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Long time no see Tod.

Some of us still play more or less by hand, repetitive tasks excepted.

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Kavanagh wrote:
Long time no see Tod.

Some of us still play more or less by hand, repetitive tasks excepted.

Kav


Good to know that some of us still play it old school ;)


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Killing traders is repetitive :)

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Micro wrote:
Killing traders is repetitive :)


You got me there : )


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Kavanagh wrote:
Micro wrote:
Killing traders is repetitive :)


You got me there : )


EVERYTHING is repetitive... that's why we use scripts... which can also be repetitive.. ;-)

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Timberwolf wrote:
Kavanagh wrote:
Long time no see Tod.

Some of us still play more or less by hand, repetitive tasks excepted.

Kav


Good to know that some of us still play it old school ;)


And some of us still host old school. ;)

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Cruncher wrote:
Timberwolf wrote:
Kavanagh wrote:
Long time no see Tod.

Some of us still play more or less by hand, repetitive tasks excepted.

Kav


Good to know that some of us still play it old school ;)


And some of us still host old school. ;)


Old School is through a WWIV board as a door game.
If you use anything newer than that, you are not a purist!
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Now you darn kids, get off my lawn!

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Oso wrote:
Old School is through a WWIV board as a door game.
If you use anything newer than that, you are not a purist!
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Wouldn't that be single user though?

Wouldn't a true purist have to go back to HP's original version, or at least Chris Sherrick's Tradewars?

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Micro wrote:
Oso wrote:
Old School is through a WWIV board as a door game.
If you use anything newer than that, you are not a purist!
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Wouldn't that be single user though?

Wouldn't a true purist have to go back to HP's original version, or at least Chris Sherrick's Tradewars?


At least the single user would keep Crunch from getting photoned...
;)

WWIV is where I first discovered TW, so that is my first love.

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My First was Yankee Trader. I can not find a single board running it any more though.

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Micro wrote:
Oso wrote:
Old School is through a WWIV board as a door game.
If you use anything newer than that, you are not a purist!
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Wouldn't that be single user though?

Wouldn't a true purist have to go back to HP's original version, or at least Chris Sherrick's Tradewars?



I do host a Single Player game. 3 hour T/L to give other's a chance to login.

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While I'm in this thread, would anyone happen to know what happens to a game if a system is shut down for a while? A while as in weeks, maybe months.

When the game is turned back on, does it pick up from where it left off or is the universe aged with the time period that it got shut down, meaning more aliens and more money in ports, for example.

I should know the answer to this question, considering I've been involved with Trade Wars since its heyday in the late 90's, but it's been a while ;)


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In my experience, if the PC is still on, the game will age.

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Yes the game will age, which means there will be more aliens, assuming they are configured to get stronger with age. There are other things that only happen when the game is running. For instance, port construction will not advance unless extern is run. I don't think ports will have money unless traders or aliens are actually visiting them, but they will be maxed on product. In other words, it is a lot more complicated than you might think.

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Thank you for the clarification, gentlemen. It's all coming back to me now.

I banged a game on my local machine last night and started playing by hand. It took me a little bit to figure things out, but it didn't take me too long to get the hang of things once I got going.

First time I went to the ship yard and the hardware emporium, I actually had to look at the menu to see what's available :lol:

But the second time that I visited both shops, I didn't have to look at the menu. I just remembered the corresponding letter and off I went.

It's just like riding a bicycle :D


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