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    Hi all,

    Is there any interest among the old gang and new in arranging to play some Beta 8.1 SamWars games in the near future? I'm assuming Beta 5 is still the most stable version for MP, and since we'd probably only be getting together temporarily, I'm thinking stability is important. Beta 5 is definitely well-balanced, which is a must in my book. I still have it installed, so that makes it very easy for me to jump right in.

    Drisos and another new person who found our forum have been talking Hamachi and STW WE/MI on a fakeserver, but I know that doesn't interest a lot of the SamWars gang, and I really enjoy playing with y'all.

    So, if arranging some games on an upcoming weekend sounds like something you'd enjoy, post up and let's see if we have enough to have a good go at it. I've been missing the excitement of good games with nice, good players lately so I figured I'd try to get the ball rolling.

    EDIT: Responses of interest in meeting for Samurai Warlords Beta 8.1 games so far:

    - Masamune
    - Puzz3D
    - TosaInu
    - R'as al Ghul
    - ||GoTW||Warman8||Sldr||-III-||
    - Toriniku
    - King George
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    I'll play, but I think we lost most of the players who used to play Sam Wars.

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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    That's great, Puzz, thanks. I figure if we can get six to eight people to commit to a day and time that should be just enough. Eight would be super; we could 4v4. We'll see how this goes.

    Edit: if anyone who's initerested is not sure if they can run Beta 8.1, I'd be happy to arrange to meet and test with you beforehand. I cannot host, but I know people who can, and I'm guessing they'd be willing to help out if the need arises. It would be good to iron out any wrinkles before game day, so we can spend the day playing and not fixing problems etc..

    Edit: Changed Beta 5 to Beta 8.1
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    We actually do have a stable version of beta 8 now, and that one uses the STW textures on the maps.

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    If that's what the group wants to play then I'll happily install it and give it a go. I loved the beauty of Beta 8 when I tried it, back when we were having those peculiar drop issues. Maybe other Takeda lovers will allow me one game to enjoy the look of that awesome black armor on my army!
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Quote Originally Posted by Masamune View Post
    Maybe other Takeda lovers will allow me one game to enjoy the look of that awesome black armor on my army!
    Since you ask so nicely.
    I'm sure CBR will happily take the guys in pink and I'll pick sth equally disturbing

    Yes, I'm interested in playing 8.1

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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Cool beans .

    I found this link to a Beta 8.1 patch and downloaded a 222K file. This is the correct file, to be installed over a clean installation of 8.0?

    http://www.mizus.com/Ras/Samurai%20W...atch%208.1.exe

    Do we have an all-in-one map pack installer available, or are the maps included? Putting links to everything needed to play with us might help to inspire some sitting undecided on the fence to go for it.

    Still hoping to hear from the other SamWars MP enthusiasts soon ... it's almost Spring! Let's have some fun before everyone disappears into the fine weather.
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Hello Masamune,

    I can play.
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    Yes, Masamune, the file size is right.
    Here's the complete list of downloads. Minimum is the first two, beta_8 and the 8.1 patch.
    The others are optional. Install beta_8, then the 8.1 patch. Maps are included, Medieval maps deleted. Maps are sorted. When hosting MP maps are listed first.

    Beta_8
    8.1 Patch
    Tosa's new maps
    Sound add-on for beta_8

    BTW, Tosa, what's wrong with the mizu server?
    The links don't work for me.

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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu View Post
    Hello Masamune,

    I can play.


    Hmm, haven't heard from CBR yet. He's prolly scared

    Edit: ah ... ETW demo just came out, so that's what he's up to.
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    I can play.

    Maybe we can bring the the proviences again .

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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Great Warman , glad you're interested.

    K, it looks like I got the upgrade to 8.1 installed; the splash screen shows the update at least. Gonna try the sounds now.

    Edit: K, installed Tosa's map pack and the sounds files. Now I need to meet up with someone who can host and test. I'll hop on MSN and see if I can catch Puzz or CBR sometime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R'as al Ghul View Post
    Beta_8
    8.1 Patch
    Tosa's new maps
    Sound add-on for beta_8

    BTW, Tosa, what's wrong with the mizu server?
    The links don't work for me.

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    It works for me, maybe it was down for a (dutch) second or two?
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Quote Originally Posted by Masamune View Post
    I'm thinking stability is important. Beta 5 is definitely well-balanced,
    There is a stable version of beta 8 (8.1 patch) now thanks to the work and tests by TechnoMage of Shadows.
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    Thanks Jochi. R'as has provided the links, so now the plan is to play Beta 8.1 if we can inspire enough players and coordinate a day and time. Of course, you are always welcome to join us.

    Edit: I've edited the first post and will edit it's title as well to indicate we're shooting for 8.1. I've sent a PM to King George, and when I tested access to the foyer I mentioned our intent to the dozen or so players there last night.
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    Default Re: Any Interest in a Beta 5 Weekend or Two?

    We can do a test game one day Masamune! I don't know if I can play now though since we doing Beta 8. I never could play good on Beta 5/8 due to connection and lag problems. I don't know what causes it. I can only play Beta 9 100% fine. I'll try again, but I got my doubts it will work for me .

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    Hai everyone
    I already posted on Chushingura but I may as well post here too I'll play, it seems like fun.
    As a warning though, I'm not very good .

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    Heya Toriniku. Glad to see you here. I've added you up top. No worries, this is a nice group and we'll help you get your knowledge and skills up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu View Post
    Hello R'as al Ghul,

    It works for me, maybe it was down for a (dutch) second or two?

