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September, 1997
Vol. 4, No. 3

In This Edition

What's New

Empire Wolfpack Server updated to 4.0.10
Bug fixes, including fleet damage, and added "apropos" to help.

Pei 2.9.3
A new official version supporting wolfpack empire changes.

Empire Chat Room
See the wolfpack home page for a java-based chat room.

Another Empire Who's Who
Thomas Retkowski is building a list of players.

Current Games
Several new games have started since the last Empire News.

South Pacific Empire
was officially won by nobody.

was won by New Ayreland.

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New Games Starting Up

Mirrorpond Empire
The return of empire on eskimo, this will be a land-based game with the
usual options. Updates will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm
Pacific Time. Interested players should send the following to
Real name
E-mail address
Country name
Country password
Skill level (1-10)

Gargantuan Empire II
Signup for this large-map game by sending email to

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Current Games

Current Long-Term Games (
Several games came and went 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 five blitzes confirmed operational at press time:

Blitz Name  Host                      Port Comments
Vampire              6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.9 
            (                 Resets 6:00 am EST
Cheetah                6667 Wolfpack code 4.0.9
            (                Resets 6:00 pm EST
Low Key     7776 Resets every month.
Tanith         6665 Wolfpack code 4.0.9
            (                Resets 6:00 pm PST
Howitzer                7778 Last 3.1 server developments.

"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.

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Clients and Player Tools

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 (

Another Empire Who's Who
Thomas Retkowski (Council) is compiling a list of empire players with
country names and wins. Send email to, and check out the Who's Who Page (

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Server and Deity Information

Wolfpack Server Release 4.0.10
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 (

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

South Pacific Empire
ended with a server keel-over. No winners were declared.

         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit money
  Parsing 445   86% 331K 179K  58K 5.8K  75K 101K 6.5K  15K 5.3K 1.1K 660  2.3M
 Predator 345  100% 326K 146K  82K 5.0K 126K 120K 5.0K  14K 4.6K 740  440  2.1M
     ...  355   95% 316K 158K  43K 4.4K  45K  77K 5.7K 4.0K 3.0K 1.2K 170  920K
 Cathouse 295   86% 235K  82K  24K 3.5K  36K  30K 4.0K  18K 5.0K 420  260  425K
 Ratsnest 250   98% 230K  55K  45K 2.5K  36K  50K 7.8K  11K 4.0K 610  120  1.1M
Klingelkn 190   99% 175K  75K  25K 3.6K  22K  50K 2.8K 4.0K 2.3K 600  300  1.1M
Minnehaha 175  100% 164K  74K  39K 2.8K  34K  50K 6.7K 6.8K 2.0K 410  130  1.2M
Dristonia 115  100% 111K  26K  28K 2.4K  50K  48K 1.8K 3.8K 3.0K 220  100  265K
    Bozer  85   99%  81K  31K 7.2K 1.0K 7.2K  21K 2.1K 3.0K 460  130   60  1.6M
    MrRed 150   99% 138K  34K  16K 1.0K  20K  31K 2.1K 4.5K 810  110   60  720K
     beep 165   83% 116K  36K  18K 1.0K  22K  18K 2.1K 4.3K 1.6K 150   40  235K
Park Plac 290   96%   1   22K  19K 985  4.7K  46K 4.6K  12K 1.2K  80   90  965K
  Vanuatu  55  100%  56K  25K  14K 520  8.9K  22K 1.0K 1.8K 830   50  200  730K
      int  80   61%  41K  17K 7.5K 1.1K 4.7K  10K 1.0K 2.4K 320    1   40  735K
Metallica  60   94%  38K  17K  15K 1.2K  10K 7.5K 1.1K 200  810  190  160   95K
      Yak  60   67%  39K 6.5K 1.8K 200  3.4K  13K 1.3K 2.4K 140   50    4   15K

was won by New Ayreland.

         sects  eff civ  mil  shell gun pet  iron dust oil  pln ship unit money
New_Ayrel 793  100% 496K  15K  12K 1.5K  20K 121K  13K  16K 604   55  127   62M
      CSA 120   99%  76K 6.7K 3.1K 364   18K  28K 3.1K  12K  81   39   24   16K
The_Clang 115   91%  57K 3.0K 4.2K 441  245   17K 2.8K 3.9K  51    8    8  103K
 Castilla 116   93%  55K 3.7K 907  207  3.8K 6.2K 1.6K 1.2K  31    8   22   36K

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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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