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Title: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on October 25, 2018, 12:04:47 PM
Ok! From this thread here: http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=23035.0 and some PM's I think we have enough interest to finally kick off a Civ 6 game!

Some rules before we start:
-You will and Civ 6 AND all its expansions to join. Sorry if you don't, but the game is much better this way. Wait for a sale on Steam if you want to join in next time as the game is on sale fairly frequently.

-You will have to use the 'Play Your Damn Turn' service. This makes life easy for everyone involved, but there are two things you should know:
1) PYDT requires you to download and install a small tool which will streamline the process and makes it pretty much run on autopilot; it will notify you of a new turn and then download and installs it automatically in your game folders.
2) The only way to login to PYDT is via your Steam API. I personally think this is safe, but if you don't then you cannot join.

-The game effectively uses Hotseat mode so one save file gets sent around to different players. We could do this manually, but I am really not up to the task to managing it to be honest! :) I'll gladly let PYDT do the chores here.

So, what do you need to get started apart from having the game installed?

Go to www.playyourdamnturn.com and setup your profile and download and install the tool.
Use the token string you see in your profile to activate and link the tool so it knows who you are.
Then go to this link: https://www.playyourdamnturn.com/game/feb39849-87fa-4235-a529-46252aa57b79
And sign up for the game.
Now you're set! Wait until we kick off.

Note that Nations are first come first serve, there are no duplicates allowed. I have called dibs on The Netherlands. :P

The Password is grogs4tw

See you there!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on October 25, 2018, 12:13:41 PM
Thanks fer putting this together!  O0

I'll try to get setup ASAP, but I'm out of town Fri, Sat, Sun so it maybe Monday before I'm all setup.

I'd like England if possible.  :)

Are there going to be any rules?  ;)

How about any AI players? How big a map? What type of map?

Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on October 25, 2018, 12:21:06 PM
Small map, 6 players, continents. (but we can change this prior to starting if need be)

Any unfilled slot will be AI.

It'll make for a snappy game since this will be the try out.

Do you have any rules to propose?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on October 25, 2018, 01:06:32 PM
This sounds good for a first outing.
 O0
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on October 25, 2018, 03:34:58 PM
I'll take Scythia...i think i am ready.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Tuna on October 25, 2018, 07:25:15 PM
No go for me, not going to buy all the DLC, for a game that hasn't dragged me in like the other versions.. Though I will definitely give Rise and Fall if the right sale comes along. Good luck and have a fun game!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on October 26, 2018, 02:21:47 AM
Great Anguille! Please join the game on PYDT!

Too bad, Tuna. Perhaps you’ll be able to join our next game!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on October 30, 2018, 05:37:27 PM
OK, finally signed up, setup and joined the game!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on October 31, 2018, 06:08:43 PM
Are we waiting for more people?
 :D
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 01, 2018, 08:18:36 AM
Nope! Twas just me.  :bd:

The game is live! First turn submitted. PYDT should take over and inform each player when its his turn.

Have fun guys! And if there are any issues please drop them here!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 01, 2018, 10:39:09 AM
Well raggleshmazzel~! I'm obviously doing something wrong.

I opened up the PYDT client, downloaded the file to the correct Civ6 folder, fired up Civ6, went to multiplayer/hotseat/loadgame and the game wasn't there. I renamed the save file (added the suffix ".Civ6Save") and when I fired up Civ6 again... bingo there it was. Just one problem... it's got me as Wilhelmina (sp?) and not Peter/Russia which is what I requested. What in the world am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 01, 2018, 10:45:28 AM
Err.. well I played Wilhelmina’s turn and the save should be after.
It being a hotseat game are you sure that Peter’s turn will not be active upon load? Perhaps it loads Wilhelmina because thats the nation that went before you and you load up the gamestate after the orders have been given to the Dutch empire?
Can you check if you load the game you can give orders as the Dutch?
If you can the then I’ll have to look into whats wrong...

