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Joshua the Gamer wrote:
Not sure what I'm doing wrong Mike but it won't open the main file. It will open the solitare and 5-player scenario files but the one Origins.gbx file just says "Not a game file" for me.
Hi Joshua, I'm not hugely familiar with CB but I took another look. CB comes with two executables CBDesign.exe and CBPlay.exe .
If you're opening the scenarios in CBPlay already that's enough to play the game so you should be good to go. There are two steps to do it:
1) you can use File... New to create a new scenario (.gsn) based on a gamebox file (.gbx) - a scenario defines the initial setup, and Origins comes with two scenarios pre-built. I'm not sure if you'll need to tweak them before starting a PBEM game - I think one is for 5-6 players and the other for solo.
2) Once you have a scenario file to play with then use File.. New to start a new game (.gam) based on that scenario (.gsn). This game file is the one you'll actually be playing with.
If you start up CBDesign.exe, here's where you can open the gamebox file .gbx and edit the boards and counters graphics or whatever, but you don't play from here.
I hope that helps, I've not actually played a game with CB so I'm certainly no expert. Hey, if you can get it working I'd really love to join your PBEM, or work through a trial game with you. I've had Origins for a while but done little except skim the rules.