PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

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PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by AlbertoC » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:49 pm

Next monday (October 12) we are going to migrate a number of games from PBEM1 to PBEM3. This means we will need to shut the PBEM server down for around one hour for certain games which still make use of PBEM1.

What does it mean:

- For around one hour on Monday October 12 at 3 pm UK time players won't be able to login on PBEM for the games listed below;
- Ongoing inactive games that haven't received turn submissions in the last month and a half will be removed;

List of affected games:

- Battle Academy
- Close Combat Gateway to Caen
- Close Combat Panthers in the Fog
- Close Combat The Bloody First
- Commander The Great War
- Conflict of Heroes
- Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa
- Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue
- Field of Glory
- Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm
- Gary Grigsby's War in the East
- Last Day of Old Earth
- Panzer Corps
- Team Assault - Baptism of Fire
- Time of Fury
- Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon
- World in Flames

Please let us know if you have any question.

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by SLancaster » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:33 pm

We have had problems over the weekend (10th/11th) with the server on Field of Glory 2. On last screen to submit MP turn the screen is lagging for over a minute. Some people haven't been able to load their turn up.

Also, when you say 'Field of Glory' do you mean Field of Glory 2?

Thanks for your work and efforts!

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by random27 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:01 pm

Same for me SLancaster

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by Robotron » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:04 pm

Will there be any difference in functionalities from a player's perspective between PBEM1 and PBEM3?
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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by Paul59 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:41 am

SLancaster wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:33 pm
We have had problems over the weekend (10th/11th) with the server on Field of Glory 2. On last screen to submit MP turn the screen is lagging for over a minute. Some people haven't been able to load their turn up.

Also, when you say 'Field of Glory' do you mean Field of Glory 2?

Thanks for your work and efforts!
I think if they meant Field of Glory 2 they would have said so. Also, all the other games in the list are very old, so I think it is safe to assume they meant the original Field of Glory game.
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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by ericdoman1 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:03 pm

Hi there

It's now 18.00 hours and still we can't use multiplayer on FOG I.

I am guessing there's an awful lot of games to delete.

Cheers

Eric

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by ericdoman1 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:51 pm

Nearly 21.00 hour no go. It's best to over estimate how long. One hours a bit out as it's now nearly 6 hours

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by bones65 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:24 am

any idea for panzercorps here in the uk ..must be a good 10 hrs now :roll:

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by bones65 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:49 am

ps.. is there any way you would ever go back to panzercorps 1 and give it buyable upgrades? ie: buyable placeable minefields.. espionage and coun ter espionage with possible prestige drains on hidden spies near important objectives.. added intelligence clearing specific FOW... buyable placeable varying strength forts.. more bigger balanced maps like 1941,..but with total forces buyable , and variable by randomness (or agreement) objectives? camouflaged built in units.. better backing music..better superweapons, and more specialist prototype ones .. what about AA in attack mode.. there was a cool video where someone modded the wirblewind to have inf attack capabilities panzercorps has sooooo many using it still ..it really doesn't deserve to be laid to rest..still the best you've done imho sooooo many cool upgrades you could do ..all this 3d nonsense really isn't necessary on the best playability game out there.. look at it's fan base ..and amount of active users on multiplayer! winning formula you can doooo it!

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by MHASKINS » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:03 am

I found I was unable to access my account or the games I was playing. I received a response "user haven't accessed".

It appears my account and games in process were erased and my user name wasn't recognized. Anyway I may access my account?

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by Tigerbeardr » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:18 am

Hmm Still can't login to Multiplayer for War in the East.
It says "newer version available
and "the error"

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by rdrnnr1971 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:28 am

WTF. Been playing scenarios on PBEM multiplayer for months now, and today I try to access 7 active scenarios and I get the message "User haven't logged in" every time I try to access multiplayer! Does this mean all the games I have with various individuals are all history? This really sucks!

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by rdrnnr1971 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:29 am

Maybe I should have mentioned this was in original Panzer Corps!

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by rdrnnr1971 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:33 am

Made the mistake of changing my password, thinking that was the problem, before checking the forums. Now I'm sure I am screwed for ever getting back into those scenarios with the individuals I was playing?

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by General_Rzuff » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:33 am

bones65 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:49 am
ie: buyable placeable minefields.. espionage and coun ter espionage with possible prestige drains on hidden spies near important objectives.. added intelligence clearing specific FOW
Espionage, intelligence ? Sounds like Civilisation ;)
bones65 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:49 am
more bigger balanced maps like 1941
Didn't you experience any errors playing those big maps ? I had some problems, when discussed with Support, they claim that the game's core engine is not designed to handle such big scenarios, and sooner or later such games will crash.
bones65 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:49 am
better backing music
You can always put your favourite music into the game :) I have Luftwaffe March on main menu, and many soundtracks from war movies during game ;) Just put together around 2 hours of music into one mp3 file, and now I can play it all day long ;)
bones65 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:49 am
is there any way you would ever go back to panzercorps 1
It can be tough, as what's the point of developing old PzC while there is a need to make a commercial succes of PzC 2 ?.. In that case, maybe SSI studio can do some upgrades to Pacific General, or Panzer General from 1994 ? ;) ;)

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by ericdoman1 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:38 am

I am guessing this is serious. Sent an email to Slitherine and they reply within a few hours, it's now 8 hours and still no reply

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by General_Rzuff » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:41 am

ericdoman1 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:38 am
I am guessing this is serious. Sent an email to Slitherine and they reply within a few hours, it's now 8 hours and still no reply
Relax, fortunately it's only a game ;)
However this sound serious, as no feedback after maintenance and still down servers seem they have a real problem. Probably transition to PBEM3 didn't go as expected.

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by AlbertoC » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:55 am

Sorry for the technical issue, we're looking into it. We'll keep you updated.

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by ericdoman1 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:23 am

Thanks AlbertoC

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Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

Post by General_Rzuff » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:42 am

Working fine here now. :)

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