Do you have the expansion and all nation pack DLC loaded?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 01, 2018, 11:00:46 AM
We're OK, I think. Sean Bean, doing the Wilhelmina/Dutch intro, yammers on while the game is loading but once it starts, it's Peter and the Russians. It still seems a little odd that I have to rename the save file in order for it to be recognized and I guess we'll see how that plays out when I save and upload this turn.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 01, 2018, 11:20:03 AM
Yeah the loading screen is probably always of the nation having made the save.
That renaming is weird though. Fingers crossed
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 01, 2018, 11:23:23 AM
We're OK, I think. Sean Bean, doing the Wilhelmina/Dutch intro, yammers on while the game is loading but once it starts, it's Peter and the Russians. It still seems a little odd that I have to rename the save file in order for it to be recognized and I guess we'll see how that plays out when I save and upload this turn.

The default game save was for Teddy Roosevelt. As long as it works, I don't suppose it matters what the saves are named.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 01, 2018, 11:26:07 AM
No it saves under the name of the next player.
Player 3 is Roosevelt. So that looks correct.
Remeber I sent you the save called Peter while I am, in fact, Wilhelmina. :)
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 01, 2018, 11:43:05 AM
So.. if there are 4 humans and 2 AI players when do the AI player turns run? After the last player before he saves OR before the first player when he loads up?

I guess it really doesn't matter... just curious...

Diplomacy will be a little disjointed as well. You make an offer and have to wait until your next turn to see the results....
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 01, 2018, 11:48:26 AM
I have no idea really.
Diplomacy works as normal though. It basically remains a singleplayer game with save file sharing.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on November 01, 2018, 04:08:19 PM
I have played my turn. Hope it works...
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 01, 2018, 07:10:01 PM
Turn complete and sent.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 12:02:50 AM
Did you guys need to rename the file as well?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 03:10:23 AM
Ok, now that I’ve got the turn back I can elaborate on how to load your game without any fuss.

-First let the PYDT client download your turn.
-When it says its complete, start Civ.
-Go in the main menu to Multiplayer / Hotseat
-Click on the ‘Load Game’ button at the bottom of the screen.
-Select the game called ‘PYDT Play this One!’
-Civ will then show the lobby and you press ‘Start’ at the bottom to load your new turn.
-After loading into the game press ‘Start Turn’.
-Give your orders and when you press ‘End Turn’ you see a window with the NEXT PLAYER’S name in the header. Press Save Game and PDYT will pop up with a msg that it has detected a new save.
-Choose to upload it, then exit Civ and wait for the next turn!
(if you wonder how to exit without Alt F4, look in the topright corner of the screen; there is a menu button)

No renaming necessary.
Incidentally using these steps also show my own empire’s loading screen (after a long black screen ‘Loading’), but it might be so cause I am hosting.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 02, 2018, 04:27:51 AM
It showed your, Dutch, start screen for me too. I think we all get that as you started the game.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 04:55:02 AM
Ok, sorry.  :peace:
Its hard looking at a slightly obese elderly lady each time you load a turn. 🤗
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 02, 2018, 06:20:22 AM
Ok, now that I’ve got the turn back I can elaborate on how to load your game without any fuss.

-First let the PYDT client download your turn.
-When it says its complete, start Civ.
-Go in the main menu to Multiplayer / Hotseat
-Click on the ‘Load Game’ button at the bottom of the screen.
-Select the game called ‘PYDT Play this One!’
-Civ will then show the lobby and you press ‘Start’ at the bottom to load your new turn.
-After loading into the game press ‘Start Turn’.
-Give your orders and when you press ‘End Turn’ you see a window with the NEXT PLAYER’S name in the header. Press Save Game and PDYT will pop up with a msg that it has detected a new save.
-Choose to upload it, then exit Civ and wait for the next turn!
(if you wonder how to exit without Alt F4, look in the topright corner of the screen; there is a menu button)

No renaming necessary.
Incidentally using these steps also show my own empire’s loading screen (after a long black screen ‘Loading’), but it might be so cause I am hosting.

No joy.
The downloaded file has the same name as it did for turn 1 '(PYDT) with no suffix. After starting Civ6 and working through the various screens until clicking on the 'Load Game' button... the only games available are the renamed turn 1 download '(PYDT)0001 and the saved game that was sent on to Anguille TEDDY ROOSEVELT 1 4000 BC. I can certainly continue to rename the files but I thought I'd let you know that the renaming is still necessary. After the renaming, everything proceeds just as you've outlined above.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 02, 2018, 06:33:14 AM
That's very weird because I did not have to rename anything....