    A glitch in firefox. The profile doesn't let me see pictures hosted on mizus or donload from mizus. If I switch profiles or engines it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ||GoTW||Warman8|cpl||-II-|| View Post
    We can do a test game one day Masamune! I don't know if I can play now though since we doing Beta 8. I never could play good on Beta 5/8 due to connection and lag problems. I don't know what causes it. I can only play Beta 9 100% fine. I'll try again, but I got my doubts it will work for me .
    Well, hopefully the patch that was applied in 8.1 has dealt with whatever was causing the problems. I think Beta 9 was built up from 8.1, but I don't know that for sure.

    I remember some games with you using Beta 5 ... you seemed to be fine on those days. But we'll have to test 8.1 and see. Do you have 8.1? Can you host? If the answer is yes to both, we can arrange to meet and test. I need to test my 8.1 also as I've never used it online for MP before.
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    I hadn't realized that ETW was so close to release. This probably isn't a good time.
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    Hiya Masa, I'm scared...but you know I'll play a few if needed. And I'm sure a few of us diehard VI players would join as we did in the past. We only stopped playin because everyone else did...hmm maybe you guys are the ones afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter KIng George View Post
    Hiya Masa, I'm scared...but you know I'll play a few if needed. And I'm sure a few of us diehard VI players would join as we did in the past. We only stopped playin because everyone else did...hmm maybe you guys are the ones afraid.

    btw Hiya Tori and welcome.
    Heya King George, good good. Truthfully, I'm the one who's scared--haven't played in so long I don't even remember the basic controls, let alone how to group my units right or time anything prudently. Did Hik ever try this? I saw him in the foyer when I logged in last night but he was in game.

    Anyway, not so sure this is gonna fly as it's so close to ETW time, but we'll see. Worth a try anyway. I hope you'll play cuz you wanna, not just cuz you're needed m8. I'll add you up top.
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    Hallo everyone
    I tried logging onto multiplayer (gamespy or whatever it is ) and it worked. However there wasn't anyone on. Would it just be my timing? Or could it have something to do with my internet or the way I installed the mod? (10 to 1 I messed up )

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    Hi Toriniku,

    Given your location/time zone it's distinctly possible no one was on at the time. I was shocked when I logged in on Friday night and found about a dozen players in there--I was expecting an empty foyer.

    I'll look for you here and in the village to see if you're around, and if I see you, I'll PM you and we can try meeting there to confirm. I'd also like to figure out what I need to do to be able to host. If either of us can host we can practice up some.

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    Hallo Togakure
    Yeh sounds good however i've got soccer in about 10 minutes so not at the moment. Tommorow I should be able to try at about 8:30 my time which is UTC/GTC +13 at the moment (dalight savings). Not sure what it is for you .

    About the profile thing, I was bored

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toriniku View Post
    Tommorow I should be able to try at about 8:30 my time which is UTC/GTC +13 at the moment (dalight savings). Not sure what it is for you
    8:30 PM your time is 2:30 AM my time (EST - east coast USA).

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    It just crossed my mind that, when using the 8.1 version you must NOT install any Multiplayer mappack.
    Since 8.1 uses the new textures for maps all those old maps can't be used.
    (Some of them have been retextured and included in the mod.)
    Just in case, anyone is thinking about doing it............
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    Hi R'as,

    I had 8.0 installed from back when we were experiencing the odd drops. I installed Beta 5 seperately, and all VI map packs were installed on it. I don't think I installed any of the other map packs on Beta 8.

    Last week I installed the 8.1 patch over the 8.0 install I already had. I still can't play the campaign (I never could)--I get an error message that says something about not being able to place a piece where one already exists, and the game crashes before making it to the campaign map (which it always did before, but not with a message that I can recall).

    I was able to access the foyer and host a game. The STW and Mizuland maps were available to choose. There were also some MTW maps listed, but I'm pretty sure they were just the standard maps. The map list was much shorter than the fully expanded Beta 5 map collection with all the VI maps. The terrain was listed as Japanese, and it didn't look like you could change it.

    I can't actually host (no one can see the games etc.) so I wasn't able to test all the way to the battlefield. I haven't installed anything else except the Tosa map pack and the sound mod.

    I'll try a custom SP battle and see if that works. If I remember correctly, I was able to play SP battles, just not the campaign. Thanks for letting us know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masamune View Post
    Last week I installed the 8.1 patch over the 8.0 install I already had. I still can't play the campaign (I never could)--I get an error message that says something about not being able to place a piece where one already exists, and the game crashes before making it to the campaign map (which it always did before, but not with a message that I can recall).
    I don't know what could be causing this. Did you you already try a full install from scratch: MTW + VI + v1.02 patch + SW beta 8.0 + 8.1 patch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Masamune View Post
    I was able to access the foyer and host a game. The STW and Mizuland maps were available to choose. There were also some MTW maps listed, but I'm pretty sure they were just the standard maps. The map list was much shorter than the fully expanded Beta 5 map collection with all the VI maps. The terrain was listed as Japanese, and it didn't look like you could change it.
    MTW map names are used for the SP campaign, but they are all actually STW maps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Masamune View Post
    I can't actually host (no one can see the games etc.) so I wasn't able to test all the way to the battlefield. I haven't installed anything else except the Tosa map pack and the sound mod.
    If you want to suggest a time, I'll test the MP game with you. I'm home by 18:00 EST weekdays. Any time should be ok on weekends.

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