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    Empiriana

    Hey SD, sorry I missed your email, life has been extremely hectic this last year (in a good way at least). I'm determined to bring Emp back online eventually such that it can stay up on a continuous basis. All materials and the most recent player database image is still intact, it just hasn't...
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    Empiriana

    Hello all, I post today with great great sadness, to let you all know that Beamer passed away last Wednesday. He was an awesome friend who went through tons and tons of effort and ordeals with me to create of Empiriana. He had a great passion for Empiriana, the chance to build a game the...
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    Empiriana

    Hey guys, yeah sorry about that. The last month or so I've had several out of town trips and much work conspire to keep me away from further work on the server. Time should open up in the next week or two and I'll tackle those periodic server crashes. I will try to keep a closer eye on the...
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    Empiriana

    In need of a bit of dusting and cleaning, but otherwise the dungeon is in great condition and running nicely with the new Linux server.
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    Calling All Yserbians!!!

    Dammit, I should have recognized that. From that picture it looked like a 2 seater and I couldn't figure out what 2 seater it could be with that cowling design. Arrow's are fantastic planes. I used to fly an Archer III and always wished I could find a good Arrow. They are pretty uncommon...
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    Calling All Yserbians!!!

    Me too. One of these days it will appear again on the internet. I still have the server/character database backed up inside a nice stasis spell waiting for someday when I have the time to finish porting the server to linux.
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    Calling All Yserbians!!!

    By golly, it's great to see that more than just a few people remember this game. That was ages ago back in the golden age of computer games. Cheers fellow adventurers. Slo, what aircraft is that? I'll be damned but I can figure out what it is. 2 seat? The only thing I can ID in that photo...
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    INN-vasion Reunion?

    Just had to throw in a quick post to say that including "aftershock Max" makes this ancient poll full of win.
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    Empiriana

    If it ever comes down to that, we'll open the source rather than have it disappear for good. However, in this day and age, the original codebase is quite tricky to host. It was originally developed over 15 years ago for Windows NT 3.51 with many obsolete technologies and API's. It's no...
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    Empiriana

    Also, we've setup a Twitter account where you can find the latest news on the status of Empiriana. We'll be sure to keep the Twitter up to date with any important information for those who want to revisit Empiriana as we work to update the web site. http://twitter.com/empiriana
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    Empiriana

    Yes, the Empiriana server is back online at last. I've been meaning to get that back up and running for a while and finally it worked out that I both remembered and had some time to take care of it. All the old accounts, characters, high scores, etc. are exactly as they were when it went...
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    Yserbius Online Update

    Posts is one of those gray areas. Since we can't find it in the offline ys, if anyone has any screen shots of the posts or the Hall or Heros from the Guild Hall to share, that would be fantastic. The only thing holding us back on that is remembering what it looked like and how it worked. Best...
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    Recreating Yserbius, TNT (The Next Thread)

    I have no desire to rekindle this thread, but I came across this pretty interesting post supposedly by Ken Williams over on the Sierra site in response to queries by the FauxInn project http://www.sierragamers.com/bbs/BBSTopicPage.asp/t/3538/p/1 It seems relevant so figured I'd add it to the...
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    Time to start a little project fight

    Empiriana was most certainly not part of a Yserbius recreation project. Though if it was, it would be the most complete by far as it is about 6 times larger than all the Ys series combined as has significantly more functionality. Being compared to Yserbius is a compliment, but they are...
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    Programmer interested in recreating Yserbius/Twinion

    There is no technical reason you could not roll up all 3 games into one. But there may be game play issues. By the time your character gets to Cawdore it will be way off the difficulty curve in terms of level and skills. While it still may be fun, it won't be the same as the original play...
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    Programmer interested in recreating Yserbius/Twinion

    Glad to see other interested folks! I'd stay away from UDP. Yserbius doesn't need the latency benefits of UDP and so would be easier to forgo creating your own reliable UDP implementation. Its pretty hard to make one of those that outperforms the decades of refinement TCP has incorporated...
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    Online Version Update

    Well, nothing besides all the stuff not in there yet. :wink: Best Regards, Macros
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    Online Version Update

    Well, whether it's free or not doesn't really matter. If there are development issues they need to be sorted out sooner rather than later. Performance will be bound by JVM not browser. Since all browsers on a system will be using the same JVM (unless someone goes out of there way to change...
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    Online Version Update

    Well, I just wondered if you had tried it before expressing concern over the choice of language. It sounds like you did try it some, but not that much? If there were performance issues, I expect you would have noticed those immediately. Best Regards, Macros
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    Online Version Update

    Fair enough. As with any language there are good and bad ways to use it. There is nothing performance prohibitive in the design of the Java language, but there are many ways to use it improperly, with poor results as you've noticed. There are some blazingly fast java games I've seen. They...
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