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Join the Beta Tournament - 11/25/2020 2:10:16 PM   
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Strategic Command WWII: World at War joins the list of games which support a tournament system and we’re now ready to start our first tournament. It’s the first game ever in the franchise with tournament support. The tournament will be using the 1939 World at War campaign map.

The Tournament will begin on November 30th and it will last 2 rounds, each lasting two weeks.

All you need to do is own the game and sign up here. The system will then pair you with opponents and create your PBEM games for you. You will be notified by mail of when the tournament is starting and when it will be time to play your turns.

It is a Beta tournament so there might be bugs. If you encounter any, please report them in this thread and we will address them.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/25/2020 2:39:37 PM   
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That's excellent news

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/25/2020 6:51:59 PM   
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I've just signed up.

Should be fun and a nice addition to the game.

Will it give players a ranking system or is it purely a knockout system, Also will it be mirrored games or will the players be randomly assigned sides?

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/25/2020 7:32:51 PM   
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Great to hear and yes there will be mirrored games for each round against, as well as a new scoring system that has been implemented to rank your victory/loss per game per round.

Top players will have the highest score at the end of both rounds for this particular beta test of the tournament setup.



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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/25/2020 8:34:30 PM   
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Sounds all exciting.
Would you please elaborate on the 14 days/round?
How many turns do we typically need to exchange to finish a full game?

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/26/2020 10:40:49 AM   
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quote:

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Will it give players a ranking system or is it purely a knockout system?


There will be rankings within the tournament itself - it would take forever to find a winner otherwise - but we don't have persistent rankings that build up over time.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/26/2020 10:49:02 AM   
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quote:

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Sounds all exciting.
Would you please elaborate on the 14 days/round?
How many turns do we typically need to exchange to finish a full game?



It is important to stress that this is a beta tournament we are running. Settings like how many rounds, how long they last, how the scoring works, are things that you can only really test by letting people play. We won't get everything right first time around, which is why the tournament is only two rounds long, which is shorter than we expect a real tournament to run for. So in answer to your question, we're not sure yet; we're running to beta tournament to help us understand better.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/26/2020 12:56:13 PM   
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What are the commitment expectations - how many turns per day do we need to commit to to make this work?

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/26/2020 7:16:57 PM   
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There is no specific commitment for this particular test tournament, rather we are just hoping that players play as many turns as they can, enjoy the experience and that we can use what we learn from this test of the tournament system to set up an ideal official tournament in the near future.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/28/2020 9:45:48 AM   
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Is there any chance to increase the number of available slots? :)

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/28/2020 3:06:59 PM   
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I think the Beta Tournament sign-in is now closed. I received an email that there is no stand-by list for substitute competitors.

I'd join!


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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 10:31:27 AM   
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I have problems to join the tourny "Could not find 195673.dat"




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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 10:49:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: manickennel


quote:

ORIGINAL: taffjones

Will it give players a ranking system or is it purely a knockout system?


There will be rankings within the tournament itself - it would take forever to find a winner otherwise - but we don't have persistent rankings that build up over time.


Of course there is no reason that 'official' tournament games couldn't also be included in the existing community-run ELO ratings.

(Or the existence of the tournament function might make the ELO ratings entirely redundant, which is also fine :) )


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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 11:29:19 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Amadeus

I have problems to join the tourny "Could not find 195673.dat"






Same for me.

Could not find 195665.dat



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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 11:41:24 AM   
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I had the same problem but I could fix it the following way:
look at any existing .dat file in
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\My Games\Strategic Command Word at War\PBEM++\<matrixusername>

Then copy this file (in the same directory) and rename the copy to the missing dat name e.g. 195673.dat

Hope this helps.

I had to try a few times until I found the solution, hopefully this does not count as reload by the servers.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 12:14:16 PM   
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I clicked on the link in the email to view the "Tournament Rules" and it goes to the Matrix site, but says "Page not found"

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 1:15:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Amadeus

I have problems to join the tourny "Could not find 195673.dat"





Very odd and sorry to see this error popping up as it shouldn't be and didn't happen to us during testing, likely we missed something in our tests.

1) Please navigate to the following folder and then make a copy of the '1939-45 Race to Victory.dat' file:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\My Games\Strategic Command WWII - World at War\PBEM++\DAT\v1.08.01


2) Then navigate to the following folder and place it there:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\My Games\Strategic Command WWII - World at War\PBEM++\<matrixusername>


3) Rename this file to the missing dat file name, e.g. 195673.dat in your case. The game should run fine after that.


