I've sucessfully tested 14players. Please go to the wiki mentioned above where i've put my results as well as added some mods so that all the games will work with 16 players. (two of them had to be manually fixed). http://www.wikihost.org/w/battletag
That's great! Nicely documented too on the wiki. It may help for folks to know your system specifications and any observations of memory+CPU utilization so that they know the system requirements. Regardless, once my addl sets come in this week I'll provide another data point on this.
Just as an FYI, the wiki has moved to http://battletag.wikinet.org
I can confirm that, with the small, simple changes to the lua code as indicated on the wiki, all the games appear to function perfectly well up to and including 16 players. Things I noted: If one of the players above 8 "wins," the computer doesn't say "The winner is Player 10" — it just says "The winner is" and then nothing. Also, on the "in game" screen, if you have more than 8 players, you can't see everyone's stats live updating because this list doesn't scroll (although the textual list on the left of what is happening still shows everything).
I run Battle Tag on a partition of an unmodified 2nd generation Mac Mini (Intel) running Windows XP Professional SP 3, hardly a "beast," and I have not yet had the game freeze or have any problems (did need to use the "bypass start movie" though). Of course, Battle Tag is the *only* program I have on the Windows partition of the drive, so it's a pretty "clean" install.
We have created a forum for battle tag homebrew, unofficial support, etc. in hopes of collaborating the community of players since Ubisoft has no forums or support for the project here. Check out battletag.freeforums.org and continue discussions there if possible. Lots of exciting 'homebrew' stuff going on which will show up there soon. There is work on a Mac compatible version of the software, new game modes, inexpensive expansion pack tags, etc.
I live in California, and I have checked all of my local Toys R Us locations and none of them have it. If there are anymore available in the stores in your area, I would love to get some from you. I have a couple of friends that are wanting to get started in this and would like the Med-Kit Expansion as well. If you can help me out with this, I will make it worth your while.
Originally Posted by guruguys
Hopefully this message doesn't get removed by a Moderator. Since they no longer sell this item, they should allow the community to help each other out. Also, this way it will get more people purchasing the Starter Kits that are still available.
If you can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated; by both me and my friends. I can pay you through PayPal or what ever works best for you.
Thanks so much!
What a total rip-off
My 13yo son found it on sale and we decided it would be a lot of fun, he's 13 and he this is what he wanted to spend his allowance on so that we could play.
We got the box home and discovered that the software didn't work. RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX!!!!!
We never got a chance to play at all.
Hopefully you can allow someone else to take care of all the people that paid you for nothing!
Greg-- What do you mean "software didn't work"? There are some common issues that the community might be able to help you with. If you can be somewhat more specific about your issue, we might be able to get you playing-- let me/us know (PM is fine)
Originally Posted by anysign.ca
Frosty-- If you would still like expansion bases, I can reprogram any of your existing extra bases (base 1, 2, or either ammo) to be a(n) (extra) medkit, or base 3 or 4. I'll do it for free (you just have to pay to ship them to me and back to you). Let me know. Also, the homebrew community is selling RFIDs at the unofficial battletag forum (you can google that, but there's also a link a couple posts earlier). prices are about $3 plus shipping.
Originally Posted by FP_Frosty
Why I'm Organizing a Boycott of Ubisoft & maybe a class action
Let me be clear: If any company wants to create an awesome product and then promptly discontinue it - that's entirely their right to do so.
The problem here is the WAY Ubisoft has done it - by thoroughly disrespecting it's customers...and one might argue, DEFRAUDING them in a way that may warrant a class-action lawsuit.
For formerly loyal customers, like myself, who spend several HUNDRED dollars on multiple units of the BattleTag system, they could have at least shown the basic courtesy of posting a statement to confirm they are discontinuing the product, when and why - or to clarify that it is not discontinued but will be released again.
By neglecting to even comment on their own hosted forums is beyond disrespectful, and that alone is enough to show a serious cultural problem within the company - a deep disregard for customers. Therefore, we can expect the same lack of respect in the support of it's other products....and should spend our money elsewhere. They are not the only company making digital entertainment.
But it is even worse than that. A BIG selling point to the BattleTag system, which they emphasized, was the LONGEVITY this product would have through the ability to download of Ubisoft generated content AND User generated content.
The inexplicably rapid discontinuation of this product, and the lack of provision for users to generate and distribute their own content, therefore, constitutes fraud.
This is why I believe a boycott, and possibly a class action is justified. Who's with me?