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Jamie_T (895 D)
Mon 07 PM UTC
Notices
The notices on my front page are all jumbled up in a random order. PMs from weeks ago are at the top, and some of my game messages from the past day or two are lower down. Is anyone else noticing this?
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Enriador (1374 D)
Sun 02 AM UTC
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It's time to talk about Scoring
Hello all!

Let's talk about scoring? More specifically, about whether the dreaded Points Per Supply Center (PPSC) scoring should remain an option?
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JECE (1192 D)
Sat 02 PM UTC
Is there a new mobile website?
It looks great, but could I turn it off? I use a BlackBerry Passport, which has a nice big screen and doesn't need it.
77 replies
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Enriador (1374 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Napoleonic Variant, and the lack of neutral centers
I had the honor to play 'Napoleonic' back in the lab (an awful game as Spain by the way). I had a question back then which I ask here and now:

Why there are no neutral supply centers?
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The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
20 Mar 17 UTC
Fixing the Pirates variant
With the new Lab up and running, as discussed in the DiplomacyGames podcast I'm keen to iron out the bugs in Pirates that people hate...
51 replies
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GOD (1786 D Mod (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Balkans 1860 variant
Is it just me, or is Italy way too overpowered?
71 replies
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Sengoku Nagashino Feedback Thread
Hi Sengoku Nagashino players - please deposit your thoughts here for designer digestion as the first round of games resolves.

Please do not directly comment on the situation/players etc. of any active games. Please limit your comments to the variant design itself, as it appears at gamestart. Once a game has completed, it is fair game for analysis, but not before please.
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jason4747 (919 D)
Mon 12 AM UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time Completed"- worth a look
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
By the nice people at WebDip.
Pot: 31,500  - Spring, 1918, Finished - Germany dominates at 17
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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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obsolete Sengoku variant
Hi all, designer of Sengoku here. I would love to get the latest version of Sengoku in use on this system, as it is much more balanced. Found here: http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Sengoku
Even if the DP system, can't be used, the version at http://nairenvorbeck.angelfire.com/ is still better than the one in use currently. Poor Mori needs a fair chance :-) Anyone willing/able to help me get these implemented?
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Devonian (1872 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
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1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
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butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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The Real Wheat (0 D)
Thu 16 Nov UTC
New Maps
I'm super new to the site and I was curious how new maps were made and/or submitted. I noticed a lot of the maps look a bit old and it got me thinking about what it would take to create a higher resolution version of a game map. Are there certain file formats a map must be in or is this all a responsibility for site admins only? Thanks!
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Major Problems (1138 D)
Fri 17 Nov UTC
Imperium Diplomacy
Under the variants, I noticed one called Imperium Diplomacy, but was not able to create a game using this variant. Is it a discontinued variant, or under a different name? It looks like an interesting one, especially the beginning turns.
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
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DemonOverlord (910 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
Vdip colour scheme
Hi, I think vdip would be more successful with a different colour scheme. Also less painful to look at.
ubercacher16 (1262 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
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I think this is much more pleasant then Webdip.
teacon7 (1612 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
what colo(u)r scheme do you propose?

fwiw, I don't mind this one. But no one has ever accused me of having good color coordination skills.
peterlund (1080 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
White is a very boring coloUr scheme! Anything else is better...
Jamie_T (895 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
I like the current vDip colour scheme. It's relaxed and pleasant. Not painful at all. Much better than the horrible light green colour scheme on that other side.
DemonOverlord (910 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
Firstly the other site is grey, this brown is killing me
jason4747 (919 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
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I like the brown. Gives a feel of old maps.... historic feel.
ubercacher16 (1262 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
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@jason, it is literally a old map. :P
jason4747 (919 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
I know, but you could have color shifted but kept it as the brown that unfortunately is not meeting DO's taste.
brainbomb (681 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Hot pink
Rainbows
And anytime you get new msgs there should be bronie emoji
Jamie_T (895 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
^ no
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
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I made a user-setting for the color scheme.
You can (for now) choose between the vDip-brown or the webdip-blue in your settings page (the "Features"-tab).

If some of you can come up with other good CSS-files I can add these as options too...
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Wow Oli, thank you for all the recent changes!
DemonOverlord (910 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
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Oli is a god.
DemonOverlord (910 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Can you please run webdip too, Oli?
GOD (1786 D Mod (B))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
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I like the brown, it's classy
kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
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I'm staying with the brown, but thanks for the option to change.
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Sun 12 Nov UTC
I'm sticking with brown too. More like the original OliDip look.
JECE (1192 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
Oli: Maybe this is another option?
https://web.archive.org/web/20150707112855/http://webdiplo.com/
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
Sun 12 Nov UTC
Nice find JECE.
The wayback machine still has all needed CSS-files.
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Sun 12 Nov UTC
¡Muy bien!
Flame (0 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
I like this. Thank you.
Hirnsaege (2157 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
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semi-related to this:
i've been using my personal stylesheet for vdiplomacy.net to my personal taste and usability. it likely is not perfect at all, but it's tested by myself for some years now and nothing is significantly broken.

