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Offline alphaone

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[Solved] Stuck in 2.001M
« on: January 19, 2010, 11:48:04 AM »
Hello Everyone,

Man, I hate having to come in here and ask for help but I have no choice. So, I can't seem to be able to install version 3.0.
I downloaded it directly into my AI war folder just like the instructions say and nothing happens. I'm still stuck in version 2.001M. It was then that I stumbled upon this:

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Just to clarify on this topic (though I see you've found the solution already), the zip file inside the outer zip file is not a valid zip file -- it's some sort of special format used by AppLife, the updater component that we use.  Why they gave it a .zip extension I don't know, but it's not really zip (or maybe it's encrypted or something, I really have no clue).  As the text file in the outer zip notes, and as you clearly discovered, simply uploading the outer zip file (the whole package that you download) into the Manual Install button in the updates tab of AI War will handle everything for you with no worries!

Alright, so I now know that the second zip isn't meant to be unzipped. Unfortunately, my in-game updater doesn't seem to work. All it says is:

Error: The server understood the request but is refusing to fulfill it.

I'm sure there is a simple explanation but I just don't see it. I already pre-ordered the expansion so I don't know what the deal is.  

Please help. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 02:27:21 PM by x4000 »

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Re: Stuck in 2.001M
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 11:57:23 AM »
Hey there, sorry for the confusion.

The 3.0 update zip file that you downloaded is just for people who were using 2.300 betas or above, it requires an updater that was not yet present in the version you have.  You'll need to download the full installer package for 3.0, and then you should be good to go -- that file was getting too much traffic on our site, and our web host disabled the file, unfortunately.  We're working on that (just found this out this morning), but in the meantime we have several mirrors with it available.  The full 3.0 installer is what the old pre-2.300 updater would have downloaded anyway, just so you know.  Then after 3.0, it uses a newer, much better, method for the updates.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Stuck in 2.001M
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 02:22:52 PM »
Success!!

Thank you very much. I just started a game and already it looks great! One super easy quick question though just to make sure it isn't a bug of some kind. I noticed on my adjacent planet's intel that it has two perma-cloaked objects. I wasn't aware that the AI used just two perma-mines, even in the very beginning. Just wanted to make sure everything is running correctly.

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Re: Stuck in 2.001M
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 02:27:11 PM »
Excellent, glad that worked!  And, glad you're enjoying it already.

As for the question about the perma-cloaked objects, those are actually wormhole guard posts (if you EMP the planet you can see those, otherwise they die when you destroy their command station).  PermaMines show up as perma-mines, not perma-cloaked.  Good question, though! :)
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Re: [Solved] Stuck in 2.001M
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 03:06:56 PM »
Wow, this really is a whole new game. I'm going to enjoy exploring it again. Thanks again to and all the developers for your hard work in developing it!

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Re: [Solved] Stuck in 2.001M
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 03:20:37 PM »
Our pleasure!  (And, I'm the only programmer/designer on staff -- Phil does all our art, Pablo does all our sound/music, and then I do the rest, aside from the huge contributions from our player community in terms of ideas, feedback, testing, and suggestions).
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