Alae Jacta Est is my first AGEOD game so I fully acknowledge the issue I'm having may be due to my misunderstanding the manual, but basically a friend and I are trying to play via PBEM and we can't get it to work.
The first time around I had disabled the AI and it took several turns to realize his orders weren't working at all. The second time around it seems he plays his orders but when he gets his next turn the AI seems to have kicked in and played his turn for him.
We're trying the Spartacus campaign. I'm the host and I'm playing the slave turn. Our steps:
-I start the game and create a save game folder with our initials
- Ichoose slaves, give my orders
-I hit save, exit, copy the ROM .TRN file and email it to my friend
-He loads the file, gives his order, saves
-He emails me back his ROM .ORD file
-I put it in the same folder as all my other saves for that game
-I load the SLV side
-I hit the next turn button
At first I had AI disabled and after a few turns he reported that none of his orders were actually taking place, so I hit to re-enable the AI and then when I got to the step to hit next turn I got the warming: "Not all of the non-AI players have submitted their turn. Revert to AI?" Even though I confirmed there was a .ORD file in the same folder as my .ORD file!
Then we restarted with AI on and the AI plays his turn. What are we doing wrong? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, thank you.