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Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by thunderchero » Wed May 27, 2009 11:07 pm

Hi everyone,

this post is not for tips on how to win :wink:

But is for how to try to prevent and get around crashes. :lol:

first some things I have learned.

Both player should have game sounds on. this way you know if player has left game right away.

I feel host is important.

The host should always be the last to click turn (normal turns or in battle) I have seen many crashes when person who joins clicks turn after host. and almost never when host is last to click turn.

When you run into a repeating crash never try to continue.
do this when same crash happens more than once.

auto.sav is what is used when player selects continue

last.sav is one turn before auto.sav and can not be loaded without renaming.

1. all player create folder in safe place (my documents) and copy auto.sav and last.sav into folder.
2. The person who lost connection with game first should rename last.sav in botf folder or mod folder to auto.sav and he needs to load game with continue.

3. all player repeat turn same as before (tournament this is a must)

And hope turn goes though. If not, Both player need to agree on changing turn and how it will be changed. Always remember finishing the game is more important than one battle.

Suggested changes
If crash was due to battle (most are)
have 2 smaller battles
Skip battle and figure you will meet again soon.
turn tactical combat to automatic for one turn. (not sure if this even works)

I am sure all of you have other ideas

But backing up last.sav and auto.sav is the most important thing I almost suggest this on any time you see other player not exit game quickly.

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Thank you so much

Post by dvdbrwn112 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:59 am

I like that there are some stuff that it is preventing against the game crashes.
Thank you thanderchero.
Please Give new tips or tricks....
Thank you in Advance. Keep it up.
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Post by Lai111 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:21 am

Thanks for this, have been having trouble trying to get involved in Multiplayer games.

This will be helpful.

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Re: Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by Shasthri » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:49 pm

thunderchero wrote:
The host should always be the last to click turn (normal turns or in battle) I have seen many crashes when person who joins clicks turn after host. and almost never when host is last to click turn.

When you run into a repeating crash never try to continue.
do this when same crash happens more than once.
thunderchero
thunderchero wrote: Suggested changes
If crash was due to battle (most are)
have 2 smaller battles
thunderchero
Thanks for the advice Thunder. I will definitely go for the two smaller battles when possible instead of just hoping we meet again. I'm just learning the multiplayer game. It seems MUCH better than the over-rated Star Trek Online as of now. Thanks again. :)
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Post by Shasthri » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:53 pm

Lai111 wrote:Thanks for this, have been having trouble trying to get involved in Multiplayer games.

This will be helpful.
Dito, glad to know I'm not the only one.

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Re: Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by xDx » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:34 am

Welcome to the community Shasthri,
It is nice to see another newcomer interested in multiplayer games and as such I will direct you to this link https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/lib/b ... bottom.jpg it will tell you how to open your ports on your router in eWarzone, the main client used to play BotF games online. A link to download the free software is on the bottom of the site index. Please don't be discouraged if you cannot follow all the info in the link there are many members here that will gladly assist you in getting MP fired up on your PC including myself. If you download and install the software go to the "Other games room" in warzone lobby... it is here (for now) that we play BotF and its mods (the BotF room does not yet support the mods from the site). I am usually lurking around in there recently so I could help you if needed. Good luck :)
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Re: Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by Shasthri » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:50 pm

Thank you XDX. If I have any trouble, I will seek your consultation. :)
The link you posted leads to an image file and not a download. I am currently on the BOTF site downloading the multi-installer. Advice is always welcome and appreciated. :D
Thanks again.

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Post by xDx » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:12 pm

I knew I shouldn't have drank so much Romulan Ale before typing this morning even that makes a Tholian act like a Pakled. Glad you found the link though :)
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Re: Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by Shasthri » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:08 am

lmao! That reminds me, I have yet to try the Romulan Ale energy drink. I'm curious to know how it tastes and where it can be purchased.

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Re: Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by robertbc73 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:23 pm

So is there a preferred online service or websight that BotF players use to play online?
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Re: Multi-game play error tips and hints

Post by thunderchero » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:38 pm

currently only place to play multi-player games is gameranger

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