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Offline t_ras

Newcomer? Welcome!
« on: October 13, 2012, 02:39:05 PM »
Welcome! 
You just found your way into SMAC community! :danc:
Now you can walk around the forums and learn, or get to real business and ask for a game  ;b;
I'll see you have one!

Now sit down, relax, and enjoy your journey on this new planet.... 8)

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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 09:38:02 PM »
A word for those new to Multiplayer about spectator protocol - try to keep the TTTs (Turn Tracking Threads) fairly clean and on-topic.  This isn't very important when a game is being roll-played and/or they're talking some smack, but if it's all posts like "turned" and  ;deidre;--> ;domai;, then think before posting there, although a question might be okay.

It's not as likely to be an issue in game organizing threads either.  Also, joking around is part of having a good time, and AC2 wants everyone to have a good time.  Just be considerate.

What the actual players in a given game do in the TTT is up to them, of course, but they need to be considerate of the other players. too.

Don't be shy about asking around for a game - post in the sign-up thread for one.


We hope both new and old MPlayers will be sure to introduce themselves in this thread.  We're glad to have you here, and would like to get to know you...

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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 05:14:49 PM »
Another tip - leave your PM email notification on, and be in the habit of checking the email address you gave the forum daily - it makes it simpler to get in touch with you.

Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 11:57:05 PM »
Hi! I've been playing SMAC since about 2005 and i've recently just got the game back, i'm really excited to see people still play this game, i wouldn't say i know the game inside out but i enjoy playing.
I have never played a multiplayer game before and i'd love to start one however, PBEM sounds reaaaaallly slow, is there a faster way that we could play at the same time? like everyone plays at the same time? I think it would be really cool if we could. I'm new here so any info on tactics, new updates or anyone wanting a game, fell free to include me. Thanks folks!

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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 12:56:51 AM »
There's a thread somewhere on the ins and outs of a live hookup.  Search "hamachi" and/or "DrazharLN".

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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 11:07:36 AM »
The free gaming sever GameRanger also hosts Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire if you have it. Barely populated but we can change that.
Also for such games where its using an IP server,  from personal experience in game chat is not recommended. I suggest using Skype voice chat if need be. My Skype username is JarlWolf, if you want to add me. Just be aware that not all of us (such as myself) are not all native English speakers, and while I believe personally I can speak fluent English my manner of speech/accent and me being an old fart may prohibit me somewhat.

Hope to see you soon in a match.


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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 11:15:16 AM »
last time i checked GameRanger, the players were able to connect only if using Windows XP. have you seen any ongoing matches?
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 03:52:33 PM »
Welcome! 
You just found your way into SMAC community! :danc:
Now you can walk around the forums and learn, or get to real business and ask for a game  ;b;
I'll see you have one!

Now sit down, relax, and enjoy your journey on this new planet.... 8)

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Hi all, am from Ireland and have SMAC and X and have not played multiplayer b4.
Am itchin to play a game as the peacekeepers. can someone show me how to join a game plz? thanks

Offline t_ras

Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2013, 08:33:45 PM »
Play by mail or IP?

Offline uss1701jb

Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 03:45:29 AM »
I just rediscovered SMAC/X and I've decided to try a multiplayer game. I'm sort of confused on how you do things around here. Can someone explain ???? Note that I have read the rules for games.

USS1701JB


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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013, 03:58:08 AM »
Well, you've done the right first step - posted and said you wanted a game.  What you need to do is keep reading around the forum and looking for game ideas, and posting ideas for a game (as simple as "I want a fairly straightforward 1v1 newb training game", even) come back every day and nag, if you have to.  Most newbs give up too easily when a game doesn't coalesce and start immediately.

Relax.  Everyone here was once new, and we ARE glad to meet you, and I'll ban anyone who tells you your question was stupid, or is otherwise rude (before they get to know you, anyway.)  Protip: that was for your benefit, because this is a classy crowd I don't need to threaten to get them to be polite.

The actual MP people will have more useful specific advice, but remember patience and persistence.  You may forget the Alamo, however.  Gentlemen? I can tell that uss1701jb is cool; please take him in hand.

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Offline uss1701jb

Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2013, 04:35:39 AM »
It's my initials after the registry number, thanks for asking!
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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 04:45:08 AM »
You're John Byrne?  I'm a big fan.

;lol

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Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 04:55:39 AM »
 :D   
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Offline Green1

Re: Newcomer? Welcome!
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013, 07:50:32 AM »
There probably will be someone that will take you up on a PBEM in Command Nexus. Just give them a bit of time.

Till then, post around. This is a pretty decent and intelligent board which can be a rarity on gaming forums.

 

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