Okay, I'll try to provide as much information as possible about our LAN meets. I apologize about the links no longer working but we decided to take down the web page since Dusty and I are the only ones flying anymore. The Buddyboys might resurface in the future but who knows. I have the word document from our debrief but it has no screenshots and there was no "technical" information from the LAN. I have located the original thread that we used during that particular LAN meet and discussion regarding the "CVC setting."
Find it here
Now, from what I can remember. We have dedicated three LAN meets to EECH as well as one complete campaign via the Internet. I must say that overall, each campaign was a success. I can't recall which version was available for each campaign other than the lastest success was with 1.7.1.
Our first LAN meet dedicated to EECH took place in February of 2005 and the main glitch that appeared was the "entity already in use" problem. The above thread discusses that and the problem went away with some .ini changes I believe to the client computers. And of course, the saved campaign was corrupted and we could not use it.
Dusty, Kosmo, and I flew a dedicated LAN in September of 2005 and if I recall, we flew two complete campaigns with little problems. We lost one saved file in a campaign and if I recall, it was possible the "autosave feature" was causing it. Overall, we had a blast and it proved to be quite stable.
And finally, Dusty and I visited Kosmo in Salt Lake City, Utah last weekend and flew EECH for one complete campaign. We flew the Alexander Archipelago map (Dusty, you happy with the spelling?) and it took us 8-10 hours to complete it. We had some initial problems with connecting with Kosmo as a client and me the host but that was an internal network problem and not with EECH (at least we are pretty sure based on other problems that developed). We had two "black screen" issues that caused the host's computer screen to go black. The host had to restart his computer in order to rectify the problem. I am pretty sure that it was related to the autosave feature. I cannot be certain but that seemed to be the likely culprit based on the position that the campaign was saved when we restarted it. Also, I think Dusty saw the "entity in use" error one time.
Other than that, we had a blast and using the campaign commander certainly helps. I did cause Dusty's computer to CTD one time immediately after I canceled a generated mission using the campaign commander but that was not a big deal.
We haven't flown EECH via the Internet lately due to variations in our schedules. But, I'm hoping to whoop it up again soon. I can safely say that based on our experience, EECH is a stable platform in a LAN environment. There are some glitches and they will likely pop-up during the sessions but overall, it provides plenty of hours of flying!