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Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
16 Dec 17 UTC
Looking for replacements for two good positions
Germany in Furnace of Affliction (gameID=31823) and a strong position in an anonymous Imperial game. PM for details.
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Devonian (1871 D)
10 Dec 17 UTC
¿alguien quiere jugar un partido en español?
Yo quiero aprender la español y piense que a jugar en la idoma es un buen manera a aprender.

¿Hay otros que quiero jugar en español?
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GOD (1718 D Mod (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Balkans 1860 variant
Is it just me, or is Italy way too overpowered?
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Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
05 Dec 17 UTC
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France vs Austria Openings Tier List & Guide
https://captainmeme.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/france-vs-austria-openings/
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
26 Nov 17 UTC
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Imperium-variant might work again...
I did some work on the adjudicator and this might work again.
Not a very balanced variant, but has a really interesting start..
Anon (?? D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
Last game of Imperium was 2013. Wow!

Come test the variant: http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33142

When is Oli's ascension to godhood cerimony?
Thanks so much Oli!

I signed up but then realised I'll be away in a couple of weeks so had to pull out. D'oh!
Flame (1080 D (B))
26 Nov 17 UTC
What were the changes in the code or map?
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
26 Nov 17 UTC
In the code.
Did some changes how the adjucation works. I really hate all adjucation-releated code, but I did some changes to the pirates variant, so I decided to take a look at the Imperium variant again. And I found some issues.
Should all work now. But I'm not 100% sure... :-)
Thanks so much Oli! I will be in the re-inaugural test game for sure.
Maucat (1917 D)
28 Nov 17 UTC
Do you need a player for the inaugural game?
If the issues were river related, I suspect we will know soon. It's already getting interesting.
It's still got problems. A supported attack across the river should only have attacked with strength of 1 and not dislodged the unit there.
G-Man (2290 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
This is on my list of variants to hit, so please let us know when all is resolved. Tnx.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
29 Nov 17 UTC
Yeah. Right.
I did test all river-variants from the variant-homepage, but this one example was not there... I will fix this asap...
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
29 Nov 17 UTC
Fixed (hopefully)
Found another one. I'll PM Oli.
IT seems unsupported units can no longer cross the river even if the territory they are entering is unoccupied. So basically all but two SCs are inaccessible from the start of the game and once those two are owned, the game is done.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
01 Dec 17 UTC
Ok. Problem found.
At first I gave every attacking unit +2 and while crossing a river only +1. This caused a problem with supported units across a river in an occupied territory. Next try was to lower the attac by 1, but an empty territory is considered tonhave a strength of 0. So a 7nit cross8ng a river has 0 strength and can’t dislodge an empty territory with a hold of 0.
Now I have 2 more options. Try to set empty territories to -1, or a holding unit to 2 (with all attacks not crossing a river set to 2 too....
Will code this at the weekend again.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Found another (easy) solution.
If because of a river-move the attack-value is "0", I set the attack to 0.5. This fails against all other units/moves, but not against an empty territory.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but problems with the adjudicator are really hard to fix and require a lot of "thinking outside the box". And usually there are no error-messages that give a clue about the problem.
Enriador (1491 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
@Oli

The game bugged a bit: it asks me for orders (destroy units) but I cannot input them at all since I count as "eliminated".
CCR (1666 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Cross river at .5 str turns to 1.5 when supported (by a unit on the right side of the river). So it seems it still does not cover all possibilities. What about we playtest this variant without the river rule? We could do it in diplolab...
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
04 Dec 17 UTC
@CCR: This should not happen at all. Do you have a game with this error?

The attack-strength include all supports. Than the adjudicator subtracts 1, and only if this is "0" (so without any support) add the 0.5. If it's not working this way I need to rethink this solution again.
CCR (1666 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Sry you're right it should work :)
The other solution would have been to set the territory to -.5 with a holding unit having a 1.5 strength That results in empty territories have strength -.5 and territories with units having strength 1. From there, standard holds and adjustment for rivers work perfectly.
Or set attacks at 1.5, holds/standard defense at 1.5 and supports at 1. It serves the same purpose.
Byt the way, all of those also work for the standard game so could be implemented in the core engine to allow for strength reduction in any variant.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
04 Dec 17 UTC
I try not to mess too much with the standard code, as the variants would stop working on other installations. Also it's easy to merge new web dip-code back here if we don't change that much.
Changing all holds to 1.5 is harder than it sounds. A lot of code needs to be touched to change this by a variant. My solution is much cleaner and easier to manage.
You know the code better than me, of course. I was just providing an alternative logic that would "meet the need" so to speak.


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BobRoss (1752 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Variant Tournaments Results & Ranking
As the Variant Tournament thread was getting clogged i thought it'd be a good idea to separate the organisational and ranking part.
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BenjaminHester (1035 D)
11 Aug 17 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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Grahamso1 (1475 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
Extending the pre game time
Is it possible to extend the time while waiting for players in a game I created? If so how? Thanks
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
19 Nov 17 UTC
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It's time to talk about Scoring
Hello all!

