|New Players Help
After you download and install Galaxy Games Online, and run it for the first time, it may seem a little overwhelming. Galaxy Games Online is currently still being developed, so it doesn't come with a help file yet. Hopefully this document will help you learn how to use GGO, and if not, please feel free to contact me for more help.
Connecting to the Server
The "Game Server Connection Status" should display that it's firstly attempting to connect, then connected, logging in, and downloading the game list. If you get this, you should be successfully connected!
Changing your Username/Nickname
To change your username, go to the text box on the main window, type in your desired username, and click on "Change". If your username is not unique, a message box will pop up saying so.
Joining a game
To view a list of games, when you are connected, click on the "Show Games" button in the right hand side on the main window. A dialog box will pop up, and if you are connected, it will show a list of all the games to join. Simply select the game you want, and click Join when it is selected. Please note that if the game is passworded, you will have to enter in a valid password to connect.
Hosting a game
To host when connected, click on the "Host Game" button on the right hand side of the main window, type in what you want your game to say, and click "Host".
TCP Connections: TCP Host, TCP Join
To TCP Host, click on the "TCP Host" button on the main window. To join a TCP game, click on the "TCP Join" button on the main window, and enter in the IP address of the host game. The IP address is displayed on the host's computer when they host.
The big text box in the middle of the window is your chat window. This is where game chat is displayed. Your chat and your players' chat is displayed here. At the bottom of the screen is your chat box, which is where you type your chat. At the top of the screen you have dice buttons, which, when pressed, roll dice macros (equivalent to rolling certain dice).
To chat, type in what you want to say, and press enter. To do actions, type in "/me (your action)". For more aliases about chatting, see the Build History, included with your copy of GGO.
To create a character sheet, right click on the "Objects" in the treeview in the play window (see above), go to New, and select one of the element types. All character sheets start from a base "Sheet" element. In this element, you can store small strings (numbers, words or phrases), number pairs (pairs of number, for example, health, mana, etc), and any other element (including other sheets).
To save a character sheet, right click a base sheet, and click on "Save". Select and enter in the filename of the location to save the character sheet to, and the entire character sheet will be saved.
To load a character sheet, right clicn on the Objects (or on a sheet, frame, or Tabber object), and select "Load". Find the character sheet you want, and the entire character sheet will be loaded into your game.
For an example character sheet, load the "sample" character sheet included with every copy of GGO (Right click objects > Load > and select "sample").