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AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm
by Stratego (dev)
Hi!

in last few days i have been working on "online" multiplayer support.
meaning the game area will NOT close when your turn is ended, but game waits for other players turn to finish, and meanwhile it shows you their movements!

it is in very-very alpha version but i still need testers to pile up all the problems we have already.

please write here is you are interested in testing
rules
- only dev version will have this modification so dev version users are welcome
- only passworded games can be created
- only with partners who is actually online with you (or if u have multiple phones you can test too all alone)
- i will ask bug reports here in updated posts (so you update your own post and only with prolems you do not see in other's post - not sure it will work fine :)

dont dorget only player with dev version will work only at the moment, other players will be waited long till timeout and will not be any connection to that player online moves.
you can use the back button to exit from the waiting game.

write here so we can see how many of yours are in / interested. thanks!


Known problems
- the "not all players joined" and opening thing fix (reported by Lord Of Ales)
- kicks and skips are unknown how will they behave
- need to chekc vanished units if they are transferred to other devices.


thanks!

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:48 pm
by Puss_in_Boots
Who's interested in a game? Pm me :)

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:13 am
by LordOfAles
Report from AoF

I'll explain what happened:

1. I made a game (Fog of war enabled)
2. I entered it
3. Everything randomly started glitching, the message "This is not your turn, you can only observe", and I think turns were automatically skipping and all that kept infinitely repeating until my friend joined, did and finished his turn. When he moved his worker camera switched to him and there were glitching tiles.
4. After he finished the turn whole map (Not screen) blacked out for him. And he couldn't press any button at all.
5. Everything was stalled for me, I exited and entered again and only then it was my turn.

Overall it was a very frustrating and confusing experience.

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:28 pm
by Stratego (dev)
Thanks!

yes it is in "alpha" or pre-alpha :)

The problem mijght be I have not expect opening the game when there is not all friends (players) joined
i will check, i have never tried that.
until i fix this please dont open the game until all players joined (you know it when the game shows your turn or XY's turn in multiplayer games listview) - thanks!

+ updated the open problems list

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:11 pm
by Stratego (dev)
in all versions there is a much improved version - please test - i would call it pre-Beta :)

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:27 am
by Stratego (dev)
anyone testing it?
in AOF we have the first version published in google play to test .

please write here the problems


Also suggestions about what should be do to make the "waiting side" less boring
a) more events: eg. what event should be "broadcasted" (eg. as other players scrolling here and there?)
b) chat: i think an online chat would help a bit to communicate while waiting
c) parallel playing: i think some things could be accepted for the waiting player to do also
1. setting secondary productions
2. setting waypoints/production waypoints
3. opening buildings/carriers to see their contents (no changing in it naturally, garrison order either)
4. ?
b) or popping up hints: popping up good hints about the game ? (eg. you can modify secondary production while you are waiting lol)

anyithing else in your mind?

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:53 am
by Stratego (dev)
please @DreJaDe share here the issues or experience with online multiplayer - thanks!
especially what happened on your side when i resigned - thanks!

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am
by DreJaDe
From my experience it's actually great, super great to say, just that it doesn't work the same way when you watch an ai's turn.

When you resigned, nothing bad happened. To say its normal is okay. I can't remember the exact details but I just remembered that what happen look normal.

Re: AOW / AOS / AOF online multiplayer testers

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:38 am
by Stratego (dev)
ok! cool! please list here if u remember any gliches or any bug u found - thanks!
(i found one: if umanually delete a unit, i dont see the deletion)

just came to me: maybe the "vanish" also not transferred to other phone? not sure.