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HOST will downgrade techlevels if you play 1 turn unregist.

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:42 pm
by Wacky
Just learned a very costly lesson...

I was at work and wanted to change my turn, so I downloaded PCC2 and my TRN file, and redid my turn.
No big deal, because it's the third turn in the game, so very easy.
Of course, I didn't have my reg# at hand, but hey, I wasnt going to upgrade any tech levels, so no problem.

What I didn't know, was that HOST would DOWNDGRADE my techlevels at my HW!
Put my engine tech back to 7 and torptech back to 6. That is a LOT of MC up in smoke...

Did anyone know about this 'feature'?
I thought unregistered would only prevent you upgrading your tech levels beyond 6...

Re: HOST will downgrade techlevels if you play 1 turn unregi

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:14 pm
by FireAge
Sorry to say, but this has always been so.
Then again, the most painfull lessons stick with you longer, so I guess this will not happen to you again :twisted:

Re: HOST will downgrade techlevels if you play 1 turn unregi

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:41 pm
by Havok
Wacky wrote:Just learned a very costly lesson...

I was at work and wanted to change my turn, so I downloaded PCC2 and my TRN file, and redid my turn.
No big deal, because it's the third turn in the game, so very easy.
Of course, I didn't have my reg# at hand, but hey, I wasnt going to upgrade any tech levels, so no problem.

What I didn't know, was that HOST would DOWNDGRADE my techlevels at my HW!
Put my engine tech back to 7 and torptech back to 6. That is a LOT of MC up in smoke...

Did anyone know about this 'feature'?
I thought unregistered would only prevent you upgrading your tech levels beyond 6...
No sir! Without your key branding the installation/turn the host was just doing what it's programed to do.

Re: HOST will downgrade techlevels if you play 1 turn unregi

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:02 pm
by Wacky
As you both say, it is a lesson I will never again forget :oops: .
Just though I should mention it on the board, so others may be warned before making the same mistake.

Imagining making this mistake when having far more starbases with high tech levels... :shock: