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Review/Replay Game option; priority 2

Postby adam3b58 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:07 pm

i would like to be able to review games move by move after they are completed to see what i did wrong, or right. now, i understand that that could take up alot of space, seeing as there are thousands of games, so maybe while the game is still classified as Recently Finished, we could save it to our own hd and then replay it on a player somewhere on this website.

when i say 'move by move', i mean each attack. so i could sit there, hit a play button, and watch the game unfold from the beginning. or advance it forward move by move, or backward. so thered be like a play button (maybe) that would replay the entire game at like 2 seconds per attack (or make that number assignable) and a forward and backward track button for manual scrolling.

i realize this wouldn't be the easiest thing to do, but i for one would love to be able to review a game in real time and analyze it.


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good idea

Postby Shai on Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:31 pm

I think Lack would rather be vacating in Fiji than implementing this one but it could be useful for bragging :)
"Check out game 123XXX and see how i won in 6 turns :) "
that type of bragging...
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Postby AK_iceman on Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:38 pm

Check the to-do list before posting.

Game Log 2.0
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Postby AK_iceman on Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:50 pm

Check the to-do list before posting next time.

Game Log 2.0
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Postby yeti_c on Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:52 pm

Apologies I didn't realise that the extended Log mentioned Replays...

I would be up for attempting to create replays given a "sample" set of Xml to have a look at.

I'm assuming I would have to take a look at GreaseMonkey for this?

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Postby adam3b58 on Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:57 pm

i did, and i think is sufficiently diff from the TC/OP
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Re: [Merged] Replay Option

Postby Phobia on Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:09 pm

yeti_c wrote:Have you ever played Civilization (1 2 3 or 4)?


yes, excellent game

but anyway, would these replays apply to all the old games finished before lack makes this update? cos i dont think that data would be available
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Re: [Merged] Replay Option

Postby yeti_c on Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:19 pm

Phobia wrote:
yeti_c wrote:Have you ever played Civilization (1 2 3 or 4)?


yes, excellent game

but anyway, would these replays apply to all the old games finished before lack makes this update? cos i dont think that data would be available


Correct this would be impossible... would only work once the upgrade to GameLog is available.
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History?

Postby Iliad on Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:45 am

How about, you can watch the game:
when you start history, it shows what each player did, till the point when history started. this could be after the game(seeing how a player won a game, or how maybe looking at his strategies. This could also help secret alliances accusation, as you really can't tell from the game log how many people were at different territories.

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Postby hecter on Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:18 am

I think that would take up massive amounts of space for something that really isn't needed. The game can be slow enough sometimes as it is.
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Postby corner G on Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:20 pm

I think it's to big, and pretty useless.
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Postby RobinJ on Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:30 pm

hecter wrote:I think that would take up massive amounts of space for something that really isn't needed. The game can be slow enough sometimes as it is.


Sorry but I have to agree. Would be nice but not worth the effort
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Flash game replay

Postby magico on Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 pm

Flash game replay would allow watch the game, instead of "reading" it.

Using the map and arrows we could see the game progressing from the start to finish. This would create a nice impact for users reviewing games.
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Postby joeyjordison on Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:40 pm

would be hard. i do think that it would be useful to have a way to record games. maybe a screenshot type thing after each turn? i know that can't be done for all games but is there a programme that will do that for you on your own computer?

i don't know of a good solution but some sort of replay option would be good
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Postby cyberdaniel on Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:43 pm

I'm planing to create a script to allow you to replay games but I'm waiting for lack to release the log update. Then I'll be able to make it work 100% Right now if it would be designed it would have a lot of assumptions.
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Postby magico on Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:42 am

Anyway, if someone wants a replay game flash version, I only need access to a good "log" and to the "map". Then it is easy to develop the flash, for which I am an expert!
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Replay Capability

Postby saadasim on Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:09 am

It would be a nice feature if a player could replay the game from the begnning and see what mistakes they made in order to improve their game.

