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Want an easy way to play Civ V online? Say hello to Giant Multiplayer Robot!

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Multiplayer' started by m4stermel, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. LostKnight

    LostKnight A wandering knight

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    They did say on facebook that there was a problem with their server today, no more information since then.
     
  2. Tabarnak

    Tabarnak Pô Chi Min

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    It works again. Updates are always done so i don't know what makes these things happening.
     
  3. adyyc

    adyyc Roman

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    Is there a time span in wich you can play a turn in GMR?
     
  4. Foffaren

    Foffaren King

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    Not sure what you mean, but, you can play your turn whenever you want.

    There is also an option to add a turn timer that skips you and lets the AI make the turn if you take to long.
     
  5. adyyc

    adyyc Roman

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    Its my first time when i play a GMR game but game crashes when i click (GMR) Play this one! in load hotseat game dialog.
    The error message is: http://tinypic.com/r/jkimg1/8

    I have Civilization V with all DLCs including G&K and BNW.

    Game is http://multiplayerrobot.com/Game#14321

    Manually downloaded this and tried with same result.

    Installed Civ5 and tried this on a different computer, on my laptop(i5 processor with 8GB of RAM, Win 7), also with same result. (i didn't installed GMR client on my laptop, tried manually only)

    Edit: Seems the host was hosting from Linux, maybe this was the problem.
     
  6. KiffeLesBiffles

    KiffeLesBiffles Do you like dogs?

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    Just want to say thanks to GMR to be still here. To allow us to keep play on our long term game !
     
  7. LostKnight

    LostKnight A wandering knight

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    I second that! GMR is great!
     
  8. tummybunny

    tummybunny Chieftain

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    Fantastic to see GMR back up and running after recent difficulties.

    I strongly encourage people to load up civ and save their current "(GMR) Play This One!" game file BEFORE running GMR, otherwise it'll be overwritten and lost forever and it could be extremely helpful in reconstructing a game.
     
  9. EEE_BOY

    EEE_BOY Deity

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    There is an archive folder in the hotseat saves folder. Upload the recent saves from there.
     
  10. basituldi

    basituldi Chieftain

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    Is there a way to open these files in the archive folder to see who was playing and what civ they had to reinvite them (those files are saved *after* one has played, therefore they cannot be opened in game since it's the turn of the following player already.)
     
  11. PsYchO_Ape

    PsYchO_Ape Chieftain

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    i did save all email notifications from comment entrys. thats very helpfull for reinviting the correct people into the recreated games.
     
  12. Regul

    Regul Warlord

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    Well, the current operational state of GMR is more then bad. Website is awful slow during GMT 10pm till 6am. The GMR tool looses the player and games every now and then. Games couldn't be downloaded or failed to upload. Guys, it is getting worse then better...what is the problem about?
     
  13. Ayubalugu

    Ayubalugu Chieftain

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    Looks like the GMR update on January 19th solved many problems.
     
  14. Sogger

    Sogger Chieftain

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    Hey check this out: https://twitter.com/GMRobot/status/558316745224491008

    Giant Multiplayer Robot for Android shout out from the devs! Thanks!

    For those of you that have Android phones and use GMR, check it out... you can make your civ addiction much more efficient!

    Disclaimer: I am the developer of the app.
     
  15. Onan

    Onan Dad

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    Hi guys! I've been out of the civ loop for a couple years now. What is the current state of play for MP? Did they (Firaxis) ever implement Pitboss, and is it usable (or a pale shadow of GMR)? Has live MP actually gotten worse? With BNW and BE, is Civ 5 now consigned to the dustbin of development history?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback!
     
  16. x2Madda

    x2Madda Prince

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    Pitboss is now an option yes.
    MP is more stable, better than CIV:BE (bizaarely) but still not perfect. Disconnections or loss of sync still happen.

    GMR is and always has been "okay", not much has changed there.

    BNW in MP is "okay" but sim turns is just not great. Civ was never designed for click fests.

    BE is kill. Don't even bother for MP. No one is playing it and even if they were, it crashes very frequently, its a mess.

    Civ5 development is also kill, but with civ6 now announced, that is not a surprised to be honest.

    Civ6 MP is apparently offering new twists to offer faster games and I assume traditional mode will also return, I welcome the new (planned) changes because civ is a game you either win or lose, S L O W L Y and there is just no incentive to stick around and keep losing if you fail an invasion or drop behind in science too much.

    Also welcome back, I guess. Not the best time to come back admittedly, maybe wait 2 or so months for civ6 to land.
     
  17. TruePurple

    TruePurple Civ wanna B

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  18. TruePurple

    TruePurple Civ wanna B

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    Acronym overkill, please, what are all these short for? GMR? BNW? BE?
     
  19. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    GMR = Giant Multiplayer Robot (the subject of this thread)

    BNW = the Brave New World expansion for Civ V

    BE = Civilization: Beyond Earth (see this set of forums)
     
  20. mdm29

    mdm29 Chieftain

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    What is the benefit of this service as opposed to Pitboss?

    Does this eliminate the need for a Pitboss server on someone's LAN?
     

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