Portable Host Project

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Welcome to PHost, the portable VGA Planets 3.x host.

Currently, there are two main lines of PHost development. PHost 4.x is the new stable version. You should use that if you can. Work continues to improve and expand it. PHost 3.x is the old stable version. We provide it to support people who have running 3.x games, or cannot upgrade for another reason. For a more detailed description, see the "readme" file.

Latest Versions

News

These news are also available as RSS feed. XML

04/Nov/2012
PHost 4.1f/3.5f released. A few small updates, including new configuration options for 4.1f, documentation updates, and minor rule fixes.
[Download 4.1f] [Changes 4.1f]
[Download 3.5f] [Changes 3.5f]
03/Dec/2010
PHost 4.1e/3.5e released. 4.1e raises the limit on level-restricted ship functions. Both lines include new config options and bugfixes. In addition, PHost now generates new failure reports to help you debugging your turns.
[Download 4.1e] [Download 3.5e]
05/Oct/2008
PHost 4.1c/3.5c released. It includes a few new config options plus several important bugfixes. Everyone is recommended to update.
[Download 4.1c] [Download 3.5c]
30/Jul/2007
PHost 4.1a/3.5a released. This release is 99% bugfixes which should make PHost much more robust. It closes many theoretical and not-so-theoretical problems, including the ugly language problem 4.1 was having.
[Download 4.1a] [Download 3.5a]
09/Jan/2007
PHost 4.1/3.5 released. This marks the end of the 4.x beta cycle. Many options were arrayized, internal language infrastructure rewritten. The version 4.1 formulas document got improved a lot, too.
[Download 4.1] [Download 3.5]
07/Sep/2006
4.0k may crash on some universes with less than 500 planets. Here's a fix.
04/Sep/2006
PHost 3.4m/4.0k released. PHost 4 now has configurable starbase and fighter costs. Both versions have several fixes. This version is accompanied by a new version of PVCR, version 4.0k(2).
[Download 4.0k] [Download 3.4m]
07/Feb/2006
PHost is now available for BeOS on x86. Thanks to Alexey Veselovsky for doing the port.
[Download 4.0j] [Download 3.4l]
12/Dec/2005
PHost is now available for MacOS X (PowerPC platform). Kudos to Ian Adams for lending me an account to do the port. Note that PHost still is a command-line application, even on Apple hardware.
[Download 4.0j] [Download 3.4l]
12/Nov/2005
Released PVCR 4.0k, see download page. This fixes a bug, and makes it more robust with certain ship lists.
05/Nov/2005
Added statistics page. Have fun.
22/Oct/2005
PHost 3.4l/4.0j released. PHost 4 now does Ion Storms, the last major HOST feature that was missing. In addition, many fixes.
[Download 4.0j] [Download 3.4l]
28/Mar/2005
Added Linux/PPC versions of current PHost. Added separately-downloadable mission.ini into download section.
23/Jan/2005
PHost 3.4k/4.0i released. New hull functions in version 4, new combination rules, and or course some fixes. Experimental RSS feed.
[Download 4.0i] [Download 3.4k]
11/Jul/2004
PHost 3.4j/4.0h released. New commands for version 4, and some fixes. And German docs.
[Download 4.0h] [Download 3.4j]
21/Mar/2004
PHost 3.4i/4.0f released. Mostly fixes, plus assorted new features along the 4.0 line.
[Download 4.0f] [Download 3.4i]
14/Mar/2004
Added Linux/PowerPC version of PHost 4.0e/3.4h. Many thanks to Thomas Liesner for making this possible.
[Download 4.0e] [Download 3.4h]
01/Jan/2004
PHost 3.4h/4.0e released. Improves wormhole handling, fixes bugs in fuel consumption and elsewhere.
[Download 4.0e] [Download 3.4h]
25/Nov/2003
New web page design. Comments appreciated.

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