Its been over a year since I played so I thought I'd practice a little with Spacelord before jumping back into the snake-pit with you folks. Unfortunately I cannot seem to get Spacelord, the consensus favorite C-Player, to keep running. Accordingly I was hoping one of you might be able to lend me some assistance in fixing the problem. Here's my setup:
1) I use XP 2) I have a file called Planlord containing winplan, echoview and Spacelord. I work right out of the file Planlord as I am only running one game at a time, so I dont use the workfiles 1- 8.
My steps; A) Master a Universe and run Hconfig B) Run Host for initial RSTs. Computer controls 10 races and I handle the other. C) Open Winplan and Make move and TRN 1 for human controlled race. D) close winplan and open and close echoview capturing data. E) Click on Spacelrd.exe to make computer TRNs. F) Run Host again G) Open winplan and make next move and TRN. H) RINSE, WASH, REPEAT.......
THE PROBLEM: for the first 6- 8 turns the computer AI functions building ships and grabbing planets. BUT ABOUT THEN computer controlled races, generally starting with #5 Priv through #11 CoM, just up and quit. If I continue the game, overtime the remaining AI races stop functioning generally around Turn 20/25. Researching on a newsgroup I found another person with a simiar problem who said he was getting runtime error 200, 201 under dos...not sure where he saw this. Newsgroup didnt provide solution and I was really hoping the Tech savvy group here could.
I would be thrilled if I could get spacelord to work and not cease functioning. Your help would be most appreciated.
A Rusty VGAP Player