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#1
Empire / Empire Back After Two Weeks Downtime
October 02, 2021, 06:38:22 PM
Well it was not "really" down.  You just couldn't get to it as we had no internet in the neighborhood for two weeks.
#2
Empire / EMPIRE Game 5 Regenerated
June 20, 2021, 11:31:29 PM
Players have decided to cut the current game short and start a new game.

Full Length EMPIRE5 has been regenerated, it lasts 1 year and expires TUE, JUN 21, 2022

High Scores for the previous game are posted at:
http://empire.game-host.org/empire/highscores/empire2.html

To connect, use Telnet or VT to:  empire.game-host.org
The log on command is HELLO PLAYER.EMPIRE5

Game parameters are:
- 999x999 sector grid
- 255 islands, starting island is random
- build and movement points accumulate every 60 minutes
- 0 starting time units
- ship movement is updated every 12 hours
- 255 Player limit
- Player identification is created on first log on
- Game is always open, no sign ups required
- Normal information hiding

This message generated by a batch job on the Empire machine.
#3
Empire / Empire Game 1 Regenerated
May 22, 2021, 08:19:20 PM
Test/Experimental EMPIRE1 has been regenerated, it lasts 35 days and expires
SUN, JUN 27, 2021

High Scores for the previous game are posted at:
http://empire.game-host.org/empire/highscores/empire1.html

To connect, use Telnet or VT to:  empire.game-host.org
The log on command is HELLO PLAYER.EMPIRE1

Game parameters are:
- 299x299 sector grid
- 10 islands, everyone starts at EDEN
- build and movement points accumulate every minute
- 99/255 starting time units
- ship movement is updated every hour
- 255 Player limit
- Player identification is created on first log on
- Game is always open, no sign ups required
- Normal information hiding

This message generated by a batch job on the Empire machine.
#4
Empire / EMPIRE Game 4 Regenerated
April 17, 2021, 08:29:53 AM
Tournament game EMPIRE4 has been regenerated, it lasts 125 days and expires FRI, AUG 20, 2021

High Scores for the previous game are posted at:
http://empire.game-host.org/empire/highscores/empire4.html

To connect, use Telnet or VT to:  empire.game-host.org
The log on command is HELLO PLAYER.EMPIRE4

Game parameters are:
- 599x599 sector grid
- 99 islands, starting island is random
- build and movement points accumulate every 60 minutes
- 0 starting time units
- ship movement is updated every 6 hours
- 255 Player limit
- Player identification is created on first log on
- Game is always open, no sign ups required
- Normal information hiding

This message generated by a batch job on the Empire machine.
--
Tracy Johnson
Old fashioned text games hosted below:
empire.game-host.org
BT







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#5
Empire / EMPIRE Game 3 Regenerated
April 06, 2021, 09:01:26 PM
Normal game EMPIRE3 has been regenerated, it lasts 100 days and expires FRI, JUL 16, 2021

High Scores for the previous game are posted at:
http://empire.game-host.org/empire/highscores/empire3.html

To connect, use Telnet or VT to:  empire.game-host.org
The log on command is HELLO PLAYER.EMPIRE3

Game parameters are:
- 499x499 sector grid.
- 40 islands, starting island is random.
- build and movement points accumulate every 14.4 minutes.
- 99 starting time units.
- ship movement is updated every 4 hours.
- 255 Player limit
- Player identification is created on first log on
- Game is always open, no sign ups required
- Normal information hiding

This message generated by a batch job on the Empire machine.
#6
Empire / EMPIRE Game 2 Regenerated
April 06, 2021, 08:47:59 PM
Practice/Learning EMPIRE2 has been regenerated, it lasts 50 days and expires THU, MAY 27, 2021

High Scores for the previous game are posted at:
http://empire.game-host.org/empire/highscores/empire2.html

To connect, use Telnet or VT to:  empire.game-host.org
The log on command is HELLO PLAYER.EMPIRE2

Game parameters are:
- 399x399 sector grid
- 20 islands, starting island is random
- build and movement points accumulate every 14.4 minutes
- 99 starting time units
- ship movement is updated every 2 hours
- 255 Player limit
- Player identification is created on first log on
- Game is always open, no sign ups required
- Normal information hiding


This message generated by a batch job on the Empire machine.
#7
Empire / Empire Web Pages are Also Back
January 25, 2021, 10:12:22 AM
The web pages for Empire are also back, including the instruction and high scores pages, see:

http://empire.game-host.org/

Tracy Johnson
BT






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#8
Empire / DNS Repaired
January 05, 2021, 11:34:44 AM
The domain name has been repaired by my anonymous donor.

OK to use empire.game-host.org in your telnet session again.

Tracy Johnson
empire.game-host.org
BT







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#9
Empire / EMPIRE is Back
December 13, 2020, 11:18:51 AM
My computer text only games are back.  EMPIRE is back!

All games started 3 days ago.  No need for other start-game announcements.

Text mode only, you can use a terminal emulator to telnet in at 100.4.113.167

Or you can use a domain called:  empire.game-host.org

It is better with Reflection or Minisoft in HP terminal mode or TTerm from Turbosoft if you are on Linux.

If you see a prompt called EMPIRECLASSIC:  Enter the following:

HELLO PLAYER.EMPIRE1

(or 2, or 3, or 4, or 5)

It will ask for your Nation's Name or Number, if this is the first time make up a Nation name, like "Rabbinate".

