"All the news that fits, we print."
Vol. 3, No. 11
In This Edition
Pei 2.8 Patch for Wolfpack Games
Kevin Morgan has created a patch to make pei tools work.
Wolfpack Compatible Empire Client 2.6
The basic empire client, supported by wolfpack.
Empire Wolfpack Server updated to 4.0.5
A very important fix to distribution, and another system is supported.
Two new long term games started up this month.
British Empire V
was won by Raupo.
No New Games Accounced
No new long-term games have been announced.
Current Long-Term Games (http://www.empire.net/~children/pea_pages/games.html)
Bayou 3 and Evil Hexpire began since the last Empire News.
Current Blitzes (http://www.empire.net/~children/pea_pages/blitzes.html)
For the most up-to-date information on available blitzes, see the Empire
page above. Here are the three blitzes confirmed operational at press
time:Blitz Name Host Port Comments Howitzer empire.net 7778 Last 3.1 server developments. (18.104.22.168) British measun10.city.ac.uk 7777 (Currently down. Will be back (22.214.171.124) on wolfpack.) Cheetah empire.net 6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.2 (126.96.36.199) Resets 6:00 pm EDT
Patch for pei 2.8 to Support Wolfpack Server Games
Kevin Morgan has posted to rec.games.empire a patch to make pei tools work when one is connected to a game using the Wolfpack Server. It fixes the "xneweff" tools as well as the "lreach" and "sreach" commands. I've placed an unauthorized and untested copy of the patch
(http://www.empire.net/~uesugi/pei.patch.html) on empire.net.
Wolfpack Compatible Empire Client
Empclient 2.6 is the basic client released by the Wolfpack Server Team.
Source, as well as binaries for several platforms, is available from the
Wolfpack Home Page (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/).
Wolfpack Server Release 4.0.5
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org". 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). This release fixes an important bug in distribution. Steve McClure and Geoff Cashman also provided a port to HP/UX.
How to Run a Game
Before making a game announcement to rec.games.empire, please read and heed this document.
British Empire V
was won by Raupo in a nukefest.
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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