How to switch between Stable and Frontline, and why

Discussion in 'Patch Notes' started by Teddy, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. GoodStuff

    GoodStuff Friendly Moderator :)

    Yeah, Stable is pretty much just for people that don't like finding bugs. So for a youtuber doing a video where he/she doesn't want any bugs ruining the game for him/her, she/he would stay on Stable to avoid having the game crash and stuff like that. The game has gotten pretty far in the development as far as basics are concerned so crashes are not as common as they used to be. To be honest I don't see a reason to stay on Stable unless you're really lazy and don't feel like changing.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Developer Staff Member

    Ironically, after sub patches (coco, echo, etc), the Frontline is probably more stable than Stable :D

    Next time we get to Stable (which should be only a few patches away), I'll properly branch the project, allowing me to patch them separately and continue fixing bugs in Stable (and Frontline) while working on more content!
     
  3. da_ninja_monkey

    da_ninja_monkey Green Slime

    when i hover over the drop down arrow in the betas tab nothing happens and i can't click it
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy Developer Staff Member

    Sounds like a Steam issue! Try restarting Steam and then make sure you're in the Secrets of Grindea properties when trying to select beta.
     
  5. da_ninja_monkey

    da_ninja_monkey Green Slime

    i got it working now
    turns out steam was in offline mode
     
  6. Ultoriel

    Ultoriel Green Slime

    Is there anywhere that lists the differences between Frontline and Stable? I've been looking around both in-game and around the forums and website and haven't seen anything. Am I missing something obvious? I'm questioning whether or not it actually is changing when I tell it to.
     
  7. Vilya

    Vilya Developer Staff Member

    One way to check if you're on the Frontline version is to see if it says [frontline] next to the game title in your Steam library list (at least, that's what it looks like over here)!

    Right now Stable and Frontline use the same build, and will continue to do so for the 1-2 patches until we've finalized a few more things - so there isn't really a way to check in-game currently (Teddy will correct me if I'm wrong)
     
  8. GoodStuff

    GoodStuff Friendly Moderator :)

    You can see your current version of the game in the top left corner of the main menu I believe. :p
     
  9. Vilya

    Vilya Developer Staff Member

    Yes, but since both Stable and Frontline uses the same version (currently) it'll be the same regardless of which one you're on :)
     
  10. GoodStuff

    GoodStuff Friendly Moderator :)

    Does the same apply to the info screen you open by pressing F1 in the menu?
     
  11. Vilya

    Vilya Developer Staff Member

    Yep! Teddy just confirmed to me that they currenly use the same build, so they are 100% the same once you start the game!
     
  12. HexZyle

    HexZyle Boar

    For those who want to have both a Frontline and a Stable install, I found a guide on how to do so with SteamCMD.

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=388264242&insideModal=1
    Note that this guide refers to Insurgency, so you'll need to change the line in "ins_beta.txt" (sog_beta.txt if you want to call it that instead)
    Code:
    app_update 222880 -beta beta validate
    Change it to
    Code:
    app_update 269770 -beta frontline validate
    To be honest though, I can get the stable version of the game to download using this method, but not the frontline version. So I use my default install as frontline, and this as the stable install
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
  13. LogNeko

    LogNeko Green Slime

    I love the New update i have waited for it so i can farm and mabye get more of my friends buy this game its super :D.

    btw i love the updates you make c:
     
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  14. Jakesaur

    Jakesaur Green Slime

    Excuse me for saying this, because I'm probably getting this wrong, but I can't switch between stable and frontline on steam, it only says "NONE - Opt out of all beta programs", and I can't click it to make it drop down. Is there a beta code or some kind of file that I'm missing? The game is currently downloaded and it has the latest (I think) Stable patch at "v0.610apple)
     
  15. Jakesaur

    Jakesaur Green Slime

    Sorry, never mind, I completely restarted steam and it's all good now.
     
  16. Ahdok

    Ahdok Green Slime

    Nice. I guess I shall update my single player character to Frontline, and keep my multiplayer stable character for playing the stable version (because finding bugs in stable is pretty important...)
     
  17. Lord Lunacy

    Lord Lunacy Green Slime

    can a stable profile be used for frontline
     
  18. res7less

    res7less Jumpkin

    Yes. However, afterwards you might be unable to use that profile for the stable version anymore (unless that has been worked around or the versions have been merged).
     
  19. Echo

    Echo Green Slime

    I got Secrets of Grindea as a gift (no idea if I have/had a code to add to Steam). I added it as a non-game to steam, so I don't have any tabs other than the default one. Any way I can add it so Steam as a game without buying it (I'm poor), or change it to frontline withOUT Steam?
     
  20. MrChocodemon

    MrChocodemon Handsome Moderator

    @Echo You can only have the frontline version when you have the steam version. So if you have a key, you have to activate it on steam.
     

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