I first found Amask's post there at the end of their 5 hour period. That's an aw shucks I guess.
No one said it would be a large map. It's standard pangaea, oldest Earth setting. We'll fit in the map designed for 8 people.No one yet brought up random events. I'm voting against.
Also voting against raging barbarians. Large map with only 8 players and no high level AIs = loooots of open space.
I feel like authority might be too good.
You know, you're right. When Amask mentioned "GMR folks" I only assumed he meant the Discord of the GMR community, but indeed, the original webmaster or whoever, Brian was his name, has merely gifted us this Steam-client web service called GMR and retired to a deserved obscurity.Hi, I'm not part of this project but I wanted to respond to the GMR question because I'm also looking for a solution to using it with my friends, and I hope someone here might know more about it.
Two points to begin with:
- As far as I know, the creators of GMR no longer provide support for it, so will most likely not answer your email, @Amask (I've emailed them a month ago, no response).
- Since GMR operates using Hotseat game saves, and these are incompatible with "normal" multiplayer play, it is impossible to transition to GMR mid-game. Therefore, if you want to play with GMR, one player has to start the game in Hotseat mode and send the save on to the next player, etc.
You do need to have the same game installed to play together. You can avoid sharing all the same DLCs or other products which can be disabled, but you have to run the same game version for GMR or anything else to let you play; the data will be corrupt nonsense transformed by two different applications. But Vox Populi requires in fact all DLCs because it depends on them, so that's not an option for mp VP.That's how far I got; however, it's not working for my friends and me, and we're not sure why (after I create the game and send the save to a friend, he can't open it; the game crashes instantly).
I suspect the reason that it doesn't work for us is because we only use MP modpacks and don't have the same Singleplayer version installed. But I hope anyone here has experience with using GMR with VP, so I know whether it's worth it to keep trying to get it to work at all.