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Wired AoC bug

Postby Lancelot5 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:27 am

Today i was able in P2S game to age up to stone few seconds after game started because it only costs me 600 food. I dunno how that happend maybe its because i installed EmpireEarth for Gameranger and used there the Alpha package for installing the game. But i installed it on an other location so i dunno how that happend.

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Re: Wired AoC bug

Postby [-Ts-] Tricky » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:49 pm

not sure about aoc gr dunno why you would want to play aoc on gr :s i would uninstall aoc gr aint like there is many games for aoc there
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Re: Wired AoC bug

Postby lightnessking. » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:00 pm

[-Ts-] Tricky wrote:not sure about aoc gr dunno why you would want to play aoc on gr :s i would uninstall aoc gr aint like there is many games for aoc there

Read again what he said, if you still conclude he plays AoC on gameranger, read it again lol. (Continue untill you get the point that he didn't play AoC on gameranger.)

I talked to lancelot, and my only guess that epoching costs 600 food is because GR 1.5 patch has 4 types of game variants in it. Maybe one of them is created so that epoching to stone cost 600 food. If you install 1.5 it asks you if you play AoC (if you do you check the box, if not leave it blanc.) and most likely lance forgot to check this box.

Again, it's my only guess, I haven't seen this bug before.
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Re: Wired AoC bug

Postby Omega » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:09 pm

It's because the AoC is linked to the GR EE. Even if you just want to play EEC on GR and AoC on lobby, you need a completely separate GR EE for reliable no-bug playing of AoC.
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Re: Wired AoC bug

Postby Ghost » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Basically if you want both you have to:

1. Uninstall everything
3. Copy your new, virgin EE folder to a different spot, then use the copy you just made for any GR stuff (make sure you apply GR patches to the copy, not the original)
4. Update original folder to then to 2.0, then use the original folder for lobby
5. Install AoC, which is used for lobby
6. Apply all lobby patches, auto-update should still work

As for the bug itself, this has to do with AoC inherting data from EE. These are really easy to spot when you use mods/patches for either/both games and they're done incorrectly or applied incorrectly.
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