From: Living in the fair city of Melbourne, Australia
ORIGINAL: Michael T
It seems it is possible to open pbem game files in any version of the game. So in theory a player could load a pbem file in to a version of the game that allowed for example unlimited HQBU. Do his move and save it, then move the file to the latest version, reopen and then end his turn.
My question is, is this possible?
If so can we put in place a safeguard against this, like not allowing a save game of a later version to be opened in a older version.
Also is this cheating technique possible on the server?
I admit this is not my idea, it was raised by another to me. I got thinking and here I am posting it.
Yes, that is indeed possible. If the cheater was painstaking enough, he could wave through patch changes by loading the game with 1.06.06, and then ending the turn - and triggering the logistics phase, which leaves note of the version number in the logistics report - with 1.06.19.