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Offline Kirov

Replacement needed for First PBEM
« on: October 27, 2016, 06:07:13 PM »
It's been 100 years on Planet Chiron and life was just and fair under Lord Vishniac's rule... Look, I'm afraid I don't have much time to spin a story here or provide all the relevant details, but the thing is, we need a replacement. MY 2201, 5 players. You take the Free Drones, which already had one replacement. Their situation is quite peculiar. On the one hand, mistakes were made in the past and the Drones score 4th on the powergraph. On the other hand, it's still the best faction (bonus-wise) in the game (you run against the Gaians, Morgans, Cyborgs and the Pirates).

Oh, and speaking of the Pirates. They are at odds with the Drones. I wouldn't call it a war, because what is war, but it's definitely a vendetta. On the con side - your entire army has been just destroyed. On the pro side - come on, you're the Drones, you can be back up on your feet in no time.

A demanding game, good for players who'd like to hone their diplomatic and/or military skills. And you lose nothing, as after two replacements you can always say that the defeat (if any) was not your fault. So why don't you join us? At the very least you can help us out in continuing the game! It's been really interesting, ask anyone.

http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=16150.720

Offline Mart

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 09:51:24 AM »
... On the con side - your entire army has been just destroyed. On the pro side - come on, you're the Drones, you can be back up on your feet in no time.

...

http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=16150.720

Definitely good opportunity for training, easy-going approach is recommended

Offline Kirov

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 08:50:19 PM »
Moreover, we all chipped in and as much as $3.91 can find its way to your pocket. And I can add a voucher for the best pierogi joint in Warsaw, should you ever come by.

The thing is, we're kinda desperate here.

Offline Brecon

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 05:43:58 AM »
I am interested in playing the free drones.  I should be able to play reliably for the foreseeable future, although I am looking for work and also considering some travel and so that might mean finding another replacement at some point.

I have played Alpha Centauri, although not in a multiplayer game so I might do things that are bad ideas against non-ai opponents.

Which patch is used for the game (i have SMAC/X from gog)?

Offline Mart

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 11:42:35 AM »
Hi Brecon,
Check the first post:
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=16150.0

It is Yitzi 3.4
Read in patch installation how to do it. Good practice is to make a separate folder with the game, so you keep the original in case of problems.
Windows registry does not mind that much, that you use another folder for the game.

Offline Brecon

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 05:43:31 PM »
Thanks!

Could someone send me the password for the drones?

Offline Mart

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 06:00:14 PM »
Password sent

Offline Vishniac

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 09:33:05 PM »
It is Yitzi 3.4
And if I remember correctly I think we altered some value somewhere into a file to make drone rules less severe.
"Weapons of mass destruction are just that: weapons, tools to achieve a goal of dominance. And who’s going to call their use 'atrocity' when the school books will have been rewritten?”
Spartan Major Julian Dorn

Offline Mart

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 04:28:56 PM »
Yes, the change would be in alphax.txt


...
#RULES
3,       ; Movement rate along roads {1 to over 2 billion, but anything over 999/maximum unit speed will cause display bugs}
2,       ; Nutrient intake requirement for citizens {-128 to 127}
1,       ; Drones induced by Genejack factory {-128 to 127}
0,       ; Drone rules code {1 to 63}
10,      ; Nutrient cost multiplier {1 to 127}
...


We did not change copter speed/reactor?

Offline Vishniac

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2016, 05:20:52 PM »
We did not change copter speed/reactor?
No.
Gas penetrators and planet busters will be flying sooner than we'll get copters...  :P
"Weapons of mass destruction are just that: weapons, tools to achieve a goal of dominance. And who’s going to call their use 'atrocity' when the school books will have been rewritten?”
Spartan Major Julian Dorn

Offline Brecon

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 07:13:12 PM »
Thank you, I have updated the line in my alphax text file for drones to match.

Offline Mart

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 07:30:28 PM »
To explain a bit, this line is for one of the Yitzi patch new features. Having it zero means, that the game behave in its standard way - drone riots are determined as usual for all factions. It is not only for Free Drones.

Offline Brecon

Re: Replacement needed for First PBEM
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 07:57:20 PM »
My last post was not clear, I meant that I had updated the line for drone riots rather than making a change specific to the Free Drones.  But thank you for explaining, I did not know how changing the 8 to 0 would make a difference.

 

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