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New Battletech by HBS....
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:38:58 AM »
Since the new Battletech game has released by HBS is there any plans to run leagues through NBT??

Sadly I don't see much action on the forums lately.

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 01:29:50 PM »
We are looking into it, yes, but there are no solid plans as yet.

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 07:35:49 AM »
I think NBT would be a perfect fit for BattleTech. You could roll over most of the stuff from Classic.

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2018, 12:44:43 PM »
yeah, it would port fairly easy to be honest. even the server setting would actually make the game even more balanced. only glaring issues would be people potentially trying to cheat since its extremly easy to change view distance,weapons stats, armor etc etc. though i dont know if those changes carry over into skirmish mode. some testing would have to be done.

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 01:31:51 PM »
Anyone willing to do the testing and report back here, would be great.

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 07:44:22 AM »
I would be happy to help out in any way. Just let me know what you need us to do?

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 06:52:00 PM »
Well, what Helbrecht said...

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 10:22:20 AM »
Alright roger that. I will check to see what can be modified and if it translates into the skirmish mode game. Helbrecht, maybe we can do some testing in the near future? Just hit me up on your availability.

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 11:22:07 AM »
Here is my question on the HBS Battletech forum:

Question, is it possible for a player to cheat by changing view distance,weapons stats, armor etc etc? The reason why I ask is that I belong to another league that uses an automation system for league play. We used Mega Mek back in the day and it would be awesome to use HBS Battletech!

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No, this manner of cheating is not possible.


For a multiplayer match to occur, both players must have the exact same version of the game. Such mods as you mention substantively change game files in such a manner as to invalidate the version matching that occurs prior to a multiplayer match kicking off.

Fortunately for us, HBS worked this into the game early on, even prior to the Multiplayer portion of the Backer Beta. : )

So now can we get this going or what?!?!

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 07:25:06 PM »
Well I would be willing to start the league off if no one else has the time to start it??

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 01:06:11 PM »
Is there anything going on with automation or is NBT a complete dead stick at this point?????

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Re: New Battletech by HBS....
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 05:24:50 PM »
Unclear...last I had heard some were working on organizing data but no one has come to me with anything to import, so I don't know what sort of interest still exists.

You might want to join the NBT Discord channel where the discussions (such as they are) are happening:

https://discord.gg/tb6crk3