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26/Jul/2016

Phoenix 4 started. Details...

Phoenix 5 now taking players. Details...

03/Jul/2016

Pleiades 9 started. Details...

Pleiades 10 now taking players. Details...

PCC2 2.0.1: I have uploaded PCC2 2.0.1. This release fixes a number of bugs, some of them serious: a few crashes and miscalculations in the PHost VCR. It finally adds support for MapTruehullByPlayerRace and ... Read more...

18/Jun/2016

Email and PlanetsCentral: Just a heads-up, especially to new users: PlanetsCentral will only be able to send you email (result files, PM/forum notifications) after you have confirmed that you actually own the email address ... Read more...

16/Jun/2016

Titan 4 finished. vlk has won. Details...

01/Apr/2016

Pleiades 8 started. Details...

Pleiades 9 now taking players. Details...

06/Mar/2016

PCC2 2.0: PCC2 now is about 15 years old, so I decided to call it "2.0". Compared to 1.99.26, it adds several smaller improvements and cleanups and fixes two crashes, so everyone is recommended to upgrade. ... Read more...

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Here are some games that are currently waiting for players:

Phoenix 5
The standard game for everyone: PHost 4, PList 2.4.
PList 2.4, PHost 4, always current version
Pleiades 10
Advanced PList game: PHost 4, PList 3.2, and all features enabled. Fun for experienced players.
PList 3.2, PHost 4, always current version
Titan 5
A classic game: standard ship list, standard Echo Cluster, standard score, standard rules.
Standard Ship List, PHost 4, always current version

All offerings are on the Join Games page. The Active Games page occasionally has open replacement positions.

Latest forum activity:

How fast is it? I'm asking because I'm using a variation of that "constellation" topic to benchmark optimisations to the script interpreter, and hesitate finishing it as long as it is too slow...
If my fingers remember correctly it's "p" to open the draw-menue and "m" for choosing the usual marker. ("c" for circles) You may log on markers by clicking right, as you would do with ships. And may ...
I made a small plugin that draws constellations on the starmap (like VPA). It looks a bit ugly but informative (the distance is less than 84ly). Somebody wanted? p.s. Does anyone know how to draw ...
This would be fine for me, I just don't see what's going on regarding filling, say, Phoenix 5. Plus, Phoenix 4 now is full - the only one who's missing is Siba. This is actually a nice idea which I ...
Here my two cents: Dropping/Joining restrictions: I'd really like to see "reliable/experienced players only" games, such as the one PlanetsServer had, but we are still too few to make that workable ...
But if you drop below a certain point how do you get it up again without playing? I think there's allready a penalty in points for dropping, right?

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