Are you using the PYDT client or downloading from the site?

I used the client and as soon as I open CIv VI hotseat load screen there's the save game....
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 06:39:37 AM
That’s really strange...
I think you might be the only one needing to rename? Anguille?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 02, 2018, 07:12:58 AM
The only thing that I can think of is that the file that I download to start my turn needs to be named Peter * #.Civ6Save (* is turn number and # is date and Civ6Save won't be visible). Is there a way to accomplish that?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 07:20:44 AM
Might it be that I need to name your save something specific, me being in front of you, so to speak? I just save with the default given name by the game.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 02, 2018, 07:20:48 AM
The only thing that I can think of is that the file that I download to start my turn needs to be named Peter * #.Civ6Save (* is turn number and # is date and Civ6Save won't be visible). Is there a way to accomplish that?

Why does it "need" to be named that way? The file I open is called  ‘PYDT Play this One!’.... And I just save over the same file and the PYDT client immediately pops up and wants to send the file again.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 07:22:42 AM
Yeah, for me too.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on November 02, 2018, 07:31:54 AM
The only thing that I can think of is that the file that I download to start my turn needs to be named Peter * #.Civ6Save (* is turn number and # is date and Civ6Save won't be visible). Is there a way to accomplish that?

Why does it "need" to be named that way? The file I open is called  ‘PYDT Play this One!’.... And I just save over the same file and the PYDT client immediately pops up and wants to send the file again.
Same here. When i used the progamm PYDT it launched CIV VI by itself and then i just played that PYDT save.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 02, 2018, 07:40:03 AM
Might it be that I need to name your save something specific, me being in front of you, so to speak? I just save with the default given name by the game.
Why don't you try saving your next turn as PETER 3 3840 BC and let's see what happens. That would be consistent with how the file that I send to Anguille is named and that seems to be working.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 02, 2018, 07:52:32 AM
The only thing that I can think of is that the file that I download to start my turn needs to be named Peter * #.Civ6Save (* is turn number and # is date and Civ6Save won't be visible). Is there a way to accomplish that?

Why does it "need" to be named that way? The file I open is called  ‘PYDT Play this One!’.... And I just save over the same file and the PYDT client immediately pops up and wants to send the file again.
Same here. When i used the progamm PYDT it launched CIV VI by itself and then i just played that PYDT save.

Hmmm... Maybe there's something that I'm doing wrong when I get the email that tells me my next turn is due 'cause CIV VI certainly doesn't launch itself. I can't remember the exact details (can't duplicate it until it's my turn again) but even if I'm logged onto Steam when I click on the link in the 'next turn' email, I still have to physically start up CIV VI and I've never gotten anything that says 'PYDT Play this One!'.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 02, 2018, 08:01:24 AM
When you get the email you do open the PYDT client, right?
It, then, sees there is a new turn.
Downloads it and puts it into the correct folder.
Wether you let PYDT start Civ after this or you start manually is irrelevant afaik.
Just make sure you follow all the steps above exactly as written.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 02, 2018, 08:34:08 AM
When you get the email you do open the PYDT client, right?
It, then, sees there is a new turn.
Downloads it and puts it into the correct folder.
Wether you let PYDT start Civ after this or you start manually is irrelevant afaik.
Just make sure you follow all the steps above exactly as written.
I'll run through my process when I do the next turn.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 03, 2018, 11:50:11 AM
Nope. Still the same.

As soon as I click on the download button in the PYDT client, the window that asks where you want to save the file to opens and it gives the name of the file which is and has consistently been '(PYDT). At that point it's obvious that CIV 6 won't recognize the file until it's renamed.

I guess this isn't really a problem since I know the work-around and the game goes on. It just seems odd though.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 03, 2018, 11:54:50 AM
Try reinstalling PDYT, cause the client does NOT ask me where I want to save the file. It might be that the thing doesn’t recognise your Civ 6 install.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 03, 2018, 12:03:15 PM
Try reinstalling PDYT, cause the client does NOT ask me where I want to save the file. It might be that the thing doesn’t recognise your Civ 6 install.
Yep, already tried that a couple of times and nothing changed.

