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Basic setup Thu, 15 January 2009 08:38 Go to next message
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
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I'm new to SAH, so:

What version and where to download from?

How do you upload, and download turns?

How does the turn generator work?

Anything else I should know?

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Re: Basic setup Thu, 15 January 2009 09:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

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magic9mushroom wrote on Thu, 15 January 2009 14:38

I'm new to SAH, so:

What version and where to download from?


Stars! 2.6 jRC4 to be found on:
http://starsautohost.org/kn2050.htm

Or directly:
http://starsautohost.org/files/stars26jrc4.zip

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How do you upload, and download turns?


http://starsautohost.org/gamesnew.htm#PLAY

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How does the turn generator work?

The .hst file when playing a solo game? (or when hosting one yourself?) Or do you mean the Hosting Utility to control the game page (gen times, email addresses, ...)

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Anything else I should know?

Check the "Stars! - Must Know" part of the forum. Wink

mch

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Re: Basic setup Thu, 15 January 2009 19:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Micha wrote on Fri, 16 January 2009 01:52

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How does the turn generator work?

The .hst file when playing a solo game? (or when hosting one yourself?) Or do you mean the Hosting Utility to control the game page (gen times, email addresses, ...)
mch


I was asking about how it works from a player perspective.

IE, is the gen time each day fixed? Does it change?


[Updated on: Thu, 15 January 2009 20:01]

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Re: Basic setup Fri, 16 January 2009 03:18 Go to previous message
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magic9mushroom wrote on Fri, 16 January 2009 01:58


I was asking about how it works from a player perspective.

IE, is the gen time each day fixed? Does it change?

That is different for every game. There are 3 options:

- generate a new turn every 24hrs (or 10, 999, ...) OR when all turns are in. This mean the turn will about always be generated at a different hour: after the last person uploads his turn or when the time has passed you'll get a forced gen and the players that are still out miss it.
You can even have more gens in a day when all players are fast uploaders. Though when gens happen to short after another the time between turns will be added to the next gen.

- generate a turn following a week schedule, for example: MWF at 4:00 AM, or all days of the week at 9:00 PM OR when all turns are in. This means generation happens at the set time OR sooner.
Same comment, more turns per day ...

- generate a turn following a week schedule as above BUT follow it *strictly*. That means the game will *not* be generated when all turns are in. Generation happens *always* at the set time, even if all turns are in earlier.
Some prefer this option since if you are unsure you can make the deadline, you can upload a partial without having to worry that everybody gets his turn in before you can get back and give the rest of the orders.

Hope that covers it ...

mch

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