* Xconq Netwoking Test Tonight
@ 2005-01-22 1:47 Eric McDonald
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From: Eric McDonald @ 2005-01-22 1:47 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: xconq7; +Cc: xconq-players
Those who wish to help me test out the Xconq networking tonight,
please send me an email in the next half an hour or so.
By "test", I really do mean test. It may be that we don't make it
beyond a few rounds before sync errors crop up, so have too high of
expectations. It may be that I will find it necessary to partially
rewrite Xconq's network data pumps before we achieve true stability.
(1) If we have 4 people, then we can try a 4-person game. I pretty much
expect such a game to fall out of sync. However, it should make it past
the setup stage, which is more than could be said before.
(2) If a 4-person game falls out of sync, I would like to compare it to
2 2-person games in terms of how long it lasts before falling out of sync.
(3) I would like feedback from folks, such as what they were doing
around the time the game fell out of sync. Were you moving lots of
aircraft, and using the 'r' (return) command. Were you setting up units
to automatically move long distances. Were you switching to survey mode?
Stuff like that....
(4) I would ask that no one attempt to turn an AI on for the side.
Toggling the AI during setup seems to be okay, but toggling it while a
game is known to cause problems.
(5) Setting things such as doctrines, formations, and standing orders
have not been tested in a networked game, yet. If you do attempt to any
these things, or anything else that might be construed as "out of
ordinary", then please let me know (especially, if a game desyncs around
such a time).
(6) Let's refrain from entering designer mode. I say this not out of
concern for the cheating aspect, but as a similar concern to (5).
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