PBW2 autohost script

Author: suicidejunkie
Date: Dec 6, 2009 4:44 PM
Category: PBW2 Knowledge Base
Posts: 14

Automatic turn processing. Set it up once, and all your hosted games can be processed as they become ready.

Download Autohost (Link Updated for v3)

Note: Visit the #SpaceEmpires IRC channel on freenode for help setting this up. Getting all the paths and settings configured for your PC can be tricky, but once it is done, its done.

When running, it will automatically check PBW2 for games that are due (all players are uploaded, and/or deadline expired - see PBW2 game setup options)

Follow the ReadMe file for details, but the highlights include:

  • Make a copy of your SE4/5 installation for safety.
  • Fill out your game host login/password along with the paths to SE and your mods in the INI file.
  • Run Autohost3.exe

The known games list will start out empty, and fill in as games come up for processing.


Commenter: Fujisawa_Rob
Date: Apr 26, 2011 8:39 PM
Link broken?
Can't d/l the autohost. Thanks!
Commenter: AirKatz
Date: Jun 23, 2011 12:10 AM
PBW2 autohost script
Autohost link is still down... anybody got an alternate?
Commenter: Dunpar
Date: Sep 10, 2011 11:57 PM
PBW2 autohost script
working for me
Commenter: suicidejunkie
Date: Feb 17, 2013 7:51 PM
PBW2 autohost script
I have rewritten the autohost, and the new version is much improved:
Commenter: AmnTime
Date: May 12, 2013 10:02 AM
PBW2 autohost script
Ссылка сломана. Send to my e-mail. AmnTime@gmail.com
Commenter: AmnTime
Date: May 12, 2013 10:04 AM
PBW2 autohost script
link is broken
Commenter: PoeTheGhost
Date: Sep 1, 2013 4:48 AM
PBW2 autohost script
New autohost doesn't contain a readme or a config XML, not sure how to configure.
Commenter: suicidejunkie
Date: Sep 29, 2013 2:00 PM
PBW2 autohost script
Updated for v3.
New readme added.

PBW has a new host/node format, so v2 will no longer work.
Commenter: Dendrobats
Date: Aug 17, 2016 3:30 AM
PBW2 autohost script

I need help with autohost script.

After I created AutohostConfig and executed autohost3.exe I recieve such crash error:

Could not connect to the PBW
Free to wrong pool 7a..........

What do I do wrong?
Commenter: JeanLucPicard
Date: Feb 14, 2017 8:30 AM
PBW2 autohost script
None of the links to autohost instructions and files work. Someone please help!
Commenter: JeanLucPicard
Date: Feb 14, 2017 8:38 AM
PBW2 autohost script
can I use this for custom mods that are not listed in the pbw database? Reading the readme seems to imply I have to enter a mod that is on the pbw site to run the autohost? Can anyone confirm this?
Commenter: ekolis
Date: Aug 29, 2018 7:43 PM
PBW2 autohost script
Oh, I also created my own autohost app; it has a few advantages over SJ's original version:

* Runs in the Windows system tray in the background and notifies you with a balloon when something happens.
* Has a GUI to configure mods
* Doesn't delete all savegames when processing a turn, so you can safely run it on your main SE4/SE5 install.

Commenter: ekolis
Date: Aug 29, 2018 7:44 PM
PBW2 autohost script
* Also tells you when you have new turns to play and lets you download and play them with just a few clicks!

(Couldn't edit my original comment for some reason)