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butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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nopunin10did (1010 D)
30 May 17 UTC
1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
nopunin10did (1010 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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Project Tracking URL:
https://tinyurl.com/1900-vdip-dev

Even if none of you actually watch the progress, I'm more likely to actually finish if I feel like I'm not the only one who cares about this project.

I do have a couple art assets to preview. These examples are on imgur, so you may need to click the images to download them at their native resolution.

Base resolution sample map (no units):
http://imgur.com/PcGEjzf

Small resolution sample map (no units):
http://imgur.com/H0IHkVw

Unit & name positions planning:
http://imgur.com/04IvJrl
(This intentionally looks bad and unreadable, as it's a worst-case scenario.)

At native resolution, I'm pretty happy with the results, but the low-res version needs some love. I'm almost wondering if I should just drop the name labels entirely at that resolution.
CCR (1493 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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"Not impossible, but definitely not a trivial implementation."

Component:
--> Gather Player map feedback (unit position issues & clarity):
Checked!

Comments:
--> Name labels:
I don't see a problem with the abreviations in any of the maps. We already deal with much worse situations.
--> Colors:
Now we come closer to the true colors. Austria in Yellow and and Ottoman Empire in Red - this is correct to their flags at the time! If that was the intent or not, kudos for Alex Ronke.
I wonder if russian color could not come any closer to white (for blue and red are already taken)..., at least to grey, for a whitey reference... why is this a greeninsh grey??
--> Overall:
Beautiful 1900 art - map and supporting icons!
zurn (1175 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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"I'm almost wondering if I should just drop the name labels entirely at that resolution."

Seems like that would be bad from a usability perspective. I always just use the small map, and for a variant of this size that should still be possible. I'm not aware of any variant here that drops the labels.
JECE (1145 D)
30 May 17 UTC
nopunin10did: This is great! Are you working on what was previously coded for 1900 or starting from scratch?
Love it! I'm guessing the lens flare effect that the map has at PlayDip (like the screenshots) isn't possible at vDip... but if it is bring it on!

nopunin10did (1010 D)
31 May 17 UTC
"I wonder if russian color could not come any closer to white (for blue and red are already taken)..., at least to grey, for a whitey reference... why is this a greeninsh grey??"

White doesn't work well with this particular color scheme, especially since I'm using a white gradient semi-transparent overlay to emphasize the shape of each region.

The green shade in use is Russian Green, which was the color of the Russian military uniform in that era.

"Now we come closer to the true colors. Austria in Yellow and and Ottoman Empire in Red - this is correct to their flags at the time! If that was the intent or not, kudos for Alex Ronke."

Thanks! Yes, that was my intent. Calhammer got it backwards; though, to be fair, Austria-Hungary's flag was red at the time. It was the Habsburg flag that was yellow-and-black (as will be seen with the units).
nopunin10did (1010 D)
31 May 17 UTC
"nopunin10did: This is great! Are you working on what was previously coded for 1900 or starting from scratch?"

From scratch. The art is based on previously generated assets that I worked with Baron to create. I'm currently using them to GM a 1900 game via email.

Typically, I export to a much higher resolution, and my abbreviations aren't done the same way:
http://imgur.com/O8Wbpcx

I added a white outline to the abbreviations for the vDip version since I won't have the power to tweak their locations mid-game (as I do whilst GM-ing).
nopunin10did (1010 D)
31 May 17 UTC
"Love it! I'm guessing the lens flare effect that the map has at PlayDip (like the screenshots) isn't possible at vDip... but if it is bring it on!"

You mean the gradients? I'm not 100% sure, but I think I can implement those here. The name-layer just needs to be treated as a PNG with a per-pixel alpha-channel, rather than doing white-as-transparent replacements.

PlayDip's maps have a semi-transparent layer that contains hints from an actual world map (along with a few random photos). Not quite lens flare either, but I'm guessing that's what you mean.

My hope is to considerably improve upon their map. What they have is consistent with their other variants and styles, but the goal here is to stay faithful to what Baron & I have concocted artwise.
CCR (1493 D)
31 May 17 UTC
The austrian flag in the 1900 olympics was black and yellow, if i am to trust Wikipedia :)
nopunin10did (1010 D)
31 May 17 UTC
The other thing to remember is that the power isn't Austria. It's Austria-Hungary.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria-Hungary

However, the Habsburg black-and-yellow is definitely the better pick for representing the power. There are just too many red flags in the world.
Thanks for the updates, really appreciate knowing how it's all coming along.
Enriador (1255 D)
Fri 11 Aug UTC
Any news about the variant?
nopunin10did (1010 D)
Fri 11 Aug UTC
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Not much to report at this time. A combination of work duties and GM duties have been eating up my spare time.

In good news, I have been chatting with Dipsy over at PlayDiplomacy to get some guidance on how they implemented the "Suez Canal Rules." It's the most difficult change that 1900 introduces.
nopunin10did (1010 D)
Fri 11 Aug UTC
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Also had a chance to speak with Markus from webDip regarding some tips for easier manual testing of the php Diplomacy platforum.
The Ambassador (1283 D (B) (B))
Fri 11 Aug UTC
Nice!
Enriador (1255 D)
09:54 PM UTC
There are very good news! vDiplomacy is my favorite place to play Diplomacy (I tried seven) and 1900 is one of my favorite variants, certainly the best among those who look to mirror Classic itself. A real shame it's not present here *yet*, I would play half a dozen games of it and not tire! Thanks for the hard work so far @nopunin10did.


