[messages] [Module General Discussion] Twilight Imperium Homepage down?

FragDaddy allan.alderman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 16:21:13 MST 2013


Here is a (partial) solution.  ti3wiki.org went down years ago.  I used
the Internet Wayback Machine (http://http://web.archive.org/[1]) to get
as much of the information as I could.  Here is what I found:

http://web.archive.org/web/200706181654 ... umentation[2]

Content pasted below.

Bottom line:  SHIFT-CLICK is your friend.  If you're trying to grab a
hold of a tile, and you can't, SHIFT-CLICK that mofo, and it will
probably do what you want.


Selecting Tiles, Race Cards or Player Names
You must hold shift while left-clicking on them.
Note: VASSAL uses shift-left click to also add pieces to the current
selection so you must clear the current tile selection to prevent
selecting several tiles at once
 
Objectives Setup
Click the setup button on the toolbar to open the setup area map
Right click on the imperium rex card and send it to the main map public
objectives deck
Click the main map area icon on the toolbar (shaped like a system tile)
Go back to the setup map window and right click on the stage 2 public
objectives
Select draw multiple cards and type in 3
Left-click on the stage 2 objectives deck in the setup area and drag and
drop them on the public objective deck in the main map
Right-click on the public objectives in the main map and select shuffle
In the setup area, right-click on the stage 1 public objectives
Select draw multiple cards and type in 6
Left-click and drag from stage 1 public objectives deck to main map
public objectives deck
[edit]
Player setup
Click the setup button on the toolbar
Click on the appropriate P1-P6 button to bring up your private area
Choose a race
To pick starting race:
Right-click on home sytems deck in setup area and select draw specific
card
Select the race you want
Left-click and drag from home systems deck to your secret area
To get a random race:
Left-click and drag from home systems deck to your secret area
Shift-click to select your chosen race in your private area, use peek to
find out who you selected.
On the main map, shift-click the race sheet in your player area to
select it. Right click and cycle through the races until you find the
race you selected in step 3.
Drag around your ships to select them all, right-click or use ctrl-c to
choose your colour.
Draw your system cards:
Right-click on the systems deck in the setup area
Select draw multiple cards and pick the number appropriate for the
number of players (for 6 should be 5; empty tile spot can be filled by
anyone by drawing from the deck after galaxy building)
Left-click and drag from systems deck to your private area
Remember to use shift-left click after this to select tiles to move them
around, even in your private area
Do not flip your home system or system tiles in your private areas.
Other players are not restricted from viewing your private area. Use
either the Peek command or simply shift-left-click to select the tile
and the facedown side will be revealed to only you.
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Searching Action/Political Cards
Right-click on action card deck in the common area and select move to
searchable
Deck will shift 2 spaces to the right
Right-click on action card deck again and select draw specific card
Select the card you want
Open your private area (P1-P6) and left-click drag from action card deck
to your area
Right-click on action card deck in common area and select return action
cards
Deck will shift back to original spot
For the political deck, right-click on deck and select reshuffle. Action
card deck is always shuffled.
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Political Primary (Draw 3, Put 2 on Bottom, 1 on Top)
Right-click on politcal card deck and select draw multiple cards and
enter 3
Open private area and drag from deck to your area
Right-click on politcal card deck in common area and select send to
searchable
Drag the two cards you want on bottom to the original (now empty)
political deck position
Right-click on where the political card deck shifted to (to the right)
and select return political card deck.
Left-click and drag the last political card in your private area to the
political card deck. This card will be the next card to be drawn.
[edit]
Transfering Cards Between Players (Hacan action card trading)
In VASSAL, only the owner of a card/tile may discard, flip or peek at
it. When a card/tile is drawn from a deck, VASSAL assigns ownership to
the drawing player.
The current owning player should drag the card to the main map transfer
deck
The receiving player then drags from the main map transfer deck to their
private area. The receiving player becomes the new owner of the card and
will be the only player capable of discading, flipping or peeking at the
card.
[edit]
Playing as GM
In VASSAL, only the owner of a card/tile may discard, flip or peek at
it. When a card/tile is drawn from a deck, VASSAL assigns ownership to
the drawing player.
The GM should drag the card to the receiving player's private area
transfer deck.
The receiving player then drags from their transfer deck to view their
cards. The receiving player becomes the new owner of the card and will
be the only player capable of discading, flipping or peeking at the card
(besides the GM).
See *2
[edit]
Footnote 1
VASSAL does not provide a quality adjustment for screenshots. Avg
screenshot is 25meg. I convert these to .jpg with ~50% quality before
posting them. This reduces file size to ~3meg.
[edit]
Footnote 2
Issues with using VASSAL mod for PBeM as playing moderator:
Other players must have installed VASSAL and the TI3 mod and have access
to the save game to view their action cards/secret objective/top 3
political. This can be done by allowing players to download a copy of
the save game or by creating a server that they may sync to in VASSAL.
Since players require a copy of the save game, it is not possible to
prevent casual cheating and it is not recommended for use in public
games.
If you want to reduce the ability for casual cheating as moderator, move
the action card deck, political deck and public objectives deck to GM
secret area. This removes the ability for players to open a local save
game and pick through the decks without anyone knowing.
In VASSAL, only the owner of a card/tile may flip/discard/peek. For
players to gain ownership of a card, the GM must drag and drop
card/tiles to the receiving players transfer deck in their private area.
The receiving player will then be the only player able to draw the card
from their transfer deck and become the new card owner.

[1] http://http://web.archive.org/
[2] http://web.archive.org/web/20070618165427/http://ti3wiki.org/index.php?title=VASSAL_TI3_Mod_Documentation


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