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JOIN: Imperial Diplomacy II - 3 more Players!
JOIN: Imperial Diplomacy II - 3 more Players!
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
10 Feb 18 UTC
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RSS feed for Notifications (discussion)
Hi everyone.
Don't miss PMs or game-notifications with your personal RSS-feed.
In your settings-page you can create a unique link that updates with your "Notices"-tab on your homescreen.

Feel free to post ideas for improvements or suggestions.
What's your favorite RSS-client for your platform of choice?
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Sky_Hopper (825 D)
02 Apr 18 UTC
Testing a possible new variant
I've made a simple Diplomacy variant, but I haven't tested it. Would this be the place to (perhaps) gain some testers?
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sarmstro (973 D)
03 Apr 18 UTC
Noob question
Hi, long time dipper, first time vdipper. Is it possible to enter orders using an android phone, or do I have to wait to get in front of a PC? The orders field just says "loading order" and nothing else happens.

Apologies for the stupid question, and hello!
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Battalion (1910 D)
29 Mar 18 UTC
Bot wars
I've been wondering how well you could write a script to play gunboat diplomacy. Probably not very well (at least to begin with!), but it would be fun to try. I don't really have the time to do this properly right now, but I'm interested to know if it has been done before, or whether anyone would be keen to try at some point in the future.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
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[Upcoming] Renaissance: 1453
Hail diplomats! I wanted to share a very small project I have been working on. Soon we will have the chance to play 'Renaissance: 1453'!
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The Real Wheat (0 D)
29 Mar 18 UTC
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Issue with South American Supremacy Map
Hey, I'm getting ready to start a game with some friends using the South American Supremacy map. It appears the map is starting with a fleet in Bogata, which is a landlocked territory. the variant homepage lists Bogata as starting with an army. Is there is a good way to correct this? Thanks!
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The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
vDip Google Map...
Where is it again? I tried finding it referenced in old forum threads but as search is non-existent, lucked out.
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The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
22 Mar 18 UTC
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Forum search idea
Cam the awesome guys that know techie stuff add some functionality to the forum so you can search?
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jason4747 (819 D)
21 Mar 18 UTC
What happened to the U.S. of Insanity?
Draw?
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Woodruff (1000 D)
22 Mar 18 UTC
Map Markings
I apologize if this is a repeat question or if it's found somewhere obvious, but I'm brand new to vDiplomacy and I can't seem to find what the difference is between the two types of what I believe are SC markings on the Bye Bye Federalism map.

Can someone help me?
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March Madness discussion
Let's have a discussion/argument about this year's tournament.
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Pretz (971 D)
20 Mar 18 UTC
Option to play a variant with fewer than the max number of players?
Hello all,

I and two of my friends love playing 3 player diplo games together. Having gone through the different 3 player maps, I'm wondering if there is a way to play on some of the larger variants, but with just 3 people? For instance, I'd love it if we could play a 3 player game on Fall of the American Empire IV.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
15 Mar 18 UTC
Which variant would you like seeing on vDiplomacy?
Is there a variant that you really want to play, but isn't available here yet?

I have done work on half a dozen variants and I would like to pick something else. What's your favorite?
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G-Man (2290 D)
17 Mar 18 UTC
Policy For Site Unavailability/Glitch
What do you mods think about having some kind of policy posted to address when the site goes down or is not functional in the future? You have chosen to cancel the 1st game of Divided States over this, but the last time I was involved in a game that had this happen, the last phase was replayed. So currently, the response isn't consistent.
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WWII Tournament REPLACEMENT NEEDED
^^^

Go to the WWII Tournament thread for details. First come, first served.
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JECE (1184 D)
04 Mar 18 UTC
Join Team Iberia in the 2018 webDiplomacy World Cup
Iberia came 3rd in 2010, 2nd in 2012 and was absent from the 2016 edition. We're late to the party, but hopefully we can pull together quickly enough to register our team before sign-ups close. Are you ready?
The tournament is getting organized now:
http://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=298
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
03 Mar 18 UTC
[Poll] Balkan Gambit
If you are playing Austria and doing a Balkan Gambit, what orders do you give to Army Vienna?

