Project News and Man Pages
Phost/contrib is a directory of Open Source contributions for the
Portable Host Project
(AKA PHost). Phost is an improvement over the PBEM game
original host. PHost is portable, rock solid and flexible. The goal of
is to support PHost team initiative with quality addons and tools.
We invite developers, spec/doc writers, beta testers and just people with
twisted minds to join our project. Step in and make a difference!
You may find out more about the original game, PHost and PHost/contrib
joining the PHost developers'
October 31, 2004
Updated Randgen to version 1.4.11, fixing a small bug.
May 1, 2004
Added Randgen source code from Thomas Voigt, with changes from
Dacian Hantig. Download it from
SourceForge file download area
or from the CVS (module randgen of course).
Sep 16, 2003
Released PDK Version 4.4b, which finally really supports PHost 4.x.
All known bugs from 4.4 have been fixed. It should now be as stable as
the previous versions. Download it from
SourceForge file download area.
Mar 12, 2003
Released PDK Version 4.4, which supports PHost 4.x.
Sep 09, 2002
Added peng (portable shiplist compiler) to CVS repository.
Oct 10, 2001
Addon mfq (minefield quotas for PHost 3.3) added to the CVS repository.
Apr 4, 2001
Explore Map added to the CVS repository.
Mar 29, 2001
Automatic link verification was suspended due to Sourceforge policy.
It will run again as soon as we found some more tolerating external host.
Feb 24, 2001
Here is the list of tools and addons that you may find in our
checkvic (referee based on the number of planets each player holds),
explore map (create individual xyplan.dat (starmap) files for each specified player),
logvpi (tool for logging VGA Planets Index),
pfcx (randomizer of friendly codes),
poneally (restriction on the number of allies),
pqboost (you know this one)
PDK (which you know for sure).
Some new pictures with descriptions.
All external links are checked twice a day now to sort out
Feb 16, 2001
Homepage: link templates and automatic verification added. Check our pages
of sorted and unsorted links.
Feb 10, 2001
Homepage: new colorful look,
lynx compatibility, some new links.
North American mirror
of Phost page is up and running. Updates are daily at 3:33 CST.
Feb 7, 2001
Phost/contrib homepage is now available via
Make sure that you read style guide before submitting your changes!
Many new pictures are available both in big and small sizes.
Use them at will.