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Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 1:47:50 PM   
AirGriff


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I'm just about to kick off a pbem. My opponent and I are doing 2 day turns EXCEPT the first turn so as not to mess up the
crucial first ands second days. Will this mess up tracker, which is set to 2 day turns, or should I switch it to and from the
proper cycle. Just want to make sure it stays in synch. Will switching it mess it up?

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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 2:30:08 PM   
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I think you will first run into an issue in trying to change the PBEM from 1-day to 2-day turns, as that's not possible. Sad to say.

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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 3:52:09 PM   
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Actually, as per michaelm's reponse below, if you are running the beta patch it should be possible;


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ORIGINAL: michaelm

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ORIGINAL: Itdepends

Hello Michael,
was there a change made in the Beta that removed the ability to switch between 1 and 2 day turns? I've done it once in my PBEM but the question came up recently and my opponent can't recall how we did it. I've also been unsuccessful at doing it in a test PBEM.

Thanks,

Daniel

Thread where the question came up below
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3516449


The option is a command line switch (-cd) that the Japanese player needs to run. The turn can be loaded and the 'Turn cycle' is allowed to be changed .. thru the in-game preferences.



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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 3:53:49 PM   
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That's what I thought, too, but to my pleasant surprise you can. The IJ player needs to add -cd into the target window within the properties of your starting icon and then he can switch turn cycles in the preferences screen within the orders phase. I tested the first two turns with my upcoming opponent and we could indeed switch back and forth between cycles. My only question now is whether Tracker needs to be fiddled with to ensure it won't get out of synch.

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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 3:55:04 PM   
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Beat me to it, Juan. I'm not running the beta and it works, as well.

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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 4:02:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AirGriff

Beat me to it, Juan. I'm not running the beta and it works, as well.


Thats good to know, thanks.

As for tracker, can't help you with that sadly, have never been able to get it to play nice with my Java/OS.

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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/15/2014 6:01:34 PM   
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Alright then! If you can change the preferences of the game, then Tracker won't be a problem.

All you have to do is make sure you change the .properties file for Tracker - change it to 2-day turns on the appropriate day and you'll be fine. If you're doing December 8 as normal, and then doing December 9/December 10 as a single 2-day turn, then the process would be this:

1) Do your orders and run December 8 replay; send to Allied opponent.
2) Load December 8 turn into Tracker with 1-day turns in the .properties file.
3) Switch your preferences in-game to 2-day turns
4) Do your orders and run Dec 9/Dec 10 turn
5) Change Tracker's .properties file to 2-day turns
6) Finally, read the turn in Tracker

Follow the same procedure if you need to switch back to 1-day turns.

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RE: Tracker and switching turn cycles - 1/16/2014 12:19:28 PM   
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What he said...


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