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Title: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 22, 2016, 04:37:04 AM
Hello guys!

OJsDad and myself have been playing Flashpoint Campaigns and we were remeniscing about our Armada game that fell silent due to some technical issues at the time, several years back.
We thought it would be nice to retry! So for everyone interested, please make yourselves known!  :bd:

Original players at the time were OJ, Shelldrake, Staggerwing, Martok, Jarhead and myself, but everyone is welcome to join in (first come first serve)!

It will be a PBEM game of course.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 22, 2016, 09:32:48 AM
Been a long time since I've played this and I think I need to reinstall, but sure...I'm in.

Human?

Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on December 22, 2016, 11:54:43 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 22, 2016, 07:59:42 PM
I'll have to reinstall as well. If I can figure out where I archived the installer I'll do so right away.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Martok on December 25, 2016, 08:53:02 AM
Don't know if it's too late to still get in on this, but I'd be game. 

Although I should probably first ask if it's possible to play PBEM between Steam version and non-Steam version.  I have Armada installed on Steam, but not sure where the installer for my original copy of the game is hiding at. 
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 25, 2016, 09:07:00 AM
Not too late at all!

I am not sure if pbem between versions work, but as I have the GGate version, shoot me a pbem file from your steam version and we'll see as a test.
If it doesnt work we can always agree on which version we take then.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 25, 2016, 03:15:59 PM
BTW, Armada and its Expansion is currently 80% off at Steam. Might be handy to grab it there regardless for 4 euros total.  O0
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 25, 2016, 05:01:55 PM
When were you thinking of starting? I need to move my windowbox to more accessible spot first since Armada is not Mac-worthy.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Ubercat on December 25, 2016, 06:51:48 PM
heh I've been meaning to check this out on youTube and see if I might want to buy it. In fact... I'll go do that right now.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 26, 2016, 01:09:15 AM
We start when everyone is ready, but I wasnt planning on making waiting a multiple month affair! ;)
Great Ubercat! You want to join us?
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on December 26, 2016, 01:39:14 AM
Don't know if it's too late to still get in on this, but I'd be game. 

Although I should probably first ask if it's possible to play PBEM between Steam version and non-Steam version.  I have Armada installed on Steam, but not sure where the installer for my original copy of the game is hiding at.
Don't think it matters.

if there's still a space for me, i am in!

anguillesupernova@gmail.com

Race doesn't matter
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Martok on December 26, 2016, 02:36:24 AM
Now that you say that, Anguille, I seem to recall that you're correct. 


...And I just discovered that apparently my old Gmail account was deleted ( >:( ), so here's my new one: 

grogheadsmartok@gmail.com



EDIT:  Forgot to say I'll take the Volmar if no one else wants them. 




heh I've been meaning to check this out on youTube and see if I might want to buy it. In fact... I'll go do that right now.

GET IT

Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 26, 2016, 04:16:34 PM
Ok guys, I need some info to get hosting:

OJsDad, Jarhead, Staggerwing and Ubercat I need your email address for the PBEM turns (might differ from your regular email!).

OJsDad, Staggerwing and Ubercat I need your race pref or just state no preference if you want a random race.

After this we can hit Start.
All diplomacy can do via the in-game message system, or if you want to keep a log seperately please provide your Diplomacy email address if it differs from your PBEM turn one.

If you value your privacy and don't want email addresses displayed on a forum you can PM me on Grogheads. I will send out a group email with contact info once I have everything in order.

Hope you chaps had a great Xmas!
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on December 26, 2016, 05:18:11 PM
email adress for this game needs to be gmail otherwise it will not work!
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 26, 2016, 05:49:03 PM
email adress for this game needs to be gmail otherwise it will not work!

gmail only? I'll need to set up one then.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on December 26, 2016, 07:58:43 PM
I'll take the humans, if no one else has claimed them yet.  Otherwise, I'll take which ever race.

Also, I have the Matrix box addition. 
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 27, 2016, 08:53:42 AM
Shelldrake has joined us too.
I think that's about all the players we need!

