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Automatic monthly backup only for host ? - 4/22/2008 1:07:47 PM   
eske

 

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I'm host of a PBEM game using 1.02g.

I generated and sent out backups to all, due to a players computer breakdown.

My version (I'm Prussia) has a flaw. It misses a battlefile from an old battle France vs Prussia.
But being Prussia the game ignores it.
When France tries to run the backup generated from Prussias files, he is not allowed to end his phase because of this missing battlefile. A deadlock as the old battlefile from that battle isn't accepted.

Now I want to change the host to a different nation. Use old gamefiles for that nation from before I sent out the flawed backups. Generate new backups from that. Send them out and finally change host back to Prussia.

Now see, I have an automatic generated monthly set of backup files called:
'TGHQ GAME FOUR_March_backup_forplayer_Prussia.sav.dat'
and 'TGHQ GAME FOUR_March_backup_forplayer_Prussia.sav'
But they are no use because of this flaw.

I expected all nations to have theirs, but my players can't find them.

Does the game only generate automatic monthly backup-files for the host ??

The 'WhatsNew' pdf doesn't say...

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RE: Automatic monthly backup only for host ? - 4/22/2008 2:08:41 PM   
Marshall Ellis


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Yes it does but you can easily create a backup for everybody else with your generated backup. This should start you at the beginning of the month.

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RE: Automatic monthly backup only for host ? - 4/22/2008 2:51:01 PM   
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Yes I know that.

But to fill you in, we are now in march and this battle was in january. All backups I have after that is flawed. (I know, I've tested it).

So to avoid going back to before that battle I hoped all players had automatic backups, primo march.
I understand that is not the case.

And my well behaved players carefully deletes everything old, not to cause any problems.
So that leaves us with going back to replay that battle in january - for the third time.

Last time was when 1.02g was made public - a month ago....

And just for the record: I ran both sides of the battle to make sure the battle was played all the way through, and not requesting any more battlefiles, so I firmly believed nothing was amiss. Sadly surprised, when the same problem reappeared.

Mr. M.Ellis, your stamina for this game is turning into a legend.
I hope my players will be inspired

/eske

P.S. You don't have a miracle for me, by any chance.... ?

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RE: Automatic monthly backup only for host ? - 4/22/2008 3:05:42 PM   
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“waiting for battle file from nnnn” has stymied our game several times. It has occurred when the result of a battle was inconclusive, but we do not have enough occurrences to be sure when this bug will appear. Our work arounds to overcome this hurdle include going back and re-doing, going back and simulating battle casualties with foraging, and changing the move so that the battle is avoided.

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RE: Automatic monthly backup only for host ? - 4/22/2008 6:14:39 PM   
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This message exist when there are battle files in the BATTLES DIR. If you sweep that DIR before you backup these messages and wait states should go away. CAREFUL though since I would only do this when you have a backup!


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