Wasteland 2 Wiki
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As inXile reminds, backers should submit their information to the company as soon as possible!
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1) Ensure your shipping information is accurate in your Ranger Center account or you will not receive your physical goods. We use the information listed on the account for shipping, information sent to us by other methods is not used.
2) If you have not yet paid your shipping cost for physical goods for shipping outside of US, there is a link to do so under the "Donations" tab.
3) Update / Input your name for your Backer Credit on Ranger Center by July 25, 2014 or you will not be included in Backer Credits, as the list will be locked on that date.
4) If you have not chosen a reward tier yet or have not yet changed it after adding to your pledge, please do so now.
5) All backers of Wasteland 2 are eligible for beta access on Steam. You can find your key in your Ranger Center account. BE AWARE that this key is also a key for the final version of the game and will thus count as a digital copy from your reward tier, locking it to Steam. If you want to use GOG.com or another distributor and are only eligible for one digital key, do not use this key.
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Wasteland 2 has just entered another phase of production!
Join the worldwide Wasteland 2 localization crowdsourcing effort!
One of the most common questions asked of us since we started talking about Wasteland 2, even before we successfully concluded our Kickstarter, was “do you guys need any help localizing the game? I can help!”
But I’ve done localization work from a high level enough times to know you can’t just throw people at it and it’ll all work out. So we put our heads together and came up with the best way to use the power of the crowd for our localization in such a way as to still get high quality localized versions of our games.
Stage one of that is what truly involves you, our backers and fans. We have set up a project on Get Localization where anyone willing can sign up to localize the game in French, Italian, German and Spanish. We will provide you with translator instructions and a glossary of terms, and you can dive in and right away start translating from English to your own language. Wasteland 2 is a wordy game, and it’s a massive effort. We’re excited about once again opening up the doors to involve fans directly into the game making process like this.
Once the bulk of this work is done like this, our plan is to then hand this to professional editors in these languages, who will do editing passes to fix errors, clean up stylistic inconsistencies. This way we’ll ensure the end product is of the quality we should expect for Wasteland 2.
Thank you for your involvement!
Is there a minimum time investment required?
There is not! Sign up and however much you’d like to translate, we’re thankful for.
How much guidance do we get?
Inside the project page we include links to the translator instructions we are using for this project, as well as an indepth glossary of terms.
What languages will you be localizing this way?
We are localizing the game in French, Italian, German and Spanish with this method. Polish and Russian localizations are of course still planned, but they will be done by Deep Silver so we won’t be using this method for those.
If you are a backer, you already received the good news. Wasteland 2 is here and it's live. Well, the beta, that is. To get the Steam code for it, visit the Ranger Center and grab it from the Donations tab. However, you ought to remember a few things.
As Brian Fargo explains in update #40, this is, well, a beta. That means a certain roughness will be felt around the edges. First, grab a copy of the Wasteland 2 reference sheet and study it (or print and make a paper plane if you prefer figuring things out on your own). Second, remember these points:
- The beta is for testing and as such has a limited scope. The beta is limited to Arizona and even then, certain locations were excised. The final game will have more, don't you worry.
- Some skills are not implemented in the beta, including Animal Whisperer, Silent Move, and (unsurprisingly) Combat Shooting.
- The user interface is still going through puberty, so expect hideousness as inXile helps it make through this tough period.
- The same goes for sounds. While Mark Morgan did a ridiculously good job on the soundtrack, some sound effects and voices are missing, temporary, or simply have yet to mature.
- Combat and economy are not yet balanced. Your mileage may vary, as will your life expectancy.
- The reactivity and connections between characters and settlements are implemented, but inXile will continue to refine and expand them. You can help! Feedback on the depth of the game and roleplaying mechanics is the best kind of feedback.
- Now, you may be wondering how to report the bugs or whether you're under an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). If you are eligible for the beta, you should soon receive an e-mail with login details for CenterCode, which will serve as Wasteland 2's feedback hub.
Now, you may be wondering how to report the bugs or whether you're under an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). If you are eligible for the beta, you should soon receive an e-mail with login details for CenterCode, which will serve as Wasteland 2's feedback hub.
Now, the Wasteland 2 beta is not covered by an NDA. That's right, you can record, write, post, and shout about the game from the rooftops (watch out for the heights, however). This also means that you can freely contribute to the official Wasteland wiki hosted on our servers. Here's a short FAQ:
Can anyone edit the wiki?
Yes. Just like the Vault, the official Wasteland wiki is free and open for all to edit. No, you don't have to register or sacrifice a Quartz townsman to edit. Just open a page, hit the edit button, and edit to your heart's content.
Should I register an account?
We encourage doing this. While you can edit anonymously, an account will give you greater privileges, such as no obligatory Catcha when adding external links, uploading files, and tracking of your contributions (for bragging rights).
I don't know if I can edit worth a damn. Should I do it regardless?
Yes, of course! Every bit of information added to the wiki helps create the definitive guide to the Wasteland franchise. The worst that will happen is that another editor will edit your contribution, adding categories, infoboxes, and generally organizing stuff. You will never be penalized or reprimanded for contributing to the wiki.
You mean the admins aren't bloodthirsty desert mutants that viciously protect the wiki as their pet project and eat people if they try to edit?
No. We don't eat people or chase them away (the jury's still out on us being mutants. Your edits are always welcome, as are your files, comments, and reactions. We're all Wasteland fans here.
Do I get anything for editing?
Fame and glory, Ranger. Fame and glory. We will also regularly feature articles, together with the names of their contributors, to give you bragging rights. Plus, you'll know you're building the official Wasteland encyclopedia.
It's been a while Rangers, so let's summarize the latest news, with a little help from The Guru.
- If you haven't read our preview of Wasteland 2, catch up.
- Chris Keenan addresses points raised after the first official demo.
- Chris Keenan explains the systems.
- Chris Keenan goes to space.
- Montgomery Markland speaks about the world map.
- Wasteland is available for purchase.