Still need to get gmail email address confirmation from a few of you. Please provide it and we're off!
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 27, 2016, 03:04:48 PM
Ubercat is the last one to provide his details and then we have lift-off! 8 players in total.  O0
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 28, 2016, 12:03:49 AM
Ok guys, Ubercat decided to cancel. I'll try to kick off the game in a few hours.
Title: Re: [recruiting] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 28, 2016, 01:25:38 AM
You should have received the first turn by now. If not, please report ASAP.

We have 7 human players and 5 AI on a Large map with a gametime of 250 turns.
The map is a uniform galaxy.

It's basically a Free for All game, so whatever schemes, alliances and trade agreements you feel you need to make with either AI or human controlled factions is fair game.

Report any issues in this thread.

Is anyone going to do an DAR of this? I might if I have enough time.
Have fun gentlemen and good luck! To bodly go....
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 28, 2016, 04:28:36 AM
I got a notification from Google that an app tried to login to my Pbem Email account. Of course this was Armada, but by default Google's security setting blocks the request. It's an easy fix, but you have got to do the following:

Have your Gmail Inbox open in a browser.
Start Armada
Click on Multiplayer in the main menu
Click on Multi-Player Settings
Confirm everything is entered correctly in this dialog.
Press Back
Click on Join/Continue under the Play by Email box.
Click on the 'Checl Mail' button in the top right-center of the dialog box.

Armada will now check for new mail and will likely return a 'Username or Password' details error!
Ignore this message, Google has just blocked access.
ALT-TAB to your browser where your inbox is open.
See the new notification of Google and instructions on how to allow apps to access your inbox.
When done, ALT-TAB back to Armada and press the 'Check Mail' button again.

Everything should work now.

Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on December 28, 2016, 11:09:33 AM
I'm not having a problem with accessing my gmail account, but Armada isn't finding any email.  The one from Yskonyn is the only email in my gmail account.  Is anyone else able to load the game.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 28, 2016, 03:14:10 PM
i haven't received anything in gmail...  :hide:
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 28, 2016, 04:45:47 PM
Ok, weird. Shelldrake returned his turn. No one else did.
So? Shall I restart and see if it works?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 28, 2016, 05:08:22 PM
I'm actually downloading and installing the game as I type. Didn't get a chance yesterday. Should I wait for a new turn or use the one already sent?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 28, 2016, 06:44:54 PM
Ok, weird. Shelldrake returned his turn. No one else did.
So? Shall I restart and see if it works?

Still nothing. I double and triple checked my settings.  :-[
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on December 28, 2016, 06:49:13 PM
Ok, weird. Shelldrake returned his turn. No one else did.
So? Shall I restart and see if it works?

Why don't you try just a two or three person game with myself and jarhead, see if we can process those, before scrapping everyone else's work.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 28, 2016, 07:00:35 PM
I have the email but cannot get the game to read my gmail account. I get 'Password or username not valid' and when I check my gmail itself there is no notice about enabling outside apps or anything similar.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 29, 2016, 01:54:29 AM
Everyone should look at this and ENABLE less secure app access:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/6260879?hl=en

I will make a dummy game to see if we can get Jarhead and OJ running. Everyone else stby please.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 29, 2016, 04:44:06 AM
looks like that link is for something called 'G-Suite', which requires a subscription ($5/month after free trial). I can't find anything similar in my gmail account settings, only a list of apps/OSs that have previously accessed gmail but no info on enabling new ones.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Jarhead0331 on December 29, 2016, 05:00:45 AM
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry...

Weird how it worked before with the same gmail account, but will not work now. I presume gmail changed some of its security settings since we last played in the dark ages?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on December 29, 2016, 05:11:01 AM
Sorry about the crooked link. I get my reports in dutch language so its a hassle to convert that to its english counterpart. But you should look for 'less trusted apps' . Google it in relation to Gmail Inbox.
I am sure you should be able to find what I mean.

If this still doesnt work after that I have no further suggestions for getting this to work; especially since some of you DO seem to get the mails just fine.
That makes me think it definately is a firewall or security setting.

The Armada manual has a snippet about firewall settings and PBeM too, so check up on that. Might be in the Supernova manual.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2016, 05:16:41 AM
looks like that link is for something called 'G-Suite', which requires a subscription ($5/month after free trial). I can't find anything similar in my gmail account settings, only a list of apps/OSs that have previously accessed gmail but no info on enabling new ones.

Is Allow Less Secure Apps on in your gmail settings? Should be an option for it at the bottom of the Connected apps & sites section.

