So how does online play work?



  • Does everyone have to mark on their map what their opponents do or what?  I downloaded MapView but it doesn’t seem to have any dice.  If you have to trust your opponent to report dice rolls not only does that involve lots of trust, but it would time consuming to report each roll.



  • yeah …what he said



  • There’s a few ways to get dice for determining battle outcomes

    one is utilizing the Play By Forum capability (PBF) which reports the rolls right in the game thread like this (3 inf attacking 1 inf)

    Rolls: 3@1; Total Hits: 03@1: (5, 4, 5)
    Rolls: 1@2; Total Hits: 01@2: (3)
    Another is a web site that acts a a dice server.  Fill in the screen blanks with numbers and rolls appear on the screen as well as being emailed (and logged if you have a game id).  Another online club like ww.AAMC.net (http://aamc.net/bunker/) uses a screen approach like this that also keeps game records (W-L) and rankings.

    Alot of people use WWW.FROOD.NET for a dice roller too.

    Then there’s also Triple A, a Java program that has a real time inteface as well as a PBEM option, but I am not that informed about Triple A as I don’t have the time to sit and play online like I used to (when there was a CD-Rom and online play was rampant before the dark days of the dice cheat).  Clubs like warclub, Spring1942 and Axis and Allies world club.  I know AAWC still is going strong (http://www.axisandalliesworldclub.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi)

    Welcome to the wonderful world of A&A online gaming!

    Everything the A&A addict needs


  • 2007 AAR League

    To use that in-house dicey Axis Roll showed you, you type ;aaa 3@1; but replace the semi-colons with colons.

    For example,
    ;aaa 3@1;

    but with the colons
    Rolls: 3@1; Total Hits: 03@1: (2, 6, 5)



  • Also, the play boardgames forum has editing/deleting posts disabled, so unscrupulous folks can’t keep replaying their rolls until they get favorable results.  Trust, but verify. 😉



  • Ok … I’ve never done this before either so here it goes…

    Rolls: 12@1 4@2 6@3; Total Hits: 512@1: (5, 3, 4, 2, 5, 2, 1, 4, 6, 3, 6, 5)4@2: (5, 6, 1, 4)6@3: (2, 5, 4, 6, 3, 2)



  • Sweet … now I can actually see what the heck is going on when I look at other people’s game

    Rolls: 13@1; Total Hits: 613@1: (1, 4, 4, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 6, 1, 1, 5, 1)



  • what a lucky roll !



  • let me try this
    Maybe sticky this thread to help new players as well?

    Rolls: 3@1; Total Hits: 03@1: (6, 5, 2)
    Rolls: 5@2; Total Hits: 15@2: (4, 4, 4, 1, 5)
    Rolls: 1@3; Total Hits: 01@3: (6)

    edit: not even electronic dice like me  😢

    edit 2: well just learned, don’t edit after you put in the role  :roll:



  • Rolls: 3@1; Total Hits: 03@1: (4, 6, 5)



  • :aaaaaaa 7@3:



  • Rolls: 3@1; Total Hits: 03@1: (5, 3, 4)



  • 😮
    Just go to TripleA and the program does everything for you. Eveen has a weak AI for beginners to beat up on while you learn the mechanixs of the game. Best Axis and Allies engine on the net! bar none. 😄



  • how do you get it to work with the forum. i have not been able to get it to adsept my moves so i can use the dice roller from the forum or input opponent roles ether. how do you do that?



  • I think you have to download a patched version of TripleA
    it is specially made to auto post to forum

    it posts the moves, gives you “battle score” and even has a screenshot at the end



  • not perfect, but it will work for my end, but what about my opponent’s moves and roles. will he have to use Triple A as well?



  • Yes, for smoothe play, it is best that both of you use tripleA. That way, when you send them your file, they can open it and play their turn, save their turn and send it back to you. Quick, Easy, and Done.
      😄



  • for on forum you need the patched version. can i get a link to it, the link i have brings me to a broken link for down loading the patched version.
    i am having the worst luck with this  :roll:



  • I have Triple A, it does not seem to actually be revised and I haven’t figured out how to load and unload transports.


  • 2007 AAR League

    @Scalenex:

    I have Triple A, it does not seem to actually be revised and I haven’t figured out how to load and unload transports.

    when you go to load new  game

    choose  ˝lhtr incomplete˝

    to load units on tra, you click on them with your left mouse button then click on the sea zone where your transport/s are located, with the left mouse button again



  • Thanks, I’d give you a karma point if I knew how.



  • You need to have a certain amount of post to give karma, I think it’s 100. I guess that’s meant to prevent unscrupulous individuals from signing up with a dozen different names just to blast a bunch of negative karma around, or give themself a bunch of positive. ~ZP



  • Yeah all players have to use the same platform (triplea, abattlemap, etc) for smooth play.

    djensen, founder of this forum, once sugguested a universal format for axis and allies maps.
    I think thats the way to go.

    TripleA is open source. But Abattlemap and Mapview isn’t so that might be hard.



  • @Scalenex:

    Thanks, I’d give you a karma point if I knew how.

    100 post. i hit him up for you  😉



  • For detailed information about play by email (online play) you may want to check the DAAK homepage - it’s completly in english  😉

    DAAK uses ABattlemap as common map program and different online diceys (for each game variant), which work all quite similar to that one

    WWW.FROOD.NET

    Actually we are using that dicey right now for our AAR ADS games.

    However a common map program would be a nice thing.


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