Matchmaker (Reincarnated)

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The Populous Reincarnated Matchmaker is a application which acts as a game lobby for Populous. It allows users to login and chat to other users in the lobby. You can host or join games with various mods that are automatically installed when you play.

History

In the late days of when EA were still hosting the official matchmaker, ALACN fromPopulous Reincarnated created a new matchmaker which was a win32 application rather than an applet on a web page. The matchmaker used the same server as populous.net so players could have alternative matchmakers. The matchmaker is not as graphical but more simpler as all huts/rooms are formed as a tree diagram. The player list is still on the right and the chatbox is between the hut/room list and the player list.

After EA closed down their matchmaker server, the matchmaker was modified to use an IRC server, and moved to the Freequest IRC network so players could still play Populous online. The matchmaker was then updated frequently with new features like Mappacks, Mods, Skins, Private Messaging and many other useful features <ref>Populous: Reincarnated 2004 News</ref><ref>List of Matchmaker Features</ref>.

The matchmaker can be downloaded at the Populous Reincarnated site.

ALACN stopped work on the matchmaker in 2008 and handed over development to IncaWarrior. As of 2014, the IRC room is #popmm@irc.lucidchat.net.

References

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Programs
Level Editing: 2D Map Editor · AI Scripter (PopScript) · AI Scripter (Wildman) · Header Editor · Level Changer · Level Tester · PopEdit (2D) · Random Map Generator · Script Editor · Spell Editor · Symmetry Tool · World Editor
Modification: 3D Object Extractor · Background Extractor · Displacements Editor · Palette Editor · Raw Editor · Sound Editor · Sprite Editor · Sprite Extractor
Misc.: Matchmaker (Reincarnated) · Matchmaker (Wildman) · Multiplayer Monitor · Trainer