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3.0 is on PTU for First Wave!!

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Emails just went out!  Get your PTU while it's hot!

 

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Hi Everyone,
 
We will be publishing Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 to PTU in stages for the following three groups — 1st Wave testers, Concierge Members, and Subscribers. Going from one stage to the next will depend on stability. You can follow the status of your group here.
 
The goal of this initial PTU release is to increase our total player count in an effort to test concurrency. We also need you to focus on testing the traversal system by quantum traveling, landing on moons, locating and visiting Levski, and just exploring the great expanse of space around Crusader.
 
Please note that the complete Alpha 3.0 experience is not in this build, as some features are still being implemented and refined. These features will be added to future builds when ready for wider testing. 
 
To play Alpha 3.0, you must download and install the new PTU Launcher. It features the Delta Patcher, which will drastically reduce the size of incremental game updates. You will also need to copy your account to the PTU.

Here’s a refresher on how to do that:

Log on to the RSI website using your normal credentials.
Copy your account to the PTU by visiting the Settings section of your RSI account or going directly here https://robertsspaceindustries.com/account/copy/ptu. Following this step, you should receive an email with your PTU-specific password.
Download the PTU Launcher. https://install.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/RSI-Setup-1.0.0-ptu.25.exe
Launch the installer exe and follow the instructions on screen.
Log in to the PTU Launcher using your login ID and the PTU-specific password received in the email.
Make sure the “Live” channel is selected under the Star Citizen logo and download the latest build.
Enjoy Alpha 3.0!
You can view the latest patch notes here. Also, don’t forget to report bugs on the Issue Council.
 
Thanks for all your help in getting Alpha 3.0 ready for primetime!
 
See you in the ‘verse!
The RSI Team

 

 

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Getting access denied on the https://robertsspaceindustries.com/account/copy/ptu page still.  I'm am at Concierge level though, so I thought it would let me in.

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Nevermind, further down on the page it says:

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Stage 1 - PTU 1st Wave: Invites sent

Stage 2 - Subscribers: Invites not sent

Stage 3 - Concierge: Invites not sent

So that explains it.

 

Edit 2:

Also I downloaded the new launcher, but it locks up (with music playing) instead of doing anything.

Edited by Boildown

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Yup, I'm not concierge and not a sub. But reason I got in though is probably because I used to submit quite a few bug reports back in the day as well as confirm some bug reports of others.

NDA is lifted though so there are a few streamers that has been livestreaming it this morning. I watched a little bit but stopped so I can try it out myself. Downloading has been quite slow though.

I think I will create a torrent though so that some of you guys can download it so long until you get access. Then do a quick incremental update to the latest version when you do. Or of someone else can do that who has it downloaded before me and link the torrent that'll be great.

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8 minutes ago, Devil Khan said:

I am not too excited about 3.0

You should be. This is the first instance of what amounts to a whole Solar System, something you need to have fully coded and tested before you can link all of the other solar systems that will be connected by Jump Points

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29 minutes ago, Drum said:

Holding off as well.

Just not that interested in the pew pew any more and will wait on the mining edition. - DRUM out

Exactly, It is good, but it is no way near SC will be. I'm not dissing, just saying. albeit, mining and salvage mechanics will be put in practice first wave.  Like I said, I'm not getting hyped over this, sure taken them years to make, but it isn't anything special or "unique" other than the graphics. They are still haven't released females. Anyway, little by little they are creeping along. 

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I have access but I still can't get the launcher to work. 

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/issue-council/star-citizen-alpha/SC-44089-Launcher_3_0_plays_audio_only_

I'm probably out for this weekend, I doubt they even realize there's an issue yet, let along have the resources to fix it over the holiday.

 

P.s. Some people were saying you need Aero turned on, but I turned it on and it still doesn't work.

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