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Richard D. Watts
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Scramble for Empire

Post by Richard D. Watts on Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:36 pm

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT


New game launched to celebrate Agemas 20th year in business!

Scramble for Empire, Agemas new game of imperial Victorian era domination, is now available. The rules can are available as either a download or as a book from the publishers. The game runs by turns either sent by email (PBEM) or via the post (PBM), as the player desires. It has been designed to be fun and fairly easy to play and pits players against each other and against local forces in the various colonies: Google Agema or go straight to www.agema.org.uk for more information!

GORDON SURROUNDED AT KHARTOUM!
GOLD RUSH AT BITTEROOT! INDIANS ATTACK MINERS!
ROYAL NAVY LANDINGS AT BOURLIUK, MARCH ON SEVASTOPOL EXPECTED!
ZULUS ATTACK TRANSVAAL BOERS!
COLUMN AMBUSHED IN KHYBER PASS!
SEPOY MUTINY AT NAGPUR!
BOXERS TAKE NANKING!
NIPPON ATTACKS PORT ARTHUR!

The world, as you can see dear reader, is in utter turmoil, and it's up to chaps such as yourself to put it all right. No good relying on the foreign wallahs, they'll just make bad go to worse. No, you're needed, my boy, so leave the comfort of your London gentleman's club and lead the nation to glory and enlighten the poor misguided natives of the wider world! YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU! Yes, I say, you sir! Yes, you, sitting there! Be a good chap and sign up for this rollicking adventure, and lead your nation to glory and imperial power. You should you know. The Scramble for Empire has begun!

(Please note that this game was developed under the working title Imperial Domination which has however changed to Scramble for Empire. It has been designed to be easy to play, in contrast to our last release Wars of the Roses which is pretty complicated to play!).



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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Jason on Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:16 pm

Tempted, tempted, tempted...now where's my bank balance Smile
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by revvaughan on Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:45 pm

Signed up... cheers study the rules! Ready to get busy and Suspect what Richard will throw at us with this one. lol!
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Kingmaker on Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:31 pm

Oh no you dont....too much to occupy me at the mo but will be interested in feed back from players....


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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by revvaughan on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:16 am

Couldn't stand it... Other than the American Civil War as a isolated period, this era has all my favorites.

Need to clear the schedule and sign up!
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by tek_604 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:48 am

Wasn't sure where to put this but...

Since the release of Scramble For Empire, the agema website no longer displays properly under IE7 (at least not on the 2 machines I've tried it on).

Displays ok in Firefox 2 (man, didn't realise they installed such an old version here at work!).

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Site not displaying properly in IE

Post by Richard D. Watts on Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:53 am

Richard here: checked just now and all appears well on IE7 on our pc's! Firefox fine too... anyone else experience problems looking at the site? As we're not it's a bit difficult for us to fix!!! Another guy reported a problem a few days ago but then checked the site again his end and find it displayed fine, so this is something of an odd mystery. Anyone got any ideas?

Here's hopeing it is just a temporary aberration.... !
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by tek_604 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:21 am

I am getting red X's over most of the site, and it makes it very difficult to use Sad

I believe the problem lies in a missing file on the server, namely:

_wp_scripts/blank.gif

This file is certainly not on the server.

HTH
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by revvaughan on Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:36 pm

Had, and still do, the same problem here as well Richard. It is the graphics that are loading, and then the x is loading on top of them or obscuring them. It looks as though there are two web pages trying to come up at the same time.

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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by miky on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:29 pm

I have the same problem with IE7
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:20 am

yes me too no matter what version of IE I use.


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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Richard D. Watts on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:24 am

Have just uploaded the entire site after fixing a few possible problems.

Groan, the main problem here is both IE and Firefox display the site perfectly on work computers here!!!

Here's a suggestion... if it doesn't display properly, either try Googling the site (type Agema) and click on Agema and see if that works, or alternatively try hitting 'reload' (Ctrl + R). In the past my computer has loaded the old site after I bookmarked it, but when I reloaded in Firefox the new site appeared instead(!).

It might therefore be a problem if you've visited the site before, for some reason, and the old 'image' of the site is displayed? Dunno. But this is a tad annoying!!

Please let me know if the problem still persists, mucho gracios!





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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by tek_604 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:40 pm

Richard

Its still broken, red X's everywhere (even after trying your suggestions).

http://agema.org.uk/_wp_scripts/blank.gif

is still missing, and causing the red X's. Although why this would affect IE and not Firefox, I do not know...
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:37 pm

Yep that file is missing it is causing the red x's every where, it is either not needed, or is missing, I suggest not needed as blank.gif is not a real piccy


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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Richard D. Watts on Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:03 pm

Hello everyone! Just deleted the entire website on the server and uploaded it again, which will hopefully finally get around the problem (as of 10th January, at 1 pm).

Please report in to Agema if the problem hasn't gone away for you, thanks. Another post here would do fine! In fact if it does go away please post so we know (Agema office pc still showing everything to be working fine, but Terry/Toppers reckons this is because of files held locally on the machine?).

Thanks for your help, guys!
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:30 pm

Sorted Richard all hunky dory now cheers


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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by count-de-monet on Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:51 pm

works for me now

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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by miky on Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:59 pm

Yes it's ok !
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by revvaughan on Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:07 am

Looks great... If we would leave him alone he would get Game VII back to me. lol!
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by john_tindall@mlc.com.au on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:47 am

Hi revvaughan - please see PM from me. Wink
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by revvaughan on Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:10 am

I have responded to your message... Good luck with the choice.

For all who have not signed up for SFE... The game looks very interesting to play and I believe that it will be a hit very quickly.

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Scramble For Empire

Post by nazareth on Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:52 pm

Yep, broke down and joined myself. Rules look good and I'm ready to start. This is going to be very interesting.
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by john_tindall@mlc.com.au on Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:15 am

Welcome to the Scramblers, Nazareth.

Interesting Avatar - what's the background story?

Cheers

John
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Re: Scramble for Empire

Post by nazareth on Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:53 pm

Hi John,

Caradoc Bloodborn, Lord of the Scarlet Cloaks, in service to the Emperor, Midgard! After much searching found this avatar I most associated with my character.

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