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December, 1996
Vol. 3, No. 11

In This Edition

What's New

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.

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

British Empire V
was won by Raupo.

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New Games Starting Up

No New Games Accounced
No new long-term games have been announced.

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Current Games

Current Long-Term Games (
Bayou 3 and Evil Hexpire began since the last Empire News.

Current Blitzes (
For the most up-to-date information on available blitzes, see the Empire
page above. Here are the three blitzes confirmed operational at press

Blitz Name  Host                      Port Comments
Howitzer                7778 Last 3.1 server developments.
British       7777 (Currently down.  Will be back 
            (                  on wolfpack.)
Cheetah                6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.2
            (                Resets 6:00 pm EDT

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Clients and Player Tools

Patch for pei 2.8 to Support Wolfpack Server Games
Kevin Morgan has posted to 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
( on

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 (

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Server and Deity Information

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 ( Inquiries, bug-reports and comments can also be sent to "". For a complete run-down of changes from the 3.x generation server, connect to one of the blitzes ( and enter "info Empire4". Or, point your browser to the wolfpack Change Log ( 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, please read and heed this document.

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This month's winners

British Empire V
was won by Raupo in a nukefest.

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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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