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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2011 
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Some information about the network lobby system that might be useful:

  • There are two ways to get a network game going - 1) Create a game which your opponent will join and 2) Join a game created by your opponent.

  • Creating a game yourself even when no one is online is a good way to show anyone coming online that you want to play a game.

  • Any game you create stays created until either you end the game or logout.

  • If you create a game you can then invite anyone online to join your game by using the "Invite" button.

  • Alternatively, if a game is created by someone else, you can join that game using the "Join" button.

  • Both the "Invite" and "Join" buttons first try to establish a connection. If a connection is established ok, then a popup message is shown on the other players computer asking them if they want to accept the invitation or join request. If you see "Awaiting..." displayed in the game players status, that means a connection has been established ok.

  • When two players have connected ok, the game creator (hoster) must press "Start" to begin the game.

  • The "Sleep" button allows you to minimize the game and cause it to use minimal computer resources. You can create a game prior to doing this if you wish. If you get an invite or join request while asleep, the game will re-appear (with the invite sounds if you have them turned on in the online options menu). You appear as available to play but not for chat in the players list when the game is asleep.

  • If a player's "Chat" status is yes that means he is in the network games lobby screen and can see all chat messages.

  • Move the mouse near the bottom right corner of the window to show the network games indicator, and press it to access a menu. You can do this while playing games against the computer or browsing the menus.

  • The iPad and iPhone versions are in the Apple App Store review process. When they are ready (a few weeks) expect to see more players online.

  • Remember you can easily setup network games between Macs, PCs, iPhones and iPads (when ready), either online or in your own home.

  • The latest version of GrassGames' Hearts (plug!) also has the same network games lobby system, but up to 4 players can play together in that game, as opposed to only 2 (for now) in Cribbage.

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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2013 
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The new networking system is ready to be tested - see here.

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