Multiplaying across versions

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Zardoz02
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Multiplaying across versions

Post by Zardoz02 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:39 am

If I have P&S Campaigns, and another player just has P&S (i.e. the original, without any DLCs, upgrades etc), should we expect to be able to play against each other?

Based on what we observe currently, the answer seems to be 'no'. What is the minimum that the guy with the basic P&S has to buy to make the two games play nice together?

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Re: Multiplaying across versions

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 am

No. It isn't possible because the two versions use different servers.

This was forced on us when Apple stopped allowing updates to 32-bit programs a couple of years ago. This meant that the only way that development could continue without immediately killing off iPad/PC cross-platform Multiplayer, was to make the new version a "different" game, with its own separate MP server. This allowed players with the original version on iPad or PC to continue to play each other using the old version.

When this occurred the owners of the original PC version got a 75% discount on Pike and Shot: Campaigns, but sadly that discount has long-since expired.
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Re: Multiplaying across versions

Post by Pixel » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:00 pm

If your friend has a Slitherine/Matrix license key for the original Pike and Shot he should be able to use it as a coupon code on the Slitherine website's checkout page to upgrade to P&S:Campaigns at a really good discount.

It still works for me on the slitherine site at least @richardbodleyscott. Whether it should is another question entirely.
Get a great discount!

Pike and Shot Campaigns also includes the Pike and Shot base game and the Tercio to Salvo expansion. Owners of Pike and Shot get a 75% discount when upgrading to Pike and Shot : Campaigns. If you have a version from our site or an affiliated store you’ll have a serial. Your Pike and Shot serial will act as a discount code to give you 75% when applied to your shopping cart on the Slitherine or Matrix sites.
See: http://www.slitherine.com/store/product.asp?gid=583

If he purchased the original game from another source he is out of luck.

However, Fanatical has a sale on the steam version but it is only for the next 10 hours (51% off so $19.59 USD). NOTE: The steam version doesn't give you a separate installer and can only be used with steam.

https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/pike- ... -campaigns
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