The possibility to play a 2p-or-more game on a single comput

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amberteresa
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The possibility to play a 2p-or-more game on a single comput

Post by amberteresa »

Firstly, thanks for reading my opinion

As the title says, it would be nice if the players who wants to play this fantastic game weren't forced to play on seperate computer since it's a turn by turn game...
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Samonella
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Re: The possibility to play a 2p-or-more game on a single comput

Post by Samonella »

Yep, just choose "Local Game" from the multiplayer menu. Or if you want two people together, with others from the network, then just assign two sides to the same player.
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Can-ned_Food
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Re: The possibility to play a 2p-or-more game on a single comput

Post by Can-ned_Food »

During any multiplayer game, selecting “Local Player” as the “Player/Type” of a side will allow control through the user interface of whoever hosted the thing.
Technically:
  • controller="human"
  • current_player="amberteresa or whatever"
  • name="Anonymous local player"
btw, you all reminded me to write a pair of [modification] which will overcome a few deficiencies with hotseat play. Expect it to be uploaded to 1-14 Add–on server ‘Soon™’.
shevegen
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Re: The possibility to play a 2p-or-more game on a single comput

Post by shevegen »

It may be that he did not found the option. Perhaps it could be made more prominent; and more descriptions used to denote this.

It's a lot easier for people who know wesnoth to know what features it has as opposed to newcomers.
Can-ned_Food
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Re: The possibility to play a 2p-or-more game on a single comput

Post by Can-ned_Food »

I think it is obvious enough: the tooltip for Local Game does mention “humans sharing the same machine”, and the Help page Introduction < About the Game also mentions hotseat play. Amberteresa simply didn't see these things — of course, people here were friendly enough to help while not insulting her.
If anything, there could be better documentation, either with the in-game Help or on the wiki website[/wiki], of the various choices for Player/Type.

This should probably be moved to the Technical Support board.
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