See the attached screenshot.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2016, 05:19:22 AM
Weird how it worked before with the same gmail account, but will not work now. I presume gmail changed some of its security settings since we last played in the dark ages?

Most email providers have changed the security requirements for outdated/insecure apps (which I'm figuring the game is now considered to be). My Yahoo account nags me regularly about which things I allow to connect to it.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 29, 2016, 05:40:30 AM
looks like that link is for something called 'G-Suite', which requires a subscription ($5/month after free trial). I can't find anything similar in my gmail account settings, only a list of apps/OSs that have previously accessed gmail but no info on enabling new ones.

Is Allow Less Secure Apps on in your gmail settings? Should be an option for it at the bottom of the Connected apps & sites section.

See the attached screenshot.

I couldn't find a 'connected apps and sites' section. Here are the tabs I can choose from:

Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2016, 05:44:34 AM
It's under the Accounts tab. Once in there click the link for Google Account Settings.

Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 29, 2016, 06:12:10 AM
Thanks Mirth. I've finally found the hitch. looks like I'll need to set up a separate account for Armada:

Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2016, 06:16:24 AM
Thanks Mirth. I've finally found the hitch. looks like I'll need to set up a separate account for Armada:

Makes sense. Good for you if you're using two step verification.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on December 29, 2016, 12:32:44 PM
If the game cannot recognise your gmail account, you can still copy the file you get in the inbox folder from armada 2526 supernova (which i had to do right now).
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on December 29, 2016, 04:56:06 PM
If the game cannot recognise your gmail account, you can still copy the file you get in the inbox folder from armada 2526 supernova (which i had to do right now).

What folder does it go in?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on December 30, 2016, 06:01:03 AM
If the game cannot recognise your gmail account, you can still copy the file you get in the inbox folder from armada 2526 supernova (which i had to do right now).

What folder does it go in?
Should be under my documents/saves/armada 2526 gold/inbox
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on December 31, 2016, 09:41:02 AM
Finally, was able to download to the folder that Anguille pointed out and was able to launch the game. 
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on December 31, 2016, 09:51:37 AM
OK, processed my turn and sent it back.  Let me know if you don't get it Yskonyn
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 01, 2017, 04:23:27 AM
Got it!

I currently have three of you. Do the others have problems still or just hadnt had the time yet?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on January 01, 2017, 07:25:01 AM
Will play later today. I am at the hospital...just got another baby girl.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 01, 2017, 08:46:58 AM
Woooot! Wonderful news Anguille!!! Congrats!
Is everything in order with mum and daughter?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on January 01, 2017, 09:35:56 AM
Congratulations Anguille!


Ysk,
I'm having no luck with the game. I d/l'ed the file and put it right into the documents/saves/armada 2526 gold/inbox folder but when I try to load it I still get a message to the effect that I'm not part of the game.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on January 01, 2017, 09:45:08 AM
Staggerwing, after I copied the file into the inbox, the game didn't find it the first time.  I used the mailbox app in windows 10 to dl the first time.  The second time, I used Chrome to log into GMAIL and dl from there.  I then launched the game and it found it that time.

The attachment name is different in the two different apps.  In windows mail, it's 'application/octet-steam'.  In Chrome the file name is 'Grogheads Christmas 2016 by Yskonyn.2526sav'.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on January 01, 2017, 09:45:32 AM
Will play later today. I am at the hospital...just got another baby girl.

What a way to end the year!!
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on January 01, 2017, 09:58:56 AM
Staggerwing, after I copied the file into the inbox, the game didn't find it the first time.  I used the mailbox app in windows 10 to dl the first time.  The second time, I used Chrome to log into GMAIL and dl from there.  I then launched the game and it found it that time.

The attachment name is different in the two different apps.  In windows mail, it's 'application/octet-steam'.  In Chrome the file name is 'Grogheads Christmas 2016 by Yskonyn.2526sav'.

