Discussion in 'Civ4 - PitBoss Games' started by Capsavian, Jul 25, 2007.
What does hamachi do anyway?
I'm not sure. I'm in about a dozen pitboss games one of which runs with Hamatchi. I don't have any connectivity problems with any of them with one little exception. In the non-Hatachi games I might need to try several times to get into the game when somebody else is already there; but eventually with retries it works. I have played a couple of sessions with all 12 players in the game and making moves in real-time; but this usually requires several attempts by several players to join. Maybe Hamachi makes that easier.
I'm unfamiliar with hamachi myself, and I'd prefer not to start installing things unless there is a need identified. Each new program adds to the resource drain and potential for new problems to pop up.
So, we will not be using hamachi nor any other third-party programs, until and unless the players deem such a product to be necessary to enhance the gaming experience.
It creates a Virtual network. it does the job of connectivity to all peers. You create a network and invite others to join.
Cap I'm running it right now in the background, it seems very lowkey on resources and bandwidth.
Yes, it doesn't seem to take up much of your compute'rs resource.
One issue with Hamachi: the free version appears to be limited to just 16 total users. We have an 18 player game, so would two players still be able to access the network, even if they are not using Hamachi?
I'll be setting up the new forum this week--sorry I have not had a chance to do so sooner.
I've settled on a name: "Chaos and Civility" I think it will reflect the nature of our game, which will be populated by leaders of mixed motives (some chaotic and aggressive, others civilized and diplomatic).
can the op make a list of the players who is in?? I would like to know if I was fast enough.
I will be posting a link to the forums this week, where the first 17 players to sign up and post there, will be designated a spot in the game.
Thanks for your interest.
Cap, to your earlier question. I believe the answer is yes.
Thanks Troy. I'll give it consideration, and let the final 18 players chime in, after the game is up and running. Right now, it's going to swallow all of my spare time to just get this organized and running!
It's finally happening! I will be announcing the link to the new forums for Chaos and Civility.
The link will be posted in this thread, on Wednesday, August 22 at noon MT (GMT-7).
Each player will need to register his/her account at the new forums, using the name they wish to use within the game (to minimize confusion), and they should post their choice of leader as well (no mixing of leaders with other civs, however duplicate leaders are allowed; so don't worry if someone else picks the same leader as you want).
The first 17 to register and post the above information, will be guaranteed a spot in the game. Anyone missing the cut will be welcomed to join in the discussions and serve as an alternate if they wish.
Well, I decided to take my lunch hour at home to catch this; but the site is not up yet and I need to get back to work.
Why does it need a seperate site anyway? You could just set a time limit on this site.
I'd like Portugal.
I've been sitting here pressing refresh for the last 15 minutes. Hope the forum is up soon cos I really need the loo
Alright here it is, folks!
The Chaos and Civility forum is www.chaosciv.com and the thread to post in is
And they're off!
Who are you choosing, Capsavian?
Yeah, sorry for the delay guys ('twas delayed at a client meeting). It was less than 15 minutes late though--Whiplash, can you still get in?
Thanks for the reminder, Maltman! LOL I'd forgotten to post my own leader until you reminded me. sheesh
Still a few spots left... but they're going fast!
Indeed they are, wow!
ForesterSOF and FailedReality -- please post your leader choice.
Sweet, there is one pot remaining and I took it. I almost thought that this had not started yet.
Yes, congratulations for managing to squeeze in right under the wire!
All 18 spots are now spoken for--anyone else who is interested are still welcome to register and sit as alternates though.
Discussions on this game will probably shift to the dedicated forums now, so if you are one of the "Chosen 18" be sure to subscribe to each board by clicking the "notify" button in the upper-right of each.
Separate names with a comma.