If you successfully log on.  a list of command can be seen by entering "COMM".  "V" will show the island you are on.


I also put the other games:  ADVENT, MANSION, MILLBORN, WARP, SUPRTREK, SUPRTRK, TREK, CIVIL, & DROID.

For those games yes, enter HELLO PLAYER.{gamename}

Droid, Millborn, & Warp need an HP terminal emulator or it looks like screen garble. For those games TTWin or TTerm by TurboSoft.

Advent is the famous one with the Troll bridge.

Mansion is the one with the maid.
#10
Empire / Game 5 Ended Early
January 31, 2018, 06:59:43 PM
Due to agreement by all Players, they have conceded the game to HORSIA and declared HORSIA the winner.

High scores below:

Power Report

Rank Isl Sects  Populatn Materiel    Power Name
---- --- ----- --------- -------- -------- -----------------------------
  1. 240 66278 134866909 46527670 70870550 HORSIA[3]
  2.  44 10043  20681500 12279628 16277997 SCOTTLAND[2]
  3.  22  3182   5432730  1942790  2948168 SYZYGY[5]
  4.  31  1973   1896468   749784  1147104 SCHMUCK[1]
  5.   1     1     19997        0     2099 EISENHOWER[4]
#11
Empire / Empire Now On Groups.IO
January 08, 2017, 12:43:59 PM
It has been a couple of years since I discontinued the Yahoo group simply because Yahoo turned to crap.  I found a site called groups.io that behaves just like the old Yahoo groups, even older, it was designed by the guy that made onelist, the group service that got bought by Yahoo.  You'll find it at the site called empire@groups.io.
#12
Empire / Domain Name Is Back
October 27, 2014, 03:55:52 PM
The domain name for Empire is back, you no longer have to use direct IP addressing:

http://invent3k.openmpe.com/empire/
#13
Suggestions / Is There Room Here?
November 01, 2013, 07:39:35 PM
Is there any room here for a migration of 300 or so users from a dissatisfied Yahoo group?

They're mainly looking to e-mail, and to be able to share their gaming files.
#14
Empire / Empire on the iPhone
March 28, 2012, 02:45:53 PM
Anyone try plaing Empire with zaTelnet on the iPhone?

BT
Tracy Johnson
Ye olde fashioned text games at: 198.212.189.111








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#15
Empire / Now that "Texting" is Back ...
March 19, 2012, 09:55:48 AM
Since "texting" on hand held devices are all the rage now.  Does this mean users can play Empire on a hand held device?  Does 'telnet' protocol even work on a hand held device?

(Or are the islands too big to display?)

Or is this thought too much like Floogle?
#16
Empire / Version 3.85
January 27, 2011, 09:21:52 PM
Version 3.85 is now online and running on EMPIRE1 and EMPIRE3.

Revision history can be found at:

http://198.212.189.111/rev_hist.txt
#17
Empire / GNU Tools Installed on Empire Machine
October 12, 2010, 10:59:36 AM
Mark Klein's GNU tools have been installed on this machine.

#18
Empire / HP Text Game 'DROID' Refurbished
June 02, 2010, 09:30:58 AM
The HP3000 Contributed Software Library text game 'DROID' was found on this machine to have an invalid set up to game files and was unplayable.

I have since refurbished the user-IDs and the game can now be played by logging into Telnet or VT to:  198.212.189.111

WARNING:  THE GAME ONLY WORKS CORRECTLY ON AN HP TERMINAL EMULATOR.  USING A DEC TERMINAL EMULATOR WILL LOOK MESSED UP.

The log on command is HELLO PLAYER.DROID.

Enter 'PLAY' to begin.  Enter Control-Y to abort.

There are FOUR DROIDS to choose from:

BOTTOM   CLINT   GUN45   and   MOVER

Players may create and modify their own DROIDS with the HP EDITOR if they log in as PLAYER01, PLAYER02, PLAYER03, etc.

The full instructions on how to use DROID are at:   http://198.212.189.111/other_games/DROID.txt   

Tere you can run EDITOR or QUAD to create and modify your own DROID source code.

You can also COPY the four demo DROIDS from the SOURCE group to yours: BOTTOM, CLINT, GUN45 or MOVER. 

Example:

COPY CLINT.SOURCE,myname

There are 3 sample DROID SOURCE files: MOVER, BOTTOM & CLINT.

To run from a PLAYER## logon, enter: RUN DROID.PUB.  Enter as many DROIDS as you can at the prompt.

To avoid display issues run DROID on an 80 character screen.

To protect your Droids, you can add a Password to your user-ID by typing PASSWORD.  There are 99 User-IDs.
#19
In exchange for the advertising statement on Empireclassic (website at 198.212.189.111) with ORBiT SOFTWARE HOLDING AG, the Empire on the HP3000 now has a free license for their ZERODOWNTIME(R) backup module!

Players will no longer be aborted during the backup routine and can continue to play DURING THE BACKUP with the assurance their games will be saved at the synchronization point and shall be fully recoverable in case of hardware failure.

Of course the best feature is that NOT being aborted part.  File integrity is assured even while game files are being accessed.

(Seriously, all it took was the one line statement at the top of the website. If you're aware what HP3000 software costs these days, that is a multi-thousand dollar value!)