So How Do I Get Started

Installing mplayer.com is simple. Just follow these easy steps and you're on your way to the excitement of online multiplayer gaming!

There are several ways to install mplayer.com from Panzer General III Scorched Earth:

  • From the game CD-ROM Autorun Menu select the option to Play on mplayer.com
  • From the Windows Start Menu select Panzer General III Scorched Earth and then the option to Play on mplayer.com
  • From inside the Game select the option to Play on mplayer.com from the Multiplayer menu
  • From the Panzer General III Scorched Earth Program folder click on the icon to Play on mplayer.com

This will start the mplayer.com installer which will:

Check for mplayer.com — if you don't have it, we'll install everything you need! Just follow the easy install instructions at the prompts. During the process, you'll set up a mplayer.com account and select your mplayer.com member name and password.

After installing mplayer.com, your Web browser will launch and connect you to the mplayer.com game page:

  • Make sure your game CD-ROM is in the disk drive.
  • Now click on 'Play Now' to log onto mplayer.com and head to the Lobby of your game.
  • Before entering the game's Lobby, we'll automatically download any additional files you might need to make the game playable on mplayer.com.

Now you are in your game's Lobby on mplayer.com:

  • Chat with other players by typing your message and pressing Enter.
  • To enter a Game Room, double-click on a green Room icon.
  • If you want to create a new Game Room, click on the Create Room button.

Almost there!

  • If you enter an existing Game Room, Click on the Ready to Play? button, or...
  • If you create a Room, wait for players, then click on the Launch Game button.

Have fun playing on mplayer.com! Customer Support

Mplayer.com has a staff of highly trained Technical Support representatives waiting to answer any questions or solve any problems you can throw at 'em. If you're having trouble installing mplayer.com, contact a Technical Support representative by emailing [email protected] or by calling (650) 429-3100 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. (PST), seven days a week.

For more information about mplayer.com visit our Web site at www.mplayer.com. Technical Info

You need the following PC configuration to install our software and play games on mplayer.com:

System Requirements:

  • Windows 95 ^14.4 KBPS or faster modem (28.8 KBPS or higher recommended)
  • Pentium processor •Internet access
  • Web browser ^8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended)

Selecting a Multiplayer Scenario

Side Selection Buttons

Switch Between New and Saved Game Scenario List"

Side Selection Buttons

Switch Between New and Saved Game Scenario List"

Set Player Turn Time

Play Multiplayer Game

Set Player Turn Time

Play Multiplayer Game

On the Multiplayer Scenario screen, the host's name appears in the top position as the game originator, and the other players appear in the lines below that. At the bottom right of the screen is the chat window. You can type your message into the text bar at the bottom and press Enter to display your text to other players in the screen.

once the host selects a scenario to play from the list on the lower-left corner, the number of players on each side, Axis and Allied, is determined. Selecting a scenario also displays the scenario briefing text to the right of the list, above the chat window and activates the row of buttons next to each player's name. These are identical to the buttons described in Scenario Advantages and Disadvantages, starting on page 21, with two exceptions:

The question mark button is used to make your choice of side, either Axis or Allied.

The infinity button sets the length of the turn, in terms of seconds per action for that army. Left-clicking on this button increments the duration per action by 3 second intervals, up to 15 seconds per action. For example, if your leaders have a total of 15 actions, and you choose the 12 second setting, your turns are 180 seconds (or 3 minutes) long. Leave the button on infinity for a game with no time limits only the host of the game can change the advantages and disadvantages buttons.

When the players join they replace the AI players in the scenario. If there are not enough human players for a multiplayer game, the AI takes over the remaining slots. once the host has set the advantages and disadvantages, and all players have chosen a side, the checkmark button appears to allow you to proceed to the Headquarters screen to build your army as in any other scenario. See the Headquarters Screen, starting on page 30 for more information.

Creating a Battle

Selected Map

The Battle Generator allows you to build your own scenarios for individual or multiplayer play. Creating a battle is as easy as adjusting a few variables.

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