Noob Question Beta Testers??

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by rockerzz182, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. rockerzz182

    rockerzz182 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    Pixel City
    What is the beta testers do??is it require to have a special skills on gaming and programming??
  2. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Apr 21, 2010
    Beta Testers test games to check for any bugs or glitches before anybody else plays.
    So in other words they make sure the game works before people get to play.
  3. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    A beta tester isn't something you just do.
    When beta testing, you have to test EVERYTHING.

    The programmer probably has use cases.
    Use cases describe what an application or game will do at what situation.

    Looking at this use cases, you will have to make scenario's. And test EVERYTHING.

    So it isn't really something you do for fun..
  4. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

    Apr 17, 2008
    @Your Home,behind the sofa
    Well, they get to play with a buggy version of the game. Their job would be to play through the game over and over again, spotting bugs and attempting to crash the game on purpose just to find bugs.

    They have to also spot typos (which is more important in rpg for obvious reasons) and any misspelling.

    Well, knowing programming(that's what my teacher told me) does help but it's not necessary, since if u do know programming, it just makes it easier for u to know where the problem might be.

    So, it's not exactly really fun, it's boring after u played through that area for the 20th time and you have tried something and bam, the game glitched up again and you have to report to the programmers.