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Freshers' Week
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:13:09 AM »
We now have our 3 divisions confirmed for the Carcassonne Central Divisional Winter League 2018 as shown on my attachment.

This does not, however, mean that the tournament can start, as there are still a few things left for me to set up.

From now until midnight on Friday 30th November we have Freshers' Week, where I am inviting you all to participate in ensuring that everything is up and running well, and that everyone understands the rules and the tactics of the league point scoring system.

Please use this thread, Private messages or the Slack chat room to arrange pre-season friendly games against opponents in any division where you can try out the scoring system, in many cases for the first time.

I would like to ensure that the following criteria are met as much as possible before we start:-

    Everyone has a working JCloisterZone that they are able to use.

    We have tested out the public server and are happy that it is working properly.

    We have reported all crashes (if any) to Farin.

    As many as possible who are playing are able to use their own computer as a game server

    Everyone gets accustomed to the league point scoring system (below)

    Everyone knows how to make a screen shot with the required information and post it to the appropriate thread


League Points

As a result of playing league matches, players gain league points according to the following table:-

Most game points for roads – 1 point
Most game points for cities – 1 point
Most game points for cloisters – 1 point
Most game points for farms – 1 point
Most game points overall (formerly referred to as 'a win') – 1 point
Tying any of the above with opponent – 0.5 points

This means that all matches have 5 points available to be distributed to the two players.


I now invite you all to organise your friendly matches, especially with players in other divisions to your own, and get posting your results to this thread.

In the meantime, I will be constructing the 3 'official' threads that we will be using for the Winter 2018 tournament - one for the Premiership, one for the Championship and one for league 'A'

Please note that pre-season friendly are completely optional, but advisable in many ways. It will also allow us to iron out any problems before the season starts.


Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4138.0
« Last Edit: November 24, 2018, 03:20:14 AM by TheSteveAllen »

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 09:43:32 AM »
What were the requirements to run your pc as host?
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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 09:50:19 AM »
What were the requirements to run your pc as host?

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=778.0

I found this. I don’t know if it helps. Basically set up a game port through your firewall, give your opponent your IP address and port number that you have opened. You run the game locally, they connect remotely.

I did it very easily on Ubuntu. Still can’t get it working on Mac after 2 years.
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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 02:43:23 AM »
Sadly I'm not alloud to do portforwarding... :(

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 03:37:37 AM »
Thanks Steve!

I've attached a short guide I wrote a few years ago explaining the basics to the home network reconfiguring which may be required to host JCZ games from home without using the online server. Hopefully this will help.

If not, I'm always open to questions! :) :(y)
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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 04:53:59 AM »
If anyone in the Premiership (or anyone not involved in testing in the Championship) would like a pre-season try-out of the game to get used to the idea of winning league points, instead of trying to win just the game, I should be able to make myself available in the evenings for this purpose. I can usually be contacted in the Slack chat room.

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 08:37:48 AM »
I downloaded the JCloisterZone file and extracted it, but I can't work out how to run it. I've just got loads of folders of stuff.

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 08:44:33 AM »
I downloaded the JCloisterZone file and extracted it, but I can't work out how to run it. I've just got loads of folders of stuff.

What operating system are you using Jack? This will make a big difference as to what to do next. You need to have Java installed.

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 08:44:43 AM »
Hey Jack.

You just need to run the JCloisterZone.jar file. This is assuming you are running Java on your machine? If not, you can install Java from here: https://www.java.com/en/download/

It may sound like a lot of work, but it's really quite straight forward and I'm sure it'll be worth it when it's running! 8)

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 09:00:04 AM »
Hey Jack.

You just need to run the JCloisterZone.jar file. This is assuming you are running Java on your machine? If not, you can install Java from here: https://www.java.com/en/download/

It may sound like a lot of work, but it's really quite straight forward and I'm sure it'll be worth it when it's running! 8)

OpenJDK is required for Linux, not the one from the oracle site. This works perfectly. (Just in case Jack is running Ubuntu, despite the amount of 'U's in its name). ;D

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2018, 01:02:38 PM »
If there's anybody out there reading this...I'm ready right now for a practice game if you are...yes you there  :yellow-meeple:

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2018, 01:14:07 PM »
I could be persuaded. Give me 10 minutes.

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 01:16:39 PM »
I'm on Slack right now so see you there, Dan

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 01:13:41 AM »
Thanks for the game thodekey!



Interesting how you benefited from my chosen expansion and I benefited from your chosen expansion. 13 gold bars is a personal record though!

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Re: Freshers' Week
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2018, 03:04:44 AM »
You're more than welcome, Dan.
It made me:
1. doubting my choice of expansion
2. persuade me that i need to turn the switch in my head for the scoring mechanism in this new kind of competition
3. i still need a lot of practice
4. enjoy a game of Carcassonne since a long while

So thank you for a game that wasn't dull at all  ;)


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