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 Post subject: Network Interface Suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:37 pm 

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Don't know if this has been brought up before. Just finished my first game against a stranger in MAN.

I have 2 interface issues with the network front end.
1) Ability to attach messages to turns. I.e. it would be nice at the end of your turn to be asked something like "attach message" in which I could write a little something to my opponent

2) This must have been mentioned before (feel free to direct me to an already existing thread), but its hard to believe that when you are online in the chat room of MAN that you have to manually check for turn updates. A little light in the corner that blinks RED or something when new activity involving you has happened would be nice

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:47 pm 
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1) You can easily send messages to your opponent, and the amount of them during one turn is not limited. The only limitation is that one text message cannot be longer than 256 characters.

The messages will be shown to opponent during viewing your turn, in the same order and moreover, camera is "attached" to each text message, i.e. opponent will see the same map region under the same angle. It's very suitable when commenting one's actions.

2) MAN Chat Server and MAN Game Server are two separate servers. Neither of them "knows" about each other.

You can turn on the feature called "Autorefresh".
Open the file settings.ini and find [network] section. If you cannot see anything like
autorefresh = ...

just add such a line where points are replaced by a number which stands for time interval in seconds.

For example,

autorefresh = 60

will result in automatical connecting to Game Server.

It looks like

battlenet = ""
battlenet_port = 6005

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