I did use Chrome and my save file looked like yours. It doesn't seem to be a problem with finding it. I can load it but can't continue after the message saying I'm not part of the game. I'll try messing around a little more.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: airboy on January 01, 2017, 10:38:33 AM
Will play later today. I am at the hospital...just got another baby girl.
Congratulations!
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 01, 2017, 10:58:15 AM
Ok guys. Delete all your games.
Now that everyone is up and running with gmail I'll restart and do a new setup
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 02, 2017, 03:02:10 AM
Game has been re-launched! Everyone should have a new Turn 1 in their inbox. HAPPY NEWYEAR!
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 02, 2017, 11:21:00 AM
@Anguille: Staggerwing's email address needs to be changed in the game. Is there a way to do it, perhaps in some text file or such?
Where can I then find the file I need to manually send to him please?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on January 04, 2017, 02:58:48 AM
@Anguille: Staggerwing's email address needs to be changed in the game. Is there a way to do it, perhaps in some text file or such?
Where can I then find the file I need to manually send to him please?

Sorry, didn't have the chance to start the computer since sunday.

I don't think it's possible to change it once the game has been launched. We should start a new game.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on January 04, 2017, 02:59:20 AM
Thanks everyone for the good wishes! Mom and daughter are fine!  O0
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: bbmike on January 04, 2017, 04:19:15 AM
Congratulations, Anguille, great to hear!  O0
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 04, 2017, 05:09:24 AM
@Anguille: Staggerwing's email address needs to be changed in the game. Is there a way to do it, perhaps in some text file or such?
Where can I then find the file I need to manually send to him please?

Sorry, didn't have the chance to start the computer since sunday.

I don't think it's possible to change it once the game has been launched. We should start a new game.

Ok. Three times is a charm. We need to restart once again. Sorry guys.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on January 04, 2017, 05:42:04 AM
My fault  :(
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 04, 2017, 07:55:58 AM
Ill be without my games for the next three days.
So while I will restart today, dont expect the 2nd turn earlier than 3 days from now.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 04, 2017, 11:57:23 AM
New game sent with all correct info.

Game name: Three Times a Charm Grogheads

Delete the others.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 09, 2017, 02:43:09 AM
Martok and Jarhead need to send the turn and then we are all verified with a working game.  O0
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 09, 2017, 08:11:35 AM
Martok and Jarhead need to send the turn and then we are all verified with a working game.  O0

Sorry! I saw I got something to my gmail. Will check the game tonight.

Congrats to Anguille!
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 09, 2017, 06:48:28 PM
Guys...I don't know what the problem is...I received the notification email and file in my gmail inbox, but when I get in-game and look for new mail, nothing is showing up. I've looked at the settings in my gmail account and I don't see anything that would be preventing this from working. Any final thoughts or ideas before I throw in the towel?  :pullhair:
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on January 10, 2017, 07:02:24 AM
Guys...I don't know what the problem is...I received the notification email and file in my gmail inbox, but when I get in-game and look for new mail, nothing is showing up. I've looked at the settings in my gmail account and I don't see anything that would be preventing this from working. Any final thoughts or ideas before I throw in the towel?  :pullhair:
Thanks for the congratulations!

You can copy the file in the inbox folder of Armada 2526 (see page 2 or 3 of this thread).

Cheers
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 21, 2017, 03:16:56 AM
How is mum and the baby doing, Anguille??  O:-)


So, chaps, how are we on this? Armada still shows waiting for turn for me.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Staggerwing on January 21, 2017, 05:43:08 PM
I checked my email and didn't see a new turn. Did you get my last one?
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: OJsDad on January 21, 2017, 06:10:05 PM
The last email I had on this, was me return the turn to you on 4 Jan. 
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 23, 2017, 06:28:47 AM
The game tells me we are waiting for Jarhead and Martok to send in their turns...

P.S. You guys might have gotten a new turn file for the 'Relaunch Christmas 2016 Grogheads' game. Ignore it please.
The only active game is the 'Three Times is a Charm' game.
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Martok on January 26, 2017, 07:20:31 AM
Well I've no idea why, but my turn didn't show up til today for the first time.  ???  It's now (finally) been sent... 


Anguille, a belated congratulations on your baby girl!  Awesome news!! 

Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Yskonyn on January 26, 2017, 09:07:12 AM
Received!
Only Jarhead now... Come on, Marine! Attention!
Title: Re: [running] Armada 2526 SuperNova Christmas 2016 !
Post by: Anguille on January 31, 2017, 11:50:33 AM
Thanks guys! Mom and baby are ok!  O0