From: Stratford, Connecticut
ORIGINAL: Joe D.
... In the mean time I am really enjoying UV!
Apparently a number of new players bought UV as a Christmas present; this forum can certainly use some fresh faces, even if your avatar isn't your real photo.
Hey, I would venture to guess the same holds true for you, I know I have seen that guys face somewhere before!
... Might you be interested in giving me a few lumps and teaching me the ropes in a few head to head PBEM games once I feel ready to venture into that realm of game experiece?
Yes, but I have to confess after years of only playing the AI that I'm just currently playing my first PBEM courtesy of tocaff!
In the past, I was reluctant to play PBEM because of the UV patch controversies -- some patches were bogus (!) and both PBEM players must be at the same patch, which is now (almost) universally agreed to be v. 2.5. Further, I'm still using dial-up, but I recently discovered that it's not an issue since UV PBEM files are only several hundred K, and most email services can easily send and download this.
But when tocaff's through w/me, perhaps I'll be ready when you're ready. Unfortunately, there's a lack of info re PBEM games in the UV manual, but from what I've learned so far, the IJN player starts the game and sends the first file to the Allied player. Both players must chose a password to open their respective files for the duration of the game.
As UV is WEGO, the end of the first turn is basically the beginning of the game; the IJN player then generates 3 files; the combat report -- which is just opened, read and discarded -- the combat save replay, and the game file, which are all sent as attachments to the Allied player, who opens them in turn, saves the latter two, but only has to send one file back to the IJ player. This file is saved when he hits end of turn and then automatically goes to the save screen.
Then there are "house rules," but all in good time.
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