chocko101 wrote:Thanks CPT Orso!
I’m starting a PBEM with a friend who is new to the game. So far we’ve used the procedure you outlined. That is to say I, as the host, send him the HST, he downloads/does his move/ saves it and sends me his new ORD.
What I have been doing was down loading his ORD,/running the turn/ and sending him the HST immediately, so he can review results while I plan my next set of orders. I’m assuming that when I save my new orders it is updating my ORD file and not modifying the HST.
If that is true and since I sent him the new HST, could he plan his next move at the same time I’m planning my move and send me his new ORD when he saves it? That way as soon as I’m done with my plan; and downloaded his ORD, I can execute the next turn.
I would appreciate some clarification on the instructions for the "improved" method of dual-hosting quoted above. Could someone post a step by step of what files should be sent at each specific point in the process please? I've read & re-read this quoted post but I'm still a little confused over what it describes.
Like chocko101, my friend & I are playing a PBEM game, but unlike him, we're both
new to this, so my friend is complaining I'm taking too long returning game files. Admittedly, I am taking an extended amount of time but, IMO, I'm just being thorough & I personally feel he needs to have some patience......... but I digress!
Here's how we're currently dual-hosting:
1) I download his .HST and .ORD files
2) I launch game
3) I Load game file
4) I view the results of his last turn
5) I make my moves
6) I realize I don't have to save it, but I do anyway, then I click Next Turn
7) I watch the turn unfold
8) I make my moves
9) I save it
10) I quit out of the game
11) I send my friend both .HST and .ORD files
12) I (patiently) wait for his reply
I add a smilie to this post so I don't end up with an unlucky number of 13 steps
15) Honestly I'm not that superstitious. Forgive my lame attempt at humor!
All joking aside, I hope someone can assist so we can speed things along.
Thank you in advance.