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Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 4/28/2005 7:14:51 AM   
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I usually send this reminder to my PBEM opponents, but I thought I'd post this here, if anyone finds it useful...

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Just wanted to touch base with all, and review "good" updating procedures.

If possible...

1. Make final turn of Japanese and Allied moves under v1.4.
2. Japan executes Allied player turn under v1.4. Once you have executed the turn and generated the replay...
3. Save the game.
4. Exit WitP
5. Install patch v1.5
6. Load the saved game, and make your moves accordingly.

This insures that all moves and executions will have been completed under the same version. Of course, many (if not all of us), have several games going at once, and are eager to upgrade. The above procedure is "best case". I doubt we'll all get turns and updates in the proper order, so we can all expect some wonkiness in the replays for the next turn or so until everyone is upgraded (seems to be the case with patches). PLEASE, PLEASE, Japanese players, send the Combat.Txt files to your Allied opponents, to provide for them a correct copy of the replay (otherwise, we've seen "peculiar" results the after upgrades). Sending the Combat.Txt file to your Allied opponent is good practice anyways.

When sending out your turns, please indicate which version you have made your moves on. That way, an Allied player can try to keep things in-sync, and complete all turns under v1.4 (that should be), before upgrading.

While I have DL'd the patch, I have not installed it yet. I'll wait until I start getting v1.5 turns from y'all, before I upgrade the patch.

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 4/28/2005 10:46:55 AM   
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Good advice, deserves to be bumped on top

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 4/28/2005 11:09:35 AM   
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thanks Feinder, a good advice I'll follow

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 4/29/2005 12:21:36 AM   
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needs a bump

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 4/29/2005 12:27:53 AM   
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anchored until I get around to editing it into the faq.

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 6/16/2005 1:43:40 AM   
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Now for the question of the day. Does this work with every patch that comes out?

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 6/17/2005 7:46:18 AM   
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Yes.

All the procedure does is, insure that the players are moving and executing the turn under the same version number (regardless of what version it is).

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 6/18/2005 10:12:12 AM   
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Thank you kind sir.

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 6/25/2005 5:43:23 AM   
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Grotius and I have successfully upgraded to 1.6 without any problems. I would like to further clarify proper updating procedures based on our experience.

1) Japanese player resolves latest turn using current version (ex. 1.5).
2) Japanese player saves game.
3) Japanese player exits game.
4) Japanese player sends combat replay to allied player.
5) Japanese player upgrades to new version (ex. 1.6).
6) Japanese player issues orders and advances turn.
7) Japanese player sends turn to allied player.
8) Allied player plays combat replay under old version (ex. 1.5).
9) Allied player upgrades to new version (ex. 1.6)
10) Allied player issues orders and advances turn.

For Japanese players playing multiple PBEM games, what this means is that you will need to collect all your opponents' turns and run them before upgrading. After you run each turn, send it off to the allied player and ask him to play the replay under the old version. Once you have resolved all your opponents' turns, you can now upgrade.

One must also pay attention to updates that modify the PWhex.dat file. For more info on that, see Andrew Brown's thread.

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RE: Proper updating procedures for PBEM - 6/27/2005 10:33:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: cap_and_gown

Grotius and I have successfully upgraded to 1.6 without any problems. I would like to further clarify proper updating procedures based on our experience.


Great info! Thnx.

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