• New SBBS door - VMS-Empire

    From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to All on Tue Nov 13 22:14:39 2018
    New BBS door for Linux SBBS - VMS Empire.

    A 2-player version of the classic strategy game. Compete against the computer. Fully supports save games so you don't have to finish in one sitting. You can get it from my sourceforge account at https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/

    If you have any questions just ask...

    Marisa
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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to Marisag on Mon Nov 19 09:01:01 2018
    Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empire
    By: Marisag to All on Tue Nov 13 2018 10:14 pm

    New BBS door for Linux SBBS - VMS Empire.

    A 2-player version of the classic strategy game. Compete against the computer. Fully supports save games so you don't have to finish in one sitting. You can get it from my sourceforge account at https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/

    I installed the game on SBBS and it works great! Does anyone have any suggested tutorials on playing the game though? I dont many of the key commands.

    The Dawn of Demise BBS (tdod.org)

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Minex on Mon Nov 19 18:44:19 2018
    Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empire
    By: Minex to Marisag on Mon Nov 19 2018 09:01:01

    Here is the .xml file converted to html:

    https://synchronetbbs.org/VMS-Empire.html

    Need help just ask!

    Marisa
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MINEX on Tue Nov 20 20:23:00 2018
    I installed the game on SBBS and it works great! Does anyone have any suggested tutorials on playing the game though? I dont many of the key commands.

    What command line did you use in SCFG? I tried the one included in the
    docs but the game does not start. Thanks!

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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to Dumas Walker on Wed Nov 21 09:52:29 2018
    Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empir
    By: Dumas Walker to MINEX on Tue Nov 20 2018 08:23 pm

    I installed the game on SBBS and it works great! Does anyone have any suggested tutorials on playing the game though? I dont many of the key commands.

    What command line did you use in SCFG? I tried the one included in the
    docs but the game does not start. Thanks!

    Start-up Directory: /sbbs/xtrn/vms-empire
    Command Line:vms-empire -f "%a" -b
    Clean-up Command Line: empty
    Multiple Concurrent Users: Yes
    Intercept I/O: Standard, No Echo
    Native Executable: Yes
    Use Shell to Execute: Yes
    Modify User Data: No
    Execute on Event: No
    Pause After Execution: Yes
    BBS Drop File Type: None
    Place Drop File in: Node Directory

    Make sure you untar/unzip the game in /sbbs/xtrn/vms-empire.

    You may also have to build the game. I made this mistake the first time. One way to test this is to go into the vms-empire directory. You should see a "vms-empire" executable. Try running it from the command line. If it fails or is missing, just build the project.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MINEX on Wed Nov 21 20:17:00 2018
    Start-up Directory: /sbbs/xtrn/vms-empire
    Command Line:vms-empire -f "%a" -b
    Clean-up Command Line: empty
    Multiple Concurrent Users: Yes
    Intercept I/O: Standard, No Echo
    Native Executable: Yes
    Use Shell to Execute: Yes
    Modify User Data: No
    Execute on Event: No
    Pause After Execution: Yes
    BBS Drop File Type: None
    Place Drop File in: Node Directory

    RATS! That is how I have it set up, too. I was hoping yours might be different.

    You may also have to build the game. I made this mistake the first time. One way to test this is to go into the vms-empire directory. You should see a "vms-empire" executable. Try running it from the command line. If it fails or is missing, just build the project.

    That is the funny part. It doest not fail from the command line, no matter what (or no) options I use. But if I try to run it from sbbs, using those options, all I get is the usage message giving me the command options, as if the ones I am using are wrong, and "Hit a Key."

    I even tried typing, at a command line, a bunch of incorrect options, and
    it still worked. ??? :)

    However, based on what you mentioned here, I ran a make in the vms-empire directory. It created a new executable... unfortunately, with the same results.

    Hmmmm...

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 22 03:10:51 2018
    Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empir
    By: Dumas Walker to MINEX on Tue Nov 20 2018 20:23:00

    What command line did you use in SCFG? I tried the one included in the
    docs but the game does not start. Thanks!

    I tested this myself and using those settings it worked for me. Maybe it is some character in your username? What is the username of the person you are playing as?

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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 22 12:51:43 2018
    Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empir
    By: Dumas Walker to MINEX on Wed Nov 21 2018 08:17 pm

    RATS! That is how I have it set up, too. I was hoping yours might be different.

    Darn, thats a bummer. Yeah, I don't know what else it could be but I do know it works on my system.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Marisag on Fri Nov 23 11:10:16 2018
    I tested this myself and using those settings it worked for me. Maybe it is some character in your username? What is the username of the person you are playing as?

    Dumas Walker, which has a space in it. I notice that both your username and minex's do not have spaces. If I were to send it the %-variable for "handle" (which is 8 characters, no spaces) instead of "username" (some of my users have spaces), I wonder if that would fix it?

    I will have to try that when I next get a chance. Thanks for the idea!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Fri Nov 23 10:44:11 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empir
    By: Dumas Walker to Marisag on Fri Nov 23 2018 11:10 am

    I tested this myself and using those settings it worked for me. Maybe it is some character in your username? What is the username of the person you are playing as?

