Quote from: PiBoSo on October 13, 2014, 01:58:24 PM
Please leave GPB alpha versions alone. They should be forgotten.
I fully understand what you mean and agree to the most part with you. The only reason I have kept a copy and still use it is because I designed my control systems using Alpha7 as it was the latest version when I started and it was very easy to ride with. I build my systems for all ages of people and have to test them with kids too, I have had 8 year olds use them. The new betas take a lot of practice to be able to ride and for testing my systems as I change design and have different people test them that do not normally ride in GPBikes the Alpha7 allows me to have people use and test the controllers without having to spend hours learning the newer physics. Not only this but in order for someone younger who has not quite the ability to understand all of the physics involved, it allows them to still be able to enjoy GPBikes. I do fully understand anyone thinking this is wrong as far as to the respect that GPBikes is a full bike sim, it helps some learn to walk before they can run, meaning that by using the Alpha7 first and getting good on it, is a good step to then use the beta5b and start with a better understanding of how GPBikes works. In many ways it is like having 2 levels of skills needed to ride in GPBikes. When thinking about the people that cant learn as quickly as others it is a way to give more people a chance to enjoy this amazing sim.
It is wrong to expect everybody that uses GPBikes to be made to have to suffer the process needed to learn how to ride in GPBikes. Some people may be put off by the long learning curve of the beta's, but given the chance to use the Alpha7, they get to have a chance to enjoy it from the start.
As I said I test my systems for all ages, but also for all other bike games and sims. I can not expect to use only people who are good in GPBikes beta5b.
As a last note, think of how many have downloaded the beta5b and tried it, only to think that they wont buy a license because it is too hard for them to learn and enjoy. I know this may be the wrong way to think as this is a pure sim and should only be marketed as such, but I just wonder how many people dont buy a license just because they dont have the learning ability that is expected of them.
I do hope you dont take this the wrong way Piboso as I am 100% behind your software and your ethos. I just find it easier for newcomers to use the Alpha7 first.
I cant wait for the beta6 BTW, 5b is great and love it with all the new bikes and track so many here provide for all of us. So a BIG THANKS to you all in the community.