select the "anewreignbeta" branch.
  • 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 beta version.
  • Run the game and go to Browse Games. You should see servers which are running the beta. Have fun!

step1_properties.pngstep2_betapreview.pngstep3_verifygamecache.png

 

Please note that when the game is on the main/release branch, A New Reign Beta servers show up as a dark orange colour in the server listing screen. 

 

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newreignbeta.png

 

Thank you for your help everyone! We're really excited to get A New Reign content into your hands and we are very much looking forward to your feedback.

As always, please post any feedback or questions for the current update thread: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/69489-game-update-east-or-west-base-is-best-beta-187380/

 

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Clwnbaby    869

do we post in this thread or the update thread with what we find?  or just regular bug tracker?

 

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artemiyME    135
49 minutes ago, TheHalcyonOne said:

@JanH What about dedicated server operators on Linux and other platforms?

see attached file, validate option is optional if you want it

update2.sh

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ImDaMisterL    17,334
11 minutes ago, artistcrab said:

will i still have my older maps?

Yes, your older maps will stay stored in the save folders in DoNotStarveTogether while your A New Reign maps will remain saved in the DoNotStarveTogetherANewReignBeta folder :)

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artistcrab    2,024
8 minutes ago, ImDaMisterL said:

Yes, your older maps will stay stored in the save folders in DoNotStarveTogether while your A New Reign maps will remain saved in the DoNotStarveTogetherANewReignBeta folder :)

 

when the bata is over will it update the game to this new stuff?

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ImDaMisterL    17,334
10 minutes ago, artistcrab said:

when the bata is over will it update the game to this new stuff?

I assume so, but worldgen stuff will require you to make a new world for them to spawn, I believe. Unless you use admin commands to spawn them.

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artistcrab    2,024
7 minutes ago, ImDaMisterL said:

I assume so, but worldgen stuff will require you to make a new world for them to spawn, I believe. Unless you use admin commands to spawn them.

 

oh okay thank you so much :)

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Chris1488    11,033
4 hours ago, Blizi said:

Will there be some Loyal items in it for Beta testers?

Most likely not, considering there weren't any skins for people testing any other betas.

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enim    0

Big don't Starve fan here, just wondered with the PS4 don't starve together announcement if there is any plans for xbox one DST?

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JanH    3,155
3 hours ago, enim said:

Big don't Starve fan here, just wondered with the PS4 don't starve together announcement if there is any plans for xbox one DST?

We're not sure what's possible at the moment, but if we can, we'll let everyone know.

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ImDaMisterL    17,334
6 hours ago, Serpens said:

When will the A New Reign beta changes be ported to the main game?

Once all the testing is done and all the updates are released in this BETA.

I'd say somewhere between January and February of 2017 :)

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Serpens    324

Oh... thank you :D  I hoped it would be within the next days ... =/

Edit:
When I change to the BETA, can I change back to main game anytime using the same way? Or is this permanent?

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Serpens    324

@V2C

Isn't it possible to release the first part of Beta to the main game now? I mean the part that is already in BETA for some weeks.

I really want the Map Sharing stuff in the main game (with mod Global Positions map will be shared automatically with friends).
But I don't want to play BETA, because of every new update brings some bugs (which is normal for BETA of course)... so can't you release the already tested and fixed things to main game? At least that map feature?

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ImDaMisterL    17,334
17 hours ago, Serpens said:

Edit:
When I change to the BETA, can I change back to main game anytime using the same way? Or is this permanent?

Yes, you could just do the same thing JanH explains to do and choose the option "none - opt out of all beta programs"

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