yeah, that's notepad.
Now that we'll have the HOF mod for use in the game, you can turn on autolog and just hit alt+e and type in your comments as you go through your turns. It creates its own text file that you can then open and copy/paste into your posted summary. Then you don't need to deal with pen and paper, or with notepad.
Greetings from Gypsalia! No espionage today, just on holiday
DynamicSpirit, Thrallia and Dagnabit are members that I've interacted with in the past, so I am always curious to see what you are posting (when it is legal, of course
The technical discussion here on the autolog is of interest. It is similar to a discussion of it around GOTM 12 (first HOF requried GOTM), and there are a couple of threads there I started (autolog in the title) with some details.
HOF .008 does not log the declarations of war. Also, if you change your mind about builds or techs by selecting and selecting again, I think it logs a "begin _____" for each one which will look odd at first. You can chose if you want 4000 to be turn 0 or turn 1 in options, and it makes sense for a team to do it all the same way to all have the same turn reference number.
The autolog will append to the last autolog file if you don't give it a unique name, so be sure to make a unique name for SGOTM3. I suppose that we will only have the autolog for our own turns, but does it make sense to attach the autolog file into some communication (PM or post) to the next player?
Lastly, the autolog can be set to plain text, a plain text file with HTML display instructions that color codes events (read in your browser), or a plain text file that has instructions for color that the forum will read. AlanH built a tool to convert forum style to HTML style, its in one of my threads.
As I recall, Thrallia was in on some of that discussion (sound familiar?). I'll have to try the alt+e to add to it directly.
I am wondering if the SGOTM subforum would benefit from a thread with a title like "HOF Mod user's manual" that would accept questions, and where people would be directed to existing threads that have the answer. If we have a lot of first time HOF mod users, it might be worthwhile.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, USA or elsewhere, and we will be sure to give thanks for our transcontinental friends!