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Caesar IV Online Server May Be Shutdown

Postby Keith » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:14 pm

Recently Vivendi Interactive merged with Activision and formed a new game company Activision-Blizzard. Some of the game titles are being picked up by Activision-Blizzard, mostly arcade type games. Sierra is now just a "studio" of that new company.

The list tentatively includes Caesar IV as one of the servers that will be shutdown.

Many older games will also lose their servers, this would include Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom. Other popular online games like Empire Earth and SWAT may also be losing their servers.

There is no scheduled date for this to happen as yet, or one hasn't been announced. I'm just passing along the word that I've gotten from Sierra. So don't be surprised when change finally occurs.

The old Sierra forums may be discontinued as well. Some of volunteer moderators may be moving over to help cover some of the games on the ATVI forums.
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Postby Keith » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:09 am

That bit of news went down more smoothly than I thought it would. With all the posts about the servers being down time and time again, I thought the fact that they may be taken away would generate a storm of comments. ;)

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Postby Rnett » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:09 pm

It couldn't last forever.

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Well, just hunky-dory~

Postby lewisatncook » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:04 am

Wonderful news, ha ha.
The server isn't working already...

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Postby Keith » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:26 am

The server has been problematic. They even replaced the original server it was on. Caesar IV Online is up and running at this time.

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Postby goonsquad » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:17 am

Rnett is right. C4 Online's days were numbered right from the start. It has lasted longer than I thought it would. It really does surprise me that Emperor still has a server, wonder how long since its actually hosted a game.

It now falls to the fansites like CBC to maintain competitive play for these games. Because we at CBC do this for our love of the games, rather than for economic reasons, it was always clear that we would still be running competitive C4 events long after C4 online was consigned to history.
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Postby lewisatncook » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:19 am

What is CBC? How do you play on it?

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Postby aramann » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:51 pm

CBC is http://www.citybuildingcontests.net
There are generally about 2 contests running at a time for about 6 weeks each.
The current C4 contest is Labors of Herculaneum
CBC also hosts C3, Emporer, Zeus and Poseidon and COTN contests. (I'm sure I've missed some, not enough coffee yet today and very busy)
It's a great group of people and an awful lot of fun. Come join!

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Postby Keith » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:02 am

I've just gotten an ETA for the Caesar IV server shutdown. The server will go offline sometime at the end of October, 2008.

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Postby lewisatncook » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:39 pm

Is it gone now? I can't log in

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Good bye Caesar IV Online..

Postby clayto » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:57 am

Well, if the end is near, I'll say my good bye. I really enjoyed the online version of the game and am sorry to see it go...Viminacium, Carthago were among my favs...bye!

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Postby Keith » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:11 am

As of now, the current plan is to shut down the server on Monday, since November 1 is on a weekend.

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Postby DeanWh » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:54 am

So that's it hey? No more Caesar IV online. That's very disappointing. Is anyone going to attempt to bring it online somewhere else?

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Postby aramann » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:29 pm

CBC... or http://www.citybuildingcontests.net has contests based on C4 scenarios that run fairly constantly. It's loads of fun.

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Postby Tekee » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:36 pm

Can we still play online with direct connect or LAN?

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Postby speysider » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:31 pm

"Tekee" wrote:... or LAN?


LAN is your home network, sure it'll work. Online is gone for good. I think the stickies and this Caesar IV Online forum should go, since there is nothing keeping it up. That is my suggestion. :D

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I cant log in

Postby Growler » Sun May 10, 2009 3:50 pm

I cant log in because it says my internet connection has a problem .. but as you can see i have no problem logging into the forum or posting .. pls help

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Postby Herodotus » Sun May 10, 2009 6:14 pm

The servers have closed. Online is finished.

Servers eşti închis. Online terminat.

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When does it open again

Postby Growler » Mon May 11, 2009 6:58 am

When does it open again so i can play ?

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Postby Herodotus » Mon May 11, 2009 7:53 am

Probably never. niciodată.

You can still play the campaign, the scenarios, and the user-createds here and at c4 heaven
http://caesar4.heavengames.com/downloads/lister.php?category=scenarios

And there are contests at CBC, but it may be a few months before the next one starts
http://www.citybuildingcontests.net/vbulletin/


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