It occured to me that the problem is related to how players have updated the game, and that they have missed an upgrade step (1.07).
For instance, those of us who have been playing for a long time have used every update and their games seem to working fine, while new players, who are having trouble, have not (this also applies to long term players who have recently re-installed the game).
According to the previous instructions, to install the game, you are meant to go from version 1 to version 1.06.03 to version 1.08.04, but I think this might be wrong. There was some updates to the game database in 1.07 that addressed game security (i.e. to make players aware of double file loadings, and pre-rolling of dice). I don't know if this database updates are making it into the game if you jump over this version during installation. If so, any games that don't go through the 1.07 step have a different database structure to those that have, which is not good (this would be very important for any one involved in a file exchange battle, or the host or Spain).
I think the solution is for those gamers who missed the 1.07 step to re-install there games. Can someone who is about to start a game (Krak?) (or is in a group experiencing this problem), do this and then run a 1.5 month test to see if this clears up the problem? Everyone who missed 1.07 will have to do this. I can't do it, as my game is working fine.
I'm not sure where you get 1.07 from now. I think you'll need to go to the members part of the site.
< Message edited by Dancing Bear -- 11/13/2010 12:52:59 PM >