https://strawpoll.com/redwyz6b
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Grahamso1 (1475 D)
01 Mar 18 UTC
“Resigning” from a game
I would never want to do this but what does it mean when I see a player “resigned” from a game
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tobi1 (1782 D Mod (S) (B))
03 Feb 18 UTC
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Improvement suggestions?
I am looking to give some love to my main coding contributions to vdip, namely the interactive map and the TSR in Colonial Diplomacy. Do you have any wishes, improvement suggestions, issues or bug reports with these implementations?
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
25 Feb 18 UTC
[Classic] Tuscan Opening
Hello guys! I wrote an article on webDiplomacy.net Forum about a "Tuscan Opening" that I will transcribe here for those who aren't members of webDip. I hope you enjoy it!
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Feb 18 UTC
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New mega-variant: Divided states....
Here comes our largest variant ever: Divided States.
A variant for 50 players!! With 693 territories (270 land, 236 coast, and 187 sea territories).
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Anon (?? D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
Western World 901 Bug?
I am in a gunboat and when I try to see the past orders it tells me there is a bug.

http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33658
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Argentinean Empire (1270 D)
23 Jan 18 UTC
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Prove your historical knowledge!
Since some discrepancies arose from the Winning thread, (what else is new?) here we go. We start with a question, and the person that correctly answers it posts a question of their own, and it continues.
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michael_b (952 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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ubercacher16 (1309 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
There are lots of home SC's that are adjacent, are you worried about that?
michael_b (952 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Yes! thanks for mentioning that. I also realized that. I think I might change that a little. But the main thing that it forces players to do is to communicate.
ubercacher16 (1309 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Yes, it does. I guess that is a plus, unless you get players who just don't communicate.
michael_b (952 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
yeah. gunboat lol!
michael_b (952 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I have playtested and finalised my variant:

goo.gl/sSCsgf

Would someone be willing to help me implement it? I am willing to do as much of the work as I can but I haven't done it before.
Tristan (1575 D (B))
03 Sep 17 UTC
I think variants are uploaded here: http://lab.diplomail.ru/
then come across to this site, but I'm not entirely sure how the system works since I'm not an admin
michael_b (952 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Made an account and posted in the forum there. Seems to have a similar interface to here and I cant upload anything.
michael_b (952 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
https://imgur.com/a/pMVnN

I tried to make USA and canada less "adjacent"
Vauban (996 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I tried to sign up on this website multiple times but each time I never get the confirmation email
ubercacher16 (1309 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
The finished product looks pretty awesome.
ubercacher16 (1309 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Well not quite finished but still.
Technostar (1499 D (B))
03 Sep 17 UTC
Nice work! It looks like it will be a lot of fun to play, and I'll be eager to get a game of it started once it's added to the map pool.

Just a few aesthetic things:
Perhaps you could color in some more of that neutral territory to make it closer to the look of 1937. Places like Juneau, British Colombia, NC Canada, most of Australia, large parts of Africa, and the Caucuses can be colored in without affecting gameplay.

Also, the SC for Texas is in Louisiana, Madrid is on the coast instead of in the center of Spain, and Qatar's is in the UAE.

Gameplay wise, the map looks excellent.
Great job, coming along well. I do feel though that Germany isn't as strong as it should be based on history. Could you set the game 1 year later (1938) after Austria has been absorbed in the Anchluss?
michael_b (952 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
@Vauban - It appeared in my spam, try that.

@ubercatcher - Thanks! I think I close to being done. But it needds to look less messy. Ill see if I can redo the whole thing on a canvas 3x the size to fit in the text.

@Technistar. Texas is bigger so I chose that. I would love it if you could tell me what you mean about coloring in the neutral SCs! :D

@TheAmbassador - I thought about that (austria being German)! But I still wonder if that can cripple Italy.
michael_b (952 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Also Ambassador, unless everyone attacks her, I can see Germany getting 4 or 5 builds in year 1 effortlessly.
Yeah, I'm just trying to also provide balance to the colonial powers, particularly England, who tend to dominate these style of maps. As Germany lost its colonial possessions after WW1 its in a very limited starting position. I guess I'm also trying to ideally see a map that is more historically accurate with the Germans already ramping up their military in the lead up to WW2, while appeasing powers (England and France) and the Soviets (as Stalin actually trusted Hitler) were slow to the party. Ditto America due to their isolationist policies.