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Devonian (1311 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
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1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
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Argentinean Empire (877 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Word Association Thread
Hello! I saw a thread like this on WebDip. We start with a word, and you then post the one word that pops into your mind after you read that word. The first word is FIRST.
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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Winning
Oli won.
On Imperial Civilization's off-topic thread (link inside), there was a brief stint of Second to Last Person to Post Wins. Now that the thread is closed, Oli won.
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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Jamie_T (955 D)
Wed 05 PM UTC
Hello!
I have been banned from webDiplomacy because Zultar wants it to be a safe space for neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

You nice people will have to put up with me instead (until I get banned here, I guess).
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kaner406 (1274 D Mod (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
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I've been Boursed!!! 2016
Hi all, when Amby and I were recording our recent podcast (diplomacygames.com) the topic of Bourse came up, and I got really excited and thought that I would try to get another game of this variant running...
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Known World Tournament
Awhile back, kaner proposed a Known World gunboat tournament in which 15 participants would play 15 games, one with each nation. I searched back for the thread, then just decided to start a new one. I want to see if there would be sufficient interest in this to try to get it off the ground.
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00matthew2000 (2586 D)
Wed 16 Aug UTC
New Rinascimento Game
The password for this game is "a" (lowercase). Players are greatly desired, but be advised, several players in this game know each other in real life. We will keep communication strictly within the game as per site rules.
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michael_b (997 D)
Sat 12 Aug UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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Captainmeme (1046 D Mod (B))
Thu 10 Aug UTC
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To Everyone in Furnace of Affliction
I'm really sorry, as I was trying to fix the Indonesia Build bug the game sent everyone into CD and cancelled itself. This was because I forgot about another bug - if you enter all holds, it counts as an NMR even if saved, so when I tried to advance the game 2 phases it assumed everyone had NMR'd twice (even though I'd set hold orders for everyone).
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Vauban (1006 D)
Sat 12 Aug UTC
HOW TO for variants
For anyone who wants to share their variant creating skills
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BenjaminHester (1000 D)
Fri 11 Aug UTC
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obsolete Sengoku variant
Hi all, designer of Sengoku here. I would love to get the latest version of Sengoku in use on this system, as it is much more balanced. Found here: http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Sengoku
Even if the DP system, can't be used, the version at http://nairenvorbeck.angelfire.com/ is still better than the one in use currently. Poor Mori needs a fair chance :-) Anyone willing/able to help me get these implemented?
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kaner406 (1274 D Mod (B) (B))
Sat 12 Aug UTC
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Update regarding vPoints/Rankings
See below:
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CCR (1493 D)
Thu 10 Aug UTC
Furnace of Affliction
=^|
"Due to inactivity the game was abandoned and removed."
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nopunin10did (1010 D)
Wed 09 Aug UTC
Cross-site advertisement: The Tournament Through Time
Just thought I'd put in a plug for the 2018 tournament that I'm running online over at the PlayDiplomacy forums. I know there are lots of variant players over here on vDip, so you might find one or more of these interesting. (Link will be in the response.)
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Cav (1000 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
Joint Victory?
Is it possible to declare a joint victory in the game?
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BobRoss (1675 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
Common Courtesy?
Over the past few weeks i've noticed that there is an awfully lot of NMR's and CDs happening. Many of these take place in a later stage of the game with no extended phase in place.


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Vauban (1006 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
In-game messaging with multiple players without Global Chat
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if there is a way to send messages to multiple players without using the Global Chat. It would very practical for players that are in a 2+ people alliances as they don't need to rewrite everything again for each ally. Is there such a thing yet? If not, I hope a developper passes by and makes a note of this. Thanks!
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abadu (1269 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Live game nights?
More in the response:
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The Ambassador (1283 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
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Vauban (1006 D)
30 Jul 17 UTC
3 missing players for Dutch Revolt game
Hello everyone! We have started a "Dutch Revolt" yesterday, and we would need 3 more players to join in. Here is the URL:
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=31738#gamePanel
Thanks!
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Spartan22 (996 D (B))
27 Jul 17 UTC
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2 Year Hiatus... But I'm back!
Whether you remember me or not...
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zurn (1175 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Public messages hidden from non-players
I noticed public messages in games are hidden from non-players, even for finished games. Does anyone know if this was a deliberate decision on vDip? On webDip these are visible to non-players, which is interesting for looking at the player dynamic or end of game commentary.
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hellenic_riot (1000 D)
02 May 17 UTC
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Banned From Web Diplomacy?
Hello new friends! I was banned from Web Diplomacy.

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Anon (?? D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
WWIV Game
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=31690
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ubercacher16 (1057 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
WWIV Game
See below.
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Anon (?? D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
replacement on mars needed – all chances still intact!
this game just really started: gameID=31572
one of the players left after a successful first turn, so anyone who takes over will have all chances and options still available – including 3 builds to place right away.
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fasces349 (1058 D)
26 Dec 10 UTC
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Advertise live games here
Like in webdiplo, this thread will be used to help people find live games
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