Since not everyone facebooks (I myself am rarely on there), I wanted to post something in the community regarding our new open beta program for JJP software.
Starting with the most recent versions of GNR and Wonka, there is an option in advanced network settings to switch from "regular" updates to our beta channel. If you want to test out new code before it's released, and, ideally, report back to us your thoughts on it, then anyone is welcome to join. The beta channel software option will eventually be rolled out to every game, but frankly it's unlikely that older games will get very much to check out. Certainly if there are system changes those would get incorporated in them, though.
As far as feedback, you are not required to provide it, but it is appreciated. You can either email us your thoughts at beta at jerseyjackpinball.com, or sign up for a telegram account and join the beta discussion group (vastly preferred due to instant interactivity). Telegram (https://telegram.org/) is a messenger app available for every platform, and highly configurable to your tastes for notifications, etc. We've used it internally for years, and used it with great success in our original internet update beta test.
If you choose to use telegram, then, after you set it up you'll need to go into settings->edit profile and assign yourself a user name (this isn't normally done on setup anymore I don't think). Then, you can email the username to the same address (beta at jerseyjackpinball.com) and we will get you added.
I'll monitor this thread for questions and what not, but wanted to make sure everyone was aware of it so they could get involved if they wanted to. There's no real incentive to do this right now, but you never know... (This is not a specific promise, guarantee, or tease.) The discussion group is pretty constantly monitored by the JJP software team during work hours, and often times off-hours as well.
Any important announcements and/or updates will be edited into this post as well as put in a separate post at the current end of the thread.
Thanks for reading.