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 Post subject: Quick play guide
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:14 am 
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A draft of something that resembles an instruction manual.
0.4 Quick Play Guide
If you encounter grammar/spelling errors, feel free to correct them.

Unless you're a regular visitor/contributor please don't make sweeping edits or additions without vetting them on this forum topic first.


Last edited by pd on Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:20 am 
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Very nice idea! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:21 pm 
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Great idea. Give it a couple of days then I'll turn this post into an announcement so it is shown on the front page. I'll add it to the front page of the wiki now.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:26 pm 
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Also, I have a manual page that includes all the hotkeys, or at least as far as I knew them at the time I wrote the page:
http://www.freeorion.org/wiki/index.php?title=Manual

Might be worth combining the Quick Play Guide and Manual, or at least including hotkeys in both or crosslinking where appropriate.


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doh,

I hadn't noticed the man page.

Editted the doc to include more accurate descritions of the shortcut keys, and included a link to the manual.


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I have now made this into an announcement. It's the top story on the front page.


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The link is dead. Maybe the post above should be updated to reflect the change.

This one appears to work:

http://freeorion.org/index.php/Quick_Play_Guide


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:31 pm 
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That was the Quick Play Guide for v0.2. Now that v0.3 is out, it's best to link to (and read) the v0.3 Quick Play Guide.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
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0.4 Quick Play Guide

I've also edited the first post.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
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Updated the quick play guide to reflect the changes introduced in rev 4252 and rev 4279. They are marked as referring to those revisions, to keep newbies in the clear!

Also, the guide contains some tips for the beginners now - look for them at the end!


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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
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Great.
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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Anyone willing to capture some screenshots for the next revision of the guide?

I noticed rev 4521 (test installer) has some new features (damage a ship can inflict being displayed among them) and some of the icons changed. A screencap of the starting fleet would be nice so that I could get to updating the guide without worrying about the illustrations being out of date...


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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
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Zireael wrote:
A screencap of the starting fleet would be nice so that I could get to updating the guide without worrying about the illustrations being out of date...
http://freeorion.org/index.php/File:Starting_Fleet_4541.png


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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Set to work today, updated with various stuff added in newer SVN revisions and in FO 0.4 RC2.

Can't get the pic above to work. Also, I noticed that system sidepanel pics are both out of date (especially the big one, which shows big icons for the buildings, which are long out of use).


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 Post subject: Re: Quick play guide
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Zireael wrote:
Can't get the pic above to work.
What did you try, and how did it not work? It works fine for me.
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Also, I noticed that system sidepanel pics are both out of date (especially the big one, which shows big icons for the buildings, which are long out of use).
The larger icons are not out of use; you can show the larger icons by clicking the down arrow at the top-right of the buildings panel.


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