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Re: New Hosting Program Sun, 31 January 2021 00:31 Go to previous message
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ekolis wrote on Sat, 30 January 2021 23:52
Ooh, a game hosting site! Have you considered expanding it to support other games besides Stars!? The Space Empires community has a site called PBW (http://pbw.spaceempires.net) but it's rather outdated, and I'd love it if we could get on something more modern!
There's a certain irony in "more modern" here Smile TH itself is only "modern" in the context of Stars! itself.

No, I've never really considered expanding support, but I appreciate the consideration. TH is a labor of love precisely because it's Stars!, and what programming time I have I spent untangling more of the Stars! base code. Perhaps if it was a path to vast riches, but it's more the inverse!

I've managed to do the thing I always wanted - hosting with error detection and correction for many of the Stars! issues. And the host ability to reset passwords, given past frustration of players dropping.

I had hoped there'd be interest in hosting with detection of cheats; there's a lot of code wrapped into reading .x, .h, and .m files. But here's little enough demand for hosting in general in the Stars! community (and little enough of a Stars! community itself for that matter).

*shrug*



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