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Well I been watchin' while you been coughin, I've been drinking life while you've been nauseous, and so I drink to health while you kill yourself and I got just one thing that I can offer... Go on and save yourself and take it out on me
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I really want to play on BSW. I don't get nearly enough opportunity anymore and I think this would be my best bet.

But the interface is horrible! I can figure out how to open a game and how to join others, but beyond that I'm lost.

I need help. Whatever tutorials you can give me are appreciated. Any tips or help whatsoever is appreciated.

I'll enter everyone who helps in a drawing and will award a prize of some sort. I'm not sure what that will be yet, but I'll let you know if you win!
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1. Board Game: Start Player [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2805]
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Well I been watchin' while you been coughin, I've been drinking life while you've been nauseous, and so I drink to health while you kill yourself and I got just one thing that I can offer... Go on and save yourself and take it out on me
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Like I said, I know how to create a new game by navigating to the game's lobby and starting a table. I figured that much out. I also know how to set a number of players. Beyond that, I'm lost.
 
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2. Board Game: Help Arrives! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
 
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/help
/help command

These are probably the most useful commands. yea, it can be confusing sometimes, but this can help you find what you are trying to do. I used this to figure out how to find other users (myself since I wanted to play against my wife to try out a game)
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3. Board Game: Hook: The Adventure Game [Average Rating:4.38 Unranked]
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/hook name
/ghook name

These commands take you to the same room/gameboard (respectively) as name

As I stated above, I use this to quickly find myself when trying to play 2 people on my HTPC.
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4. Board Game: Broken English [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Not everything works perfectly in BSW, but hopefully you already did this (or it was set as a default on installing) even if the english isn't perfect. Doing this causes the server information to be displayed in enligsh (or other languages if chosen).

Open your .prop file located in the BSW folder. In a typical default installation of Windows it can be found in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\BSW\ (Windows Vista and 7) or C:\Program Files\BSW\ (for Windows XP). The AppData folder is hidden by Windows by default, so you may need to make this folder visible first.

Use notepad/wordpad (or similar) and scroll down to

Nation =

and make sure it is set to

Nation = en

more information on what you can do (auto-login, default settings and more) with the property files can be found here
http://www.brettspielwelt.de/Hilfe/Client/PropDatei/

As a final note, there is an english speaking town/guild, but I can't remember what it is called. I know you just need to contact the Mayor. This doesn't help with interface issues, but you'll be more likely to find people who can chat in english and help you.
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5. Board Game: Maximilian! [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked]
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One thing it took me a while to figure out was that you lose the command line / chat bar / etc. when you maximize the game screen.

Of course, when I "un-maximized" I couldn't get the whole game visible in the window.

Irritated me so much I quit playing over there . . .

Any pro BSW players have an answer for Steve on this issue? (Since I won't be going back.)

[And slightly off topic - Steve, if time is at such a premium for you now, have you tried some of the turn-based sites? My favorite is SuperDuperGames.org, although games there are mainly AbStrats and less "pretty" than other sites. YourTurnMyTurn.com has great graphics and some better known titles. Both have a friendly community and a *far* less painful leaning curve . . .]
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6. Board Game: Meta [Average Rating:6.20 Unranked]
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Well I been watchin' while you been coughin, I've been drinking life while you've been nauseous, and so I drink to health while you kill yourself and I got just one thing that I can offer... Go on and save yourself and take it out on me
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What the deuce is this "meta game" business?
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7. Board Game: Watch [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
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Once you've registered for your name (so that you have a password, etc.), I think one of the most helpful thing you can do is locate friends or pleasant opponents and add them to your watch list.

Type:
/add watch name
/save

Where name is the username of said opponent. Then when you log on in the future, it will tell you who from your watchlist is on, and will notify you when people from that list sign on. Then you can /hook or /ghook to them (you can always see if that's okay for you to do first by typing
/tell name Whatever you want to say).
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