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Question about Code Update History

By haveaniceswim

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

I’m guessing that the Mandolorian will be released with shit code, and it will take Stern a year to get the code to final finished form, just like all their recent games. I was wondering...

Was it always like this? Did Bally/Williams release games with unfinished code and later update it? Were there TAF, TZ, AFM, MM code updates that made them the best games ever, or were they released with finished code?

Is Stern using customer feedback to decide what code updates are needed, or are the updates already known when the game is released, just not ready yet?

Just wondering...

#2 6 months ago
Quoted from haveaniceswim:

I’m guessing that the Mandolorian will be released with shit code, and it will take Stern a year to get the code to final finished form, just like all their recent games. I was wondering...
Was it always like this? Did Bally/Williams release games with unfinished code and later update it? Were there TAF, TZ, AFM, MM code updates that made them the best games ever, or were they released with finished code?
Is Stern using customer feedback to decide what code updates are needed, or are the updates already known when the game is released, just not ready yet?
Just wondering...

Happy with lz le's code.

And yes, look at williams games that got dropped. Champion pub is missing all sorts of fun things because it didnt sell.

#3 6 months ago
Quoted from dung:

Happy with lz le's code.
And yes, look at williams games that got dropped. Champion pub is missing all sorts of fun things because it didnt sell.

And Cactus Canyon's code was unfinished also.

But those were the exceptions. Almost all B/W games were "complete" when shipped. Yes, there were bug fixes that got released later, but in general the code was "finished" at release time.

In part because updating the software was not as simple as plugging in a USB drive. You needed to burn and install new ROMs, something that a lot of operators didn't want to deal with.

#4 6 months ago
Quoted from haveaniceswim:

I’m guessing that the Mandolorian will be released with shit code, and it will take Stern a year to get the code to final finished form, just like all their recent games. I was wondering...
Was it always like this? Did Bally/Williams release games with unfinished code and later update it? Were there TAF, TZ, AFM, MM code updates that made them the best games ever, or were they released with finished code?
Is Stern using customer feedback to decide what code updates are needed, or are the updates already known when the game is released, just not ready yet?
Just wondering...

Dwight has said in the past that he tries to release his games near 1.0 code and his last few have been that way. Look at Munsters. If you like it or not doesn't matter it was done at release even if that wasn't said until after release. TMNT got a bunch of updates for 6 months but it was at 1.0 at release as well. Generally I think Dwight is trying to reduce that year to make the game "good" situation.

It really depends on the coder though. They are all different.

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