Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

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Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

Post#1 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:23 pm

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This game is a based on the FEDERATION AND EMPIRE (FEDEMP) scenario by Matt Clouser and Mark Satchell and uses the Star Fleet Battles v3.0 shiplist.

Available Races are: Federation, Gorn, Romulan, Klingon, Orions, Andromedans, Tholian, Lyran, I.S.C., Hydran, and Kzin. Game runs 3 times a week until turn 25, then twice a week or when all turns are in. SFB4 is open ended and winner is chosen by vote.

Mods: Teleport.
Shiplist: Star Fleet Battles 3.
ESB is ON at 50%.
Map: Custom.
Extra Rich HW, Random Normal Planets, Very High Pop, Very High Money.
Starbase @ HW w/ 2 ships.
Tech 7 Engines.
TimHost 3.22.47.
Rank to Play: Solar Knight.

Your first turn will include the following files.

Player RST
Galactic Map
SFBv3_Data.zip - VGAP data files
SFBv3_Docs.zip - Race and ship documents (html and png format)
SFBv3_Bmps.zip - Replacement BMP files for WinPlan

Extract this files into a new game play folder exclusively for this game inside WinPlan or your DOS folder.

Star Fleet Battles shiplist information can also be found on this link.
http://www.circus-maximus.com/sfbv3.htm
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Re: Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

Post#2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:19 am

I just realized that Mark and I put together the first "Federation And Empire" mod during the spring and summer of 1993. Twenty years ago!!
:jawdrop:
It is gratifying and more than a little humbling to realize that an off-shoot of that effort is still being played by the VGAP community.

Many, many thanks!
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Post#3 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:30 am

Klauser wrote:I just realized that Mark and I put together the first "Federation And Empire" mod during the spring and summer of 1993. Twenty years ago!!
:jawdrop:
It is gratifying and more than a little humbling to realize that an off-shoot of that effort is still being played by the VGAP community.

Many, many thanks!
So you gonna play? :twisted:
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Re: Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

Post#4 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:18 pm

Havok,

Is there a link where I can re-review the v3 SFB shiplist.
I am out of town and on the iPad.

Thanks if possible!
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Post#5 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:58 pm

Love these custom games!

But can you please check whats being sent out for dat files.
My ships do not match what the info page has, the're not in tech level order, dont have the same hull names and 1 ship is not even on my build list (race 2).
http://www.circus-maximus.com/sfbv3.htm

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Post#6 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:16 am

Valkyris wrote:Love these custom games!

But can you please check whats being sent out for dat files.
My ships do not match what the info page has, the're not in tech level order, dont have the same hull names and 1 ship is not even on my build list (race 2).
http://www.circus-maximus.com/sfbv3.htm
Did you extract the contents of the SFB_V3**.zip files to your game folder? (e.g. c:\planets\vpwork1\)

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Post#7 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:12 pm

Valkyris wrote:Love these custom games!

But can you please check whats being sent out for dat files.
My ships do not match what the info page has, the're not in tech level order, dont have the same hull names and 1 ship is not even on my build list (race 2).
http://www.circus-maximus.com/sfbv3.htm
I'll just follow up from the email I sent you the other night. I asked you specifically then what isn't correct because I'm not seeing a problem when I check your shiplist against your race in the docs.

You can email me directly or contact the author Matt Clouser who's quite active on the site as well.
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Post#8 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:02 pm

Race 2 Ships for your review,
Most do not have matching hull names, missing ship(s), mismatched tech level hulls and not in tech level order.
I would think the wrong .dat files were sent to players.
yes, I did extract the dat files to the vpwork1 game folder and to the game root also.
I have a seperate winplan install for all my games.

My Starbase Says I can build these

1 Class-H Freighter
1 Raptor Frigate
2 Class-C Freighter
2 Carnosaur Destroyer
3 Stegosaur War Cruiser
4 Stegosaur-V Light Carrier
5 Luxury Liner
5 Allosaur Heavy Cruiser < not supposed to have?
6 Brontosaur Battle Tug
7 Pyrosaur Battlecarrier
8 Large Alchemy Ship
8 T-Rex Dreadnought
7 Neutronic Refinery Ship < not in tech order
9 Kearsearge Light Cruiser < spelled as I have it


Sent Docs Say I should have these ships
1 CLASS-H FRT
1 RAPTOR FF
2 CLASS-C FRT
2 CARNOSAUR DD
3 STEGOSAUR WC
4 STEGOSAUR-V CVL
5 LUXURY LINER
5 BRONTO BAT-TUG
6 ALLOSAUR CA < missing this ship
7 NRS
7 PYROSAUR BCV
8 LAS
8 T-REX DN
9 KEARSARGE NCL


Website Info URL Says I should have these..
1 Class-H Frt
1 Raptor FF
2 Class-C Frt
2 Carnosaur DD
3 Stegosaur WC
4 Stegosaur-V Cvl
5 Luxury Liner
5 Bronto Bat-Tug
6 Allosaur CA
7 NRS
7 Pyrosaur BCV
8 LAS
8 T-Rex DN
9 Kearsarge NCL

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Post#9 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:20 pm

I'm going to answer this by the way you have it listed.

The 2nd and 3rd lists you have "Docs" and "Website Info URL" are one in the same. I copied and pasted the authors docs to make the webpage.

As far as the actual shiplist goes, I would go with what it says inside of your client whether that be winplan, vpa etc... You're using the actual .DAT files from the scenario, nothing has been changed. I emailed the actual zips from the module to each player, so what you have is from the author.

It does look like one or two ship names (Brontosaur & Allosaur) are out of order in the docs with the shiplist. I suggest you take that up with him if you want it changed. I did email him yesterday after you brought this up and forwarded your original message to him as well, but I suggest you follow up with him to.
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Re: Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

Post#10 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:47 am

Valkyris,

Sorry for the hassle - I'll crack the files open tonight and take a close look at your problem.
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Re: Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

Post#11 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:16 pm

Sorry for the delays - my PC has been having problems. I hope to get it working this weekend.

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Re: Welcome to Star Fleet Battles 4

Post#12 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:23 pm

Apologies to all for the delay ...

My WinXP rig - where I did all my VGAP work - had some major problems, but it's back up. I'm starting to look into the problem now.

Thanks for your patience ...
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