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Friday, March 4, 2011

Double wave now going out. Another 5,000 people admitted to San Paro.

So two hours ago we enabled another 5,000 accounts to access the game and the closed beta and the notifications are on their way to the users. This time it was done on a first-completed-application basis.

We will let this test now run through the weekend to see how the game looks by Monday. Also we had scattered reports of slow download speeds from the CDN providers, so we have now also enabled the game to be downloaded from our normal GamersFirst LIVE installer that you can get off the main site. That installer uses a combination of CDN and P2P and will be significantly faster to complete the install (and it also lets you pause, resume and cancel the download).

So if you received a Beta Application Key at some point and you are now just waiting around for "your wave", feel free to use this tool to install your copy as well so you are ready to go when you account access is enabled. However - if you did NOT get a key we strongly recommend that you do NOT YET install the game, since Open Beta's installer will be structurally quite different (and would trigger a large update if you go from Closed to Open Beta).

See you in San Paro!

129 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting us know, and by the way, if I haven't got it right now I probably weren't in the wave right? or could it take some time for the mail to get here? :P

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  2. My download speed spikes from 30-100kbps =[

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  3. Yeah, how long should i wait from now to know im not im this "wave" either? Response please. spent so many hours waiting for no use:p its stupid but w/e

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  4. You guys should try glancing at the applications rather than inviting who filled them out quickest.

    next time I guess I won't bother to even read the application since apparently nonsensical words are what gets you in.

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  5. 2 friends have received a key, they have played something like 20 hours on the old apb and won't probably play a lot to the beta. i had 2 players with something like 280 level each and i still wait. i m sure i m not the only one, but i don't anderstand your choice

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  6. And a Kotik is still out of business <_<

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  7. Yeah how long should we wait until were considered "not in the wave?"

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  8. Maybe you should check the existing applications first :P (Y)

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  9. I wasn't activated this round either.. From the sounds of it, those who didn't make it in will have a long weekend!

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  10. @chrostophe G1 dont have any information about money spend or playtime neither... the company that knew about it is dead... dont talk about your playtime no more. it wont help you

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  11. yeah I am in the same boat. I was in the original beta, me and my friends played it religiously but we still have not been invited. CMON let us in!!!!!

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  12. I love what you guys are doing but how about looking at our applications instead of just handing out keys. And also, how about giving us dates instead of guessing times and we hardly even get that? Instead of making us players who played the old apb how about have the closed beta consist of only a couple new players and ALL old players? Thanks

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  13. hmm maybe you should of looked at your download server more then the game server before sending out the invites.

    15 days to download and loads of others are having the same problems.

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  14. And also, to clarify, old players and a few thousand get the closed beta, and everyone else can wait for the open...

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  15. We know who created content (ie characters) in the old game. That's about it. And yes - we do apologize that we cannot let everyone in as a giant group. But - that's the purpose of a closed beta. We need to test all the systems. We are thrilled that so many people are excited to come back, and we hope you bear with us as we go through the thorough testing we actually need to properly support and run this game.

    Cheers,

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  16. I don't think I'll get in ... cuz my ping sucked. So ... I'll wait for open beta. :O)

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  17. This downloaded in around 3 hours its not to bad, and i know this because i was one of the first people on the streets of San Paro.

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  18. A more effective way would've been to hand out keys to those who put their email for closed beta in order because that is what you are basically doing now...

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  19. and please send some invations in middle europe too ... i heard that mostly UK got them :(

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  20. soo if i dont have a key need to wait to monday???

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  21. come on give me a key i cant wait any longer its a torture for me please!!!

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  22. i'm in it from the first wave of beta invites.
    feels good man

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  23. ..and thats how we get left..High n Dry

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  24. omfg the download speed is killing me :( 120kb/s on a 100mb connection is not cool

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  25. i have played to open beta,i have played the game with rtw,spend some 760 game hour,spend some 500$ in rtw dollard.and i dont received my key for the beta.rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.all my budy are in.the SQ clan are in,and i wait....pleas give me my key

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  26. I keep getting an error with the client, cant download anything.

