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Old August 26th, 2016, 03:52 PM
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Default online play??

I'm starving to play against an person verses the "AI" BUT I'm not comfortable swapping files with folks that I don't know.

Is there a safe respected environment where folks can play SPWWII on an externally hosted server, maybe in the Hot Seat mode or what ever mode would work as long as there is no threat to the user's PCs.

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Default Re: online play??

Recieving the emails can be quite good fun with some of the reports if your opponents a talkative type & is important to set up any rules and decide map & force types or size.
So long as your virus checker is upto date their should be no issue, if you want you could even scan the files individualy.
If really woried run In sandbox mode so it cant access your computer.
Some virus or firewall programs let you do this or I am sure could unload a specific program for free.
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Default Re: online play??

Yep...
Furthermore, if you don't have dedicated anti-virus program, you can always use this Google online virus scanner (uses more than 50, latest-updated, Anti-virus definitions):

https://www.virustotal.com/

Just upload the Zip file and it'll show you the result.
PBEM games are only transferring two files specific to WinSPWW2 anyway (CMT and DAT files, if I recall correctly), so no Windows system files or executables and such thing. If there is, delete it and ask your opponent to resend a clean file.
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Default Re: online play??

I've seen instances where I consistently send two files; CMT and DAT, but then receive two visible files in return but then discover varying numbers of "invisible" files picked up by a security/anti-virus program from an opponent also as part of the packet.

Regards, I still have interest in my original scenario, playing SP on a server where opponents don't exchange files, they play the game in perhaps the hot-seat mode.

Do these environments exist in our community?

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Just keeping my interest in the fore, I'm very interested in playing some opponents (human) where files are not exchanged. With the current options of the game, maybe that represents a hotseat set up or more likely a PBEM where the game/program is running on a server that is accessed remotely. It would be nice also not to allow opponents access to what their opponent is seeing/doing in their turns for obvious reasons.

Can someone with the right intentions make this happen?
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Just keeping my interest in the fore, I'm very interested in playing some opponents (human) where files are not exchanged. With the current options of the game, maybe that represents a hotseat set up or more likely a PBEM where the game/program is running on a server that is accessed remotely. It would be nice also not to allow opponents access to what their opponent is seeing/doing in their turns for obvious reasons.

Can someone with the right intentions make this happen?
It can be done more or less in a semi-simultaneous way via Dropbox... pushing emails with the saves back and forth is indeed a pain. I am up for a PBEM that way... drop me a line.

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