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Subject: Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Idea for 2.0
From: David Pfitzner <dwp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:14:12 +1000 (EST)

Artur Biesiadowski wrote:

> Jules Bean wrote:
> > 
> > I disagree.  I think that at save game time, the server should ask the
> > client 'is there any data you want to save?'.  And the client should
> > send back its map. 

> - if client crash or lost link and restart, there will be nobody to get
> this information from.

Exactly.  Furthermore, there are also AI players who you may 
want to connect to mid-game, and eg start playing as human.  
If the fog were a client thing, there would be no way to know 
what to display as foggy/how/etc when you first connect.

> I agree that it would be nice to allow server to save some amount of
> client-specific data from clients

Yeah, in principle, but it could get complicated...

-- David

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