you MUST be connected to the Internet or a network when you use
CyberWar Mode. After connecting to the network and starting the game,
set your WEIV up to host a CyberWar Game by following these instructions:
on the CyberWar Button.
buttons and a text window will appear at the bottom of the World Map Window.
on the Host A Game Button.
"Host A CyberWar" Window appears:
on the New Game Button (or the Load A Game Button if you want to
resume a game already started).
your new game as you would in Local Mode - except that you will be
choosing the ideologies of the players who will connect to you.
configuring your new game, the save game window will appear. Give
this game a name and click on Okay.
In CyberWar Mode, the game being played is saved automatically when
the game is started and you name it - but only on the Host computer.
During the game itself, it is saved automatically following each
player's attack or transfer of armies. If a player is disconnected
for some reason you will need to wait for him or her to reconnect
before proceeding, or you can choose to continue the game with a
game will automatically set up the WEIV Host and connect you to it
as a player. When this process is complete, a window will appear
welcoming you to the game and informing you of your Host IP Address.
As part of the Host setup process your game connects with the WEIV
Name Server here at Viable Software. The name server saves your email
address (unless it already has it) and your current IP address. This
allows other users to connect to you using only your email address.
They can also connect to you using your IP, but that usually changes
each time you log onto the network, while your email address remains
Notice Of Your Game On The WEB:
this "Welcome" window you also have the opportunity of posting
your game on the WEIV Web Site so users of older versions of WEIV
can see it.
It will appear on the 'Current Conflicts' Web Page
where other players can see it. If you haven't arranged for someone
else to play in your game, you can post notice of it there and wait
for others to connect to you and play. When you post notice of a game
successfully, it appears on the WEIV World Wide Web Site IMMEDIATELY.
After posting notice, click Okay or visit Headquarters.
Other Players At 'Headquarters':
you connect to Headquarters (actually the WEIV Server), your name
will appear in the 'Game Hosts' box. Users listed in the 'Game
Players' box can now click on your name and join your game.
Headquarters is also a chat line...
Job As Host:
your Headquarters Line open or closed, WEIV is now waiting for other
players to connect to you.
game host, you need to wait for other players to connect to you
before you start the game. As they connect, you'll see their
connection information displayed in the status text box. You can use
the Hot Line Window to chat with them directly and pass the time
until everyone is connected.
If you start the game before other human players connect, their place
in the game will automatically be taken by computer opponents.
all players are connected, click on the button that says
"START", and the game will begin. As Host, your turn will
take place first. When you've finished your turn, click on the
the game is finished (all the players have surrendered or been
conquered) your Internet connection will continue until you click on
the "Disconnect" Button. To start a new game you need to
click on this button and disconnect first.
For more on
Hosting once you are connected, see Host Access
Control - Rankings.