Star Citizen 2.1 PTU release for... everyone?

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Star Citizen 2.1 PTU release for... everyone?

Post by Michael Fedora » December 24th, 2015, 3:47 pm

I was excited.

No, the PTU is for people who can already play SC, but can now test upcoming content (instead of that being restricted to a smaller group).

If you don't own SC you can actually still download, log in, and walk around.. but you can't fly anything :P

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but currently not working yet (for me) :( Will have to check back tomorrow!

something something email something something everyone can play the PTU? Or was I the only one who got that email?

Greetings Citizens!

We're excited to announce that we've opened up 2.1.0 on the Public Test Universe (PTU) to all players!

We've feverishly been working to get Star Citizen Alpha 2.1.0 ready, but we've discovered a couple of issues that prevent it from being a fully enjoyable and stable gaming experience (particularly, temporary significant drops in framerates). The last thing we want is to jeopardize all of the fun everyone's been having with 2.0.0, and certainly not over the entire holiday period!

With that in mind, we'll be keeping 2.0.0 on the Live service and opening up 2.1.0 on PTU for all players!

--snip--

- You'll have 60GB+ of Star Citizen installed if you decide to play both on Live and on PTU: 30GB+ for the 2.0.0 client on Live, 30GB+ for the 2.1.0 client on PTU. Make sure you have enough space before you start the install!

- We frequently update PTU with large patches. PTU is not advised for those with bandwidth/download caps.


For those players who are not familiar with how to get onto PTU, all you have to do is:

- Start the Star Citizen Launcher and log in with your normal credentials.
- Once logged in, click the gear cog on the top right of the launcherto go to Options.
- Click Copy Account on the lower right.
- You'll get an email notification with the copy process is complete. This process can take up to an hour if there is a large concurrent influx of players all copying their account concurrently.
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Re: Star Citizen 2.1 PTU release for... everyone?

Post by Aaronander » December 25th, 2015, 10:03 pm

pretty sure they meant it was opened to everyone who already has alpha access.

Here's the way it works:

1. Alpha Access
a. Live Server
b. Public TEST Universe (PTU)

Those with Alpha access can be chosen to be on the PTU, but not everyone will be chosen. In a week or so, that Test update is then pushed to everyone on the Live servers.

All CIG is saying here is that they opened PTU to all Alpha backers instead of pushing 2.1 to the public server. They wanted people to be able to play PTU over the holidays without pushing to public just yet.

That's the way I understand it anyway. I am so excited to get in and play around. The Freelancer is finally available to fly!

EDIT: Just because they opened this PTU, doesn't mean it will be handled that way all the time. I took it as a gesture for the holiday season.
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Re: Star Citizen 2.1 PTU release for... everyone?

Post by Michael Fedora » December 26th, 2015, 8:25 pm

Ahah, had a feeling :P

It was just odd because even me, a non-ship-owning-user, got the email. Oh well :3
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