Asking me where I want to save the file has nothing to do with PYDT, it's how I have Windows set up. Every time I download a file a window opens that asks me for a save location.

It's not really a problem, it's just strange.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 03, 2018, 01:00:29 PM
I have Windows setup to do the same thing, but PYDT client just goes ahead and saves it where it's supposed to be.
Very odd...
 ???
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 03, 2018, 01:03:08 PM
I have Windows setup to do the same thing, but PYDT client just goes ahead and saves it where it's supposed to be.
Very odd...
 ???

Yeah I was going to say the same.
Perhaps there is sonething wrong with the Civ 6 registry entry. You could try reinstalling the game.
You are using the PYDT desktop app, right? Not somehow download the save via the webpage?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 03, 2018, 01:30:13 PM
Check this article to decrease your load times:

https://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-6-tweaks-and-fixes-guide/
 
-Make an exception entry for Defender / 3rd party Anti-Virus (fixes insane loading times)
-Download the empty .bik video from the linked page in the article to get rid of the logo movies and load quicker into the main menu.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: JasonPratt on November 03, 2018, 01:43:26 PM
Check this article to increase your load times:

...um, surely you meant de-crease your load times (or increase your load speeds)...  :o
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 03, 2018, 01:46:24 PM
Where did you read 'increase' ? :dreamer:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 11, 2018, 12:00:13 PM
Just giving you all a heads-up that I'm not going to be available to do my turn between 2100 PST Wed. 11/14/18 and 1700 PST Fri. 11/16/18.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 11, 2018, 01:14:21 PM
No problemo! Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 18, 2018, 08:55:19 PM
Are we dead?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 18, 2018, 09:33:41 PM
Are we dead?
Excellent question. I've been wondering the same thing
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 19, 2018, 01:33:11 AM
Not if I can help it.

Who's up in PYDT?

Anguille is up. I'll shoot him a msg.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 22, 2018, 03:42:01 AM
Anyone seen him online lately? He doesn't respond to the PM either... Hope everything is ok!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 04:19:34 AM
The site says he was online last night about 11:30pm. His last post was back on Nov. 9 though.....
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 26, 2018, 02:12:16 AM
...

Anguille (echo echo echo)
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Gusington on November 26, 2018, 07:34:54 AM
IIRC he has small children so...tread lightly.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 26, 2018, 07:35:22 AM
Yeah, I hope all is OK with him......
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on December 05, 2018, 05:52:35 PM
Ysk… yer up !!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on December 05, 2018, 09:29:27 PM
All right! We're rolling again... hmmm... my password is?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on December 06, 2018, 04:09:12 AM
Sorry for the delay guys, Birthdays and all.
We're up and running again
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on December 10, 2018, 11:31:21 AM
slight delay due to work. expect the turn tomorrow evening (my time)
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on December 18, 2018, 02:28:38 AM
Sorry guys, didn't checkt this thread! I was 3 weeks in Zimbabwe without a computer able to handle Civ 6! Sorry again  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on December 18, 2018, 06:03:31 AM
No worries mate. Life gets in the way some times. O0
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on December 22, 2018, 10:47:24 AM
If one's life is so busy that 10 - 15 minutes can't be found to complete a turn at this stage of the game, I can't help but wonder how time will be found when/if we get to turn 100 and beyond. Something to ponder.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on January 07, 2019, 12:47:01 AM
Anguille, you're up, buddy.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on January 14, 2019, 09:10:56 AM
Anguille, you're up, buddy.
Sorry, didn't see the mail  :hide:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 07, 2019, 04:41:46 AM
Guys in prep for the release of the next expansion and patch I’d like to know if you plan on getting it from day one?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on February 07, 2019, 06:06:41 AM
Already pre-ordered.  :D
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: bbmike on February 07, 2019, 09:38:58 AM
Already pre-ordered.  :D

I'm on that same train with you!  O0
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on February 07, 2019, 09:46:28 AM
Guys in prep for the release of the next expansion and patch I’d like to know if you plan on getting it from day one?

