The game on the Internet is a
opportunity to meet Awale players from all over the world.
Here are the available features :
- Search for
Awale players on the Internet.
- Talk to
consult their rating points, challenge them or accept their
- Play an
"live" with another player through the Internet.
What may I
begin with ?
If you read these lines, it means that
correctly installed on your computer.
Open the Internet menu and choose
A box opens, enter
Your name (i.e. "John Doe"). The other players will see
Your password (for example "mypassword").
Your country (for example : "US/California"). The other
will know where you are from, and then they will try to talk to
Your proxy : if you connect the Interenet by a proxy,
address. For example 195.245.587.254:70
You can also enter a sentence into the "Automatic introduction
zone. This message will be seen by all the other challengers.
You can now validate this box and try to
: Internet menu, "Play on the Internet "
tries to connect to the Internet, using the parameters you
If the connection successfully establishes, then we can
Come to the following appointment :
from 16 o'clock GMT (i.e 17:00 in France, 11:00 AM for the U.S.
8:00 AM for the West coast) for the weekly Awale big challenge.
connected, but I can't see
anybody. What may I do ?
: How to
consult the International
Internet Menu> Go to the Hall of
page is updated every minute.
the informations I
see in the opponent selection box ?
If you can see this box,
it means that you're successfully connected to a network.
interesting part of the box is the central
list which shows the names of the players connected on the same
as you are.
After the player's name, you see :
the player's country
the rule he plays (you can only challenge players who
play the same
rule as yours)
the player's rating. This rating informs you about the
the player. Each time you lose a game, you gives some points to
At each victory, it's the contrary.
Remark : if you play with an unregistered
version of Awale, your rating won't excess 200.
You can type a text line on the keyboard
it, the message is public : all the players who aren't
see your message.
If a player
you, his name and rating appears on the center of the box, as
well as two
Accept, to accept the challenge,
Decline, to decline it.
To challenge somebody, click on his name in
list, and validate the "Challenge" button. Then, you just have
the player to accept or decline your challenge.
As soon as a challenge is accepted, the box
closes and you switch in game mode. The first player to start is
randomly. You can type a message on the keyboard and send it to
at any moment. In this phase, the message is private,
for the other players.
If the player's name is written in italic,
it means that he is busy playing.
the player's name
If the player's name is written in bold,
it means that he is free.
If the player's
is written in blue,
it means that he is still free but he challenged us and he's
If the player's name is written in red,
it means that he is still free but we challenged him, and we're
for his answer.
If the player's name is written in green,
it means that he accepted our challenge.
disconnect during a game,
what happens ?
Your opponent wins the played points...
Try to avoid this !
If I install
Awale again, do
I keep my rating points ?
How can I be
sure that my opponent
didn't fiddle with his rating points ?
Try it and see what happens...
points can be won after
a game ?
It depends on the rating points of the two
If you win :
- against an opponent far better rated than
points are transfered from his score to yours.
- against an opponent of the same level than
50 points are transfered from his score to yours.
- against an opponent very low-rated,
4 points are transfered from his score to yours.
a "public" and a "private" message ?
From the opponent selection box, you don't
play against somebody else, the message you send is received by
people who don't play : it's a public message.
When you're busy playing, the message you
is only seen by your opponent. It's a private message.
In front of each message, the name of the
who sent it is always displayed.
because I had an
appointment with a friend, but he's already playing
with somebody else.
I'd want to advise him that I'm here. What can I do ?
Two players playing together don't receive
messages from the group. However, it's possible to send a
message to somebody : in the list of the connected player,
on a name. An information box opens : type your message and
It will be received by the selected player only.
playing, but I want
to see what happens on the forum (or to answer a
private message). How
can I do?
You just have to go back to the opponent
box by using the "Contact other players " option of the Internet
A game is in
two other players, how can I follow it "live" ?
informations about one of the players
by double-clicking on his name. The playboard state is displayed
bottom of the box.
stuff is great, but
how does it work ?
If you're interested in the method we used
play through the Internet, we'll answer with great pleasure to
and remarks by-mail.
"The hunter in pursuit of an
does not stop to throw stones at birds"