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[Posting] T-host games?
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Posted Mon, 2018-07-16 00:16 GMT

Hi. Any chance of T-host games being played here, please?

Thanks!

Bunny

[Posting] Re: T-host games?
Posted Mon, 2018-07-16 19:30 GMT

Hi. Any chance of T-host games being played here, please?

I am working on that, although with low priority. Current status of THost on PlanetsCentral:

(+) I have the possibility to run THost in DOS emulation on the server.

(-) Things that are still missing:

  1. a turn checker. You want to know whether your turn will be accepted. I am undecided between using PHost as turn-checker for THost, or c2check (a C++ port of check), or nothing. In general, for THost, even detecting that host failed (crashed) is hard.
  2. configuration. Need some way to configure the thing, i.e. convert pconfig.src fragments like this one into an appropriate hconfig
  3. add-ons. I am not sure whether you'll be able to use PTScore with THost.

In the end, nothing impossible, but it takes its time...

--Stefan

[Posting] Re: T-host games?
Posted Sat, 2018-07-21 12:20 GMT

OK, thanks!

[Posting] Re: T-host games?
Posted Wed, 2018-07-25 16:44 GMT

Hi. Any chance of T-host games being played here, please?

Thanks!

Bunny

Hope not :smile:

[Posting] Re: T-host games?
Posted Wed, 2018-07-25 19:53 GMT

Hi. Any chance of T-host games being played here, please?

Hope not :smile:

In case you're fearing the stellar performance of the server to drop: a PHost run takes around 3 seconds, so I can fit around 28800 of these into a day. Last time I looked, Host in emulation ran around half a minute, which still gives us 2880 host runs a day. We're far from reaching either limit... :smile:

On the other hand, I dearly need a THost game. PCC2 claimed to support THost alliances since 2014, and as I found out today, it never really worked...

--Stefan

[Posting] Re: T-host games?
Posted Tue, 2018-07-31 13:30 GMT

That would be great. I signed up for Titan 9 because you said it's closest to T-Host, but that was a few weeks ago and it's still waiting for the last two players. Maybe you just need a marketing department? :smile: I know there must be a lot of folks wanting to play out there that, like me, aren't comfy with P-Host.

Gil