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Hotseat????

Post by geon » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:54 pm

Hi all,

I don't know if this topic has been discussed before, but has anyone attempted a hotseat version of BOTF? With all the programming breakthroughs happening these days by our talented community, is it now possible?????

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by thunderchero » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:57 pm

what do you mean by hotseat?

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by QuasarDonkey » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:46 pm

It's like 2 humans playing chess on one computer, swapping the seat to take a turn.

It would be a hell of a lot simpler than setting up a LAN game. But I have no technical opinion at this time, I've been incapacitated with flu this last week. Brain no worky :cry:

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by geon » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:51 pm

Exactly, invite a few mates over, grab some pizzas, and take turns doing your moves, while you furiously engage in personnal diplomacy with the ruler of the empire you are planning to annihilate.

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by ruthlessferengi » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:52 am

ok.. so u r suggesting ... (and i think this is highly hypothetical... ) that... there it is possible for two human beings in this world that know of botf/wanna play it AND r able to share a physical space of one room that play botf? this is geographic and physical near impossibility!:) unless u r suggesting email type version hot seat that can be played over email etc...:) i was of an opinion botf players are more scares then dodo birds... and those who play botf mp, are like dodo wiht ph.d...:) a statitistical near impossibility...)
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Re: Hotseat????

Post by Dr_Breen » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:22 pm

funny idea. if ruthlesferengi was wrong and there would be like 10 botf players every mile it would be worth doing it. but for the current community it's definitly not worth the effort
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Re: Hotseat????

Post by eber3 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:40 pm

Probably be easier to do if the players just all brought their lap tops together and networked them.

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by xDx » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:57 pm

@RF funny as hell dude :D
@everyone else... I agree with Breen this just isn't practical given the small community of MPs right now. We need exposure and stability in MP games to bring ppl back. Hopefully WZ will have their new server installed soon that will, if nothing else, allow us to play mods in the BotF room. The admins were also trying to stabilize the bypass option (fingers crossed on that one). After that then we can work on a new *cough* network engine *cough*. ;) ;) ;) so playing MP is as easy as playing on battle.net
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Re: Hotseat????

Post by ruthlessferengi » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:47 pm

I had trouble getting lan started betweeen Win7 desctop and vista desktop. Works with win7 lappy and vistta desktop. Not work between xp laptop and win7 laptop. Got so frustrated was ready to drive to detrit airport and fly xdx just to play:) so lan is not 100% perfect...hotseat may be not that crazy, cheaper than airline tickets.
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Re: Hotseat????

Post by geon » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Hi all,

It seems that the main objection in this forum to a hotseat ability of BOTF is the wide spread distribution of BOTF players around the world. But don't you have local friends and family who are also interested in having a game or two sometimes? Five (and hopefully later seven) players sharing one computer between turns doesn't sound so impossible to me.

Many games already have hotseat capability.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:M ... seat_games

The Civilization series has just as many players (even more) .

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by Flocke » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:51 pm

this is essentially the same question as viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2329 by roarke the day before this thread came up
while it's quite not possible to get it work in a single instance, you still can run multiple instances of botf the same time e.g. by using virtual machines, windowing hacks&tools or linux+wine (in case directplay emulation works in wine by now)

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by ZeroChance » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:36 am

This would be cool! I have... ONE friend nearby that would be into this kind of game. And he recently got rid of his PC. So that's now a no-go.

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by JadesBack » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:46 am

I have 4 guy friends and my dad whom all live within 10 miles of Cambridge.

We have tried countless times to get a lan MP game working but it seems to crash every 5 turns or just not see the hosted game. It appears random and I cant do anything about it...

If you guys could get a battle net type game hosting system working it would be amazing!

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by roarke » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:54 pm

Flocke wrote:this is essentially the same question as viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2329 by roarke the day before this thread came up
while it's quite not possible to get it work in a single instance, you still can run multiple instances of botf the same time e.g. by using virtual machines, windowing hacks&tools or linux+wine (in case directplay emulation works in wine by now)
It is pretty close like my topic, but i was saying in my topic, if, like in Warzone 2100, a host and join can be on only one computer. If Warzone 2100 was tbs, it will be cool. A game in Ubuntu, Battle for Wesnoth can be run as a host/join in one computer. Being a tbs game, each players sit on their own monitor on one computer and waiting for their turn. If Botf will never implement (the good users from this forum who made the game a better one) a multitask game, because more people must be attracted to multiplayer, not mutitasking the game, than i'm sory, but this is not fair.

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Re: Hotseat????

Post by Flocke » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:52 pm

would be interesting to get multiple mouse support working, but beside that I see no difference, may it be multiple monitors or just one.
hotseat is not possible with just a single botf instance, not now and not to be expected, so a host + multiple client setup on one single compter is required which can already be done in multiple ways as I told ;)

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