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Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:56 pm
by Havok
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Fall Festival of Death 2013. This is not for the faint of heart as extreme conditions abound.
Game runs 3 times a week until turn 25, then twice a week or when all turns are in.
Most planets owned on turn 100 wins. No Allies (Xenophobia)

Mods: Orbiter, Clans, Teleport, Machines of Yore & a mystery addon.
Map: Custom.
Shiplist: T-List / Engines from UnNatural List.
Wandering Tribes w/ 6 Loaded Freighters.
Random Normal Planets.
TimHost 3.22.47.
Rank to Join: Planetary Buccaneer.

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:06 pm
by wasp
So, what is orbiter??? and when do we know this mistery add-on?

thanks

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:54 pm
by Havok
This game is using 4 host add-on's. You can learn more about them and review their doc's below.

Machines of Yore
http://www.circus-maximus.com/moy.htm

Clans
http://www.circus-maximus.com/clans.htm

Orbiter
Orbiter rotates the map each turn. The outside of the map
turns slower than the inside. In addition, each turn you will
receive an updated xyplan.dat with your turn.

last one is a surprise.

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:56 pm
by Super Tech
Wasp,

Orbiters causes the planets to rotate around the center of the universe. The outer planets rotate at a smaller angle otherwise they would move insanely fast. Things at a planet move with a planet, things not at a planet do not get moved by orbiter. This make travel faster in some directions and slower in others (for multi-turn travel). If you can get to a planet in one turn, then you will get there and move with that planet. It also makes and breaks one hop connections occasionally but you can see that coming if you pay attention. Now, I think I have said too much.

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:18 pm
by wasp
ok. thanks

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:24 pm
by Super Tech
Havok,

I copied all the files in the zip to a new game directory.
Using VPA V3.66 I press shift-B to check out the Tlist ships.
I think the files are for Fed War 3 as the Empire has Facist ship list and Robots have Bird shiplist.
I don't mind having a Loki, but the other players may have an issue.

Super-Tech

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:08 am
by BitMask
Oops. I might have given ][avok the wrong files... I'll send the correct files as soon as I can. (Off to and adventure race now. Don't know if I will be standing afterwards :oops: )

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:51 am
by Havok
Guys I've updated the shiplists and then the files out to you. Look for a email with the following zip file.

Beamspec.dat
hullspec.dat
truehull.dat
torpedospec.dat

The engine file remains the same.

If you have already played your turn, you're going to have to play it again with these new files and resubmit.

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:56 am
by belorsch
Nice, this game filled up fast! Not so nice is forgetting that I have loaded win7 64bit since playing my last game. I'm trying to do like I have did in the past which is download the shareware version and then copy my old game directory over it(i cant find my original disks) after installation. So far I cant even get the shareware version installed. So I'm not sure when Havok planned on starting the game but go ahead and get a replacement if need be. In the meantime I'm trying to get this to work and if anyone has suggestions let me know.

Belorsch

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:06 pm
by Havok
You can contact Tim and get a replacement Winplan CD and then do the transfer you mentioned.

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:27 am
by BitMask
If it is a 64bit Windows then the shareware or old setup will not work. Try using the Winplan32 client http://vgap.innernet.co.za/winplan/

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:05 am
by Super Tech
Could Winplan32 client information/link be added to the Files->Player Files->Clients?
I belive this compatiblity problem is increasingly common.

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:57 am
by belorsch
@Bitmask
I found that and I what I did was copy my old plan1 directory to the hard drive and them run winplan32 from inside that and

I'm getting the following error: Run-time error '339': Component 'threed32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

Now I'm wondering if that is because I don't have my original disks to do the extraction process that it talks about?

Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:01 am
by BitMask
The new 64bit windows does not have all the old controlls. That is what it complains about. If you run the Winplan32 installer it should fix this problem. Just make a backup if you have custom bmp folder

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Re: Welcome to Fall Festival of Death 2013

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:13 pm
by belorsch
Ok, I have it working other than an error when trying to write in the notes option on the planets.