NEWS, WAFFLE & WAITING LISTS
Welcome to the latest news, views and waiting lists for play-by-mail and play-by-email games at Software Simulations in Yeovil. Feedback address is at the end of this page. For quick starts see Online Startups.
If you're visiting for the first time then follow the link to the Introduction for more information about the site. If you're just stopping by to check what's happening with a waiting list then the links for these are down the left hand side of the page. Links to the other waffle and bumph are further down again, beyond the links to the waiting lists.
All of our games have been converted to email game reports as PDF files, so you can use the Adobe Reader utility to view and print your results. It's much simpler to use. You need to be able to receive attachments, but then you need only one click to open it, and can view, print and save the file as you choose. The raw text reports are still available as an option.
We no longer offer games run locally in other countries - but if you submit your orders on the website and receive your game reports by email then you no longer need a local GM. See costs & credits for payment details if you want to play from the other side of the world.
The softsim website now includes an option for online payments by credit card and PayPal. These work in sterling and US or Aussie dollars. Other currencies work with a conversion option (the actual amount in your own currency is calculated and displayed before you commit the transaction). We still accept cheque payments through the post as well (UK & sterling only).
"It is unwise to pay too much but it is worse to pay
too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that
is all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything
because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it
was bought to do. The common law of business prohibits paying too
little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you just deal with
the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run
and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better"
"Debugging is at least twice as hard as coding, so if
you write the code in the cleverest way you know how, by
definition, you won't be clever enough to debug it"
Actually the real point is to write your code in the plainest way possible - or you'll spend four times as much on maintenance and modifications as you did writing it.
"One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans...
that little country between the Danube and the Balkans, is far from being an object of
adequate importance... for which to plunge Europe from Moscow to the Pyrenees, and from the
North Sea to Palermo, into a war whose issue no man can foresee. At the end of the conflict
we should scarcely know why we had fought."
"This is not peace. It is an armistice for 20 years."
Software Simulations, 22 Rowan Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2NP, UK.       Email: firstname.lastname@example.org