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June, 1996
Vol. 3, No. 6

In This Edition

What's New

Several Halls of Fame
have been updated recently.

Perl Empire Client 2.6
fixes some calculations and adds support for a new server command.

Empire Server Announcement Mailing List
A moderated list of changes and current proposals.

Thematic IV: Caves of Steel
begins June 10.

Current Games
No new long term games started up this month.

Euro Empire VII
was won by Hammerfest.

Spring Fever I
was won by Bug and RockRidge.

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New Games

Thematic IV: Caves of Steel
A fast tech game with shared start islands, this game features the latest stable code release with some Euro mods as well as some of the deity's own. All sectors will be fully populated big cities, and there will be no free and. Interested players should notify and send
this information:
Real name:
email address:
Country name:
Host usually played from:
Number of games played:
PEA pseudo-ranking:

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Current Games

Current Long-Term Games (
No new games have started since the last Empire News.

Current Blitzes (
For the most up-to-date information on available blitzes, see the Empire
page above. By popular demand, here are the three blitzes confirmed
operational at press time:

          Blitz Name  Host                      Port Comments
          Howitzer                7778 Latest server developments.
          UAlberta  7777 Pretty vacant.  Good for 
          British       7777 Food is on.  Some server 

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Halls of Fame and Who's Who Lists
Ted Capshew tracked all of the recent games for the updated Empire Net
Hall of Fame (
Suboceana's Hall of Fame (
rolls along. See Thomas Retkowki's ( Empire Who's Who List for information on how to get your name in the permanent record.

Perl Empire Client 2.6
Ken Stevens' release of pei 2.6 ( understands the "sanc" command from the experimental server on the Howitzer blitz, and fixes calculations for "pneweff" and "lneweff".

Client Discussion Mailing List.
Subscribe to the discussion list focusing 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 latest release (3.0.20) reflects the new server release numbering system. Patches to the server can be downloaded from the patch directory (
The experimental
server is also available. It contains a few changes and is now at
release 3.1.19. Ken Stevens new firing routines are included, as well
as Kevin Morgan's updates to accomodate the Empire Toolkit. Markus
Armbruster made some portability changes for Ultrix.

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.

Empire Server Announcement List
To receive notification of new server changes and periodic postings of
change proposals, send mail to with the line:
"subscribe empire-announce" in the body of the message.

Empire Discussion List
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.

Empire List Digest
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

Euro Empire VII
was won by Hammerfest (Todd McDonald, Robert Gifford, Sam Tetherow). The game featured new "Euro" mods written by Pat Loney and Steve McClure. More complete results information and a final mpeg video of the game is available in the Planet Empire Archives.

         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit money
Hammerfes 413   95% 380K  17K 2.4K 437  3.3K  56K 8.0K 7.5K 379  148  196  381K
Sevastopo 206   95% 202K  12K 4.5K 211  2.3K  39K 746  1.9K  40  118   53   12K
 Portugal 234   92% 183K 6.3K 1.8K 246  3.1K  19K 4.2K 8.3K  52   41   39   18K

Spring Fever 1
was won by Bug and RockRidge.

         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit money
      Bug 700   91% 581K  18K 3.8K 635  7.7K  69K 8.4K  12K 140   90  930  310K
RockRidge 385   86% 291K  18K 825  435  2.8K  38K 7.3K  12K   0    0    0   35K
Dristonia 185   98% 172K  11K 3.0K 655  750  5.4K 350  9.2K   7   30  270   30K
    Alexa 160   92% 134K 7.7K 1.4K 205  1.4K  28K 2.5K 8.0K  20   20  160  3.3K

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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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