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Old June 2nd, 2020, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: PBEM Fail Problem

Are you sending your pair of files to him compressed (zip, rar whatever)?

If so - what is he using to uncompress the files?. We did have a case a decade or more back where one guy was using some sort of unzip utility that did not properly service zips made by whatever the sender was using. When both used the same freeware zip utility, then end of problem.

If it is some random google app, or the Windows filesystem (which thinks it knows about zip files, and tries to show them as folders... ) rather than a properly designed compression utility like 7zip, winzip etc then that could be the problem.

If you are not sending the files compressed, but as simple email attatchments - then google mail and other email checker things can bork the attatchments. Compress with a real file compression utility, attatch and send.

And email and anti-whatever can still bork your email sending even with properly compressed files. I often have to rename .zip files to .piz when sending to DRG, or use .7z format since every few months or so his ISP's email filtering decides to bounce any email with a zip file, or bounce zips containing EXE inside, or rars and so on. Usually lasts a couple of weeks, then clears. Renaming to .piz worked some time back, now if it gets huffy it seems to bounce those too (is probably now reading the file header, not the extension name) - but .7z format did not seem to be on its watchlist (yet!).
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Default Re: PBEM Fail Problem

I'm attaching the two files straight to gmail, which is what I've been doing in my other games without issue.
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Default Re: PBEM Fail Problem

Try zipping them into a single zipfile and sending as an attatchment then.

Also, try rar format instead of zip.

And if you have an email account with someone else, try sending via that route as well and see if it works then.

Your problem is most likely either a transmission error, or a file handling error (like whatever makes the .new file - highly suspicious!) at the other end.
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Confused Re: PBEM Fail Problem

I'm having trouble assigning a new platoon leader with the W key during deployment in a generated battle. In the saved game attached (slot 004) I can assign P4 to O0, and it becomes O5 as intended. However, if I try to do the same with P3 to Q0, it becomes Q0, and Q1 then turns PL. Any clues?
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The game sometimes does that, there is no way to stop it.

Use the "fix formation leader" function to reset the leader. That is what the function is for, sfter all. I cannot recall if it is available for the free demo game, or is just the extended edition.

And what exactly does this have to do with the thread's topic of PBEM game fail problems? - next time, start a new thread please.
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I'm sorry about that. I thought it was better to solve it with a couple posts. Thanks!
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