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Hosting Question - Player forgot password Wed, 14 September 2011 21:27 Go to next message
Void is currently offline Void

 
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Hi folks,

It's 2401 and a player set a password in 2400 and now can't get in. First, I'd like to understand my options. Second, I'd like to know what's the fastest way out of this so we can get the game moving again!

Here are the options as I see them:

  1. Ron - I recall reading somewhere that Ron has a way of reseting passwords.
  2. Regen - I can change all of the upload passwords, restore back to 2400, re-use the existing X files, and update the one player's X file to remove the password and regen, then tell everyone their new upload password. Yes? No?
  3. Regen #2 - Simply restore back to 2400 and let folks resubmit - by far the easiest option, but there could be some things in 2401 people would benefit from.

What are the others? And which would you recommend?

Cheers,
Void

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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Wed, 14 September 2011 21:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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racefile pw or upload pw?

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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Wed, 14 September 2011 22:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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neilhoward wrote on Wed, 14 September 2011 18:58

racefile pw or upload pw?

Racefile password.

Cheers,
Void

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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Thu, 15 September 2011 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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PaulCr was able to help in one similar instance last year, when a dropout couldn't be bothered to reveal his password to his replacement. Hit over head


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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Wed, 21 September 2011 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess I can help you there. If you give me access to the players current m file I can set its' password to anything player wants. It will be in effect immidiately, no need to skip a turn. Also no need to regen.

[Updated on: Wed, 21 September 2011 12:16]




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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Wed, 21 September 2011 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Seems like it's too late and you already did a regen. So, never mind. Smile


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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Wed, 21 September 2011 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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XyliGUN wrote on Wed, 21 September 2011 09:34

Seems like it's too late and you already did a regen. So, never mind. Smile

We did, but (1) I appreciate the offer and (2) it's good to know this option is available!

Cheers,
Void

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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Thu, 19 November 2020 13:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My StarsPWD.pl utility can strip the password off .M or .HST file as well.


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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Sat, 21 November 2020 19:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can reset a password, as I have a debug version of stars.exe.


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Re: Hosting Question - Player forgot password Sun, 22 November 2020 01:51 Go to previous message
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Absolutely, and a valued service you've been providing to the Stars! community for literally (I think) decades.

https://github.com/ricks03/TotalHost/blob/master/scripts/Sta rsPWD.pl will do it; TotalHost actually has the Remove Password function built into the host admin panel using that code.

It was the core function I always wanted, because of just how d###ed frustrating it can be to have a player quit and lock you out.



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