Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The time has COME! Steel Force Simulation is now 'OFFICIALLY BETA-READY' !!
This means that our 'Elite' beta testers will be receiving an email from me about the rules and guidelines to help our team to make sure all bugs are taken care of before we release it to the general public.
Martijn and the team has been tirelessly working hard each week on our free time in our busy schedule work life to bring up to date and pushing this simulation forward towards the FINAL release!
We thank all of those having great concern to see how the progress has been going for us an we are EXTREMELY Grateful for our community support!!
Thank you for your feedback in the next coming days and weeks from our beta testers as we are pushing towards the goal of releasing the 'Steel Force Simulation' over to Dorneyonline.com!
Beta Testers....thank you for your patience! NOW, its time to play test!
**New Beta Testers applicants are now closed!! We will be opening this window again on the next new beta testing builds. You are welcome to send me an email to be signed up for the next window opening of beta testing 'Steel Force Simulation'. Currently we filled our maximal for testers to try out the 'Steel Force Simulation' build. Don't worry, the new beta testers who send me an email will be getting in for the next beta testing builds of 'Steel Force Simulation'. Thanks for those for your interest of being a beta tester for 'Steel Force Simulation'!! :)
Saturday, August 27, 2011
== Out Of Cycle Posts ==
We feel to bring this 'Out Of Cycle' posts to bring attention of a Hurricane hitting the East Coast of United States. "Hurricane Irene" has hit several states badly and making its way up the Northeast Coast. Source: Weather.com (Weather Channel)
As you may know the East Coast of the United States is getting hammered due to a Hurricane. Hurricane Irene is the current Hurricane that we are experiencing right now and reports on the East Coast has been not good.
© Weather Channel
Winds have been from this storm 100+ and rain fall up to 10 inches and more. A lot of 'flash flooding' on major streams and rivers in many areas (including my area as well).
In my area we are expecting winds to be around 38+ and about 10 inches of down fall rain. The Gov. of PA has announced that civilians to not drive tomorrow (Sunday) if you can't see the curb of the street roadways and as well for a precaution if they need to head out.
Even my local amusement park (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom) was closed today (Saturday) and will be closed tomorrow until Monday. That's even to be alert to know even they are closed. I know some stores will be closed tomorrow and even local Churches have post-pone service in the later evenings or closed completely for the safety of the congregation and guests.
For any major storm, please be safe and prepared in case of power and water supply turns off due to the storm outages.
Here's a small list of basic things to be prepared for a major storm like a Hurricane: (See a more longer extended list here.)
- Bottled water (each person in your family needs at least one gallon every day for drinking and bathing)
- At least a three-day supply of foods that won't spoil
- Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Sterile adhesive bandages (different sizes)
- Gauze pads
- Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
- Antibacterial wet wipes
- Antiseptic spray/antibiotic ointment
- Rubbing alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Latex gloves
- Safety pins (different sizes)
- Cold pack
- Non-breakable thermometer
We'll return to our regular postings as normal after this storm passes by and if power is still available for posting.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
== Out Of Cycle Posts ==
We feel to bring this 'Out Of Cycle' posts to bring attention of a terrible disaster that struck Richmond, Virginia . Article source: CNN.com
Washington (CNN) -- A strong earthquake in Virginia shut down a nearby nuclear power plant Tuesday afternoon and sent out seismic waves felt by millions from Georgia to northern New England. Three aftershocks were reported by Tuesday evening.
No major injuries or extensive damage were reported after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck about 40 miles northwest of Richmond. The quake prompted evacuations of office buildings and the precautionary closing of monuments in the nation's capital.
A surge in calls by cell-phone users after the event affected service in many areas, federal officials said.
Aftershocks of magnitude 2.8 and 2.2 were recorded later in the afternoon, followed by one of 4.2 just after 8 p.m. ET, officials said. More aftershocks are possible in the coming weeks.
"It's one of the largest that we've had there," U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said of the quake.Most federal buildings in Washington had reopened by late Tuesday afternoon, but officials were taking all precautions before giving the all-clear to some of its most iconic structures. The U.S. Capitol was cleared for employees to come back to get their belongings, but inspectors asked people to limit their time inside the building while engineers continue to work around the complex.
