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CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:08 pm
by GogTheMild
Out of nowhere my game has stopped working. It started exhibiting the symptoms I later found described by rkr here: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=13304 . This applied to all versions: 1.12, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0. After a bit of faffing around I reset the pc to a few days earlier when I knew CEaW was working fine. No joy. In desperation I removed everything and reloaded from disk. Vanilla wouldn't load, but 2.0 would get to the start menu and then hang. (I have screenshots of the various DOS pages.) So I restored to a previous date again and still I get this when I try to start 3.00 (or 2.2):

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I assume that this means that a file has gone walkabout? But it isn't in the recycle bin. And this wouldn't explain why I can't reload from disk. There have been no changes to my pc, nothing recently loaded, other Slitherine games load and play fine.

Any help would be much appreciated - but it needs to be in baby talk; my techno speak is limited. Current opponents please be patient.

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:53 pm
by richardsd
yes please help, I have just lost my first 3.0 game (by would you believe 1 step!) so I am desperate for more experience and this is one of those :-)

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:06 pm
by GogTheMild
Your last turn that I can't get at must have been quite something then. I thought that you would be appreciating the break :lol: .

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:45 pm
by pk867
Hi Gog,

Did you download the release version Like I suggested?

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:58 pm
by GogTheMild
Not sure where you suggested Paul. Apologies - I have spend much of the afternoon scouring the site looking for something which might cure it. If you could point me at the thread I will dutifully do whatever it says - in so far as my non-techy brain can work it out.

I have just re-downloaded 3.00 from the Matrix site (over 2 hours!) to discover that it now doesn't recognise my serial number! Maybe I have used it too many times?

Edit: Ok, so in spite of having a big Matrix Games logo across the box I needed to download the Slitherine version. Only 3 minutes :) . Live and learn. Did I comment on my lack of techiness?

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:29 am
by GogTheMild
Yes! Reload 1.12 off the disk, but say "No" to adding 2.00. Download 3.00 from Slitherine, not Matrix. Delete "settings.txt" file from "*:\My Documents\CEaW" but not from anywhere else and it works. Duncan - I will be coming for you. Expect a rubbish turn due to lack of sleep :wink: .

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:58 am
by richardsd
we had noticed the invasion of Russia and Persia :-)

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:23 am
by pk867
Hi Gog,
I am glad you figured it out. :) Now you two have a good time thrashing each other !

Paul

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:14 am
by Peter Stauffenberg
It's important to know that GS v3.0 is a completely stand alone mod can be installed directly on top of the vanilla game.

There is no need to go via GS v1.0, GS v2.0 etc.

Re: CEaW has gone on strike.

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:31 pm
by GogTheMild
Stauffenberg wrote:It's important to know that GS v3.0 is a completely stand alone mod can be installed directly on top of the vanilla game. There is no need to go via GS v1.0, GS v2.0 etc.
True. But it is, to put it mildly, confusing that the Slitherine 3.0 upgrade section is headed "Already have PC CEAW v2.10 or greater?" which gives a different impression. I took this to mean - not unreasonably I think - that I could only add v3.00 to 2.1 or higher.