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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #150 on: May 17, 2012, 09:52:53 AM »
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HELP! I downloaded everything fine, but when I try to open RTS it says "error form_activate: line number 40" and theen it pulls up RTS and all I see is a white page with all the navigating and editing buttons in the top left!! I have all the cards and their pics but I dont have any of the background, its all white! What do I have to do to fix this?!?!
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #151 on: July 21, 2012, 08:10:34 AM »
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I just got started with RTS and have a few questions. I downloaded the setup exe. someone had created to make installing RTS easier. How can I add the new cards to this if I don't have the zip files? Also, I'm running on a mac and currently using crossover to run the installer, but can crossover run zip files?
A few other questions:
1) How do you find a game online? Where is the "lobby"?
2) Can you play alone against Computer?
3) When I put cards into play it seems I can put them anywhere, so how do you know your putting them in the right spot or not?
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #152 on: July 21, 2012, 12:37:59 PM »
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I just got started with RTS and have a few questions. I downloaded the setup exe. someone had created to make installing RTS easier. How can I add the new cards to this if I don't have the zip files? Also, I'm running on a mac and currently using crossover to run the installer, but can crossover run zip files?
A few other questions:


To give a technical description of how you add cards:

RTS gets all of its card information from a file called "cards.txt" This is a giant text file that lists every card, the information to display for it, and what images to load. These images are located in "pics" folder. To update, you would update the cards.txt file with a new one, and drop the new images into the "pics" folder.  Whenever the next set comes out, I or someone else could assist you with updating if you need it.

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1) How do you find a game online? Where is the "lobby"?


The "Lobby" you're looking for is located on the Redemption Connect website I linked to in my guide. However, that website will be shut down soon. More info on that here: Link

Once this goes down, you will need to use Hamachi to connect to other players. For information on this, see this post here: Link

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2) Can you play alone against Computer?


No, there is no AI in RTS.

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3) When I put cards into play it seems I can put them anywhere, so how do you know your putting them in the right spot or not?


RTS includes a background that serves as a general guide for where cards go. Table locations is something you pick up as you play the game. If you have a Rulebook that came with a starter deck, there is an image of the standard table layout. (This should be on the online rulebook, but the image link seems to be broken)

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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 21, 2012, 05:28:01 PM »
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OK. Thanks for your reply. Also, I know the game is not Mac OSX native, but soon my crossover trial will expire and I will need to find another way to play it? Has anyone made a wineskin for it and has a link to it's download?
Or, should I just buy parallels or use bootcamp and run it on there.
Does this run on linux?

Also, I don't have any cards yet. I want to get a starter pack, but am not sure what the newest set of starter cards is, could you give me a link to the newest starter pack?

Oh, and I looked a little at the rules and I'm really confused, do you think it's easier to start with real cards first?

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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #154 on: July 21, 2012, 05:36:26 PM »
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Also, I don't have any cards yet. I want to get a starter pack, but am not sure what the newest set of starter cards is, could you give me a link to the newest starter pack?

The newest starter is the Tenth Anniversary G&H starter (http://www.cactusgamedesign.com/redemption_starters.php).
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #155 on: July 21, 2012, 10:30:26 PM »
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OK. Thanks for your reply. Also, I know the game is not Mac OSX native, but soon my crossover trial will expire and I will need to find another way to play it? Has anyone made a wineskin for it and has a link to it's download?
Or, should I just buy parallels or use bootcamp and run it on there.
Does this run on linux?

As far as I know, it only runs on windows or a windows emulator. It does run fine on bootcamp, as I run it just fine on my macbook pro. (had to get it for college, installed windows to run my games, never touched the mac side again  ;) )

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Oh, and I looked a little at the rules and I'm really confused, do you think it's easier to start with real cards first?

Yeah, this game can get pretty complex at times. I would suggest starting with a starter deck for sure (or at least use the cards found in the G/H starters in RTS)

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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #156 on: August 12, 2012, 05:58:01 PM »
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OK. Thanks for your reply. Also, I know the game is not Mac OSX native, but soon my crossover trial will expire and I will need to find another way to play it? Has anyone made a wineskin for it and has a link to it's download?
Or, should I just buy parallels or use bootcamp and run it on there.
Does this run on linux?

As far as I know, it only runs on windows or a windows emulator. It does run fine on bootcamp, as I run it just fine on my macbook pro. (had to get it for college, installed windows to run my games, never touched the mac side again  ;) )
It also can be converted with Wine just fine.

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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #157 on: April 23, 2013, 11:00:54 PM »
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I don't know how to get Hamachi and I didn't feel like searching through seven pages of posts for help so I am just asking again.
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #158 on: April 23, 2013, 11:25:06 PM »
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You can download Hamachi here.  Everything else should be straightforward for the setup.

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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #159 on: April 23, 2013, 11:52:26 PM »
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Ok, thanks I downloaded it but i will need help setting it up and stuff so I can start a game. I am going to bed now but I will need instruction tomorrow. Thanks!
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2013, 10:33:49 AM »
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I'm new to this. And I've downloaded what it says to and tried opening it up but I cant find it anywhere on my computer. Can someone help?

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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #161 on: November 05, 2013, 02:03:21 PM »
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just depends where you downloaded it to. Maybe your desktop? usally when i download something it is to my last location that i downloaded something to... Alot of new computers download to a temp folder i think...
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #162 on: November 05, 2013, 05:49:32 PM »
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I'm new to this. And I've downloaded what it says to and tried opening it up but I cant find it anywhere on my computer. Can someone help?
You should be able to use Windows Explorer to find it. Search for "Redemption" and it should find it.

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NO graphics!
« Reply #163 on: January 05, 2014, 03:04:52 PM »
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I downloaded the program but am not getting any graphics or cards. Please help! Also this error comes up and says that no cards.txt txt can be found.  What does that mean?
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Re: RTS Question / Help Thread
« Reply #164 on: January 05, 2014, 04:23:10 PM »
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Check the folder rts is installed in for cards.txt. If it isn't there try reinstalling rts.
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