Tuesday's incident occurred in a known seismic zone in central Virginia, said Dave Russ of the U.S. Geological Survey. But the strength of the earthquake was a bit surprising. A 5.9 event occurred in 1897 near Blacksburg, he said.
Those waves extended to downtown New York, where court buildings were evacuated.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sorry for the late news updates. It's been a busy week and lack of time for myself or computer time.
The Steel Force Simulation has been coming along very nicely and its been great progress so far from the previous builds.
As I mentioned before about 2 builds to release 'beta-ready', we hit some snags with significant bugs issues that needs to be corrected in-game. This will cause a slight delay before we release it to our 'internal' beta testers to start working/testing the simulation.
**NOTE: Please remember that if you aren't a beta tester you won't be able to test the newest simulation project for Dorneyonline.com ! The beta testing is still open and MUST FULFILL requirements before even getting allowed in for the 'ELITE' group.
Thank you for your patience! We'll be getting more details release once the "ALL-CLEAR" from Martijn & Josh .
Be sure to follow @randydorney and @themagical via twitter for the latest tweets on the progress of the "Steel Force Simulation".
There's some spots open for the beta tester right now! Hurry up to join and send an email request to me at firstname.lastname@example.org This beta testing opening for the Steel Force Simulation will be closing to the first phase testers! We'll re-open it again for the second phase of testers who didn't get to try out the first simulation testing.
See ya real soon when we announce 'beta-ready' for Steel Force Simulation!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I'm happy to announce that the most asked, the most desired, the most eager to try "Steel Force Simulation" will be 'beta-ready' from 2 builds from NOW!
2 builds from what.....???
2 builds from now....what?? I guess you are wondering, 'What in the world is 2 builds from now mean??' Ok ok, let me explain folks.
In the development phases, we the team create build numbers to show the most current, most updated, and mostly up to date release of the current projects that we do. This way is to help us keep track on what's needs to be done and what's the newest project release internally in our staff group.
I can confirm from talks with Martijn (webmaster/founder of Themagical.nl) & Josh (webmaster/founder of Dorneyonline.com & Team member of the Simulation Development Team) that from the 'internal' build that we have on hand, 2 builds from it will be dubbed 'beta-ready'.
This will be a HUGE milestone and this will be first release to our beta testers first. This will be our exclusive insight testings that we'll be gathering from our "ELITE" group members to make sure all bugs, features, and different computer settings/browser settings are working as it should on all levels of quality standards of Dorneyonline.com & Themagical.nl
Current Build Number: 2011-07-24/003
Below is a ::CONFIRMED:: *image of the latest build number in action! (*NOTE: Slight cut off image due to confidential work still not ready for public release viewing yet.)
So how long will it be out??
We'll let you know once I get the final wording from "Josh & Martijn's approval" to be released to our beta testers.
Due to the high demand of being a beta tester for only the 'Steel Force Simulation', we may push it to public 'beta-ready' release since I know MANY of you would love to get your hands on this! And trust me, I don't blame you either! hehe LOL!
Up to the minute updates!
Please follow: @Themagical & @Randydorney via twitter for the latest updates on this new project soon to be releasing to 'beta-ready' status!! Or you can look to your right to watch the latest tweets on this blog. *wink* -------->
We are so excited to hear from you guys on the latest project we are doing for Dorneyonline.com website partnership. We've been getting more anxious to hopefully the communities won't be disappointed or given up on us since the huge delays of this simulation project.
Don't Worry! We are still hard at work and well be happy to be releasing this 'beta-ready' (not final version product) of the 'Steel Force Simulation'.
See ya all in 2 builds from now!
Monday, August 8, 2011
As you may already previously announced that our Staff Member "Josh" has been working very hard on this new experience for Themagical.nl ! We are very quite impress of the progress of the simulation has been since the day of 'Blue Sky' talks to the first day of actually creating it to LIFE!
Since its been 'hush hush' on the down-low on how it looks or even how its going to perform, but as to our readers/community members will be getting an EXCLUSIVE sneak peak of this newest installment of simulation experience.
