Alpha Centauri 2

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire => Command Nexus => Topic started by: sisko on March 02, 2011, 11:03:42 AM

Title: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on March 02, 2011, 11:03:42 AM
This is the thread where you can:
- sign up for the ladder (please choose Elite / Veteran)
- announce challenges
- place notices about nonresponsive players
- submit game results
- notify your holiday and out-of-town periods
- notify your retirement.
Title: Re: Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: zsozso on March 02, 2011, 07:57:50 PM
I'd like to sign up  :)
Title: Re: Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on March 03, 2011, 05:30:38 PM
hello, zsozso. good to see you here. :)
i added your handle to the Green section of the ladder: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages)

i need to know if you are available for challenges.

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Challenges

Challenges are the only way to move up the ladder in the Elite section. Any player may challenge any other player to a game provided they are both available for challenge. Challenges must be accepted if the challenger is immediately below the player challenged or if the player being challenged is not currently involved in any challenge game. If neither of those conditions is met, the challenge may be declined or deferred. Of course, players may play as many challenge games simultaneously as they desire.


if you choose not to participate in the challenges, you will be confined to the veteran section where you will be able to play free-for-all (FFA) games only.

also, you can take advantage of the on-going ladder games from other sites if all other players involved in these games will register for this ladder.

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Note: all the results of the ongoing / finished ladder games at the time this competition is launched (TBA) can be entered in the Alpha Centauri Ladder provided the game was a ladder game, the players are registered here and there is a public record of the results.

Title: Re: Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: SgtSlick on March 03, 2011, 06:53:26 PM
sign me up, can play ip (which i'd prefer) and pbem, i have hamachi installed etc.. Have SMACX.
Title: Re: Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on March 03, 2011, 10:18:48 PM
welcome, SgtSlick!  you're in: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages)

same problem as zsozso, though: i need to know if you are available for challenges.
(players can choose to not be available for challenges, but this will confine them to the Veteran section of the ladder)
 
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eclipse4449 on March 22, 2011, 12:19:46 AM
Sign me up for the Elite Ladder but can only play pbem but play everyday
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Rincewind on April 18, 2011, 10:48:36 PM
ok, sign me up.

where do i connect to the network?
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eclipse4449 on April 19, 2011, 01:23:09 AM
Who's up for a game?
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eldramatico on May 13, 2011, 04:13:30 AM
Please sign me in the ladder, but I won't be available for challenges for now, I'd like the ladder to be more filled up so people will see there is still action and players interested :D
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eldramatico on May 13, 2011, 07:24:35 AM
where do i connect to the network?

It's good to see you are new here Rincewind, there is no big network as Battlenet on SMACX but it depends on who you're playing with, so you have to find the players and then decide whether you prefer a TCP/IP game or PBEM. TCP/IP require a set time between players considering the time zone to gather on Hamachi(with it the game has less chances to bug) and launch the game. It can be continued on PBEM or on another TCP game set later on if all the players are there at the same time.

PBEM requires only a CMN to set the game if it is a balanced or predesigned map, or launch a random or planet map with game. You just need the email addresses of other players and time to play the turn when you receive it via/email.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on May 31, 2011, 07:09:46 AM
ladder table updated: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages)
now let's see the first game :)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Rincewind on May 31, 2011, 05:21:53 PM
ohyea, i forgot to say that im up for challanges  :)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eclipse4449 on June 16, 2011, 02:20:06 AM
Rincewind I formally Challenge to a Ladder Game,
I request your Reply


If accepted I need an Official to assist us in PlanetFall



Note I play by email nightly -5GMT,
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Rincewind on June 22, 2011, 03:30:19 PM
accepted.

um, now how does this work?
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on June 22, 2011, 05:46:02 PM
ok. we have our first ladder game.  :D
please visit this thread for the game setup: http://alphacentauri2.info/command-nexus/setup-thread-for-ladder-game-1/ (http://alphacentauri2.info/command-nexus/setup-thread-for-ladder-game-1/)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: jumanjinho on July 03, 2011, 02:10:58 PM
i would like to join too.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on July 03, 2011, 02:38:16 PM
glad to see you here, jumanjinho. you can challenge either eclipse4449 (http://alphacentauri2.info/profile/?u=148) or Rincewind (http://alphacentauri2.info/profile/?u=186) for the AC Ladder or start a free-for-all game.
i think  Lumpen (http://alphacentauri2.info/profile/?u=296) is up for a PBEM game.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eclipse4449 on July 03, 2011, 04:58:38 PM
i would like to join too.
Welcome :)
If you would like to challenge the Ladder and have not received a challenge in an amount of time of your choosing.  Default back to this post as an official challenge.

