All good things must come to an end. But in this case, the end is actually
The Supreme Commander Multiplayer Beta will be closed at 5 p.m.
Pacific (8 p.m. Eastern, 1 a.m. GMT) on Feb. 12, 2007.
After the closure, you will not be able to properly connect to GPGnet without a retail version of Supreme Commander and a valid product key. Supreme Commander goes on sale in the next several days -- please check with your local retailer for exact dates in your country/state/area.
Please note the following, as it contains important information about your copy of the beta and your beta account.
Final Weekend Gameplay
This weekend is your final chance to play beta games. After the closure, you will be unable to connect to GPGnet and use the beta for GPGnet gameplay.
We encourage as much gameplay as possible this weekend, as we are still gathering data about server performance and statistics reporting, right up to the very last minute.
Stay on the lookout for GPG admins - they'll be playing as many games as possible. We are also particularly interested in Arranged Team games.
Removing the Beta from your System
After the beta closure and before you purchase Supreme Commander, GPG strongly recommends you completely remove all Supreme Commander and GPGnet components from your system. There are known issues with very early versions of the beta that interfere with correct installations of the retail version. Also, beta replays are incompatible with the retail version. While we believe that the installation problem affects only several hundred of the 40,000+ beta players, we recommend a complete removal for all users, just to be sure.
Instructions for Completely Removing the Supreme Commander Multiplayer Beta
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
- Remove the Supreme Commander Beta. When prompted during the uninstall process, check the box to remove all related data (GPGnet, save games, replays, etc).
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs again
- Verify that GPGnet has been removed. If it hasn't, remove it via this window.
- Go to the install directory - by default in Windows XP, this is C:\Program Files\THQ\Gas Powered Games
- Delete the Beta and GPGnet directories
- Check if there are any other GPGnet or Supreme Commander directories in alternate locations (e.g. C:\Program Files\Gas Powered Games or any other directory you may have used for Supreme Commander) and delete those directories if they exist.
- Verify that all replay files are deleted. By default in Windows XP, they are saved in Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\GasPoweredGames\SupremeCommander\replays
- Verify that all game stats xml files are deleted. By default in Windows XP, they are stored in My Documents.
Hey, Can I Keep my Beta Account Name?
Many people have asked us can they keep their beta account name. They're really attached to it, they want to make sure no one else gets there first, they worked really hard to get just the right l33t-hax0r spelling of your
Well, we heard you!
Beta accounts will be ported over to the retail server, under the following conditions:
- Only those accounts showing activity within the last 30 days will be ported over. If you haven't logged in to GPGnet within the past 30 days of the beta closure date, your beta account will be gone. If you want your sooper-special game name back after that point, you have to re-create it yourself with a retail version of SupCom, and then it's first-come, first-served.
- Your rating and game records will NOT be ported over. Everyone starts at the default rating and a 0-0 win/loss record.
If your account was ported over, upon your purchase and installation of Supreme Commander, you will be able to login with your account name and password you used for the beta.
If your account is not available ("could not find that account" message), then it was not ported over and cannot be retrieved. You may elect to re-create it.
Sorry, there are no exceptions to the above conditions.