Hubert

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 1:16:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Epekepe

Same for me.

Could not find 195665.dat



Hi Epekepe,

Same instructions I just provided for Amadeus, just in your case rename it to 195665.dat

Hubert


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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 1:17:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Fafnir

I had the same problem but I could fix it the following way:
look at any existing .dat file in
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\My Games\Strategic Command Word at War\PBEM++\<matrixusername>

Then copy this file (in the same directory) and rename the copy to the missing dat name e.g. 195673.dat

Hope this helps.

I had to try a few times until I found the solution, hopefully this does not count as reload by the servers.



Hi Fafnir,

Sorry this happened to you as well, please make sure you grab the correct 1939-45 Race to Victory.dat file when you do this from the DAT subfolder as I described to Amadeus.

Hubert


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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 1:31:49 PM   
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We were too fast I guess. Now we play a 1939 World at War mirror.


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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 1:59:02 PM   
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Glad to hear you got it working

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 8:04:16 PM   
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Hi Hubert/Bill

Can you clarify the Tournament rule?

I am assuming

No Diplo on Majors
No pre 41 invasion of Russia

Also how does the time clock rule work.

The like in the email takes you to the Matrix site but it shows a 404 error page not found.

Thanks
Mike

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 11/30/2020 9:54:13 PM   
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quote:

Sorry this happened to you as well, please make sure you grab the correct 1939-45 Race to Victory.dat file when you do this from the DAT subfolder as I described to Amadeus.

I think I copied a 1939 world at war.dat file and renamed it.
We are at turn 7 now.
Is it possible to replace the .dat file for the ongoing games (challange ID 212633 for both games)?
Are there any differences between Race to Victory and World at war except the end date?

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/1/2020 12:43:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: taffjones

Hi Hubert/Bill

Can you clarify the Tournament rule?

I am assuming

No Diplo on Majors
No pre 41 invasion of Russia

Also how does the time clock rule work.

The like in the email takes you to the Matrix site but it shows a 404 error page not found.

Thanks
Mike


No rules as this is just a test of the system and how the game handles it. Thanks for the info on the link error I'll pass it along, and in terms of time clock, it is just set to 2 weeks for the mirrored games and then the next round starts after that.



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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/1/2020 12:44:42 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Fafnir

quote:

Sorry this happened to you as well, please make sure you grab the correct 1939-45 Race to Victory.dat file when you do this from the DAT subfolder as I described to Amadeus.

I think I copied a 1939 world at war.dat file and renamed it.
We are at turn 7 now.
Is it possible to replace the .dat file for the ongoing games (challange ID 212633 for both games)?
Are there any differences between Race to Victory and World at war except the end date?


I believe it is just the end date that is different so you should be ok here this time around.


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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/1/2020 5:03:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hubert Cater

Glad to hear you got it working

Hi Hubert, sorry but this is not working fine and we still have the wrong campaign. How could we make a fine start now?




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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/1/2020 8:40:42 AM   
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I had this error also from time to time in previous games, so I'm not sure if that is related to the .dat issue.
For me downloading the game again worked most of the times. Zooming and scrolling sometimes give me that error too.
If it happens only during replay then you can skip the replay.

If the problem can be reproduced (happens always when doing the same move) than maybe Hubert can look into this.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/1/2020 1:05:15 PM   
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Hi Amadeus,

This is likely what Fafnir has described, if it is repeatable please let me know and I will definitely look into it.

Hubert

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/2/2020 7:24:19 AM   
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OK, how to flip to 1939-45 Race to Victory or is it possible to start clean new.

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RE: Join the Beta Tournament - 12/2/2020 5:22:24 PM   
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I sent this to Support

Mon, 30 Nov, 17:55 (2 days ago)
I have not found any games in my games, and this link (http://www.slitherine.com/tournament_rules) just gives me a 404 message . Best regards Gordon Boggon

And received this Back to me

Slitherine Support

1 Dec 2020, 11:58 (1 day ago)


Hi Gordon,

I'm sorry you are having problems with this. Where you are having an issue with a Tournament, these are all administered on the forums, so you need to ask in the relevant tourney thread on the forums
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4916039&mpage=1&key=%26%2365533%3B

Kind Regards,

Joe Miller
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Then the local Builders Blew up the optic cable  leading to my neighborhood. This is now fixed after 30h.I still get no games on my games on MP. Can anyone help me.  

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