I say it this way so others have the oportunity first.
Rincewind and I will be kicking off the first game :)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: jumanjinho on July 04, 2011, 06:18:17 PM
i'm waiting, then.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on July 04, 2011, 07:40:52 PM
jumanjinho, i added you to the ladder: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=pages)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: rhagog on August 04, 2011, 11:54:41 PM
Please sign me up.

I'm available for challenges but only by pbem at this time.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on August 08, 2011, 12:28:55 PM
welcome to the ladder, rhagog.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: jumanjinho on September 03, 2011, 10:44:16 AM
isn't there anyone that wants to challenge??
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Eclipse4449 on September 03, 2011, 10:30:30 PM
@jumanjinho
I accept that challenge!
I'll be Data
And
I don't like blind research anything else is fine, so long as I know what was set :)
Eclipse4449ATgmailDOTcom
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: roninscg on December 03, 2011, 07:30:34 AM
Hi,
I would like to join (Elite Ladder) :) and available for challenges, PBEM or HAMACHi is ok form mi.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on December 03, 2011, 08:20:23 PM
welcome to the ladder, roninscg
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: roninscg on December 05, 2011, 09:50:40 PM

challenge jumanjinho, if he is free to play through hamchi, :)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on December 06, 2011, 11:55:00 AM
i emailed jumanjinho about this challenge.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: jumanjinho on December 07, 2011, 08:04:35 PM
Ok, how should we start?
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on December 08, 2011, 06:55:45 AM
do you have Hamachi  (https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/)installed, jumanjinho?

here is the guide to installing and playing SMAC with Hamachi:
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Installing and configuring Hamachi
Download and install last version of Hamachi. Disable windows vulnerabilities at install time if you don't want other people to be able to access files shared on your computer.
Close Hamachi.
[In XP] Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > Advanced > Advanced Settings > Adapters and Bindings
[In Vista or newer] Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > Manage Network Connections. Press ALT then go to Advanced > Advanced Settings > Adapters and Bindings
Move Hamachi to the top of the connections list using the green arrow on the right.
[Vista or newer only] Right click on the Hamachi network in Network Connection and select properties. On the networking tab disable (untick) TCP/IPv6 as in the image Hamachi.jpg
Then go to the Networking and Sharing Center and ensure Hamachi appears as a private network. If it does not press Customise on the Hamachi entry and set to a private network. {Can someone who runs vista confirm these last two steps for me?}
Restart your PC.
Attempt to join a network via Hamachi, see the list below for some Alpha Centauri related networks.
Try to ping someone else in the group, if you can, ask them to ping you back (right click, chat).
Playing a game:
Join the same Hamachi network as those you want to play with.
Run Alpha Centauri
Select "Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay" from the multiplayer menu
Host: select host from the menu.
Other players: select join from the menu and either leave the box empty or input the hamachi IP of the host. Join the game by double clicking on the game name.
The host chooses the game settings and AI factions including handicaps (a lower difficulty level makes the game easier for that player, AI perform best at high difficulty levels. The global difficulty setting has no effect.)
Players press the green button next to their names to change their details and press the "mark ready" button to indicate they are happy with the game rules, factions, map etc.
Once everyone is ready, the host presses the launch game button and the game begins.

It is worth noting at this point that there are a fair number of exploits and weird bugs in SMAC (until scient finishes his patch anyway). For this reason it is advisable that you agree amongst yourselves rules over these exploits as what some regard as a feature is to someone else an exploit. Some people may also be accidentally cheating.

Two possible "exploits" in particular are very easy to use and are considered as valid tactics in as many circles as they are considered heinous crimes. Namely, reverse engineering and upgrading supply crawlers for use in rush buying secret projects. You should definitely decide before the game starts or in the first turn whether these are allowed or not.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Bari on March 02, 2012, 07:37:28 PM
noob looking for a game. can i get some?  8)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: funbot on August 24, 2012, 04:00:12 PM
Signing up for ladder, atm can only play SMAC on PBEM. In those terms i accept any challenges.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on August 24, 2012, 04:12:17 PM
welcome to the ladder (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=118#post_Standings), funbot!
AFAIK Earthmichael is looking for a challenge: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2186.0 (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2186.0) but, i have to warn you: he's the best  ;)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: funbot on August 24, 2012, 04:21:42 PM
welcome to the ladder (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=118#post_Standings), funbot!
AFAIK Earthmichael is looking for a challenge: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2186.0 (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2186.0) but, i have to warn you: he's the best  ;)


The best? Oh dear lol. Well its all just for fun and game right? :)

I posted my eagernes for game, thanks for quick response.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on August 24, 2012, 04:25:42 PM
The best? Oh dear lol. Well its all just for fun and game right? :)

indeed it couldn't be otherwise. we talking about a very old game full of bugs. :D
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: lorddragonhat on October 10, 2012, 03:15:34 PM
Sign me up please!  I can play pbem on SMAC/SMACX about twice a week, or more at wknds.  Available for challenges.

Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 10, 2012, 04:26:46 PM
Gentlemen, hook this fine fellow up - I've seen him around somewhere, and he seems cool.

Welcome yer Lordship.  That handle is just begging for an easy insult.  :D
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on October 10, 2012, 06:06:14 PM
welcome to the AC ladder, lorddragonhat! you are listed as "Green" on your profile now.

Gentlemen, hook this fine fellow up - I've seen him around somewhere, and he seems cool.
you're seeing his handle everyday in the GotM Competition standings and that's on every page of the forum.  ;lol
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 10, 2012, 06:10:31 PM
Huh? 

I thought he was one of those people who had been around here and just not posted in forever, but his postbit claims one post and his profile claimed he registered today.  Is he his own DL?
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: lorddragonhat on October 10, 2012, 09:03:54 PM
Gentlemen, hook this fine fellow up - I've seen him around somewhere, and he seems cool.

Welcome yer Lordship.  That handle is just begging for an easy insult.  :D

Uhh, my handle has been with me since long, long ago... so no reason to change now :) .  Thanks for your compliments

welcome to the AC ladder, lorddragonhat! you are listed as "Green" on your profile now.

Gentlemen, hook this fine fellow up - I've seen him around somewhere, and he seems cool.
you're seeing his handle everyday in the GotM Competition standings and that's on every page of the forum.  ;lol

Thats must be the reason i sound familiar to your digital senses... cool i am now in the ladder.  Can i challenge someone right away? Any green player would suffice
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 10, 2012, 09:13:24 PM
I don't know if Funbot is still available or not -dropped out on a four-man deal in the works recently-, and Bari isn't as much of a newb as he claimed in March, but he's around lately - I say sic 'im.  ;grrr
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: funbot on October 10, 2012, 09:27:20 PM
Yeh unfortunatelly im not available anymore. Arranging game took so long that i made another commitments on the way and now i got my hands full with my current freetime plans :P
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 10, 2012, 09:31:41 PM
...We still want you checking by frequently and posting when the fancy takes you, okay?
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: lorddragonhat on October 10, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
I don't know if Funbot is still available or not -dropped out on a four-man deal in the works recently-, and Bari isn't as much of a newb as he claimed in March, but he's around lately - I say sic 'im.  ;grrr

I would not consider myself too noob neither; years playing the game under Vel's guide, and a couple of unfinished MP.  I can kick trascend AI any day, for that matter.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 10, 2012, 09:59:38 PM
If you think you're strong enough, I'm sure you've seen that Earthmicheal is looking for an accomplished player.  Be warned that he's very good, and may not want to chance it without knowing for sure you'll give him a workout.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: lorddragonhat on October 11, 2012, 04:43:05 AM
If you think you're strong enough, I'm sure you've seen that Earthmicheal is looking for an accomplished player.  Be warned that he's very good, and may not want to chance it without knowing for sure you'll give him a workout.

I had the same thoughts... maybe he is too good for me yet.  I was referring to other green players, like Bari (not saying he is not good enough) you proposed
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 11, 2012, 04:46:17 AM
Guys?  You can tell he's cool, right?  Somebody give 'im a fight.

hat, you should take Bari at his word, and call him out.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: lorddragonhat on October 11, 2012, 05:22:10 AM
Yep, already sent a PM... although his last documented visit here was mid-september.  I hope he is visiting the forums nevertheless, or chances are my eagerness to fight will be left cold.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on October 11, 2012, 01:32:15 PM
lorddragonhat has officialy challenged Bari:

Depending on your availability to play, consider yourself officially challenged by me on ladder basis.  Being this my first ladder game, i do not know if a CMN is really that needed.  The only thing i cannot do is IP gaming, PBEM is fine.

i send you this challenge notification, so do you know a player has been challenged by ladder.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on October 19, 2012, 02:54:51 PM
@lorddragonhat: Bari is nonresponsive to emails and PMs so you should try your luck on someone else..
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: lorddragonhat on October 23, 2012, 02:03:43 AM
Yes... sorry to hear that.  I will find other people in ladder to challenge.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on October 24, 2012, 02:01:51 PM
lordragonhat has challenged Armageddon:
Quote from: lorddragonhat
Hi Armageddon

I challenge you on ladder basis...

the challenge was accepted:
Quote from: Armageddon
Of course I agree, just to get the experience..


the game thread is here: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2463.0 (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2463.0)
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: Flux on January 27, 2015, 11:07:28 PM
Thinking about this, I guess I'll try it out. Sign me up.
But if you're changing my personal text to my MP rank, count me out.
Title: Re: AC Ladder: Admin thread
Post by: sisko on January 28, 2015, 02:39:00 PM
I saw Earthmichael browsing today. He's our best player and he's always up for a challenge (health issues permitting).