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  27. Can I get a code? I really wanna paly this game, I have NEVER played old APB it looks cool, and so does this new APB.
    Email- alex.trevino2@yahoo.com

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  28. Hope I can get a code, please give me a code, I have NEVER EVER played APB before, but it looks very very fun to play.

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  29. well damn.. It sucks to have obsessed over your email and computer... to find out you dont get a invite... =/

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  30. every one who get invite dont play cuse ping sucks that pisses off i have to say :3 cuse some people cant even get in and they dieing lol can you please make option "give away" the invite like if some 1 doesnt play :D?
    "pst i thought of the idea gimme invite :D?"

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  31. Thats what im sayin!^^ Hours of F5

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  32. I got a beta key application, but do I have to wait for another email to say I'm accepted or what ?

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  33. Double wave?? EU also or no??

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  34. I get crazy of waiting.
    Bit my fingernails and Spam F5.
    I want to be in my good old APB(Reloaded).
    Today is my Birthday but i didnt
    went validated. So poor...

    Greetings, Myrothas

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  35. Tsc.. no key yet can't believe gotta pay blizzard for one more month -_- i rather spend the money on apb...

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  37. Hey guys, I think you skipped me. Please to be double checking that. Thanks!

    Also my buddy ryn0 didn't get his key to apply and we have no clue why as our whole group played from the beginning and we all created G1 accounts as instructed to get possible beta access.

    Here's hoping things keep going smoothly for you all!

    Cheers!

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  38. Anybody else getting error code 8? I can't get into the game after finally getting my invite

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  39. It's sad when im in East side USA (a.k.a GA ,usa) and still dnt get a key... tried not to complain

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  40. My PC Specs is Hardcore, but I don't get a invite to APB :(

    Maybe next time :(

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  41. Omg...i'm never gonna get accepted. I put in my application in the afternoon when the keys were sent out.....please could u send them more keys out in a different method, like last to first? This helps both me and the EU players(was mentioned before that EU had disadvantage cause they would get keys in the evening or night).

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  42. I'm in US east by the way and I was in the original APB's closed and open beta. Please send me acceptance.

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  43. Can everyone begging please stfu you will be notified if you get in or not just have patcience....

    Dear Dev team. Even downloading the game Through the GamersFirst Live program seems to have a very slow download speed was fine at 800kb for a few min then died down to 1kb, Im not capped or anything like that I tried downloading a game patch and it downloaded fine at 800kb without huge decrease then tried G1 again and still very slow download is occuring. Also a is installing ,Pando Media Booster ive read up and supposedly this its spyware?

    Cheers someone who has access but cannot download fast =)

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  44. Can you post the ports used for the download? It seems a lot of people may be having issues, especially if you see intro spikes of 800kb then a drop to nothing.

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  45. Ok my dl has picked up its at 150 now doesnt worry me it will be done in about 7 hours so its all good just updating you on whats going on

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  46. I'd also like to know if there is any other kind of direct way to download the client, as the Gamersfirst Installer is most likely over capacity, since my download goes at an average of 20-50 KBs. Please let us know!

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  48. alright i dont mean to be a whine ass but is there any other options for downloading? i understand that the 4,999 other people are probably bogging down on the server but i have been downloading for well over 4 hours now an its floating around 20 k/s. which is putting me at around 7% right now. any other options? just curious. i was hoping to play sometime tonight or after midnight

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  49. mate your going to have to grin and bear it hey last night i left it running for 11 hours only to get it at 10% raged turned PC off and now its only got 4hours to go so im pretty happy just stick with it mine started off slow but has picked up substantually

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  50. hey, i have reported a bug (invisible bodies) and I printed some screens.

