ORIGINAL: Dancing Bear
Bresh, I recall that your game have a different error from everyone else's, i.e. it is not a problem with the phase sequencing? I think yours was that some actions by some players were not being followed. I have heard of this problem in the first diplomacy phase following setup only, but have not experienced it. In that case, the game proceeds even if not all the dip phases are in, so some players actions are missed. Normally Spain gets a warning that dip files are missing, and this does not happen.
I've run through about 6 diplomacy phases with sim dip in the two games I am in, and we have never had an diplomacy action from a player not be carried through (we also did some crazy manipulation actions to test it as well).
I can only suggest you a) check that all your players are on the same patch, and b) have the Spanish player have all the dip phases before trying to load them.
You guys are right, and the patching procedure needs to be replaced with a single upgrade.
As far as i know Spain had all the files, but in what order they where loaded i dont know.
But yes, problem is not everyones turn was run right.
If it was just 1 if would had thought human error. But my own orders where not executed, along side GB's.
Also in our game Russia had flagged passed diplomacy but still submitted, there are couple things that could cause the issue, like Spains phase loads the files in inpropper order, or Russias-diplomacy that was set to pass, makes the game create unwanted results.
I dont have a Spanish player atm..