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Postby yeti_c on Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:15 am

I believe the current situation is that this is impossible as it stands...

But when Log 2.0 comes out which gives a more fine grain of detail to what has happened in the games then it will be possible.

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Game Playback

Postby rabbiton on Sun May 27, 2007 12:37 am

Something that would be cool, in an utterly unnecessary way, would be the ability to play back an entire game, if only in fast forward.

If data storage was an issue, then maybe it would only be an active feature in certain circumstances, such as tournaments.
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Postby AK_iceman on Sun May 27, 2007 12:41 am

A Watch Game option has already been rejected.

But if you check out the thread for Game Log 2.0 on the to-do list, once that is implemented it will be possible to create a script that will play back the game as a movie.
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Postby Iliad on Sun May 27, 2007 4:21 am

AK_iceman wrote:A Watch Game option has already been rejected.

But if you check out the thread for Game Log 2.0 on the to-do list, once that is implemented it will be possible to create a script that will play back the game as a movie.

Yeah I suggested that. Or at least I was one of the people who suggested the Watch game option.
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Suggestion: Instant replay for CC nerds (oh, oh, that's me!)

Postby mushin on Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:28 pm

Maybe I'm just retarded, which my wife says all the time. I'd love to see a way of actually studying a game after it has ended. Since the game log does not record the number of armies on any given country, right now it takes two days worth of coffee, a home-made pentagon-style war room, and a bad case of obsessive compulsive disorder to figure out exactly what happened during a given game. Could there be a way to actually replay a game to review tactics, boneheaded moves, or show your friends why you suspect the dice were possesed by the freaky faun in Pan's Labyrinth during round 6. Damn fauns.
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Re: Suggestion: Instant replay for CC nerds (oh, oh, that's

Postby dominationnation on Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:30 pm

mushin wrote:Maybe I'm just retarded, which my wife says all the time. There should be a way,of actually studying a game after it has ended. Since the game log does not record the number of armies on any given country, right now it takes two days worth of coffee, a home-made pentagon-style war room, and a bad case of obsessive compulsive disorder to figure out exactly what happened during a given game. Could there be a way to actually replay a game to review tactics, boneheaded moves, or show your friends why you suspect the dice were possesed by the freaky faun in Pan's Labyrinth during round 6. Damn fauns.
game log 2.0 is coming out soon an once that happens game replays will be much easier to do.
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Re: Suggestion: Instant replay for CC nerds (oh, oh, that's

Postby wrightfan123 on Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:21 pm

mushin wrote:Maybe I'm just retarded, which my wife says all the time. I'd love to see a way of actually studying a game after it has ended. Since the game log does not record the number of armies on any given country, right now it takes two days worth of coffee, a home-made pentagon-style war room, and a bad case of obsessive compulsive disorder to figure out exactly what happened during a given game. Could there be a way to actually replay a game to review tactics, boneheaded moves, or show your friends why you suspect the dice were possesed by the freaky faun in Pan's Labyrinth during round 6. Damn fauns.


Yes! Fellow nerds MUST unite!
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Re: Suggestion: Instant replay for CC nerds (oh, oh, that's

Postby robbart on Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:34 am

mushin wrote:Maybe I'm just retarded, which my wife says all the time. I'd love to see a way of actually studying a game after it has ended. Since the game log does not record the number of armies on any given country, right now it takes two days worth of coffee, a home-made pentagon-style war room, and a bad case of obsessive compulsive disorder to figure out exactly what happened during a given game. Could there be a way to actually replay a game to review tactics, boneheaded moves, or show your friends why you suspect the dice were possesed by the freaky faun in Pan's Labyrinth during round 6. Damn fauns.


I thought I was the only one whose wife called them retarded! Perhaps there are a few of us after all...

I second this. Not just for the geekiness of it, but it's a great way to study the strategy of the higher ranking officers here at CC.
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