I know I'll be getting it at some point... just not so sure about day one. Unless there's a compelling reason of course.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 07, 2019, 02:25:42 PM
Well I ask because PYDT is very finnicky about Civ versions between players. However, I am not sure if this is only so when setting up a game or always. I reckon the latter, as we're playing a hotseat game from a technical point of view.
A hotseat game is normally on one computer, so the version number is always the same.

So we will have to coordinate updating carefully as not to break our pbem game.
I'll try to look for a FAQ regarding PYDT and how to handle upgrading...
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on February 07, 2019, 03:41:49 PM
I think all the versions will be the same. We just may need to disable the GS expansion when playing a turn from our game.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on February 07, 2019, 03:58:37 PM
I'll grab the expansion if we run into a problem.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 07, 2019, 11:50:29 PM
I remember that PYDT had quite some delay in getting R&F online so do expect some downtime once GS releases.
If we are lucky games in progress can continue just fine.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on February 10, 2019, 08:02:20 AM
Hi guys,

I am on a business trip and will be back on the 24th. Sorry for the delay. I don't have a computer to run the game.

Cheers

Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 10, 2019, 08:10:28 AM
Thanks for the heads up! We will be waiting! Be safe.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 15, 2019, 07:20:49 AM
Gathering Storm expansion has been released!

Expect some delay from PYDT to get updated. Anguilles business trip has great timing!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 15, 2019, 07:29:12 AM
Ah! Look what I have just found;

It appears Gathering Storm has integrated PYDT officially via the new Play via Cloud mode!  :smitten:
I don't think active game can be ported over though.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on February 15, 2019, 11:10:37 AM
Yeah, can't wait to try out the Play by Cloud thingy.  :bd:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on February 21, 2019, 12:15:11 AM
Three days until Anguille is back!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on February 23, 2019, 09:41:18 PM
And we're moving again!

I just disabled the Gathering Storm stuff before laying my turn. Seems to have worked fine on my end.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on February 24, 2019, 12:34:03 AM
I am back!  <:-)
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 04, 2019, 04:24:07 PM
Well that was weird. The game has apparently decided that I'm now Anguille... The actions updates that pop up on the lower right side of the screen each turn are now coming at me in French. I checked the settings and, in my case, language is still set to English. Other than that, everything appears to be functioning as normal.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on March 04, 2019, 07:02:21 PM
I saw that too but thought it was only one where he did something spectacular... pretty sure the rest were in English.

Ps I'm out until Thursday or Friday... business trip... from hell so far...  :P
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 04, 2019, 08:22:16 PM
I think you're right about the language thing being related to a particular accomplishment and we old retired farts just smile when the subject of work chores come up.  :DD

I do appreciate the heads up though.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on March 05, 2019, 12:19:38 AM
I’ve seen a little French pop up as well the previous turn, but this latest was all english again.

Have a good trip! We’ll still be here.
The Netherlands have reached Classical Era where we can start fielding our mighty VoC fleet. Beware!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on March 08, 2019, 06:30:40 PM
Sent my turn around.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 13, 2019, 10:29:52 AM
I've got a problem guys.

When I try to open my "Play your damn turn!" account all I get is "Loading, Please Wait...". That's been going on for 2 days now and no matter how long I wait, nothing ever happens. I thought about removing and reinstalling the client but since I can't access their site (Loading, Please Wait...), I can't download the client. Even if I could do a reinstall, there's no reason to believe that would solve the problem. Suggestions?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 13, 2019, 10:47:42 AM
After further screwing around, I've managed to download the current turn file and I can play my turn but without access to the PYDT! client there's no way to upload my completed turn.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 13, 2019, 11:25:10 AM
I think we're okay. I finally got the next turn sent along to Anguille... I think. :crazy2:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on March 13, 2019, 11:45:33 AM
Just got a mail
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 13, 2019, 01:23:51 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on March 13, 2019, 01:34:27 PM
What was the problem in the end?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on March 13, 2019, 04:49:51 PM
Not really sure but it may be related to the problem I had early on with having to rename my files. Don't tell anyone but I think I may have just been going through the turn process incorrectly. (Shhhhh) Just clicking on the wrong buttons in the right order or vice versa... we'll see next turn.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on March 13, 2019, 06:39:56 PM
Well, my turn went smoothly...
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on March 17, 2019, 05:52:36 AM
Just put my next turn in. I'll be away on business again so my next play won't be until Sunday next.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on March 24, 2019, 04:58:48 AM
OK, back in the saddle. Turn sent.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on May 01, 2019, 09:52:10 AM
Hi guys,

