Wargaming => Battle for Normandy => Topic started by: Koen on 26 May 2011, 17:28:26



Title: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 26 May 2011, 17:28:26
FacMan invited me for the first PBEM fight:

we'll comment in this topic on specific matters concerning PBEM games

hmmmm... I do find the file, I open it....the game asks me for a password, write one and enter... then I get the name for the next file, hit 'ok' and then I'm thrown back to the menu....

can't get it to work....  :cry:


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Earl Grey on 26 May 2011, 20:41:17
No, that's correct. ;D The first two fiels are only for setting the password and exchanging basic data - file 3 will be your first actual turn.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 27 May 2011, 09:00:05
No, that's correct. ;D The first two fiels are only for setting the password and exchanging basic data - file 3 will be your first actual turn.

ah...ok  hihi


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 27 May 2011, 12:22:59
I knew there was a good reason to test it...


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Earl Grey on 27 May 2011, 14:40:49
It IS a bit confusing at first (just like my new car!), but once you have done it a couple of times, you get used to it.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 27 May 2011, 17:13:58
Jody, did you perform any action on the map yet?


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 27 May 2011, 18:38:46
Just finished. OTW


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 27 May 2011, 18:56:08
Just finished. OTW

what I meant is did you perform action before you sent me your 1st file? just curious


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 27 May 2011, 19:18:52
well, placed my units and sent it to Jody


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 27 May 2011, 20:02:48
As did I. No idea where he is and there's very little cover where I am, so moving out asap.

Koen sez: "what I meant is did you perform action before you sent me your 1st file? just curious"...Not with my first file, only made pword there.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 27 May 2011, 20:06:10
I can't order my troop so I suppose I can only press the 'play' button... dunno for how long or such....  :-\

pressed the red button and the game went from 30min to 29min in a flash.... got '?' from my enemy and ordering troops is now possible

gave orders and pressed red button again.... calculating the phase and now sending by email

files are quite big  ::)


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Earl Grey on 27 May 2011, 20:38:15
Yes, file can become pretty big depending on number of units and action during turn... A little program called "Dropbox" can help alleviate any troubles you might have sending those files via e-mail. Try it - I did and it makes life so much easier! ;D


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 28 May 2011, 15:09:39
Hey EG!
How does one get the DL'd turns from your opponent in a PBEM game into the correct folder/file? As of now, I must go to my DL folder and move the file to the correct location, then trash the old copy in the DL folder.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Earl Grey on 28 May 2011, 18:00:18
Actually, you don't have to do anything apart from moving the file you get into the "Incoming" folder and send the file you save from the "Outgoing " folder. Now here comes the trick: you don't need to rename anything (why would you want to, anyway?) but just hiot "Save" and you're good to go.

It is true, though, that you have to manually move the file you get sent into the "Incoming" folder, yes. No way of having that happen automatically, sorry.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 28 May 2011, 18:03:15
OK, you answered my question. I haven't renamed anything, just looking for a shortcut to save a few steps. Thanks EG!


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 28 May 2011, 19:12:20
Actually, you don't have to do anything apart from moving the file you get into the "Incoming" folder and send the file you save from the "Outgoing " folder. Now here comes the trick: you don't need to rename anything (why would you want to, anyway?) but just hiot "Save" and you're good to go.

It is true, though, that you have to manually move the file you get sent into the "Incoming" folder, yes. No way of having that happen automatically, sorry.

after a couple of times FF (I presume it's FF that does it) the 'incoming' folder opens automatically and I just have to push 'save'


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 28 May 2011, 20:33:43
strange, when I download the file in IE CMBN tells me it's corrupt, when I download it in FF it seems to be fine..

IE placed 2x '_' in the file's name


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 28 May 2011, 20:40:53
Im using FF4 and windows 7, how do I get the files to DL where I want them instead of to the DL folder?


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 28 May 2011, 20:49:01
Im using FF4 and windows 7, how do I get the files to DL where I want them instead of to the DL folder?

you should put them in the 'game files'-'incoming emails' folder

where does your FF wants to store it? mine remembers where and guides me to it


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 28 May 2011, 21:04:59
All my DLs go to a Downloads folder, then I must manually move them to the inbound (CMBN) folder. FF hasnt learned on my computer.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 28 May 2011, 21:06:18
All my DLs go to a Downloads folder, then I must manually move them to the inbound (CMBN) folder. FF hasnt learned on my computer.

you should get a small square when you want to download, in that square you can change the download 'location'


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 28 May 2011, 21:32:06
I searched with your last turn, to no avail.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 28 May 2011, 21:53:05
I searched with your last turn, to no avail.

strange, when I click on the attachment in the email I get asked if I:
1/want to open it or 2/ want to save it

I choose 'save it' and then I can choose WHERE to save it


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: FACman on 28 May 2011, 21:54:52
In FF4 you must hit F10 to get the menu, it should be fixed now. Thanks for the help.


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Koen on 29 May 2011, 17:43:14
I now have twice file '012' once with the usual name and once with 'TEMP' in the name?
I sent TEMP since this was the file with the correct time


Title: Re: CMBN: PBEM
Post by: Earl Grey on 29 May 2011, 18:09:06
That happens if one accidentally renames a PBEM file - the more recent one has "TEMP" added.