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Mad Russian -> A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 7:19:53 PM)

How are we going to do this J2D?

Two gamers both used to fighting from the Soviet side...[:D]

In this case, I could care less what side I get. Or what scenario we play. It will be fun just to game with you again.

So, pick your poison. Take whichever scenario you want and which side you want and we will do a PBEM with it.

Do you want to do a DAR with it was well? One thread from each of our viewpoints? I trust you long ago and far away enough to have a thread with my comments in it and not worry about if you will look in it until after the game is over.

Or do you just want to play a PBEM between us and not do the AAR until the game is over? I'm good to go either way.



EDITED:

For those looking to see how we do you can find the respective threads here:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=161


They are the Spartans at Norderfurt threads. Those following my actions will look at the one that starts with MR and those wishing to follow how J2D does will look at the thread that starts with his nickname.

Enjoy.

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 7:41:44 PM)

Since you were trained in doctrine of the USA and USSR, it would be better that I take the US or other NATO side. Since I have no clue what I am doing this will be a total surprise to you and your Commie friends.

I'll take a look see and post back here. I renamed the folders to paul and steve in my dropbox folder. I'll place your pbm file in steve.

Doing a DAR will be good. Maybe get some interest in this game again.




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:03:57 PM)

The pbm file named spartans is in your folder on dropbox




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:16:37 PM)

That works.

It will be great gaming against you again.

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:26:26 PM)

I had to restart before I did my setup and didn't catch that the settings went back to default. I was going to give both sides stealth move by default and increase the EW.

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Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:31:53 PM)

Reset whatever you need to. I want this game to be as comfortable with your game style as possible.

It will be fun using the Soviet battle tactics to see how they work in the game vs a human player.

Where will I put the PBEM file when I get it?

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:42:57 PM)

Put the pbm file from the steve folder into your Saved folder in the game. Put the file that you create when your turn is over in the paul folder.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:46:41 PM)

Got it.

Thanks.


Good Hunting.

MR




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:47:16 PM)

Did you reset the options yet?

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 8:51:05 PM)

No I didn't think you could change them once it is started. We can go as it is or?




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:17:49 PM)

Whatever you want to do.

If you want to go with what you have I have my setup and orders in your DB. If you want to reset it we can do that. It will only take a moment to redo my setup.

Whatever you feel most comfortable with.

Your call.


Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:24:44 PM)

I can't figure out how to load the file that you sent.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:28:45 PM)

I think we are going to have to number them somehow.

Not sure either. It never asked me to do anything. I just hit proceed and it created that file that had a lock on it in my folder.

Good Hunting.

MR




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:30:25 PM)

Otherwise I think it just overwrites the file you have....

What happens if you take the PBEM file out of your directory that you sent me and then put the one I sent you in there?

Will that work?

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:49:29 PM)

I figured it out. There is not a selection in the first screen for resume PBEM. I chose start pbem and then there is no resume choice. You have to select Computer Opponent, then Select Scenario, and then it shows a tab for Resume PBEM.




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:52:36 PM)

I didn't see the replay. Maybe if nothing happens there isn't one.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:57:14 PM)

Hmmmmm....I wouldn't think that's right. Did it give you your orders phase again already?

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 9:58:12 PM)

Yes the next file is in your steve folder.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:00:30 PM)

So the PBEM file never changes name.

I really don't like that. If one messes up they are all the same name and you have no idea where to go back to find the one that may work.

ROFL...maybe I've been doing games from the dev/beta tester side of games too long.....afraid to lose the files.

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:04:30 PM)

Yes I think once you start the game and name the file, it stays the same name. Having two folders may help in an emergency as one of the old files will still be around.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:04:52 PM)

I do get to watch the video.

Also, the esc key does not pause the replay for a PBEM game. At least it doesn't if you are the 2nd player.

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:09:25 PM)

I started the turn and then came here to post that it worked. I probably missed it and didn't see a replay button.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:19:22 PM)

Turn back to you.

It just ran automatically for me.

Also, when you are done to send the turn you can name it. I named this one file 3. Since it was my second one.

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:20:26 PM)

I see that. We (I) will get the hang of this [:D]




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:22:32 PM)

Yeah, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it much quicker than I will. [&o]

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:27:59 PM)

Ok I watched the replay, need VCR/DVD controls in the next game to rewind etc, plotted my moves, saved as spartans4 and dragged it to your folder.

BTW during replay I pressed esc and got the popup that the game was paused.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/5/2012 10:33:13 PM)

I press esc and nothing happens. It seems, that the first time it plays through, for the 1st player, it will pause. But in the replay of the turn it won't pause for player 2. I'll try it again in a second.

Good Hunting.

MR




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/7/2012 2:33:33 PM)


For those looking to see how we do you can find the respective threads here:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=161


They are the Spartans at Norderfurt threads. Those following my actions will look at the one that starts with MR and those wishing to follow how J2D does will look at the thread that starts with his nickname.

Enjoy.

Good Hunting.

MR




junk2drive -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/7/2012 5:48:18 PM)

Cracks me up that two old dinosaurs are playing a game, using dropbox to exchange files, and communicating with facebook.




Mad Russian -> RE: A Reunion of Old Friends (5/12/2012 5:12:47 PM)

Some things I see.

1) It takes way longer than 30 minutes for WP units to transition into assault mode. I put my tanks into assault mode and 3 turns later move my infantry. The tanks still haven't moved and my infantry isn't alive to complain about them just sitting there.

2) I can't tell my artillery what munitions to use. I would like some smoke but no way to ask for it. A FO describes the target and the mission when firing an on call artillery mission. I should be able to do that too.

3) It appears that I move things way too fast. I need to learn to slow things down and get better organized.

Good Hunting.

MR




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