But its your variant, so feel free to do with it what you think is best.
Technostar (1499 D (B))
04 Sep 17 UTC
I was talking about the land territory without supply centers. Though if you wish to also have some neutral centers colored in, you can do what South American Supremacy did and have some centers with a neutral box around them but the rest of the land colored in. This is what I plan to do for my Divided States map.
d-ice (2016 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Hey hivemind,
I'm not very interested in setting up a web server to test bug fixes, but I don't mind doing the programming. So is there anyone in here who has the test server set up and would like to help out? Or is there another place to do the tests? I'm trying to fix a bug in the Classic Fog of War variant...
Technostar (1499 D (B))
09 Sep 17 UTC
Hey Michael, have you had any luck getting your variant on a lab for testing and development?
michael_b (952 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
Hello Techno, not yet. I was playing on a Band Tour so I haven't checked in in a while. Hopefully I can get someone on labdip.ru.
michael_b (952 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
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First game on A World at War (f2f) ends with a 5 way draw after USSR places draw vote due a a 4-way effort against her. Draw between:
USSR, Nazi Germany, USA, Brazil and Thailand.

https://imgur.com/a/sBnrQ

End Results: (Spring 1964)
Soviet Union - 34 Supply Centers
United States - 32 Supply Centers
Nazi Germany - 28 Supply Centers
Thailand - 19 Supply Centers
Brazil - 13 Supply Centers

Basic Summary:

1937-1940:

Russia gets 8 builds in year one and has the highest SC count for the entire game, even after her peak at (40 SCs) in which her decline almost allowed the USA to overtake her.
New diplomacy player played China and was immediately carved up by USSR+Japan.

Alliances:
Germany+Russia+England
England+Turkey
Brazil+USA+Mexico+Thailand


1940-1950

Japan gets demolished by Russia and Thailand. Thailand was able to expand without obstruction due to the Soviet+German stab on England.
Italy and French remained at war until it got them both killed by Nazi Germany.
Turkey succumbed to the Russian flood.
US convinces Brazil to stab Mexico with him and it goes really well.

Remaining Players:

Russia - 35 SCs
Germany - 24 SCs
USA - 23 SCs
Brazil - 13 SCs
Thailand - 12 SCs
England - 12 SCs
Turkey - 4 SCs
France - 2 SCs
Italy - 1 SCs
Mexico - 1 SCs
michael_b (952 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
Hello again everyone, I have made the final adjustments and here is my final product:
https://imgur.com/a/WhKDv

If anyone can help me implement this, it would be truly appreciate. Thanks all.
michael_b (952 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
Correction:
https://imgur.com/a/GvNQK
Technostar (1499 D (B))
14 Sep 17 UTC
I'd suggest you PM the admin over on lab.diplomail.ru about it. Send him the map files (including the color map that PHP uses to identify provinces), though he may ask for more. I'm not entirely sure myself and I'll be doing the same in a couple of weeks.
Technostar (1499 D (B))
14 Sep 17 UTC
The admin is Flame, btw.
Technostar (1499 D (B))
11 Feb 18 UTC
Update:
I have taken the liberty of adapting this variant for vDiplomacy. I kept most things the same, though I changed a few territory names around slightly and clarified a few things on the map. The adaptation did not take long, especially when compared to Divided States, so I'll get the variant over on lab.diplomail.ru to ensure that nothing is missing (such as a skipped adjacency or supply-center). The variant should be ready to go online here in a few weeks.

Starting map (without units):
https://i.imgur.com/cuOAIjp.png

65 SCs to solo (out of 129)
Technostar (1499 D (B))
11 Feb 18 UTC
You can join the test game at:
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=72


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Halt (1276 D)
10 Feb 18 UTC
Can't send press during build phase?
Hi, during one of my games, I seem to not be able to send press during build phase? I have been away from the site for a few years, so is this a new feature/rule I'm unaware of or is there something wrong with the game I'm in?

gameID=33649
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Email notifications?
Does vDiplomacy not have an option to send email notifications upon important game events?

I just recently set up a game, then came back to check on it a couple days later only to find that I'd NMR'd it without even knowing. I couldn't find anything in my email, even in Spam or Trash.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
07 Feb 18 UTC
WTA vs Draw-Disvaluated Scoring
What about adding Draw-Disvaluated Scoring to vDip?

It's a mix of Calhamer Scoring (aka Winner-Takes-All) with Draw-Zero Scoring, and has the fortunate effect of pushing players towards a solo unless a draw is absolutely necessary. Solos work like in WTA, but draws are different.
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Grahamso1 (1475 D)
05 Feb 18 UTC
PPSC vs SoS
I couldn’t find the answer in Help.
I know PPSC means in a solo the points are allocated based on supply centre count while in a draw it reverts to an equal split of points like DSS/WTA
For SoS over on WebDip, in a draw the points are allocated on a sum of Squares principle. But Help section doesn’t say what happens in a solo. Same method or reverts to winner takes all? I’m assuming SoS whether draw or solo but checking
Thanks
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Technostar (1499 D (B))
03 Sep 17 UTC
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"Divided States" - New variant in progress
"Divided States" is a variant where every US state is a country. I am looking for advice about it. See reply for details.
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