    Dumas Walker, which has a space in it. I notice that both your username and minex's do not have spaces. If I were to send it the %-variable for "handle" (which is 8 characters, no spaces) instead of "username" (some of my users have spaces), I wonder if that would fix it?

    I will have to try that when I next get a chance. Thanks for the idea!

    Or try removing the quotes from the command-line.

    The %a (lowercase 'a') value is automatically quoted by Synchronet if it contains a space. %A (uppercase) is not auto-quoted.

    So if you had an alias with a space, and you used "%a" in your command-line, you would end up with:

    program ""user alias""

    and I don't think that's going to work right. Either use %A (uppercase) in quotes or remove the quotes from the command-line.

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Digital Man on Sat Nov 24 11:16:34 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-Empir
    By: Digital Man to Dumas Walker on Fri Nov 23 2018 10:44:11

    The %a (lowercase 'a') value is automatically quoted by Synchronet if it contains a space. %A (uppercase) is not auto-quoted.

    Ah great! I bet that explains it as I have no space or other symbol characters in my userid... Will have to update my configs..

    Thanx!

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Sat Nov 24 13:56:00 2018
    Or try removing the quotes from the command-line.

    Yeah that still is not it. Thanks!

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MARISAG on Sat Nov 24 21:01:00 2018
    The %a (lowercase 'a') value is automatically quoted by Synchronet if it contains a space. %A (uppercase) is not auto-quoted.
    Ah great! I bet that explains it as I have no space or other symbol characters
    in my userid... Will have to update my configs..

    I wound up using %3 (user number) instead of %a/A so I don't have to worry about the spaces. Now it works. Is there a way to get what is typed
    echoed back to the user?

    Thanks!

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Sat Nov 24 22:37:32 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Dumas Walker to MARISAG on Sat Nov 24 2018 21:01:00

    I wound up using %3 (user number) instead of %a/A so I don't have to worry about the spaces. Now it works. Is there a way to get what is typed
    echoed back to the user?

    Ok, how about if I make a change to print the interpeted user name to the start of the door? Give me a couple minutes. Will put up a new version to the sourceforge page (https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/) I'll also post a update here when done...

    Marisa
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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Sat Nov 24 23:59:35 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Marisag to Dumas Walker on Sat Nov 24 2018 22:37:32

    Ok, I have put out a update that does two things:
    1) Displays the passed player name
    2) Indicates if the "BBS Mode" is active

    Looking into this makes me think it is due to the characters in the player name not including filesystem-safe characters. I will fix this so that unallowed chars are replaced with "_" so this should not be a issue.

    In the meantime you can get this version: https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/

    Let me know what results you get or what your username is being seen as...

    Marisa
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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 25 01:10:13 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Marisag to Dumas Walker on Sat Nov 24 2018 23:59:35

    Ok, I made more improvements that now filer out all characters that are not filesystem-safe and replaces them with "_". Especially space and other redirection characters.

    Just get it at https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/ right away and let me know if it works...

    Marisa
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MARISAG on Sun Nov 25 10:02:00 2018
    Just get it at https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/ right away and let
    me know if it works...

    I will give it a shot this morning and let you know. Thanks!

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 25 10:27:46 2018
    Just get it at https://sourceforge.net/projects/vms-empire/ right away and let
    me know if it works...

    I will give it a shot this morning and let you know. Thanks!


    It seems to work fine. I have a couple of questions, though. If you are not familiar with the game, when it asks you what your city should make, how do you know what the possible answers are?

    Also, if you accidentally hit 'A' for auto mode, how do you get out of it? :D

    Thanks!

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 25 15:50:58 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Dumas Walker to Dumas Walker on Sun Nov 25 2018 10:27:46

    It seems to work fine. I have a couple of questions, though. If you are not familiar with the game, when it asks you what your city should make, how do you know what the possible answers are?

    Maybe look at the html doc file, that explains a lot... Also use the "h" command.

    Also, if you accidentally hit 'A' for auto mode, how do you get out of it?

    Maybe ctrl-c. ctrl-d exits and saves your place.

    Marisa
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MARISAG on Mon Nov 26 19:10:00 2018
    It seems to work fine. I have a couple of questions, though. If you are
    not familiar with the game, when it asks you what your city should make, how >> do you know what the possible answers are?
    Maybe look at the html doc file, that explains a lot... Also use the "h" command.

    I was thinking in terms of the user who might not have access to the docs?

    Also, if you accidentally hit 'A' for auto mode, how do you get out of it?
    Maybe ctrl-c. ctrl-d exits and saves your place.

    I figured it out.... (O)ut causes it to exit auto mode. :D

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Mon Nov 26 22:01:25 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Dumas Walker to MARISAG on Mon Nov 26 2018 19:10:00

    Maybe look at the html doc file, that explains a lot... Also use the "h" command.
    I was thinking in terms of the user who might not have access to the docs?

    The new version lists the link to the HTML version. If you have not upgraded do it right away - this is a security update as well as feature update...

