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Hello People.

I was just curious about marking version numbers. What's the general rule when updating a map (or program) or even before alpha release how do you mark the version number?

I like to be organised. I know I could put any number but I prefer to look pro :>

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!
Much luv
 
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People use their own styles, but generally < 1.0 = alpha/beta and 1.0+ means full public release. Some people have their version numbers go 2.0 or over just thru normal patches/updates but technically you shouldn't change the number before the decimal unless you have made a MAJOR modification.

Some people might even place two or more decimals for easy separation. Personally the system I use now is: x.y.z, x=0 for alpha/beta, x=1 for full release, y is version number, z is update number.

The most important thing to remember, though, is to be consistent. Once you have a system, stick with it or people will start going wtf? when you switch it up on them.
 
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dont try to look pro only cos your maps name is "the ultimate kickass vers. 1.096646", but try to look pro if your map looks pro too.

Damn how did u know my map's name?

So mostly past beta it should be 1.x.
Ok cool. Just up to the creator to decide what constitues major or minor change.
 
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