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20/2/06 TheBeaver - Added the OP from the forums with edits. Titled and sub headings sorted. Can cleanup tag be removed or is it still in need of work?

It's an improvement, but it still needs to links to other articles. Also, some of the sections need to be broken down into subsections or paragraphs. For example, The Booty Manager section is very difficult to read. --Barrister 11:46, 20 February 2006 (PST)

I'm slightly concerned that this program may be taking a turn in the direction of Runescape. Is there any way we could get an Oceanmaster approval on the validity, and legality, of this program? (Case in point Rstoolkit) --Twiggy 11:37, 21 March 2006 (PST)

This isn't quite the right place to raise such concerns. I recommend you contact Three Rings directly via e-mail to their support address. --Barrister 09:46, 21 March 2006 (PST)
This project has been aprroved by developers ( Lizthegrey ). It is also safe too use ( virus free ).--32083 16:40, 1 April 2006 (PST)

I'm going to try and third-person-ize this. LwoodY2K 07:45, 9 April 2006 (PDT)

Removed all the 'I' kinds of things. It's still refers to the user directly a lot and is rather colloquial. The colloquial fixing is not something I'm good at, so I'll ignore. The direct reference to the user, though, is really integral to the meaning of the article since it's really the user's manual and not a page on the software. I propose fixing this in some fashion; splitting it in to the 'here's what it is/does' section and then the 'here's how to use it' sections seems most logical to me. LwoodY2K 08:35, 9 April 2006 (PDT)

Nitpicks with nitpicks

A few of the spelling corrections either weren't correct, or were British spellings (we use "American" spellings, right?). Also, I'm not sure, but with "PayMaster," I'm pretty sure it keeps that caps structure, because...Well, it's "QuarterMaster," remember. :P

Anyway, this article does still have some problems, mainly because it's basically a user manual. I know this would be asking something of the creator, but maybe the manual could be put on, and we could just have a link to it here, along with less technical information? --Emufarmers 16:41, 28 May 2006 (PDT)

Alot of the spellings are ambiguous anyway. Paymaster should be like that. Quartermaster should be like that. Humour is always like that. I spent time doing those changes, following no particular Eng/USA spellings. Install Shield is also like that. --Sagacious (talk) 16:57, 28 May 2006 (PDT)
I would tend to disagree, since QuarterMaster is the given name of the project (like MicroProse). PayMaster is the given name of a specific term within the program. (Remember, this is basically a user manual.) As for "humour"...That is the British spelling (Word lists "humour" as spelled incorrectly and tells you to use "humor"). I believe we use "American" spellings whenever possible (a la labor). As for InstallShield, you tell me. ;) --Emufarmers 17:09, 28 May 2006 (PDT)

3/3/06 Hi, noticed 'opposed' was spelled 'apposed' in the Start-Up Guide part 8. Minor proofreading edit.

Broken download link?

Is it just me, or is the download link broken? When I click on it I get a page that says No web site is configured at this address. --Thefirstdude 8:06, 18 February 2007

Arr! The same happens for me. If anyone is desperate to get QM for today's blockades - I've uploaded the old installer and update patch to my webserver. --Sagacious (talk) 09:24, 18 February 2007 (PST)
Ah, thankee. Actually, I discovered I already had the 1.7 installer on my computer (go figure). However, it seems that the QM server[s] are inoperative (I failed to connect several times). In any case, I'll upload the 1.7 installer to my web space shortly.--Thefirstdude 9:29, 18 February 2007
Aha, the link appears to be working now. -- Thefirstdude (t/c) 21:22, 31 March 2007 (PDT)
Umm, link broken again? I tried both download link and Sagacious old installer but i still can't download it. Need help here. -- JeSSu12345 (talk) 01:26, 26 October 2008 (PDT)

Password issues

While the program downloaded and installed for me just fine, I've run into a little problem when trying to run it. (RoninDH on the Sage Ocean) It seems that my password for YPP is too long for the QM program. The QM program only allows you to put in a password that's 8 digits long. My password is longer than that by a few digits. Is this just a glitch or was this done purposedly? I've followed the directions exactly and was wondering is this correction can be added to the QM program, as I've never had the chance to use it before and would really like too, but not too fond of having to change my YPP password right now. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions? Thank you. RoninDH 9:12 PM, 31 March 2007

This should be in the thread for the program, but I'll answer this here: Your QM password does not have to (and really shouldn't) be the same as your YPP password. QM does not authenticate with the YPP account server in any way. --Thunderbird 19:28, 31 March 2007 (PDT)

Thank ye! Also, sorry about putting it in the wrong area.


