View Full Version : Aloha PBEM or pitboss game(s)


robboo
Apr 12, 2006, 12:11 PM
Ok there has beeen some discussion on startgin a PBEM or pitboss game. We have established so far taht none of us quite want the burden to run teh pitboss game or we arent capable.

So other ideas include a limited PBEM game. We could have 2 or 3 of these goign on and play a sort of tournement. We could pair up adn do some sort of ladder type thing also.

SO if you are intersted post here adn say what you are interested in doing.

I am open for all of the above except I cannot host the pitboss game..my computer sucks and has to be used to do other things that are not compatible with a running program. Besides its too noisey next to my bed to leave on all night...well my wife said that. I could sleep through a bad hurricane knocking things agaisnt the house and did recently with Katrina and Rita.

BCLG100
Apr 12, 2006, 12:24 PM
Im up for anything, dont mind at all what were doing.

Robi D
Apr 13, 2006, 12:02 AM
I'm happy to participate

MrC
Apr 13, 2006, 12:28 AM
Actually, I tried to install civ4 on my computer, it seems to work. I didn't have time to check with pitboss though, and I am going to Finland over the weekend. :(

I also have another Idea that I want to try out, a variant of demogame. Or more of a "Hereditary Rule" game. We chose a civ and a map (Catherine, pangea, standard?), then we play 15 turns each (or something like that) in a row.
For example, Robbo, robi and I decide to run a game.
robbo plays to turn 15.
after him robi takes over and play to turn 30
then I take over and plays to turn 45.
And after me we start over with robbo.
Could this be something?

Kuningas
Apr 13, 2006, 03:13 AM
I would like to try Pitboss or PBEM. I have no prior multiplayer experience in civ4.

BCLG100
Apr 13, 2006, 07:34 AM
Actually, I tried to install civ4 on my computer, it seems to work. I didn't have time to check with pitboss though, and I am going to Finland over the weekend. :(

I also have another Idea that I want to try out, a variant of demogame. Or more of a "Hereditary Rule" game. We chose a civ and a map (Catherine, pangea, standard?), then we play 15 turns each (or something like that) in a row.
For example, Robbo, robi and I decide to run a game.
robbo plays to turn 15.
after him robi takes over and play to turn 30
then I take over and plays to turn 45.
And after me we start over with robbo.
Could this be something?

you mean an SG? succession game? Might be the best option if we have quite a lot of people wanting to play and no chance of pitboss.

MrC
Apr 13, 2006, 07:39 AM
Well, that is what I meant. How should I now that something I thought up has a name? :(

BCLG100
Apr 13, 2006, 08:48 AM
Well, that is what I meant. How should I now that something I thought up has a name? :(

lol :D well there are a couple of forums about it :) but im up for whatever everyone else wants to do, wouldnt mind a PBEM or something along them lines more than an SG though.

MrC
Apr 13, 2006, 09:41 AM
I can test and install pitboss on tuesday after work. Now off to a barbaric land!

BCLG100
Apr 13, 2006, 10:46 AM
have a good time :goodjob: :)

robboo
Apr 13, 2006, 11:23 AM
looks like we might be starting soon..yall want to can this or continue this game idea.

PATCH yipeeee....

BCLG100
Apr 13, 2006, 11:26 AM
see how it goes but may as well carry on thinking as if we're not going to be playing :)

Robi D
Apr 15, 2006, 08:15 AM
I still wouldn't mind doing a pbem on the side, in fact it could be helpful as there are quite a few changes to the game, like forest chops yielding less and the costs of some civics changing are just 2 off the top of my head. So playing a game would help us get a feel for the new rules

robboo
Apr 15, 2006, 08:35 AM
So far its

robboo
Robi D
bclg100
MrC
Kuningus

Anyone else...if its just us 5 then a PBEM might work OK.

BCLG100
Apr 15, 2006, 01:48 PM
Shall we wait till mr C gets back to see if we can use pitboss? that way a couple of others could play as well.

robboo
Apr 15, 2006, 02:14 PM
yeah I am in no hurry adn i think George is also away.