    How can I send it over to you???

    thanks

    sincerely,
    Arkham

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  51. i am actually downloading this on 2 pc's and the better one is now running at 8 k/s and this crappy one is maxing out around 800 k/s ??? hopefully this one finishes soon an i can just copy an move it my self

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  52. Rollins its because they are both going off the same net im guessing so maybe one is hogging all the bandwidth

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  53. i let the other better pc for four hours before i even started this one... and its already caught up to the better pc. however the better pc has moved to 10 k/s

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  54. Hmm i dunno then sorry i cant help man i only have one pc if I had two i would be glad to try see if i had the same issue.

    mine is downloading at 250kbps and im in Australia so thats going good considering the server distance ive got less then 4 hours to go so im pretty keen

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  55. I'm really disappointed =_=
    Some people from Russia got the invitations at the 1st wave (US West only)
    And I'm still waiting =/

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  56. I would pay money to just be able to find bugs in this game... Like you should start selling beta keys LOL!

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  57. Send some keys to Canada eh

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  58. I'm waiting for my wave..
    Where can I download APB?

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  60. @ ben here go to this download,install, open, then select apb reloaded

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  61. http://www.gamersfirst.com/download

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  62. I still didn't get it. I upgraded my computer for this game, new cpu and video card, on top of that I preordered this game. just crazy shit.

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  63. People please understand this is a closed beta (meaning invite only) open beta which will come in the future means you wont need to be invited!!!!!!!!!!!!! So it is not like you will NEVER get in, you just got to wait.

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  64. Hey, I got the beta keys from g4tv twitter, i entered it at gamersfirst and downloaded the game, but when i launch it and try to login it says error code 8.

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  65. I do hope you guys eventually show some love to those who participated in the RTW closed beta for extended durations. Being first does not necessarily correlate with your dedication to bug testing and available play time. Of course, it does look like you are just stress testing at the moment.

    Anyways, cheers. Hope to participate someday soon. :)

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  66. Well got it downloaded and installed just need an active account LOL

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  67. It was downloading fine yesterday now I get "Failed to start transfer"

    Also, is there any way to upgrade the old APB installation?

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  68. Do you increase the number of users who get access each day ?

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  69. And again no Key... thank now i have to wait till EU Server shows up... oh wait... you said CB wouldnt take a long time... so poeple in EU have to wait 2 - 3 weeks more than US poeple... Thanks man! you should said that to us that u guys only want EU poeple in open beta and dont care what they say. u all are going the same way like RTW no changes only words without something behind it.

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  70. The people from EU are waiting!!

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  71. When is the EU wave? I have now vacation ;) so have to get in the beta!!! :P

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  72. Can't wait for EU wave (I live in UK) ABP's gonna be awesomee mann

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  73. Come on G1 start EU wave we want to test :DDDD

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  74. i cant start download,says FAILED TO START TRANSFER.someone here have the same problem?HOW CAN I FIX THIS?

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  75. First off, thanks G1 for picking up this title.

    Would also like to take the time to mention that all this begging about getting an invite just proof you should probably not me in the closed beta in the first place. Why? Cause close beta is for testing, not gaming and you all seem more worried about getting to game and have fun.

    I'm an old APB player from sweden who has been doing alot of betas and testings but its totally fine I havent recieved an invite.

    Also you people who are sad about not getting an invite, you guys should know that stress testing servers are what OPEN betas are for, not closed so yes, its invites only. Should be happy that even this many has gotten an invite at all (sure they could spread the invites more but this is of their choosing i suppose).

    Makes me a bit sad tho seeing people who dont even know where to publish their bug findings gets to test ;p (ingame or post pictures on forums would be a nice way to start).

    To people who got their invites, good luck with the testing and G1 thanks once again for picking up this great title, now do your best with it, the game has a great future in the hands of the right people.

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  76. is europe gonna get invitations next week?

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  78. I will wait as much as needed :).

    Good Job team and thanks for taking back APB for us :) :)

    In game name: Krrris, Played 400+ hours, 289R, US server, LaRoche, Gathered 18.000 RTW points.

