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Back-compatibility with online play - AlekErickson - 11-03-2020

We have several people playing tumbleweed, some people downloaded the game at various times between 1.0.8 and 1.1.0.
Would it be too much to ask to be able to play across versions if the .lud is exactly the same?

RE: Back-compatibility with online play - MatthewStephenson - 11-09-2020

Hi Alek,

Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment, as we are often making updates to how Ludii communicates with our network server between versions, even if the game description remains the same.
For example, in the other problem you reported about the tumbleweed swap rule, we will likely need to update Ludii to ensure this move is correctly sent over the network, but this will only be fixed for future Ludii versions, and older versions will still have this problem. We often make many small updates like this, that would cause problems if different versions of Ludii tried to communicate, as they are often sending different information.
Hopefully when these sorts of issues have all been ironed out, we can relax these restrictions.