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Hello,

I'm posting this toward Brit, but should be of interest than just a few of us. Last night while demonstrating EOS to a friend of mine (a birthday recipient of one my 4 copies) my son's pc crashed and we were not able to restart the game. I would load the saved game, I would accept the settings, then Ian would accept the settings, then the game would load part way through the progress bar and then it would crash with an 'invalid argument' error.

What I am asking for is, can you enable more than one saved game file per game? Two minimum would be nice, but perhaps others would want more.

My son's pc is running Vista and tonight before we start a new game we are going to set his game in compatibility mode for xp, hoping this will alleviate the crash possibility.

I THOUGHT I had seen the option to save more than one saved game file per game SOMEWHERE in the game, but for the life of me, I can't find it now.

Thanks in advance Brit for taking the time to read this post.

Regards,

Colonel Von Douchebag, aka Rob

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Hello,

I'm posting this toward Brit, but should be of interest than just a few of us. Last night while demonstrating EOS to a friend of mine (a birthday recipient of one my 4 copies) my son's pc crashed and we were not able to restart the game. I would load the saved game, I would accept the settings, then Ian would accept the settings, then the game would load part way through the progress bar and then it would crash with an 'invalid argument' error.

What I am asking for is, can you enable more than one saved game file per game? Two minimum would be nice, but perhaps others would want more.

My son's pc is running Vista and tonight before we start a new game we are going to set his game in compatibility mode for xp, hoping this will alleviate the crash possibility.

I THOUGHT I had seen the option to save more than one saved game file per game SOMEWHERE in the game, but for the life of me, I can't find it now.

Thanks in advance Brit for taking the time to read this post.

Regards,

Colonel Von Douchebag, aka Rob

Do you mean more than one save-game for a multiplayer game? There is no option to do that, but it would be a useful addition.

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I've saved my single player game twice, as "game1" and "game1backup". I always try to have a second save... just in case.

To do it, click on the save game button, then when the window opens write a new game/file name.

When you want to resave again after a few turns, or when you're switching off the game, just save again twice, once for each file name.

Hope this answers or helps with your query.

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I'd also like to add that if players lose connection during the calculation phase of a multiplayer game there is no way to recover. You can reload the save, but you'll end up with a hung game.

Ok. I'll add a backup file to the multiplayer games.

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I'd also like to add that if players lose connection during the calculation phase of a multiplayer game there is no way to recover. You can reload the save, but you'll end up with a hung game.

Hi Stellar,

That is EXACTLY what happened to me and my son. If we had another save game file, we could have continued. Since we were playing as a team against the AI, no highjinx to worry about.

I would also prefer a way to determine my own save game filename, if possible.

Regards all,

CvD, aka Rob

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Do you mean more than one save-game for a multiplayer game? There is no option to do that, but it would be a useful addition.

Hi Brit,

Yes, that's what I mean. Humble apologies for my not being more clear. Also, is it possible to determine our own saved game filename?

This is slightly OT, but is there a way to run the game in server mode? We have a LAN party 3 to 4 times per year, and there is always a spare machine available. Would running a EOS game server be better than having one of the players host? Just curious since I do this sort of stuff for a living. I'm not great at it yet, but it's what I do... <grin>

Always like to end on a positive note: ALWAYS loved the old Empire game, couldn't play it enough and was the cause of many sleepless nights. I can't go back and show my sons how much fun we had with the old Empire, but I can introduce them to NEW fun, with a much better much improved version, that being EOS. Thanks again!

Regards,

Rob

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Hi Stellar,

That is EXACTLY what happened to me and my son. If we had another save game file, we could have continued. Since we were playing as a team against the AI, no highjinx to worry about.

I would also prefer a way to determine my own save game filename, if possible.

Regards all,

CvD, aka Rob

You can open the game files and saves directory and make a copy of the multiplayer save file at any time, even during play (copy/paste creates a numbered version). You could also rename your copies. Just don't mess with the main file.

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Hi Brit,

Yes, that's what I mean. Humble apologies for my not being more clear. Also, is it possible to determine our own saved game filename?

You mean your own name for multiplayer games? Yeah, I'll have to add that. The PBEM system allows that, and there's no reason I can't do that for regular multiplayer games.

This is slightly OT, but is there a way to run the game in server mode? We have a LAN party 3 to 4 times per year, and there is always a spare machine available. Would running a EOS game server be better than having one of the players host? Just curious since I do this sort of stuff for a living. I'm not great at it yet, but it's what I do...

I can see some benefits to having a host machine, but right now, there's no way to do that.

Always like to end on a positive note: ALWAYS loved the old Empire game, couldn't play it enough and was the cause of many sleepless nights. I can't go back and show my sons how much fun we had with the old Empire, but I can introduce them to NEW fun, with a much better much improved version, that being EOS. Thanks again!

Thanks. Glad you like the game.

Brit

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Hi Brit,

I am trying to talk the dozen or so other guys in our gaming group into buying EOS. One thing our group thrives on is bragging rights. EOS is a near perfect forum for establishing said rights. Not to mention this game holds my 13 year old son's interest for hours on end. I asked him how he knew how to do so much in the game and he finally had to admit playing a single player game over 100 turns... Pretty cool

Thanks again Brit!

CvD aka Rob

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