"All the news that fits, we print."
Vol. 5, No. 2
In This Edition
Game Announcement List
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The tourney moves on the the second round!
The wolfpack empire.net blitz now resets weekly.
Xemp for Wolfpack
Yannick Tremblay is making an alpha xemp for wolfpack available.
Empire Whos Who
Thomas Retkowski would still like contributions to his page.
Empire Wolfpack Server updated to 4.0.14
Bug fixes here and there.
Damn Fine Empire
was won by Luxuria.
Melvin 1.5 Empire
was won by Metallica/Overlord and SNAFU.
Melvin 2.1 Empire
was won by Setia.
was won by Ionica.
No New Games Announced
No new long-term games have been announced.
Current Long-Term Games (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/whereplay.html)
The tourney began the second round of two qualifying games. Stay tuned for another Melvin Empire starting in June.
Current Blitzes (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/whereplay.html)
For the most up-to-date information on available blitzes, see the Empire
page above. Here are the four blitzes confirmed operational at press time: (any others out there?)Blitz Name Host Port Comments Vampire 126.96.36.199 6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.9 (188.8.131.52) Resets 6:00 am EST Cheetah empire.net 6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.10 (184.108.40.206) Resets Sunday, 6:00 EST Low Key gobblernet.dyndns.com 7776 Resets every month. (220.127.116.11) Tanith atlantis.uwyo.edu 6665 Wolfpack code 4.0.9 (18.104.22.168) Resets 6:00 pm PST
"Low Key" Game
On the first of every month, this game with daily updates will reset.
Anyone interested in playing should connect right away, using one of
countries 1 to 10.
The cheetah blitz at empire.net was changed to a weekly blitz. The server
resets at 6:00pm EST on Sunday and updates once an hour. Results are
posted to rec.games.empire.
Empire Game Announcement List
Everybody who's not signed up with Pat Loney should do so RIGHT NOW. New game announcements will be sent to this list. To subscribe, send e-mail to "email@example.com" with "add myname@myaddress" in the body. (Please substitute your e-mail address. Pat says some people are not.) Deities with new games should notify Pat so he can broadcast to the list. Are there still deities out there?
Xemp for Wolfpack
It's not dead yet. Yannick Tremblay has made some changes to xemp so it will work with the wolfpack server. This is alpha software and is not
currently being maintained. Download it from this directory
Empire Whos Who Page
Thomas Retkowski has a web site with empire players listed. Check it out
at this address (http://personal.pitnet.net/napoleon/empire.html). Send
him e-mail to get added to the list.
Windows GUI Client
Mark Gregory is working on a graphical client for Windows 95 and NT, based on Jonathon Butler's original code. The code is available from this web site (http://mg6.co.rmit.edu.au/empire/).
Jalama: Java Client
Richard Moss has a java client available and has posted the source so far.
I have placed it at empire.net (http://www.empire.net/~uesugi).
Horde 0.2 Client
Curtis G Larsen is working on a tcsh client for Linux. He invites
interested users to e-mail him at "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Pei 2.9.3 is Available
The Perl empire client has been updated to work with the wolfpack server
by Sam Tetherow. See the Pei Home Page
Empire Chat Room
An empire chat room has been set up by Pat Loney. Information is on the
Wolfpack Home Page (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/). Bernhard Reiter points out that one can also point an IRC client at "chat.talkcity.com", port 6667 and join "#Empire". There are "#Empire" channels on other irc networks, but hell if I know what they're for.
Wolfpack Server Release 4.0.14
The as-yet unnamed members of the Wolfpack Empire Server Team made available a new release, available from the Wolfpack Server Home Page at empire.net (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/). Inquiries, bug-reports and comments can also be sent to "email@example.com". For a complete run-down of changes from the 3.x generation server, connect to one of the blitzes (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/whereplay.html) and enter "info Empire4". Or, point your browser to the wolfpack Change Log (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/ChangeLog.txt).
How to Run a Game
(ftp://www.empire.net/pub/empire/deity/docs/how_to_run_a_game.txt) Before making a game announcement to rec.games.empire, please read and heed this document.
The tourney's first round (as described by ionica)
Game #2, by far the quietest, turned out to be the first one to 8
Game #1 was by far the most macho, with no less than 5 countries ganging up on poor Fido to save grrl and get her too round 2. Unfortunately, she had to withdraw from round 2, so I the next player in line is Xanadu. This slot WILL be filled from a player in game 1, so if you were in game 1 and didn't advance, send me an e-mail if you want in just in case I march down the power chart to your spot before the first update. I.E. If I don't hear from Xanadu to take it, the next one in line that I talk to after the game opens gets it.