GeorgeOP
Apr 16, 2006, 09:54 AM
I'm here, but being Domestic Minister in two games, running the Intelligence Department, and being involved in the big PB game, I just didn't want to join another game right now.

Geez, I decide to spend one day away from cf.com and eveyone thinks I died. :p

BCLG100
Apr 16, 2006, 09:58 AM
we'll you were dead in the mafia game so naturally we thought you was in real life as well.......

MrC
Apr 18, 2006, 06:29 AM
Hi, I will check the new patch and pitboss when I come home, I am at work right now.

BCLG100
Apr 18, 2006, 10:01 AM
K doke, welcome back Mr C, have fun in the wilderness?

MrC
Apr 18, 2006, 01:54 PM
well, as fun as you can have in Finland. :)

I can't get pitboss to work, everything seems fine until I try and connect from my other computer. I can even chose a civ, but when it tries to load game data, it says it lost connection. Any suggestions? (except opening up port 2056).
Those who want can try and connect.
83.233.111.35:2056

MrC
Apr 18, 2006, 02:10 PM
Ohh, and password: aLoHa

Kuningas
Apr 18, 2006, 02:58 PM
you can have a lot of fun in Finland :)

Kuningas
Apr 18, 2006, 03:11 PM
Can't join MrC's game.
Here is a new
IP: 10.98.6.246:2056
PW: aloha

settings:

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/7758/alohapb4ep.jpg

Kuningas
Apr 18, 2006, 03:20 PM
Maybe 48 hours is too long time. 7 players? Should I choose 5?

robboo
Apr 18, 2006, 04:01 PM
I would chose 7 or 8 and 24 hourss....


I tried both of the games and could not get in to either of them. Let me know when I shoudl try again

Kuningas
Apr 18, 2006, 05:07 PM
My IP is a weird, probably I am behind NAT :(

BCLG100
Apr 18, 2006, 05:50 PM
ill be playing but no harm in a little AI so 8, allows people to join in the future as well, 24 hours is probably best as well :)

I have no idea what NAT is but Dave managed to get his to work so maybe check the first few pages of that thread to see what to do :)

robboo
Apr 18, 2006, 06:03 PM
You could also just PM Daveshack...he is pretty good about getting back to you.

MrC
Apr 18, 2006, 11:36 PM
I think that it is my (worthless) router that is causing trouble. I will look into it tonight and see if a solution comes up.

MrC
Apr 19, 2006, 09:40 AM
Hi, seems like it is not my worthless router that is the problem afterall. The connection between the game and pitboss is just very unstable. It shouldn't be, but it sure seems that way...

BCLG100
Apr 19, 2006, 10:03 AM
SO forgive me for being stupid but whats going on with both of your attempts MrC and Kuningas.

MrC
Apr 19, 2006, 10:11 AM
Mine is not working, plain and simple. Or rather, I can connect to my server every tenth time or so. Rest of the time it gives me errors while loading data.

BCLG100
Apr 19, 2006, 10:26 AM
Hmm, have you reinstalled pitboss since updating the patch? all i can think is that since dave updated as well the major pitboss has been having a few teething problems.

MrC
Apr 19, 2006, 01:20 PM
I patched it to 1.6 and installed pitboss when I came home from Finland, I saw the releases when I came home. Installing pitboss is nothing more then adding a exe file.

BCLG100
Apr 19, 2006, 01:56 PM
Yep ive got it installed but my PC isnt on 24/7 but was just wondering if that could be it.

BCLG100
Apr 22, 2006, 08:34 PM
bumpet- bump

mr C? Kuningas?

MrC
Apr 24, 2006, 11:48 AM
Sorry, I can't get it to work. :(

robboo
Apr 24, 2006, 12:07 PM
Lets do the SGOTM I posted about...

Kuningas
Apr 26, 2006, 02:30 AM
we have to stick with PBEM.