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HOW DOES E-MAIL PLAY WORK?

Postby Brent Easton » November 1st, 2008, 7:19 pm

Isn't it easier to run two instances of Vassal? [Shocked]

You still have to change your password in one of the instances if you want to play BOTH sides of the SAME game.

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Postby Brent Easton » November 1st, 2008, 7:25 pm

at 5:17 AM xlegion wrote:

OK, I'm afraid I'm still lost because when I go to do the British move, I
don't see any of the American markers on the board. Here is what I'm doing.

1.) Start the game as American

2.) I password the American turn

3.) I start the log file

4.) I place the markers

5.) I end the log file

6.) Save the turn

7.) Start A NEW GAME as BRITISH

WHOA! Who said to start a NEW GAME and set the password. The instructions say that at this point you

7) Change your password

8) Load the saved game from Step 6


8.) Password the game

9.) load the file that I named in step 6

10.) I can move counters and such as British but I don't see any of the
American markers placed. Why?

Because you started a new game in step 7 instead of changing your password and loading the old saved game.

Look, you are trying to simulate the situation where you are trying to play a game on two different computers by two different players who have different password's set. Starting a new game between turns does not make sense!

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Postby xlegion » November 1st, 2008, 8:13 pm

Brigz:

I got the Washington's War module from the Consimworld site. They have a folder for this game which is not even out yet. It will be a replacement for the game "We the People" and the designer Mark Herman is on the site asking for play test feedback.

I would love to accommodate him but I'm having a devil of a time learning VASSAL.
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Postby Brigz » November 1st, 2008, 8:50 pm

xlegion wrote:Brigz:

I got the Washington's War module from the Consimworld site. They have a folder for this game which is not even out yet. It will be a replacement for the game "We the People" and the designer Mark Herman is on the site asking for play test feedback.

I would love to accommodate him but I'm having a devil of a time learning VASSAL.


Thanks xlegion. I was going to look at the module to see how it was structured.

Try and follow Brent's instructions. He should get you there. Just be patient and you'll get it. I'll hold off adding any suggestions because it could just confuse you with more than one person walking you through it.
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PBEM logs only?

Postby Shalbatana » November 21st, 2008, 6:38 pm

Hi everyone, first time poster here.

I'm a Babylon 5 wars player. In the past players have used cyberboard to conduce PBEM games. However I'm looking at it and don't feel it's the best choice, especially since the person I want to play against is on a Mac.

My issue is that most games will be strictly PBEM, and not live. That said, recording a log that shows a player's every move, etc. might be overkill. I know this is not using the engine to it's full potential, but is there any way to simply email the end result of your turn without showing "live" moves, and current chats etc?

Also, is there any way to "edit" your turn for the logs? say I move a piece and then undo it, can I remove that from the "playback"?

I also have a customization question. I'll post in a different thread though, cause it's totally unrelated.

Thanks in advance.
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HOW DOES E-MAIL PLAY WORK?

Postby rk » November 24th, 2008, 4:18 pm

You can definitely simply save a game and mail the saved game to your opponent.

When you hit "undo" VASSAL actually removes the move from the log. Otherwise there's no direct way to edit a logfile. However, if you're writing a logfile and reading one at the same time, the moves from the logfile being read get written to your logfile, so you can effectively insert moves into a logfile that way.

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Postby Boss Ardnutz » November 29th, 2008, 11:27 pm

EDIT: found the shortcut for 'play next move' in the wiki.
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Postby rk » December 1st, 2008, 11:50 pm

Quick question - sort of related to PBEM - is there a keyboard shortcut for the "play next move" button? I seem to remember seeing one mentioned in documentation but haven't been able to find it again.

The "Page Down" key is a shortcut for the "Next" button in the toolbar.

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Postby Boss Ardnutz » December 2nd, 2008, 12:04 am

Thanks rk.

Laptop users may find this shortcut doesn't work, due to the different keyboard config (no proper num keypad - even the function-shifted one lacks page up / down keys on some laptops). It would be great if this shortcut could be user-modified, or assigned to a standard alpha key (perhaps Ctrl-N, or Ctrl-=) so it works on all computers.
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log files?

Postby JUNO44 » March 11th, 2009, 5:28 am

I can handle the single log send to my opponent however how do I send my log when I am playing allies and soviets vs germans in Totaler Kreig? I feel it would be easier if game set-up allowed one log option. Is this what the load continuation button is for?
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HOW DOES E-MAIL PLAY WORK?

Postby uckelman » March 11th, 2009, 9:30 am

Thus spake "JUNO44":
I can handle the single log send to my opponent however how do I send my log
when I am playing allies and soviets vs germans in Totaler Kreig? I feel it w
ould be easier if game set-up allowed one log option.

Are you saying that you're playing as two different players yourself? You
should be able to retire from one side and join another without ending the
log you're writing.

Is this what the load continuation button is for?


"Load Continuation" is for appending another log to the log you already have
open. I don't recommend using that feature unless you're certain you know
what you're doing.

The whole logging system is going to be revamped for 3.2, so at that point
exchanging logs will become simpler.

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pbem TK

Postby JUNO44 » March 11th, 2009, 3:35 pm

I am playing TK vs one other player. They are axis so I would like the procedure neccessary to play the Allies and Soviets sending one log file to axis player . I know it can be done as an opponent did so last time we played.'I know, I have sent same question to him but has not answered yet.
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Postby uckelman » March 14th, 2009, 9:45 pm

Thus spake "JUNO44":
I am playing TK vs one other player. They are axis so I would like the proced
ure neccessary to play the Allies and Soviets sending one log file to axis pl
ayer . I know it can be done as an opponent did so last time we played.'I kno
w, I have sent same question to him but has not answered yet.


I've had a chance to look at the TK module now. The way to play both the
Allied and Soviet turns in the same log file is to start your log file as
one of them, do your moves, hit the "Retire" button to switch to the other
one, do your moves, and then end the log file.

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