I am in Sarajevo right now and won't be able to play my turn before the 18th. Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on May 01, 2019, 10:25:38 AM
Thanks fer the heads up.
 O0
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on May 01, 2019, 11:34:08 AM
Thanks fer the heads up.
 O0

+1
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on May 01, 2019, 12:02:47 PM
And now I'm also going to be away from May 7 to 12.

But since I'm after Anguille I still get to blame him for the delay.  :D


Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on May 03, 2019, 02:06:21 PM
lol! Have a great trip guys
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on May 19, 2019, 12:39:31 AM
And now I'm also going to be away from May 7 to 12.

But since I'm after Anguille I still get to blame him for the delay.  :D
Blame taken  ;)

Now i am back...and played my turn
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on May 19, 2019, 08:58:48 AM
I am on a killer shift but will be able to get my turn in tomorrow.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on May 19, 2019, 05:20:52 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on June 10, 2019, 03:36:15 PM
Just sent my turn. I’ll be out until next Tuesday.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on June 17, 2019, 08:12:05 AM
hitting the road on Friday the 21st... might be home on the 24th but the 25th for sure.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on June 19, 2019, 07:23:45 AM
Just wondering if we're still playing?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on June 24, 2019, 10:55:07 AM
Hmmm.... seems to be a good question... I'm still game.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on June 24, 2019, 08:02:39 PM
Hey! It's moving!  :bd:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on June 24, 2019, 09:17:48 PM
Just got home 40 minutes ago and I'll get my turn in sometime in the next hour.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on August 09, 2019, 07:43:49 AM
I'll be going on vacation from the 12th (monday) till the 27th. No Civ turns until I return, guys.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on August 09, 2019, 08:59:36 AM
I'll be going on vacation from the 12th (monday) till the 27th. No Civ turns until I return, guys.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on August 30, 2019, 06:22:16 AM
Back from vacation! Turn sent!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on August 30, 2019, 06:52:57 AM
 :bd:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on August 30, 2019, 09:14:15 AM
I'm on it. Turn should be in within the hour.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on August 31, 2019, 05:26:23 PM
And back around. That was quick!  O0
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on September 02, 2019, 04:27:20 PM
Now it's my turn to be away. Will be back on the 21st of september from my business trip in Burkina Faso...sorry guys.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on September 24, 2019, 09:45:49 AM
We're rolling again, sent my turn last night.

PS We're coming up on a year at this game.  :bd:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on September 24, 2019, 09:47:39 AM
Played mine a few hrs ago.

Nice that we’re back in action!
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on October 24, 2019, 06:24:33 PM
 :-[
Couldn't resist.
 >:D
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on October 25, 2019, 01:31:34 AM
:-[
Couldn't resist.
 >:D
???
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on October 26, 2019, 03:23:57 AM
:-[
Couldn't resist.
 >:D

Does that mean its time for war?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on November 17, 2019, 07:05:40 AM
Hi guys,

I am away for 3 weeks. Will be back on the 7th of december. Sorry.

Anguille
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on November 17, 2019, 07:16:10 AM
Thanks for the note.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on November 17, 2019, 08:44:26 AM
Thanks Anguille, enjoy the trip :bd:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on November 17, 2019, 10:52:43 AM
The heads-up is appreciated and I'd like to apologize for the delay on my last turn. I don't know what the hell happened... I suppose I may have accidentally deleted it but, for whatever reason, I never received the  "Play Your Damn Turn" notification. I just happened to open the app to see where we were and discovered that it was my turn and had been for 3 days.  :idiot2: :crazy2:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on December 07, 2019, 05:55:05 PM
And we're moving again!  :D
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on April 11, 2021, 02:40:21 PM
Guys I am locked out of the game.
When I try to start it the Take2 launcher starts and tells me to buy the game. Pressing the button opens the Steam store which, obviously, tells me I already own it.

