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Old July 21st, 2007, 07:08 AM

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Default PBEM hosts - LlamaServer can automate your games

(I meant to post this ages and ages ago)

[Summary: I have an automated server which can run PBEM games by itself, and I'd be very happy for it to run other people's games as well - you can still administer the game through the website]

I've written a program called the LlamaServer, which is designed to automate PBEM games.

Basically it checks its e-mail every five minutes. If it has received an e-mail, it checks if any of the attachments are 2h files. If they are, it downloads them and gets Dominions to verify them, which also gives information on what game they're for. It then copies them to the correct directory, and records that that player's submitted their turn. It also sends a confirmation e-mail back to the player (and if there are any problems it sends an error message back explaining the problem). It also hosts automatically and sends out the files itself.

It has a status webpage - www.llamaserver.net - please take a look. Each game also has an "admin options" page - this allows you to do all the normal adminy things like postponing hostings, change the hosting interval and so on.

Anyway, the thing has a pretty big capacity I think, so I'd be more than happy to have it run other people's games. It would be nice if it saved people some time. All I need is the ftherlnd file and a list of players and e-mail addresses. You can still run the game yourself as the game admin.


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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:13 PM
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Excellent work LlamaBeast
Are you listed in the stickied server post?
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