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Pang

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:13:00

One of the most requested things people ask me to work on is the inability to share ops between different hosting sites. Aponic is usually the one bringing it up :p

To solve this, we added a new system to allow for op sharing between clans from the game. The way it works is as follows:

- On the clan admin page, you will see you have an API key for your clan now. Copy it!
- Go into your hosting site of choice and create a dummy user. Enter the clan's API key into this account in the profile section. You may want to give the account some kind of name like "Spyop Uploader" or "Allied Ops". This is the same sort of API key that each player has, so it goes in the same field (Private menu -> Edit Profile and enter it in the field "EE API Key" on Boxcar).
- Log into your country and go to your clan admin page. You will see there is a section near the bottom of the page where you can send shared op requests to other clans. Send requests to clans you want to share ops with but use other hosting sites than your clan. If you are on the same hosting site, please use the "shared ops" features offered by those sites rather than the ingame system (so it saves us on bandwidth :-)).
- Have the other clan accept the pact on their clan admin page and then you will have op sharing enabled!
- Whenever a spy op (Spy, Ally op and Market op) is uploaded to your alliance's hosting site it will also be uploaded to your ally's hosting site. The individual user still has to turn on auto uploading, so if the user turns his auto-uploading off within his account, none of his spyops will be uploaded to the ally's site either.

This does not impact self-uploaded ops (advisor, market page and allies page) and is meant to be something used to help tags coordinate their war efforts.

This is a pretty benign system, so I've rolled it out with limited testing in Boxcar only. It required NO change on Boxcar to make it work, so I believe all the other hosting sites should likely not require any changes either. I added several new fields as well so hosting site owners can deal with these uploads in a special way, if they want.

These new GET fields/updated GET fields are:
shared_op = 1 //shared ops will always come with "shared_op=1"
destination_tag = the tag who is being given the op
uploader_tag = the tag of the country who performed the op
player_cnum = target country
uploader_cnum = 0 //always 0 for shared ops, so you can't tell who is online
player_site_id = the clan's api key //this is the same length and style as the normal user API keys, and is in the same field

Everything else works the exact same way and is backward compatible :)

Please let me know if there are any questions or bugs in the code!

Edited By: qzjul on Oct 2nd 2013, 19:11:34
See Original Post
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Pang

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:13:29

Oh and this is only for Alliance and FFA.
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qzjul

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:16:14

Should be useful :) good stuff :)
Finally did the signature thing.

galleri

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:24:03

Rawr! More for the walling!! :P
Good job.

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ninong
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i sure hope this galleri person isn't anoniem on drag *cringes*

Chaoswind

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:28:01

yay
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Detmer

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:29:01

Out of curiosity, can this be cancelled once accepted? Does it need to be reupped every round?

Pang

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:45:12

You can cancel them at any time and they are unique to tags, so yes... you must reshare your ops every round :)
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Pang

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:48:28

Does someone want to help distill this into a news item/blog post to go on the front page? :p

I need to get ready to go out tonight :-/
thx
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locket

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:52:35

You can now share ops though EE with a new change brought to you by Locket! (theres your blog post Pang)

Detmer

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Jun 11th 2011, 20:57:58

We have added a new feature that allows clans (Alliance and FFA servers) which use different clan hosting services to share spy ops automatically. The clan administrator is able to access this feature through the clan page in-game. For more information you can read the announcement found here: <a href="http://forums.earthempires.com/...-ops-through-ee">

Marshal

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Jun 11th 2011, 21:14:26

at least some alliances *cough* im.....*cough* leaders should stop whining.

doubt same thing will be added to some non-boxcar sites like lks, etc. ghq might get this added.
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QM Diver

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Jun 11th 2011, 21:25:38

go on the front page?
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Speaking of this, Sorry to go off topic a tad...


Ermm, I just had to mention this, The dude that shot those high powered people in AZ. is really blowin my stupendous mood when I keep seeing that article when logging into EE. Please find other cool and groovy things to add there?

Thanks,

Love yer show!


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I'd much rather see ANYthing else there...
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Marshal

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Jun 11th 2011, 21:40:36

qz was supposed to change it loooooooong ago but he claims that he has forgot his blog pass.
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ninong

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Jun 12th 2011, 0:36:01

hai this is my first post
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Z

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Jun 12th 2011, 5:07:36

Works for me!

geos

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Jun 12th 2011, 11:31:00

Sounds good.

Pang

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Jun 12th 2011, 13:03:20

Originally posted by Marshal:
at least some alliances *cough* im.....*cough* leaders should stop whining.

doubt same thing will be added to some non-boxcar sites like lks, etc. ghq might get this added.


any alliance which has implemented the normal auto-uploading will automatically have this new system work. there is no work required for hosting sites, which is why i pushed it live without priming the hosting sites first :p
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Pang

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Jun 12th 2011, 13:07:20

and thx for the blurb detmer :)
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lenshark

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Jun 12th 2011, 14:01:06

i didn't read it all but nice! :)

Marshal

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Jun 12th 2011, 20:40:16

now we should see less whinings on warchats when coalition tags use separate sites. they'll find some new thing to whine after a while.
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ELKronos: Patty is more hairy.

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iZarcon

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Jun 14th 2011, 8:33:04

Originally posted by Marshal:

doubt same thing will be added to some non-boxcar sites like lks, etc. ghq might get this added.


why do you doubt that LKS will get this 'added' ? we were the first site (other than boxcar) to allow auto-ops. boxcar was first, as it always will be, because that is the easiest testing ground.
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iZarcon

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Jun 14th 2011, 8:33:53

i plan on coding it into the embassy so the fa/etc can just change our API code there. better than having to update a dummy account all the time
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qzjul

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Jun 14th 2011, 17:46:48

I don't think i actually need to code anything for it to work though...
Finally did the signature thing.

koonfasa

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Jun 15th 2011, 8:25:47

hey QZ, thanks for fixing that status tidier.
I prefer that than the boxcar flipping.

Edited By: koonfasa on Jun 15th 2011, 8:28:18. Reason: better.
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iZarcon

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Jun 15th 2011, 13:16:03

no, i don't need to code anything, but i want to take advantage of the extra variables sent through.
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Pang

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Jun 17th 2011, 14:55:10

ya, that was my exact thought Zarcon...

it's no set up for hosts who don't have the time/energy/caring level to do it, but if folks want to make specialty additions, then that's definitely great to see :)
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Bater

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Jun 18th 2011, 23:26:48

Awesome

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Jun 21st 2011, 6:28:00

How was it now?

drgenya1

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Jan 27th 2013, 18:18:44

can some one help me please i'm new to this i use to have the game but i can't play it here for some OD reason

qzjul

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Jan 27th 2013, 18:50:06

what? post on B&S with a more specific questionm
Finally did the signature thing.

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Jan 28th 2013, 7:49:41

This is Earth Empires, a free web based text based game, and not Empire Earth, a real time strategy game that comes on a CD.

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Jan 29th 2013, 12:12:31

great
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