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April, 1996
Vol. 3, No. 4

In This Edition

What's New

Current Games
Two new long term games started up this month.

Empire Toolkit 3.0.10 Released
Kevin Morgan has placed a bugfix release on the PEA.

An Interesting History of Empire
Doug Pitters has set up an empire-related web page.

Empire Server 3 Is Now the Official Server
An experimental server is also available.

Server Coding Projects Available
The RESEARCH option is one that needs coding.

Lunatic Fringe
was won by Park Place.

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Current Games

Current Long-Term Games (
Euro Empire VII and Spring Fever began since the last Empire News.

Current Blitzes (
The Howitzer and UAlberta blitzes are the best places to start learning
Empire. Some deities of long-term games also run test blitzes in the
interim. Check out the pea_pages for the latest information on game
locations and times.

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Kevin Morgan Has Posted an Updated Toolkit.
3.0.10 is a bugfix release. Download it from the player section of the PEA

Doug Pitters' Empire Web Page
An empire-related information page includes an interesting personal
history of empire. Check it out (

Client Discussion Mailing List.
Subscribe to the discussion list focussing on client development by
sending mail to with "subscribe" in the
message body. Approval for inclusion takes place before you receive any
mail. Catch up on archived messages by visiting the Planet Empire
Archives, under Client Discussion

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The Empire 3 Server
If you'd like to try running the new server
(, it is available on
PEA. The experimental ( server is also available. It contains a few changes and is now at release 3.1.6.

Coding Projects Available
The RESEARCH option is one example of a coding change that needs to be undertaken. Please contact Ken Stevens ( if you have the interest to take on and complete one of the projects.

The Empire Project Home Page (
For an up to date list of the changes in the new server, connect to the Howitzer Blitz ( and type "info Empire3".

Empire Server Discussion Mailing List
The mailing list, a forum of discussion regarding changes to the server,
has been established. If you have time to help with the server project, or
would like to participate in the on-going plans, send mail to with "subscribe" in the message body. There is an approval process, so any useful information about your interest in the discussion helps.

A more general mailing list is available to all coders, good players, and
especially deities. Subscribe to this list to keep abreast of all coding
changes by sending mail to with "subscribe" in the message body.

To subscribe to a digest, send mail to, and include in the body: "subscribe empire-list-digest".

How to Run a Game
Before making a game announcement to, please read and heed this document.

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This month's winners

Lunatic Fringe
was won by Park Place and his fleet of mighty Zeppelins.

         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit money
Park_Plac 347   94% 146K  32K 966  419  607   65K 1.8K 2.6K 131    0  299   25K
   Mordor 242   99% 155K  13K 1.7K 321    0   59K 2.0K 2.5K   0    0  174   25K
Barryar s 170   97%  53K 9.1K 1.7K 187  2.7K  12K 1.3K 4.0K   0    0  168   25K
Gladsheim 137   98%  61K 9.0K 594   90    0   16K 1.2K 2.2K   0    0  168   25K

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This Newsletter

Mark Ballinger is responsible for the Empire News and the Empire FAQ. If you have suggestions, corrections or announcements, please email me at

Mark Ballinger (Uesugi)

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