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Gamespot - Dark Messiah Multiplayer Beta

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Sign up for the Dark Messiah Might and Magic Beta Giveaway and you could be one of the select few to play the full multiplayer game before its official release!

If you?re one of the first 5,000 eligible Total Access members to sign up, you?ll get full access to the beta version of the game absolutely free.

Get ready to battle with up to 32 players in the revolutionary Crusade mode, which will allow you to gain experience and new equipment across dynamic online campaigns. Enlist with the humans or the undead and choose among five complementary character classes. Wage epic online battles, sprawling over multiple zones, from the dark Necromancer's lair at Nar-Heresh to the man-made splendor of Stonehelm.

The Dark Messiah beta will start on August 29 at 9am PT and end September 1.

http://www.gamespot.com/betas/darkmessiah/...essiah_csbox_pc

I'd post this as news, but I can't currently for some odd reason. So I'm posting it h:)e :)

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Bla, I've had it with all those subscriber only betas...

I wonder how much are the developers/publishers payed for those exclusive betas.

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Bla, I've had it with all those subscriber only betas...

I wonder how much are the developers/publishers payed for those exclusive betas.

Probably not as much as you think it is :|

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It is not really that exclusive as the beta has been going on for weeks now.

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It is not really that exclusive as the beta has been going on for weeks now.

What beta is that? The closed beta no one could get into perhaps? :p

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I've been in the closed beta since... July 15th. Do I get the game free? They never told me... Anyway, it's a nice game, great effects if you ask me :p.

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iam in the closed beta too, have been for ages.

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Ok, tried it...

It looks and plays fantastic... when it does.

~5 minutes of loading time, 998 mb ram, and 1.6 gb swap file usage (normal win usage: 350 ram, 200 swap), stutters every 10 sec, and US-only servers are a big let down.

The single-player demo ran great on my computer, so I really fail to see what's the huge issue in multiplayer... Hope they drastically decrease the memory requirements until the final release...

My specs:

AthlonXP 2800+ @ 2200mhz

2x 512 DDR 400

ATI x1600pro - 256 MB

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It's the stupid Source engine and its arcitechture. All Source games suffer from stutter and GBs of RAM usage.

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It's the stupid Source engine and its arcitechture. All Source games suffer from stutter and GBs of RAM usage.

I mock your ignorance :laugh:

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I mock your ignorance :laugh:

All of them!

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I got the Open Gamespot Beta now, but can't play it :|

The level loading just stops at around 75% or so and that is it..

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I got the Open Gamespot Beta now, but can't play it :|

The level loading just stops at around 75% or so and that is it..

Don't worry, you're not the only one having that problem. :(

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It's the stupid Source engine and its arcitechture. All Source games suffer from stutter and GBs of RAM usage.

Haven't had problems with HL2, CS:S, Episode 1, or the M&M singleplayer demo (ok, only the sound stutter issue)

Care to elaborate your claim?

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I don't know how the engine is built, but it frequently accesses the HD which causes lots of stutters. The one you got with the sound is just another example.

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_Engine at the bottom.

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Hmmm. That's weird :D

Never had those issues before with any source game... Ah well... Hope it gets fixed soon...

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The only way to avoid those issues is to have insane amount of RAM. Having 1.5-2 GBs help, but it's way too much to require for smooth gameplay.

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Source games run better than most games these days for me..

and I only have 1gig of RAM

Go figure :p

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I love the source engine, but i am hating it on this Beta lol! I play CS:S, HL2, DOD and all run no problems, load within seconds dnt have any sound problems! I run M&M beta....takes 5+ mins to load and once i finally get in it sorta jutters for a bit when the man talks at the start but i dnt really mind that! Its the loading and reeeeeeeally annoys me!!

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For me (1 GB for now), the demo ran quite fine, just long loadings. The was a little stuttering at first, but it was so good, I kinda didn't really noticed it. I'll check the beta tonight, and see how it runs.

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