"All the news that fits, we print."
Vol. 4, No. 1
In This Edition
New Binaries for Standard Empire Client Added
The Wolfpack Server Team added binaries for 6 more platforms.
The January Issue of Break
Doug Pitters' web-based Empire Magazine touched off some arguments.
Empire Wolfpack Server updated to 4.0.6
Dump commands were improved, along with some game-play issues.
Two new long term games started up this month.
was won by Partlyland and Solvind.
was won by Red Dog, Metaxis and Luxuria.
No New Games Accounced
No new long-term games have been announced.
Current Long-Term Games (http://www.empire.net/~wolfpack/whereplay.html)
Lothlorien's Newbie game and Exorcism began since the last Empire News.
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 three blitzes confirmed operational at press
time:Blitz Name Host Port Comments Vampire 22.214.171.124 6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.6 (126.96.36.199) Resets 6:00 am EST Cheetah empire.net 6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.6 (188.8.131.52) Resets 6:00 pm EST Howitzer empire.net 7778 Last 3.1 server developments. (184.108.40.206)
More Empire Client Binaries Available
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/).
A New Episode in the Break Saga
The January addition of Suboceania's Empire Magazine can be found at Break (http://web.mit.edu/www/empire/break/jan97). The Saint tackles the sticky issue of the next generation of empire clients.
Wolfpack Server Release 4.0.6
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
(http://www.empire.net/~children/ftp/deity/docs/how_to_run_a_game.txt) Before making a game announcement to rec.games.empire, please read and heed this document.
was won by Partlyland and Solvind. Yet another hacker-interrupted game,
this was the first long-term game running the Wolfpack Server.sects eff civ mil shell gun pet iron dust oil pln ship unit money Partyland 816 92% 663K 20K 4.2K 448 6.3K 223K 15K 34K 374 69 309 363K 67439.64 Solvind 811 89% 653K 27K 6.6K 839 17K 131K 19K 30K 326 100 449 61K 51116.98 Empiroman 400 98% 368K 23K 4.6K 437 7.3K 70K 8.9K 18K 132 62 243 131K 32829.09 SlobManor 409 92% 318K 20K 3.0K 698 5.4K 120K 18K 25K 66 118 143 326K 29318.91# name tech research education happiness cap-location 14 Empiromania 220.60 0.00 46.12 20.89 -34,6 29 Partyland 228.01 0.00 37.84 22.54 2,-42 33 SlobManor 216.89 0.00 36.79 0.06 -7,21 34 Solvind 197.27 0.00 29.25 19.92 -52,-10
was won by Red Dog, Metaxis and Luxuria. No deity-provided power chart is available.
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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