HOST 999

(Experimental 999 ship Host)

Warning: Many addons will not work with this version of host.
(The do not know how to handle a ship data file with more than 500 ships.)


Download Area:

Dec 26, 1999

HOST 999: V 3.22.026.010 Can handle up to 999 ships. ***(Dec 26, 1999)***

PLANETS.EXE 3.03: Able to handle 999 ships and read custom data files from the command line path you give it.

Expand Program: Used to expand REG.KE_ and SCRAM21.OL_ to REG.KEY and SCRAM21.OLE

UNPACK 3.03: Able to unpack up to 999 ships

MAKETURN 3.03 Able to make a TRN file that contains 999 ships

Winplan version 3.52.018: This version is able to handle up to 999 ships.

Advanced VCR Host 999 Version

VGA Plus Host 999 Version

AKR and The Gambler By Darksoft

 


PLANETS.EXE

Version 3.03 fixes an array index that was out of bounds that would cause planet ghosting at random.

To use this program you must install the shareware version for DOS and then drop this PLANETS.EXE in place.

This new version is able to handle up to 999 ships. It will also read custom data files (xyplan.dat, hullspec.dat, truehull.dat, beamspec.dat, torpspec.dat) if they are found at the command line path.

This PLANETS.EXE is a registered program and requires a valid REG.KEY and SCRAM21.OLE file. These two files can be found in the registered winplan directory. The valid REG.KEY and SCRAM21.OLE files must be placed in the same dirctory as PLANETS.EXE file.

If you have registered winplan disks, but you currently do not have winplan installed you can do the following to install your reg key from the disks to the planets.exe directory.

Copy scram21.ol_ and reg.ke_ from floppy 1 to your hard drive. Use the EXPAND.EXE program to decompress the files.

expand scram21.ol_ scram21.ole
expand reg.ke_ reg.key

If you have registered winplan disks, but you currently do not have winplan installed you can do the following to install your reg key from the disks to the planets.exe directory.

Copy scram21.ol_ and reg.ke_ from floppy 1 to your hard drive. Use the EXPAND.EXE program to decompress the files.

expand scram21.ol_ scram21.ole
expand reg.ke_ reg.key

You will also need to download and place the new UNPACK.EXE and new MAKETURN.EXE into the PLANETS.EXE directory.


WINPLAN.EXE

This new version is able to handle RST files that have up to 999 ships. It generates TRN files that have up to 999 ships. It should be able to handle both normal 500 ship host games and the new 999 ship host games equally as well. To install this registered file just download and unzip the WINPLAN.EXE file into your winplan directory.


HOST.EXE

This version of HOST.EXE will allow players to build up to 999 ships. The priority build points are not used until there are at least 950 ships in the game. To use this new host just drop it into your host directory. You should be able to just drop this into an already running game and as long as the players switch to the new versions of WINPLAN.EXE or PLANETS.EXE everything should continue without any problems. Be sure to back up your host side game data files just to be safe.