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Using different computer for PBEM - 12/23/2019 5:46:00 PM   
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I have been playing a game on my Windows 10 desktop at home. I will be travelling for a week and continuing the game on my Windows 10 Surface Pro 4. I recall at some point some people were having issues when switching computers mid-game, such as having FOW lifted. Have those problems been fixed, and if not are there any workarounds?
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RE: Using different computer for PBEM - 12/26/2019 1:39:53 PM   
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That FoW error has long been fixed. You might get a missing DAT file report due to switching computers and the fact that PBEM++ games store some game data locally, it won't always happen as it depends upon which version you start your PBEM++ game with and then continue on another PC, and if you do just post here and I can quickly get you going again.



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RE: Using different computer for PBEM - 2/7/2020 12:55:50 PM   
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On that same note: I have downloaded the game via Steam, first on my stationary PC, where I started the PBEM games, and then my laptop. Now, my PC saved PBEM game files don't show up on my laptop when I try to play them while traveling. Seems the files are saved locally, and not on the Steam server. Is there a workaround here, so that the files can be played on my laptop?

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RE: Using different computer for PBEM - 2/7/2020 1:32:09 PM   
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Hi Calaf,

Which PBEM files are not showing up specifically? I just ask as all the main files are located on the server and when you log in to the PBEMM++ Lobby in game it should show all the relevant games you have going as this info is downloaded from the server and not stored locally at all.

You might receive a missing DAT file error once you attempt to start a PBEM game from the lobby but this is very rare, there are unfortunately complex reasons for this, and I can help you sort that out if it happens.

However, other saved games such as Hotseat or games against the AI are stored locally.

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RE: Using different computer for PBEM - 2/12/2020 1:12:40 PM   
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Thanks, Hubert. Promising! ... and yet strange, strange. My PBEM-games don't show on my laptop. I'll check into it, probably one of my (usual) PC ****-ups... Hehe.

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RE: Using different computer for PBEM - 2/13/2020 1:34:27 PM   
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The only reason I can think of that your PBEM++ games do not show up on your laptop is due to a possibly different PBEM++ lobby login?

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RE: Using different computer for PBEM - 2/13/2020 1:37:14 PM   
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It has to be something like that, then. I will (try to) check it out! Thx again, Hubert.

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