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  79. pls,pls i want to test,pls,igorknyshev@gmail.com,pls

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  80. Where can I download the installer? Thanks. Hope My account will be enabled soon! =)

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  81. Thanks APB-R Team for key. Now I download APB. The transfer could be better, taken from 100 Kbps to 300 Kbps.

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  82. You can download APB:Reloaded at Gamersfirst Live client

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  83. It's rather a shame that anybody is let in, just in order of form completion. Just because someone was around at the time it came shouldn't mean they get to play first.

    I understand that when you are accepting this many people at once, you can't read everyones applications, but in my case, it has put me at a large disadvantage, despite being an original closed beta tester.

    Googlemail's spam filter had decided my application key was spam, so I didn't see it for almost a day. Quite frustrating.

    Anyway, small complaint aside, the game looks amazing, looking forward to every blog post, and progress looks good!

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  84. It tells me "Failed to start transfer"

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  85. THERE IS A BIG PROBLEM WITH GAMERSFIRST LIVE!I INSTALL IT AND WHEN I CHOOSE TO DOWNLOAD APB RELOADED CLOSED BETA THERE IS AN ERROR : AN UNHANDLED EXCEPTION OCCURRED ! SO HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD IT IF THERE IS SUCH A PROBLEM AND I CANT FIND ANY ANSWER?
    MANY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM BUT NO ONE OF GAMERSFIRST MEMBER GIVE A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM!
    ALL MY FRIENDS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS !
    DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

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  86. If i don't get in just have too Wait till open beta still hope i het in :)
    i never play'd crims just enforcers

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>'enforcers'FTW<<<<<<<<<<

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  87. Do you know when Open beta will come out?

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  88. As a Beta Tester of many mmos ie)Final fantasy 14, rift, APB, Lego Universe I feel saddened that I probably won't get into this APB beta.

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  89. man I hope I get a key soon:P I loved the game when I played original... but whit my luck I cant play open beta:D

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  90. This is stupid... quite honestly. I was a pre-order customer for the original APB. Signed up for the closed beta ASAP and im still not invited. Computer more than exceeds the performance that this game requires.

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  91. Hello, APB Team

    I'm from Venezuela and choose the server ue! ... now my question is .. if I'm from Venezuela I was wrong to choose the eu server??

    I chose that server thinking that they speak more Spanish there!
    but some people have told me that this affect my ping! and then to Venezuela to Europe is far away! U.S is much closer!

    and I worry that for choosing europe and my ping is high, do not receive my invitation to play the closed beta!

    Answer me! please ... or take me out of this doubt

    Thanks! and greetings from Venezuela! good job and good luck!

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  92. I cant belive it!
    i still wait for my g1 acc so i can play apb beta but i dont get it..
    why i cant see any players who commented that they are in beta.. please can u send the invites into the europe too pls like (slovenia, croatia, germany and so on), not only the america and Great britain..

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  93. I'm one of the 5,000 which got in!
    :D

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  96. That live downloader thing is really crappy. I get like 1/2 to 3/5 of my connection speed compared to regular HTTP downloads and BitTorrent.

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  97. -.- leider nicht dabei gewesen hoffe bei der nächsten mail welle komm ich mit in die auswahl ....notebooks müssen ja auchmal getestet werden ;-)

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  98. If we did get a beta application key how will we know what wave we are in or when we will get in

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  99. i played APB and i LOVED it i hang around all day doing nothing beside owning little screaming kids on cod and i am starting to hate APB cus i dont get in so i HOPE APB SEEEES THIS and lets me in for the LOVE of GOD

    i will be playing alot as a TESTER should !! thats what BETA is for TEST and i will be helping to search for small Fails and stuff glitches

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  100. Hey, Just got a new computer for my birthday... my specs are
    3.33 ghz dual core processor
    1gb 256 bit Ati Radeon XFX HD 5830
    4 Gb DDR3 memory
    2 TB of open memory
    32 bit sound card

    so when does more applications come out!

