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Search for Live Games added

Postby super_dipsy » 15 May 2011, 14:52

We received a suggestion the other day about being able to look for Live games. This is definitely a good idea, particularly since we want to encourage people to create and play more live games. They are really quite fun, but the problem is getting 7. This search should help.

So now, you will see on the far right hand side of the Join Games and Active Games search that there is a tick box for Live Games Only. This will show you either any joinable Live Games, or existing Live Games respectively.

If anyone sees any problems, let me know.
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby uzes90 » 15 May 2011, 16:35

Hmmm.... glad you added this as its very useful. But... nothing was coming up for me, so I searched just FOW games and found one with surrendered countries -- 28087. Mystery Map... but this doesn't show up if I just click the LIVE box. And if I then add the LIVE box all selections go away. I think its not quite working yet.
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby super_dipsy » 15 May 2011, 16:57

Don't forget if you search for Live games, it will only show you Live games. Where you in the Join screen or the Active Games one?
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby uzes90 » 15 May 2011, 17:21

Maybe I don't understand the definition of LIVE games. My thinking is that it is games in progress with surrendered countries that you could join.

So, if that's correct, see if you can find any under FOW only checked. I found this one: 28087. Mystery Map, with Germany available - Joined users -- 6 users
Active game with surrendered countries
Current phase:(Spring 1890 BC)
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I searched under JOIN GAMES with FOW checked. Then if I also check LIVE games I get only 2 games that haven't started yet -- 28619 and 28620. Note that these have TODAY's date.

(Did you code this by adding a NEW flag? This would mean it would only work from today going forward and perhaps explain things.)
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby Joomes » 15 May 2011, 18:31

uzes90 wrote:Maybe I don't understand the definition of LIVE games. My thinking is that it is games in progress with surrendered countries that you could join.

You have misunderstood what a live game is. This means that all players are online at the same time, and moves are submitted/resolved every 15 minutes.(I think. Either way it is a short period)
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby uzes90 » 15 May 2011, 18:42

Yes I did. Sorry.

I guess I thought it would mean all ACTIVE games with Surrendered countries.
How about a flag that shows those games?
Is that worth doing?
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby diplocrat » 15 May 2011, 19:05

I just create a live game....28625. LIVE CLASSIC
It does not show up on the list.
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby Coriolanus » 15 May 2011, 20:11

I found it in my search. Wish I had time to play. Maybe in a few weeks.
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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby super_dipsy » 16 May 2011, 06:41

uzes90 wrote:I guess I thought it would mean all ACTIVE games with Surrendered countries.
How about a flag that shows those games?
Is that worth doing?

That already exists.

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Re: Search for Live Games added

Postby super_dipsy » 16 May 2011, 06:43

diplocrat wrote:I just create a live game....28625. LIVE CLASSIC
It does not show up on the list.

You may have already joined it. It is obviously showing up on other people's list since
Coriolanus wrote:I found it in my search. Wish I had time to play. Maybe in a few weeks.


If you are using the Join screen to do the search with Live Games Only checked, AND you have already joined, then the game wont show up because you can't join a game you are already in :)
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