We're just as excited and anxious for the final release to the general public that will be debuting on Themagical's main website !
Let's get more details on this new installment of simulation for Themagical!
--Behind the Scenes: Soarin--
HTML 5 : Whole New Level of Interactivity! As the web progress to develop and grows into new realms of having audiences viewing their website, web developers has been on the cutting edge technology of bringing new levels of interactivity on the world wide web. HTLM5 is going to be and will be the new 'Flash' platform to bring website interactivity to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL to the website experience.
Flash was and still is the industry standard to develop websites and as well interactive online games. With Themagical, Flash is the main program that is used to build these games that you see on the website with of course running on pixie dust 'magic' to make it come to life. ;)
Just as Disney Imagineers create new projects, they are on the edge of using the newest technology to bring their 'story telling' to life. We are no different. We are as well trying new things with new media outlets that helps us reach out to our audiences than ever before in the past. HTML5 will help us get to that point and as well in the future to move on from using Flash for future upcoming simulations!
HTML5 Coding Sampling: In the section below, this is the hard coding of what's currently using on the new 'Soarin' simulation that will be later debuting on Themagical.nl main website!
(*Click on the image to see in lager view.)
- No Flash needed: This is a interesting move for us to test to see how the simulation development process differs from creating under the Adobe Flash Program as well keeping the same quality and feel of Themagical experience.
Since Flash isn't going to be the foundation of this simulation, the foundation will be the coding that creates websites. This new form of website coding will help us achieve the interactivity that you are used to with our current simulations and as well our *mobile/ gaming platforms users will be able to try too. (*Note: Simulation may differ from the PC experience when using mobile/gaming platforms browsers.)
- Reliable Performance: For *mobile users will be happy to know that when playing the game, you'll see if any battery drainage or no affects of battery drain. This is great on long play for couple of hours. Not only mobile users but PC experience will notice that smoother rendering and performance while playing in their browser verses using a Flash Player. (*Note: Simulation may be not available on all smartphone devices and may see some issues to access the webpage on unsupported devices.)
Not only mobile users will notice that even less CPU usage will be needed to run the game. Meaning, your computer won't need to run faster just to have a better gaming experience. HTML5 harness the graphics card on your computer to help run faster, smoother, and even have a more at easy simulation experience while playing the game.
This will help on low-end (older pc's) that aren't fast due to hardware/graphic card low specs will be able to run this simulation without a lagging performance on their machines.
Well, trusting this helps you for a bit on curiously wondering about the 'FIRST' simulation not using Flash. We'll be adding more as the progression continues!
Until next time!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I trust you are having a great summer vacation break this year! Boy, let me tell you its been the hottest summer I had here in the longest time! I can recall the hottest summer where I live was back in 99!
This summer made HUGE hot weather records and as well been several times bad thunder storms too! I know I was able to spend time in the sun with my family and doing some summer trips.
Surprisingly, summer is almost coming to a closed. Back to school sessions at retail shops are in FULL gear and already seeing some school districts are about to start their sessions as well. Usually about the second last week of this month, colleges and schools will be in session where most of the children/young adults head back from summer break.
I've been seeing more 'Back to School' ads in Newspapers, Online Ads, and TV ads. I can feel for those who don't like school are already moaning of not returning back. LOL!
Anywho, we at Themagical trust you are having a great summer and thank you for your support by enjoying our simulations this summer!
We'll be keeping you up to date on the 'Steel Force Simulation' project as well to new upcoming simulations: Test Track, Soarin, and Millionaire Play It: Version 2 .
Friday, August 5, 2011
A tad bit late on the "Monthly Links" of the month. So without a further a due, here's for the links for the month of July!
- Live Coverage: American Idol Experience
- Forums Permanently Closed
- Announcing "Soarin" Simulation
- Steel Force Simulation Coming Soon To Dorneyonline.com
- Thank you for your concern
- +1 articles that I write
- Seven Tips about Google+
- Beta Testing Announcement
- Steel Force Update Sneak Peak
- Cedar Fair L.P. bought out by Apollo Global Management
Thanks for your patience on my 'Monthly Links' post!