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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do I find the guest talks?

The guest talks will be hosted on Microsoft Live Events, you will need a Falmouth email to login and view these talks.

Q. How can I play the games?

Games can be found linked on the website here. Alternatively join the Expo Discord channel to find text channels with any information on the exhibited games.

Q. What time does X talk start?

The schedule for all the talks can be found here:

Fireside Chats

Discord

Q. How do third years get their hoodies?

At some point during the day you will have 20 mins to register for your 3rd year hoodie. This will be communicated through the Twitch stream so make sure you keep an eye out for it.

Q. I’m on the discord but I can’t see any channels?

Join the ‘Join Me For Help’ channel and a helper should join shortly to provide you help with verification. Alternatively post in the ‘support’ text channel.

Q. How do I vote for a game?

Voting will be done through the virtual gallery.

Q. When does the expo start/finish?

Dr Doug Brown and Nick Dixon will open the Expo at 9:50 and the first talk will begin at 10:00 with the final talk finishing at 17:00. Trophy for the best Final Year Game will be presented by Aardvark Swift and Imre Jele of Bossa Studios at 17:00 with other prizes announced following.

Q. Can my friends/family attend the expo?

The Twitch stream is open to the public, the guest talks are for students from the Games Academy, Alumni, Launchpad or any other Falmouth university course. If you would like friends/family to join the Discord server please email games.support@falmouth.ac.uk to request access.

Q. Who do I contact for support?

You can either contact us via our support email or if you are in our Discord server there is a ‘Join me for help’ voice channel and a ‘Support’ text channel that you can use.

Q. What equipment will I need for the expo?

We have put together a technical specification for each part of the expo below.

Technical Specification

Discord

Desktop

Windows 7 and up

MacOS 10.10 and up (Yosemite)

Note: Audio capture during screenshare is currently only supported on Windows!

Mobile

iOS 10.0 and up

Android 5 and up

Note: Discord only supports devices which ship with Google Play Services by default. This means some devices, including Amazon Kindles, are not supported.

Browser

Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+ (including Chromium Edge 79+ on Windows and macOS), Safari 11+ (available on macOS 10.13 High Sierra and up)

Note: Older browsers may lack functionality with newer features, and voice chat for Firefox is only supported by versions 59 and up!

Network

Around 5mbps up and down

Teams live event

Network

Streamer

Internet speed to stream – 10 mbps up ideal, 10-20 is super

Consumer

Watching a live stream – 2mbps down for SD, 5mbps down for HD

Museum

Recommended specs:

i5 Processor/AMD equivalent or Higher

GTX 950/AMD equivalent (with DX11) or Higher

8gb RAM or Higher

Twitch

Platforms

Android, iOS, PS4, PS3, XB1, XB360, PC, Mac, Linux, Apple TV

Network

Streamer

Internet speed to stream – 10 mbps up ideal, 10-20 is super

Consumer

Watching a live stream – 2mbps down for SD, 5mbps down for HD

Gallery

Executable

~2GB of free hard drive space

Administrator rights to run an executable

Beefier specs will run this a lot better; it is intended to be the heavier of the two, showing environments and animations. My guess for the lowest gaming machine specs to run this at this date would be:

Processor

Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs) and above.

Memory

8GB RAM

GPU

NVIDIA GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580 8GB and above.

DirectX Version

DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 compatible graphics card