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Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Mon, 08 March 2010 10:34 Go to next message
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I'm currently playing in a game hosted by Wizard/Andreas (non-player host)http://starsautohost.org/games/sixpack3.htm but we've lost contact with him.

Our game's been frozen for a week now and we're unable to raise a response from Andreas via email - it looks like he's having some real life issues with his email access/time, would someone be prepared to step in as a temporary/permanent replacement Host for our game?

The original game description is here: http://starsautohost.org/sahforum/index.php?t=msg&th=424 3&start=0&rid=278&S=3973b7f107a7f0f819545a3238e5 d3aa - there are 5 players left but 2 of them have only 0/1 planets left so we're effectively down to the last 3. We're running at 2 turns per week.

We probably wouldn't have noticed he's not around but I'm pretty sure we've suffering from this bug: http://starsautohost.org/sahforum/index.php?t=msg&th=410 7&start=0&rid=278&S=3973b7f107a7f0f819545a3238e5 d3aa as I'm player one and I mistakenly sent my fleet#1 to a planet with a starbase. (I have an alternative x file ready where my fleet #1 doesn't go to a starbase but no way to get the game to accept it now that it's crashed/frozen without the intervention of a host)

Thanks in Advance
Graham

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 05:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 05:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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m.a@stars wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 11:06

Do you have the keys for the Host Utility?


I have.

But not the time to host.

mch

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 06:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I might have the time. What I don't have is the experience, except with the simple things like changing gen times and putting a game On Hold. Rolling Eyes

Is there a "rescue game from backup" tutorial for rookie Hosts anyplace? Deal



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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 07:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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m.a@stars wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 12:32

I might have the time. What I don't have is the experience, except with the simple things like changing gen times and putting a game On Hold. Rolling Eyes

Is there a "rescue game from backup" tutorial for rookie Hosts anyplace? Deal


The Host Utility is very simple to understand ... It's the human/player side that is more complicated. Smile

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 13:18

The Host Utility is very simple to understand ... It's the human/player side that is more complicated. Smile

Like, what would the players do to a Host that managed to destroy a game's files thru incorrect handling of said Host Utility? 2 Guns Boxing Whip



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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 12:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 07:18

The Host Utility is very simple to understand ... It's the human/player side that is more complicated. Smile

mch


Well hopefully the player side shouldn't be too onerous, it's a "no communication at all" game so we mostly just get on with our own stuff. The only fly in the ointment is a "no minefields" rule but we've gone for over 100 turns with everyone remembering, so it's unlikely to get forgotten now...

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 15:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Graham, so the game didn't gen at all? Just froze up?

Please send me the new .x file and I'll see what I can do. After that if you don't mind m.a can take over hosting.

mch

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 16:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 15:44

Graham, so the game didn't gen at all? Just froze up?

Please send me the new .x file and I'll see what I can do. After that if you don't mind m.a can take over hosting.

mch


Well the game page is frozen at 6:59 when our gen is at 7:00 on Feb 28, it's the only game page like this - not sure what this means for the host - I'm guessing that it attempted to gen but froze/crashed due to the fleet#1 bug.

Which address would you like me to send the new x-file to?

Thanks
Graham

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Triple_Point wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 22:11


Well the game page is frozen at 6:59 when our gen is at 7:00 on Feb 28, it's the only game page like this - not sure what this means for the host - I'm guessing that it attempted to gen but froze/crashed due to the fleet#1 bug.

Which address would you like me to send the new x-file to?


Host Utility shows game as on hold. I'll try to take it off hold but that might not immediately work, if not I'll talk to Ron.

.x file can go to: micha monkey tail starsautohost dot org

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 16:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 16:27

Host Utility shows game as on hold. I'll try to take it off hold but that might not immediately work, if not I'll talk to Ron.

.x file can go to: micha monkey tail starsautohost dot org

mch


Excellent, many thanks for the rescue. The corrected x file is on it's way (after I finally deciphered the monkey tail allusion Confused )

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 16:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Triple_Point wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 22:41

(after I finally deciphered the monkey tail allusion Confused )

Sorry, that's how it's called in Dutch ... it's pretty obvious so I figured there would be English references like that as well ...

As for the rescue, might not be as fast as you hope. Looking into it now but might need Ron to help.

mch

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 09 March 2010 17:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 16:44

Sorry, that's how it's called in Dutch ... it's pretty obvious so I figured there would be English references like that as well ...



No problem - I figured it was just me getting old Smile

Does this mean you received the x file ? [Edit: yes it does since I've just received a reply - thank you]


[Updated on: Tue, 09 March 2010 17:10]

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Wed, 10 March 2010 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Triple_Point wrote on Tue, 09 March 2010 22:11

I'm guessing that it attempted to gen but froze/crashed due to the fleet#1 bug.

Seems it wasn't that. Hit Computer It would have been too easy. Rolling Eyes Poking around more x files might be needed. Confused Sherlock



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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Wed, 10 March 2010 09:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sometimes for who knows what reason, the game screws up and needs to gen in a real windows environment... wine just cannot take it Smile

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Wed, 10 March 2010 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Interesting... So, I could try to gen it locally on my own WinXP computer... I thought Ron or Wizard had already tried that. Teleport

[Edit: And lo and behold, it genned like a charm. Rolling Eyes ]

So now how to proceed?


[Updated on: Wed, 10 March 2010 12:06]




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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Wed, 10 March 2010 12:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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pass back all pertinent files to Micha. He will place them in proper position then hopefully everything will be fine from thereonin...

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Wed, 10 March 2010 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Done! Deal

[Edit: seems it had to be Ron who put all the files online. Cheers ]


[Updated on: Thu, 11 March 2010 00:44]




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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Wed, 10 March 2010 15:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Smile
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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Mon, 15 March 2010 13:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So, I see you are now on 2505... I assume that means the windows based ¿fix? worked??

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Mon, 15 March 2010 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks like it did ... will lock this thread unless something interesting comes up. Wink

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Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3 Tue, 16 March 2010 18:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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donjon wrote on Mon, 15 March 2010 18:30

So, I see you are now on 2505... I assume that means the windows based ¿fix? worked??

As I said, like a charm. Not a hitch. Not a peep. Cool



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Topic locked (Re: Stand-in/Replacement Host Required for Sixpack 3) Wed, 17 March 2010 09:14 Go to previous message
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Replacement found, topic locked.

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