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Randwulf
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Vassal Wed, 13 October 2010 16:51
Will the Vassal plug be pulled when M44online go's active???

Vassal has no AI, and crude graphics, But you can still play by email.

Have not heard if M44online will have any email cap???

I would hate to see it go away... it makes a great gateway to a better product.

Think of it as free advertising?
      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 14 October 2010 08:52
i guess the ability to save a game and continue later can be a valuable feature in M44 online. This will enable players to simulate the PBEM method, just like in ACTS, where people login and play, and opponent will login and resume his turn.
      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 14 October 2010 13:59
That sounds helpful (especially if, when I save my move this morning, you can open up my updated version of the game tonight).

But Vassal is set up for the Eastern, Pacific, Mediterranean, Terrain Pack, Air Pack, and Overlord expansions, and the first two Battlemaps.

Last I heard, the official online version is only set up for scenarios from the basic kit, and it was stated that the expansions' rules would require additional programming.

I'm looking forward to the official version, but I hope players won't be forced to take a big step backward in variety.

I've seen Eric's statement from early June on BGG (four months ago) that "once Memoir '44 Online 1.0 ships, Memoir play on Vassal will be discontinued." Hopefully, that won't happen until an ample number of scenarios is available online.
      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 14 October 2010 21:13
All I can say for now is I wouldn't worry too much about this. We'll try to act reasonably, inasmuch as we can.

eric
      
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Re:Vassal Wed, 20 October 2010 14:08
Memoir Online will only have stuff from the basic set? No air rules, etc...?

Sad
      
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Re:Vassal Wed, 20 October 2010 14:49
Sarge77 wrote on Wed, 20 October 2010 05:08

Memoir Online will only have stuff from the basic set? No air rules, etc...?

Sad


Only the basic game to start with...but DoW will be working hard to roll out expansions! Don't you worry, Air Rules and other exciting things will be available eventually... Cool

While you're waiting, you'll be able to enjoy just about every rule, unit, and terrain in your games by playing the Expert Mode version where the rules aren't enforced by the program. Don't get sad too fast! Laughing
      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 21 October 2010 09:09
rasmussen81 schrieb am Wed, 20 October 2010 14:49

[While you're waiting, you'll be able to enjoy just about every rule, unit, and terrain in your games by playing the Expert Mode version where [B]the rules aren't enforced by the program[/B].


Does that mean we can mod our house rules?
      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 21 October 2010 10:42
pomakli wrote on Thu, 21 October 2010 00:09

rasmussen81 schrieb am Wed, 20 October 2010 14:49

While you're waiting, you'll be able to enjoy just about every rule, unit, and terrain in your games by playing the Expert Mode version where the rules aren't enforced by the program.


Does that mean we can mod our house rules?


That's exactly what it means! You'll be able to have units move further than normal (maybe you've created a house rule for Recon units) or have units roll more dice than normal (Heavy Tanks or such). It will also allow you to play battles that you've created with the scenario editor! How cool will it be to playtest a scenario with a friend from across the world?!! Cool

[Updated on: Thu, 21 October 2010 15:06]

      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 21 October 2010 11:49
rasmussen81 schrieb am Thu, 21 October 2010 10:42

That's exactly what it means! You'll be able to have units move further than normal (maybe you've created a house rule for Recon units) or have units roll more dice than normal (Heavy Tanks or such). It will also allow you to play battles that you've created with the scenario editor! How cool will it be to playtest a scenario with a friend from across the world?!! Cool


OLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

You got it folks!

That's what makes Memoir 44 the Nr.1!

House rules!

Thanks!

For being a Beta tester what should I do?
      
ad79
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Re:Vassal Thu, 21 October 2010 12:56
The game will go into Open Beta sometime in November is the word from DOW.

      
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Re:Vassal Thu, 21 October 2010 14:54
pomakli wrote on Thu, 21 October 2010 02:49



OLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

You got it folks!

That's what makes Memoir 44 the Nr.1!

House rules!

Thanks!

For being a Beta tester what should I do?


Very Happy Laughing

Just keep your eyes on the forum and the Days of Wonder news center in November because it will be open to everyone when it is released for Open Beta.

A warning though:
When Open Beta is released it will only include the normal game that you can play against Johnny (the AI) or other players around the world in live games. These will be the 16 scenarios from the base game. The Expert Mode will not be available yet because there are still bugs to fix and issues to work out. I believe the plan is to have the Expert Mode finished by version 1.0 and available for everyone...so it will be coming and it sounds like it will be exactly what you're looking for but it won't be right away. Cool

I don't know if this has already been said, but I really think people will find that Expert Mode is very similar to Vassal, in that it gives players almost total freedom with rules and the ability to upload and play your own scenarios through a very simple system! I suspect (and hope) that people who love Memoir '44 on Vassal will absolutely love Expert Mode. Smile

[Updated on: Thu, 21 October 2010 15:11]

      
    
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