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Post by Havok » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:37 pm

After talking with DF we've decided to open up a new forum for FHOST questions and solutions for the Many Many undocumented features we're discovering with this add-on.

Please feel free to share your questions and or solutions right here.
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Post by Shardin5 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:29 pm

Now that the Fhost games have started, I am NOW hesitant about posting here, until after I do something good. Don't want to alert anybody.
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Post by Havok » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:46 pm

Enemy#1 wrote:Now that the Fhost games have started, I am NOW hesitant about posting here, until after I do something good. Don't want to alert anybody.
Good for you and bad for someone else right :)
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Post by Shardin5 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:35 pm

I will respond to any question where I have learned by trial and error, Testing or from somebody else. I am just hesitant to give YOU and DF any heads up on what I have learned so far
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Post by Havok » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:29 pm

Enemy#1 wrote:I will respond to any question where I have learned by trial and error, Testing or from somebody else. I am just hesitant to give YOU and DF any heads up on what I have learned so far
I wouldn't worry about me or him. It's your flank you have to watch. :-'
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Post by Shardin5 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:37 pm

Not worried about my Six, no Shpere in this game. I will no my Neighbors BEFORE they know I am there.
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Post by Desert-Fox » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:53 pm

Enemy#1 wrote:Not worried about my Six, no Shpere in this game. I will no my Neighbors BEFORE they know I am there.

Hmmm...crafty birds...be careful they don't pluck your feathers. :wink:
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Post by scooby dood » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:10 pm

What is the difference between Timhost Phost and Fhost?

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Post by B A N E » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:25 pm

scooby dood wrote:What is the difference between Timhost Phost and Fhost?
FHost is a poor name for the addon *Fhost*
It isn't a host program at all.

Fhost like other addons adds new functions to (Tim)Host.exe.
Fhost adds long range combat via
Advanced Fighter Missions.
Advanced Torpedo Missions.
and others.


PHost= (P)ortable Host.
PHost is just what it says it is, portable between different platforms.
It is a complete from the ground rewrite of the original (Tim)host.exe.

PHost has:
A different combat engine called PVCR which replaces VCR.EXE from
the original game. Weapons arrays can be up to 20 beams and 20
torps or fighter bays. Planets can have torpedoes.

In PHost due to differences in coding and OOE (Order of Events), the
game plays somewhat differently than the original.

PHost like TimHost works with all major player clients:
DOSPlan, WinPlan, VPA and others.

That's a quick summary.
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Post by Cherek » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:35 pm

Scooby dood, to read about some the differences between TimHost and PHost, go to http://phost.de/phost4doc/diffs.html.

BANE, thanks for the quick summary. :) I would have have gotten a little looooong winded if I would have done it.
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Re: Question

Post by scooby dood » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:19 pm

B A N E wrote:
scooby dood wrote:What is the difference between Timhost Phost and Fhost?
FHost is a poor name for the addon *Fhost*
It isn't a host program at all.

Fhost like other addons adds new functions to (Tim)Host.exe.
Fhost adds long range combat via
Advanced Fighter Missions.
Advanced Torpedo Missions.
and others.


PHost= (P)ortable Host.
PHost is just what it says it is, portable between different platforms.
It is a complete from the ground rewrite of the original (Tim)host.exe.

PHost has:
A different combat engine called PVCR which replaces VCR.EXE from
the original game. Weapons arrays can be up to 20 beams and 20
torps or fighter bays. Planets can have torpedoes.

In PHost due to differences in coding and OOE (Order of Events), the
game plays somewhat differently than the original.

PHost like TimHost works with all major player clients:
DOSPlan, WinPlan, VPA and others.

That's a quick summary.
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Post by B A N E » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:55 pm

Fhost was designed by the Author to play with the original shiplist.

It can be played with any shiplist AFAIK.
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Post by Cherek » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:07 pm

and it has a few bugs in too.
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