Caesar IV Online Server May Be Shutdown

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Growler
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Only one server or all

Postby Growler » Mon May 11, 2009 4:50 pm

When you say probably never you mean for all or a single one?

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Postby Keith » Mon May 11, 2009 5:07 pm

Caesar IV online was run by the publisher Sierra. Sierra no longer exists as a independent publisher and the server Caesar IV online was on is gone. Sierra was absorbed into Activisition-Blizzard after they merged a few months ago and most of their old games like Caesar IV are no longer supported.

The chances of a new Caesar IV online server being setup are essentially nil.

Growler
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No way

Postby Growler » Tue May 12, 2009 7:38 am

So there is no way .. or no chance to play Caesar IV online again ?

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Postby Rnett » Tue May 12, 2009 2:06 pm

Nope, the online game is long gone.

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Postby NobleSeth » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:38 pm

Can the server run in a private server?
how many players was usually online?

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Postby Keith » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:43 pm

No, the online portion of the game stored all the results on a remote server at Sierra (originally at TM but later moved). Sierra is gone, the servers are gone.

A infinite number could play, because you weren't actually playing live online against someone else. You were playing the game like you usually did and periodically information about your city was sent over the internet to the remote server where it was added to your useraccount name and the results were then available for others to see. The server would keep track of who was doing the best and rank the players.

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Postby PantherX » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:14 am

It's too bad too.. I miss the online challenges.

I am sure I am not the only one who would be willing to pay for the online game to come back. I think it could work well as an open source project with a donation paid server.

I don't know if the donations would allow it to make money but I think it is possible it could pay for itself. I would even be willing to host it starting up.

How much is a rent-a-server these days? Anyone know?

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Postby NobleSeth » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:12 pm

about 89/per month the first i found in google.

there re plenty of free servers to starts or u can mount one at your house, i say to start. u only need a public ip, and the web hosting program like apache.

also is CBC http://www.citybuildingcontests.net/ where r holding many contest but not too often, dont know wy.

greetings.


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