Nice job on QM2 Tailspin! It has alot more things on it then it did before.

Longship for QM2

I have worked up files to add the Longship to the QM2 profiles and battle calc. (Thanks to Tailspin for some help with this.) It can be downloaded from and tested. I would like a few testers before I add it to the main download page. Comments and suggestions can be made here, or the QM2 page, or sent to me at the Forums via PM. Thanks. Wheebiscuit 13:52, 7 December 2007 (PST)

Battle Calc

Is it just me or if a sloop is fighting a dhow and they ram each other the scores come up 0.3 - 0.5? It should be 0.5 - 0.5 shouldn't it? --DarkAdam 04:40, 25 July 2007 (PDT)

Start Up Guide 2008

The start up guide needed to be updated. They include the instructions "how to link to the yohoho.log" that is required to open QuarterMaster. Officers are having trouble if they do not link to the yohoho.log. I also added a picture. Would like to see the Xebec in the tool soon.--Stormmutant 10:26, 26 June 2008 (PDT)

There's instructions on the page for how to include the Xebec. Note, however, this isn't the page for suggestions or comments on the program - that's what the linked-to forum thread is for. --Belthazar451 00:20, 27 June 2008 (PDT)

Auto Talker

Does anyone know how to write INSIDE the game just like the QM2 Auto Talker does? I'm planning on doing a little program which needs that functionality. Thanks. -RubGameton

Is MediaFire safe?

Some recent edits have replaced the official download site with MediaFire links. Is it safe to download software from MediaFire? Have the files been virus scanned? Is this endorsed by the author? Chupchup 19:22, 11 January 2012 (PST)

Ocean Merger Fix

I have figured out that it is possible to use QuarterMaster with the new oceans. Not sure where the following information belongs on the wiki page though...

To add a new ocean:

  1. Close QuarterMaster if you currently have it open.
  2. Go to your QuarterMaster folder that contains all of the program data for this application.
  3. Open the file "Config.txt"
  4. Add your ocean name to the list of "ALL OCEANS"
  5. Add your ocean name to the list of "NATIVE LANGUAGES" and be sure to add "=English" to it so that it matches the other ocean names in the list.
  6. Save the file
  7. Start QuarterMaster and select your new ocean.

Note: I added Cerulean to my lists with success. I however did not remove any of the old oceans from my lists; not sure if it would affect it or not. --Wrillz 02:45, 17 February 2012 (PST)

Update: Just realized these instructions are available for adding Malachite. Maybe a small note should just be added to it to say that this can also be done to add any of the newer oceans as well. --Wrillz 02:55, 17 February 2012 (PST)
Actually, that whole section is out-of-date - it also needs to cover junks and fanchuans too. I'm wondering if it's easier if someone just kept the config.txt file that's hosted on the wiki properly updated, and we simply post instructions for how to apply the new file. --Belthazar451 03:32, 17 February 2012 (PST)

Domain has lapsed

if we cannot find the new/current URL, we should annotate in the article that the URL we have no longer works... --Franklincain 06:58, 12 June 2012 (PDT)

per this thread, files for v2.4a can be downloaded from here (for the EXE file) or here (for the RAR file). -- Franklincain (t/c) 08:15, 21 June 2012 (PDT)
Yes, but also per that thread, I am concerned that there is no explicit license for QM and therefore no blanket permission to redistribute it can be assumed. Chupchup 19:21, 21 June 2012 (PDT)
Online help can still be viewed at—Preceding unsigned comment added by Bitmap (talkcontribs) 15:05, 23 June 2012
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