I've just quick and dirty published a public version of it on userstyles.org in case someone wants to try it:
https://userstyles.org/styles/151118/vdiplomacy-quick-improvements

You'll need a browser plugin like stylish or (much more recommended now) stylus ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/ for firefox, https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylus/clngdbkpkpeebahjckkjfobafhncgmne for chrome) to install the style, and you need to visit vdiplomacy on the .net domain, not on the .com to work.
Also, you have to download and install the Open Sans Font ( https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/open-sans ) to make if fully work (it still works with Arial if not installed).

generally, it ...
- creates more room on big screens for chat and map areas, going almost full screen width with some elements
- improves typography by changing to a more readable font (Open Sans)
- de-clutters the interface by removing some unnecessary lines, borders, linebreaks, background images, ...
- does not change too much to feel "wrong" - it's still brownish vdiplomacy, just improved in some aspects
- does not tamper with anything than CSS only, so no javascript or html is changed ... this limits some things to be changed, but it guarantees that nothing can break, it just does look different, it never changes any behaviours.
Hirnsaege (2157 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
here's a full screenshot what it actually looks like in a game:
http://www.gestaltungssache.at/stuff/vdip_fullshot2x.png
(you might want to zoom the image to 50%, it's taken on a hidpi screen)
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
Nice. I’m not sure I can/should add this here.
I started some work some time ago to choose between 3 width sizes for the layout.
Hirnsaege (2157 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
@Oli: if you are referring to my hacked css: it's totally allowed to use it if interested.
but if you want to use it, it should be further refined, tested and ironed out and maybe we should find some consesus on specific details ... as indicated, it's just my "make it work for myself quick" styling to streamline things and make use of the room i have available and to see as much as as possible at once.
i.e. my players list in board.php is very reduced and maybe not well usable due to my preferences + limitations to the css-only approach; also i have used a double column layout for the order dropdowns that might not fit for everyone. It is generally somewhat responsive, as widths are flexible with percentages below 1240px screen width (above that, it's max-width-limited to maintain somewhat reasonable line lengths), but there might be flaws in sizes i have never used or tested for myself.


on a sidenote:
Far in the past, i made these templates for the board.php screen, that go far beyond just css restyling, it's a semi-functional html/css/js mockup to discuss some ideas: http://gestaltungssache.at/dip/index2.php
Detailed Description of the ideas: http://forum.webdiplomacy.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1696

There was an attempt last year to coordinate with the webdip developers to try out if some of this could be implemented further down the road into the main branch, but real-life got into the way rather harsh on my side and my time budget went to below zero (it's still unfortunately).
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
The mockup is really great.
Just time was the limiting factor (and I try to stay as close as possible to the original code to avoid problems integrating the webdip code.
But maybe I can add this new layout additionally to our current layout and add changes step by step as I have the time...
I will think about this and maybe have something to experiment with the next few weeks...
byoxygen (804 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Mockup is good but I think that colour is ... I don't like.
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Is there some kind of layout/stylesheet I can download?
I will try to change the order and the layout of the buttons and the elements to match your style, but keep most of the current color/fontstyles.
For the unit-orderplacement I will need to keep the dropdown-menus instead of the buttons, and I do not like the mouse-over-zoom on the smallmap, but the rest I might adapt. More options on this...?
byoxygen (804 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Sounds good.
Hirnsaege (2157 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
@Oli: i'm sending you a PM with downloads etc.


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The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
27 Oct 17 UTC
1066 Tournament
As discussed in episode 23 of the Diplomacy Games podcast I'm thinking of putting together a 1066 tournament. Interested takers?
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rebecca02 (1000 D X)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
locks of hair
Beautiful.
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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Winning
Oli won.
On Imperial Civilization's off-topic thread (link inside), there was a brief stint of Second to Last Person to Post Wins. Now that the thread is closed, Oli won.
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BobRoss (1761 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Variant Tournaments Results & Ranking
As the Variant Tournament thread was getting clogged i thought it'd be a good idea to separate the organisational and ranking part.
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JECE (1192 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Custom phase bug
This might be better in the Mods section, but I thouht I'd post here first to see if other users have any input.

I'm trying to create a new game with a custom phase length. When I select "Custom" from the drop-down menu, nothing happens. However, when I select "2 days, 2 hours", I've given the option to input a phase length. Hopefully this is an easy fix.
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KingCyrus (1669 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
WWII Update Errors
Hello, I am currently in a game of WWII and I was just informed that it has been updated, "fixing" problems with dual coasts. This supposedly means that Palestine now has two coasts. However, I have a fleet in the Red Sea and it can no longer move to Palestine! Please fix?
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RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Replacement Player(s) Needed
I need replacement players game sitters for several games:
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The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
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peterlund (1080 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
I have reported 2 Issues for vdiplomacy to kestasjk/webDiplomacy
Bug 1: "Turn limited vDip games should end after possible retreats" (Issue 261)

Bug/Questions 2; "How does vDip decide who the winner is?" (Issue 262)
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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
25 Oct 17 UTC
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not quite ready, but... SE Asia 800
going to refine Balkans 1860 and Sengoku: Nagashino as needed before trying to implement this one. Thought I would just give y'all a peek behind the curtain. Thoughts welcome! (it has a few known imbalances to address, but it's close.)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2CiokzfWGBhTlU0QTZZNzNrUEU
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Jamie_T (895 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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MAFIA 1 - GAME THREAD
This is the game thread for vDip Mafia, Episode 1

Please DO NOT post in this thread if you are not playing in the Mafia game.
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Flame (0 D)
23 Oct 17 UTC
Austrian question once again!
Please help with testing a map "War of Austrian Succession"
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=51

Fast gunboat.
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Flame (0 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?

http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=43
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Tactics
In year one when you just meeting everyone, maybe there anonymous but for sure you don't know any of them. How do you know who to trust?
They can be lying through their teeth and text doesn't show tone of voice or eye contact so you have no idea. If you believe them they may stab you. If you don't you venture into a DMZ and piss them off. Ask around to others and you get rumors or nothing. This game seems so much better suited to face to face.
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Known World Tournament
Awhile back, kaner proposed a Known World gunboat tournament in which 15 participants would play 15 games, one with each nation. I searched back for the thread, then just decided to start a new one. I want to see if there would be sufficient interest in this to try to get it off the ground.
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