Finally, Game #3 ended with a bang. Lothlorien took out Montjoie so that, in the final 10 minutes, SNAFU advanced instead of Montjoie.
The damn fine game
was won by Luxuria with assistance from McTavish.sects eff civ mil shell gun pet iron dust oil pln ship unit money Luxuria 584 85% 362K 29K 5.4K 684 12K 91K 31K 22K 527 106 281 178K 31529.38 Park Plac 161 99% 114K 12K 5.2K 400 2.1K 31K 15K 5.3K 83 44 98 170K 11203.60 13 147 97% 96K 9.8K 1.4K 327 8.8K 21K 10K 6.3K 130 57 80 258K 10513.72 beep 113 100% 82K 9.2K 1.2K 152 3.4K 26K 9.6K 7.0K 193 29 58 169K 7044.20
was won by Metallica/Overlord and SNAFU. Probably the most notable update was where ACME_LABS (a brand new player) was overrun by Metallica, only to have every single sector rebel back to his ownership.sects eff civ mil shell gun pet iron dust oil pln ship unit money Metallica 242 91% 194K 4.7K 802 148 1.3K 31K 4.4K 3.8K 95 25 81 10.0K 5733.84 SNAFU 153 80% 101K 1.7K 205 99 1.5K 7.3K 1.9K 2.2K 69 12 55 17K 2993.53 Fido 86 91% 73K 2.0K 153 85 1.0K 11K 2.0K 751 59 15 35 12K 2241.32 Wyoming 91 89% 70K 4.2K 923 86 480 16K 2.5K 1.8K 15 3 43 17K 2041.84# name tech research education happiness 2 SNAFU 99.67 0.41 26.71 16.40 -14,2 6 Fido 103.85 1.03 31.61 13.11 -9,19 11 Wyoming 90.59 1.00 23.27 17.73 12,-22 22 Metallica 97.37 1.00 26.16 13.39 -11,-1
was won by Setia. Every player started with two islands, one old-owned by another. Setia complained loudest about his setup (only player not able to bridge his two islands), but wound up with a commanding victory.sects eff civ mil shell gun pet iron dust oil pln ship unit money Setia 210 80% 154K 4.9K 884 128 2.0K 33K 4.7K 3.9K 86 2 34 22K 9985.78 Fido 130 87% 108K 4.1K 576 138 4.0K 22K 3.1K 4.5K 80 8 39 7.8K 6821.80 Xanadu 88 81% 77K 1.4K 798 152 1.7K 26K 6.2K 8.5K 23 8 28 10K 4830.30 Metallica 72 100% 67K 2.1K 1.3K 102 2.9K 20K 993 4.4K 80 2 18 6.0K 4289.53 SNAFU 112 81% 71K 2.9K 455 181 2.0K 14K 858 2.3K 43 6 14 2.1K 4246.54# name tech research education happiness 5 Setia 194.31 0.00 17.70 0.00 -18,-10 13 Fido 201.97 0.00 23.70 22.81 -17,21 15 SNAFU 176.92 0.00 21.25 0.28 19,-1 18 Xanadu 186.06 0.00 14.03 1.57 -1,11 19 Metallica 191.37 0.00 23.36 0.00 -25,9
Twisted Mind Empire
was won by Ionica. A huge deity island ringed by the starting players,
this setup featured some land unit and ship adjustments preventing easy
settling.sects eff civ mil shell gun pet iron dust oil pln ship unit money Ionica 1.2K 97% 1.1M 121K 22K 2.6K 77K 193K 29K 74K 2.3K 1.0K 1.1K 1.3M 152443.27 ^^^ 934 100% 868K 69K 14K 1.4K 64K 94K 30K 63K 2.2K 447 355 260K 110117.42 Arrakis 643 93% 490K 18K 10K 1.7K 23K 66K 28K 19K 1.8K 435 287 859K 63195.57 beep 496 95% 391K 25K 21K 1.4K 38K 49K 16K 34K 964 83 189 716K 57221.47# name tech research education happiness 8 Arrakis 246.22 0.00 30.40 0.00 62,-44 13 ^^^ 254.96 0.00 34.34 0.00 43,-5 17 beep 263.03 0.00 47.88 0.00 46,22 33 Ionica 280.76 0.00 38.35 0.00 -24,-12
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