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It's Within Reach - 3/18/2013 7:14:42 PM   
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A plethora of info right at the fingertips.

The powers that be were kind enough to include me in their Beta Testing.

And if you're going to do something, do it comfortably.






Sorry for the bad pic. From my dusty phone.

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/18/2013 8:16:45 PM   
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quote:

Sorry for the bad pic. From my dusty phone.

Wow nice setup MoReb! You even recreate the Fog of War atmosphere!

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/18/2013 8:27:29 PM   
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quote:

You even recreate the Fog of War atmosphere!


Now, that's funny.

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/18/2013 11:44:54 PM   
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What Eric is doing here is working with 2 computers, one on the left and a second on the right. He is new to WIF, so most of the information being displayed is to help him understand how to move units.

The one on the right he is just using for reference. It shows the Main form in the top left, the help display for the keyboard and mouse commands in the upper right, the help display for what all the unit numbers mean in the lower right, and the help display for the Status Indicators in the lower left. The last are above and on the left of units, indicating when units are disorganized, out of supply, attacking, eligible to move, etc.

The computer on the left has the Main form beneath which is the form to select Action (for Germany), so his game is in the Choose Action phase. The larger form in the bottom right is another help display for unit movement costs, by unit type, by terrain type.

The center screen is the detailed map (of course) with a partially visible Units In Hex form in the upper right. It shows an armor HQ and an armor corps with two fighters. That means the cursor must be in the hex 2 hexes east of Krakow.

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/19/2013 7:05:10 AM   
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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/19/2013 6:16:53 PM   
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While I am new to WiF, the game does a remarkable job on teaching the player as they go. The program advances through the turns and phases and for every form/window that opens there's a Help button describing the pertinent game play. Even though I have just scratched the surface of this huge game, the basics are becoming very clear to me in a short amount of time thanks to the efforts of the developer to make WiF assessable to beginners.

And Steve is correct. I am using the screen on the right for referencing some of the game information. Everything is quickly accessible in-game.'



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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/19/2013 7:57:07 PM   
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You've got a pretty nice setup here. I run the game on a wide screen Lap Top, with good results. So people with just one screen: don't worry. You don't need all those assets to play the game at all. Missouri Rebel just wants to impress us a little...

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/19/2013 11:40:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Centuur

You've got a pretty nice setup here. I run the game on a wide screen Lap Top, with good results. So people with just one screen: don't worry. You don't need all those assets to play the game at all. Missouri Rebel just wants to impress us a little...

Also, the all reference forms Eric is displaying are in the Appendices of the Players Manual. If he had that printed manual (presently it doesn't exist in printed form), he would be able to just flip to the relevant page.

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11.0 Appendices
11.1 Sequence of Play Reference
11.2 Data Files
11.2.1 Map Data Files
11.2.2 Country Data Files
11.2.3 Unit Data Files
11.3 Bitmap Files
11.4 Player Created Files
11.4.1 Screen Layouts (SLY)
11.4.2 Map Views (MVW)
11.4.3 Naval Review Summary Displays (NRS)
11.4.4 Optional Rule Sets (OPR)
11.4.5 Scrap Lists (SCP)
11.4.6 Saved Setups (SET)
11.4.7 Saved Games (GAM)
11.5 Other Files Included with MWIF
11.6 Keyboard and Mouse Commands
11.7 Terrain Effects Charts
11.8 Unit Information Charts
11.8.1 Unit Numbers and Symbols
11.8.2 Unit Status Indicators
11.8.3 Unit Costs and Characteristics

11.9 WiF FE Combat Results Tables
11.9.1 WiF FE Air Combat Results Tables
11.9.2 WiF FE Land Combat Results Tables
11.9.3 WiF FE Naval Combat Results Tables
11.10 Unit Data Panel Abbreviations


EDIT: Or print out the pages that he uses often, since the Players Manual will be included as a PDF on the disk.

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/20/2013 3:53:43 PM   
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I'd sell my left ball for a screen that size...(the middle one)....



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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/20/2013 11:49:29 PM   
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quote:

Missouri Rebel just wants to impress us a little...


How did I do?

Seriously though. The game does work great with just a single monitor. I just threw this together on a whim.That big screen is merely a t.v. that I took from the living room seeing that the missus spends her time around the wood burner in the basement. But I think I could get used to this setup.


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I'd sell my left ball for a screen that size...(the middle one)....


Which one? Your left one or your middle one?

mo reb

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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/22/2013 3:31:28 AM   
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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/22/2013 2:50:58 PM   
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Mo Reb..due to my tumour even a middle one would make no difference mate...put it this way if I was the last man alive then the future of the human race is doomed. My daughter was a miracle as I didn't even know I had a tumour at that point and was probably very close to the end of times for litttle tadpoles.

Sorry hope no one is eating etc..


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ORIGINAL: Missouri_Rebel

quote:

Missouri Rebel just wants to impress us a little...


How did I do?

Seriously though. The game does work great with just a single monitor. I just threw this together on a whim.That big screen is merely a t.v. that I took from the living room seeing that the missus spends her time around the wood burner in the basement. But I think I could get used to this setup.


quote:

I'd sell my left ball for a screen that size...(the middle one)....


Which one? Your left one or your middle one?

mo reb


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RE: It's Within Reach - 3/22/2013 7:39:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Mo Reb..due to my tumour even a middle one would make no difference mate...put it this way if I was the last man alive then the future of the human race is doomed. My daughter was a miracle as I didn't even know I had a tumour at that point and was probably very close to the end of times for litttle tadpoles.

Sorry hope no one is eating etc..


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ORIGINAL: Missouri_Rebel

quote:

Missouri Rebel just wants to impress us a little...


How did I do?

Seriously though. The game does work great with just a single monitor. I just threw this together on a whim.That big screen is merely a t.v. that I took from the living room seeing that the missus spends her time around the wood burner in the basement. But I think I could get used to this setup.


quote:

I'd sell my left ball for a screen that size...(the middle one)....


Which one? Your left one or your middle one?

mo reb

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