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  101. damn.
    i have key, i have download and installed the game, and now i´m just sitting on my computer and waiting e-mail, that my account is accepted.
    When EU wawe should be start?
    i´m from finland and i love this game!

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  102. Ok, do we not need the old install files anymore? If not can i uninstall the old APB?

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  104. Niall : that is correct you dont need the old install, apb reloaded is a fresh install.

    daniel_carter97: You recieve another mail saying your account has been accepted.

    Also to people downloading the client altho not even having an invitation.
    Did you guys read the post to its fullest? Missed the part saying dont download yet cause there will be a huge patch going from closed to open beta.

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  105. I'm downloading it. and in the future when comes patch it will not be 4.5GB ;)

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  106. damn every day i look this blog but i will play and haven't a account :(

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  107. Yeah but the post does say:-
    ""So if you received a Beta Application Key at some point and you are now just waiting around for "your wave", feel free to use this tool to install your copy as well so you are ready to go when you account access is enabled.""

    Then goes on to say ""However - if you did NOT get a key we strongly recommend that you do NOT YET install the game, since Open Beta's installer will be structurally quite different (and would trigger a large update if you go from Closed to Open Beta).""

    Niall

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  108. Hello , i have a question .
    As i can see on these APB: Reloaded - Vehicle Showcase videos there is a limit on FPS "30" , it used to be 60 and was fine.
    SO did they change it ? If so isn't look like freezing and getting anoying in fights ?
    My opinion fps Max should be around 75 , although i guess you need a good computer to get 75fps stable... so lets say it MUST be 60!!

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  109. I hate this. Since I connected an internet cable to my computer my ping has really got lower and now I´m scared that I´ll never get in to the closed beta because when I filled out the "redeem key message" my ping was so much higher.


    Well that´s sad for me but I really hate the lack of information. I think you at least could send us a message that says, like bigweelz1 mentioned, "not in the wave" because I'm really sick of waiting for this mail that never seems to come.

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  110. i didnt get in this wave :( but tomorrow apparently there gonna review sending more out so fingers crossed i will get one tomorrow i have high PC specs and have it already and downloaded which i just did :)

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  111. i download it. i need key
    i check email and spam
    betakey has not come

    please. EU !!!

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  112. There will probably be another wave tomorrow so we just have to wait.

    My friend got a key but I didn't so =/

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  113. Another finn waiting eu wave.

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  114. I hope to get in this time, I really want to test the beta and try the game! Please activate my account!

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  115. The memory leak is still there and needs to be fixed. APB is currently using ALL 8 GIGS of my ram.

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  116. Send some invites down under for us Aussies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  117. Hey people...Got my beta key, filled in the necessary info & now waiting for my G1 account confirmation. D/l'd the game from Gamersfirst & averaged 800kbps d/l speed (had no probs at all)...so heres waiting...

    FYI : I was also a beta tester for the original game using the same nick as now...Good Luck to all who are waiting...

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  118. SOME ONE HELP ME PLZ! i keep getting the ‎"Failed to start Transfer" error, PLZ HELP!!!

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  119. For all you who have fail problem just uninstall Pando Media Booster in control panel in uninstall a program and everything will be ok and then u can download again. i did that and it worked and dl speed is better now.if that doesnt work then i dunno whats wrong.if u still cant fix it read and ask here > http://forums.gamersfirst.com/lofiversion/index.php?t131789.html or http://forums.gamersfirst.com/index.php?showtopic=46237

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  120. oh and just wanned to say that i got in and when i finish dling il play it (wave 1 (said in mail) eu (got mail and instructions and everything what i need to know yesterday)) :D xD i was dling it yesterday and everything was ok but it was slow and then i turned off my pc and today when i wanned to dl it said failed to start transfer and now i fixed it and everything it ok now. now im dling at 650 kb/s and before that error and uninstalling i had 50 sometimes 100 kb/s so speed is better and its dling faster now (that pando is bad thing so uninstall it xD).

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