    Maybe ctrl-c. ctrl-d exits and saves your place.
    I figured it out.... (O)ut causes it to exit auto mode. :D

    Great, thought it was something like that. The "help" command is your friend :)

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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to Dumas Walker on Tue Nov 27 16:56:36 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Dumas Walker to MARISAG on Mon Nov 26 2018 07:10 pm

    I was thinking in terms of the user who might not have access to the docs?

    Also, if you accidentally hit 'A' for auto mode, how do you get out of it?
    Maybe ctrl-c. ctrl-d exits and saves your place.

    I figured it out.... (O)ut causes it to exit auto mode. :D

    I am trying to learn this game also. Many of the commands in the online tutorials arent helping me :( ctrl-c or ctrl-d doesnt work. I end up just closing the bbs app. The game is open source, so I guess I can look at the code.


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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Minex on Wed Nov 28 02:23:55 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Minex to Dumas Walker on Tue Nov 27 2018 16:56:36

    I am trying to learn this game also. Many of the commands in the online tutorials arent helping me :( ctrl-c or ctrl-d doesnt work. I end up just closing the bbs app. The game is open source, so I guess I can look at the code.

    I can try and remap those, if possible. Let me look at it...

    Marisa
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MINEX on Wed Nov 28 18:34:00 2018
    I am trying to learn this game also. Many of the commands in the online tutorials arent helping me :( ctrl-c or ctrl-d doesnt work. I end up just closing the bbs app. The game is open source, so I guess I can look at the code.

    Once I had it in auto mode, I had to wait until it asked me a question. I
    was able to answer with an "H" for help, and that is where I found the "O"
    for out, which ended the auto mode. IIRC, to quit out of the game, I think
    the command is "Q".

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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 29 09:40:38 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Dumas Walker to MINEX on Wed Nov 28 2018 06:34 pm

    Once I had it in auto mode, I had to wait until it asked me a question. I was able to answer with an "H" for help, and that is where I found the "O" for out, which ended the auto mode. IIRC, to quit out of the game, I think the command is "Q".

    Everytime I hit "Q", it moves my unit to the northwest. I assume I need to get out of movement mode, but I cant figure that part out, lol.

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 29 14:39:17 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Dumas Walker to MINEX on Wed Nov 28 2018 18:34:00

    for out, which ended the auto mode. IIRC, to quit out of the game, I think the command is "Q".

    You can also use ctrl-d to quit. Will save your spot at the last command...

    Marisa
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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Minex on Thu Nov 29 14:46:32 2018
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Minex to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 29 2018 09:40:38

    Everytime I hit "Q", it moves my unit to the northwest. I assume I need to get out of movement mode, but I cant figure that part out, lol.

    Just use CTRL-D...

    Marisa
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MINEX on Fri Nov 30 18:30:00 2018
    Once I had it in auto mode, I had to wait until it asked me a question. I >> was able to answer with an "H" for help, and that is where I found the "O" >> for out, which ended the auto mode. IIRC, to quit out of the game, I think >> the command is "Q".
    Everytime I hit "Q", it moves my unit to the northwest. I assume I need to get >out of movement mode, but I cant figure that part out, lol.

    OK, that explains why it crashes one of my ships before Q works to quit. :)

    CTRL-D also works, like Marisa pointed out. It will exit with no questions asked. :)

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  • From Minex@VERT/TDOD to All on Mon Jan 21 09:36:16 2019
    Re: Re: New SBBS door - VMS-E
    By: Minex to Dumas Walker on Thu Nov 29 2018 09:40 am

    Everytime I hit "Q", it moves my unit to the northwest. I assume I need to get out of movement mode, but I cant figure that part out.

    I ended up looking at the code to figure out how to navigate through the different modes. I'll just describe how to get between the modes. There are many more options, but the part that was confusing me was going between the different modes and quitting/saving.

    When you start the game, it will prompt for what you want your city to produce. These are your options:
    A: Armies
    F: Fighters
    D: Destroyers
    T: Troop transports
    S: Submarines
    R: Cruisers
    C: Aircraft carriers
    B: Battleships
    After choosing, you will go into order mode.

    In order mode (Prompt says "Your orders"), you can choose to go into "movement mode" or "automove mode". Also, "order mode" is the only mode where you can save or quit the game. Press "H" to see other commands.

    Movement Mode. Prompt says something like "(army at 1234: moves = 1; hits = 1; func = none)"
    H:Help
    J:Edit Mode
    If units exist, you can move them, otherwise, it will go skip your turn and go to the computers turn.
    When computer is done, you will go back into order mode.

    Automatic Movement Mode. Similar to movement mode.
    If units exist, you can move them, otherwise, it will go skip your turn and go to the computers turn.
    When computer is done, you will go back into Automatic Movement Mode.
    O:Leave automove mode (takes you into movement mode)
    This is the mode that was confusing me. This mode repeats itself and there are no options to save/quit until you exit this mode and go back into order mode (hit O).

    Edit Mode. Prompt says "Edit mode..."
    H:Help
    O:Exit Edit Mode (goes back to movement mode)



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