Tigris and Euphrates/Getting Started
Installing tpserver-cpp with TaE
This setup is based off mithro's Tpserver-cpp_Setup
First make sure you have all the correct dependencies:
apt-get install autoconf automake libtool build-essential g++ cogito libncurses5-dev guile-1.8-dev boost-build libboost-dev
Then install the tae branch of tpserver-cpp:
cg-clone git://git.thousandparsec.net/git/libtprl.git cd libtprl ./autogen.sh ./configure --prefix=/opt/tpserver-cpp make sudo make install cd .. cg-clone git://git.thousandparsec.net/git/tpserver-cpp.git#tae cd tpserver-cpp ./autogen.sh PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/tpserver-cpp/lib/pkgconfig ./configure --prefix=/opt/tpserver-cpp make sudo make install
First start up an instance of tpserver-cpp. The quickstart-tae.conf file is in the tpserver-cpp directory after downloading the tae branch as described above. You may modify the configuration file or make your own.
tpserver-cpp -C tpserver-cpp/quickstart-tae.conf
After starting the server, run a thousand parsec client. For this guide we'll use tpclient-pywx. You can download it here.
Type in the IP address of the server, your username, and password. Then click OK to connect.
How to Play
You should see something like this when you fist start up the game (if it doesn't look right, try selecting "fit" from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen):
The "board" is displayed in the middle, and the contents of each of the star systems is detailed on the right hand side. You have one system which belongs to you (it's named after your username and highlighted in green on the board). In orbit in this star system is your "hand" of fleets (click here for more information on the types of fleets).
You can click on each fleet to get further information on them. This information is displayed in the "information" section at the bottom of the screen.
You can issue an order to one of your fleets by selecting it then clicking the "new" button on the order panel located to the left of the screen. Then select a star system to perform the order on and click save (for more info on orders click here).
Each of the different star systems is characterized by what resources it has and what ships are in orbit around it. A good way to view the resources in each star system is by selecting the "Resources" view from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen (just to the right of the home button). You will see something like this:
Hovering the mouse over any of the systems will tell you exactly what resources the system has.
Once you've gotten the hang of the interface, you should read through the rules of the game here.