Let's talk about scoring? More specifically, about whether the dreaded Points Per Supply Center (PPSC) scoring should remain an option?
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Major Problems (1070 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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1 v 1 games on variant maps
I am not a coder (sic) so I was wondering how hard is/was it to code 1 v 1 games? Is it reasonable to think that variant maps (Modern, Ancient Med, etc) could be set up to create 1 v 1 games? The idea of having a larger group of countries to play against each other is intriguing. I just don't know if it possible, or doable.
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Grahamso1 (1475 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
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How old school are you?
I am not very tech savvy so forgive me. I think I started dip on some RSS pages using Netscape at work in maybe 1996(?) does that make sense? All email based through Judges. What were they called? USDJ or something. I remember FROG but they all spoke French. Haha. I used to stand outside my office in the snow smoking a cig with a hand drawn map with about 100 crossing out for each phase using coloured pens. Ah web based interactive maps?!?! Luxury!!!
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Jamie_T (895 D)
20 Nov 17 UTC
Notices
The notices on my front page are all jumbled up in a random order. PMs from weeks ago are at the top, and some of my game messages from the past day or two are lower down. Is anyone else noticing this?
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
09 Oct 17 UTC
Napoleonic Variant, and the lack of neutral centers
I had the honor to play 'Napoleonic' back in the lab (an awful game as Spain by the way). I had a question back then which I ask here and now:

Why there are no neutral supply centers?
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The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
20 Mar 17 UTC
Fixing the Pirates variant
With the new Lab up and running, as discussed in the DiplomacyGames podcast I'm keen to iron out the bugs in Pirates that people hate...
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jason4747 (819 D)
20 Nov 17 UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time Completed"- worth a look
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
By the nice people at WebDip.
Pot: 31,500  - Spring, 1918, Finished - Germany dominates at 17
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The Real Wheat (0 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
New Maps
I'm super new to the site and I was curious how new maps were made and/or submitted. I noticed a lot of the maps look a bit old and it got me thinking about what it would take to create a higher resolution version of a game map. Are there certain file formats a map must be in or is this all a responsibility for site admins only? Thanks!
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Major Problems (1070 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
Imperium Diplomacy
Under the variants, I noticed one called Imperium Diplomacy, but was not able to create a game using this variant. Is it a discontinued variant, or under a different name? It looks like an interesting one, especially the beginning turns.
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DemonOverlord (910 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
Vdip colour scheme
Hi, I think vdip would be more successful with a different colour scheme. Also less painful to look at.
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rebecca02 (1000 D X)
15 Nov 17 UTC
locks of hair
Beautiful.
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JECE (1184 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Custom phase bug
This might be better in the Mods section, but I thouht I'd post here first to see if other users have any input.

I'm trying to create a new game with a custom phase length. When I select "Custom" from the drop-down menu, nothing happens. However, when I select "2 days, 2 hours", I've given the option to input a phase length. Hopefully this is an easy fix.
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KingCyrus (1695 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
WWII Update Errors
Hello, I am currently in a game of WWII and I was just informed that it has been updated, "fixing" problems with dual coasts. This supposedly means that Palestine now has two coasts. However, I have a fleet in the Red Sea and it can no longer move to Palestine! Please fix?
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RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Replacement Player(s) Needed
I need replacement players game sitters for several games:
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peterlund (1080 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
I have reported 2 Issues for vdiplomacy to kestasjk/webDiplomacy
Bug 1: "Turn limited vDip games should end after possible retreats" (Issue 261)

Bug/Questions 2; "How does vDip decide who the winner is?" (Issue 262)
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BenjaminHester (1035 D)
25 Oct 17 UTC
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not quite ready, but... SE Asia 800
going to refine Balkans 1860 and Sengoku: Nagashino as needed before trying to implement this one. Thought I would just give y'all a peek behind the curtain. Thoughts welcome! (it has a few known imbalances to address, but it's close.)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2CiokzfWGBhTlU0QTZZNzNrUEU
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Jamie_T (895 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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MAFIA 1 - GAME THREAD
This is the game thread for vDip Mafia, Episode 1

Please DO NOT post in this thread if you are not playing in the Mafia game.
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Flame (1080 D (B))
23 Oct 17 UTC
Austrian question once again!
Please help with testing a map "War of Austrian Succession"
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=51

Fast gunboat.
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Flame (1080 D (B))
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?

http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=43
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Tactics
In year one when you just meeting everyone, maybe there anonymous but for sure you don't know any of them. How do you know who to trust?
They can be lying through their teeth and text doesn't show tone of voice or eye contact so you have no idea. If you believe them they may stab you. If you don't you venture into a DMZ and piss them off. Ask around to others and you get rumors or nothing. This game seems so much better suited to face to face.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
17 Oct 17 UTC
Classic Mini-Tourney - Is there interest?
I thought about making a mini-tourney - comprising a single game - using a similar scheme to most Face-to-Face scoring systems.

Basically it'll be a Classic game, running until Fall 1907 and a PPSC structure. The bet would be 100 points - for a ultimate pot worth 700 points.
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Grahamso1 (1475 D)
13 Oct 17 UTC
Unable to enter certain orders. How to contact GM
Can someone help. I am playing one of the odder variants. New for me. I’ve read the variant page repeatedly and seems I ought to be able to enter a certain order. But it’s not available as an option. (Maybe I’m missing something. Or maybe a bug). Emailed the mods. But how do I contact GameMaster min a gunboat game?
Thanks
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