Any of you guys know about a fix?
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on April 11, 2021, 03:29:52 PM
Wow, that's a new one to me. Sorry, can't help.

While we're on the topic... I don't want to take away Barthheart's pleasure in pummeling me  :'( but, if we can't figure a way around your problem, I'd be willing to give him the win and we could all call it a day.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on April 13, 2021, 03:52:19 PM
I am back up and running with help from Barth, but I am fine with closing off this game. We've ran it forever and if Barth is clearly ahead then lets give him the credit.  :)
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on April 13, 2021, 05:01:30 PM
As I mentioned earlier, I don't want to take away from any satisfaction/joy that Barth has rightfully earned and I'll give it my best shot if we continue but I won't object to calling it a day either. Your call Barth.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: al_infierno on April 13, 2021, 06:33:41 PM
I am really interested in seeing an AAR for this game.   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on April 13, 2021, 08:30:40 PM
Well, let's see... it went something like this.

I jumped out to an early lead, got smug and thought I was invincible. Meanwhile, Barthheart quietly went to work developing his research capability and when the time was right, struck with slightly more advanced forces and I got to sit and watch.

The moral of this sad tale? Don't ever get behind on research!

Well played Barth. :notworthy:
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on April 14, 2021, 12:52:58 AM
Meanwhile my diplomatic influence skyrocketed over my surrounding city states, but my military progress was severely hampered by unrelenting raids from Barbarians who forces me to keep working on internal politics and repair and protection programs.
I never quite managed to bank on the classical era to push forward.

Trading went fairly well, however. And we’ve filled our coffers nicely. But other than that my nation has remained in obscurity for most of the game.
Title: Re: Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on April 15, 2021, 04:51:10 AM
ok guys, Anguille also accepted to stop.

BARTH, congrats buddy! Well played! This game is now closed. Thanks all, for the effort you've put in!  O0
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on April 15, 2021, 06:10:57 AM
Congrats on the win. Somehow i was always only dealing with myself in this game.
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on April 15, 2021, 07:08:18 AM
Same for me, unfortunately. Still had fun however.
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Barthheart on April 16, 2021, 09:04:47 AM
Thanks for the game all! And thanks for sticking with it for so long.  O0

Fun stuff.

I was really worried when I found out that Millipede had access to uranium long before me! Really expected a nuke to come flying out of the FOW.  :o

We're playing a bunch of games using the built in PBEM system. Come and join in for more Civ VI fun.
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on April 16, 2021, 12:35:09 PM
^
I may have had a Uranium mine and just started building a stock pile but I was a looooong way from having a nuke. I still needed to research Rocketry and Nuclear Fission, build the Manhattan Project which would allow me to start building nukes. What's that, 20-30 turns? My larger more immediate problem was that I only had 3 potential oil well sites and as soon as they were developed someone kept destroying them (damned rude, I must say) so I didn't have the resources to build tanks other than the one tank corps that I had. Anyway, enough whining and congrats on your win. Hopefully we'll run into each other again and I'll try and remember the lessons you so generously provided.  ;)
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on April 20, 2021, 03:35:46 AM
How do you surrender in the game?
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on April 20, 2021, 10:07:55 AM
^
Excellent question! If you figure it out, let me know and I'll surrender when/if it's my turn again.
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on April 22, 2021, 01:37:52 PM
You don’t in-game. You can use Play Your Damn Turn website, log into our game and press Surrender.
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Millipede on April 22, 2021, 05:47:02 PM
^
finally figured it out... definitely not an obvious task. :pullhair:
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Anguille on April 25, 2021, 11:28:16 PM
^
finally figured it out... definitely not an obvious task. :pullhair:
Not really  :D
Title: Re: [ended, Barth won!]Civ 6 + all expansions PBEM game recruiting
Post by: Yskonyn on May 06, 2021, 01:03:46 AM
It makes no difference anyway as we’re not checking the game anymore.
Surrendering makes your faction go AI so that other players can continue, but we’ve all stopped. :)