MP Tutorial

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You want to play Multiplayer Games and don't know how to do, welcome to the MP tutorial.

Multiplayer menu

The first thing you need to do if you want to play a multiplayer game is to choose which kind of game you want to play.

  • Click the multiplayer button in the general menu of wesnoth.

Battle for Wesnoth main menu

A new window will pop-up, asking you what kind of multiplayer game you want to play :

Pop-up window
  • Put your username on the top.

Your username is the way you will appear on the servers and during games. The next time you will click on the multiplayer button on the main screen, this username will be automatically set, but you will be able to change it anytime you come back to this pop-up window.

  • Choose the kind of game you want to play.

Under your username, you now have three choices:

  • Join official server : Allows you to join the official Battle for Wesnoth server, where most of the multiplayer games are played.
  • Connect to host/server : Allows you to connect to a different server, useful when the official server is down for example...
  • Local game : Allows you to play a multiplayer game on a sole computer, this is Battle for Wesnoth "Hot-Seat" mode.

Double click on the selected option or press the OK button to start playing. A click on the cancel button will bring you back to the main menu.

Playing on the official server

Welcome to the lobby


Official server

The official server looks like the image on the right. (without the green lines of course)

It can be divided into four areas:

  • 1: Menu.
  • 2: Games.
  • 3: Players.
  • 4: Chat.

Server menu

The menu allows you to join, observe or create a game.

  • To join a game, click on a game and then click on the "Join Game" button. We will see which games you can join and which you can not join in the Game legend section.
  • To observe a game, click on the game you want to observe, then click the "Observe Game" button. If you want to go straight to the current turn of the game, check the "Quick Replays" box, if this box is unchecked, you will be able to see all the moves of each player during all the turns of the game.
  • To create a game, click the "Create Game" button. We will go back to this in the "Create a game" section.
  • "Preferences" allows you to change Battle for Wesnoth configuration, sound, video... this button brings you to the same menu that the "Preferences" button on the title page of Battle for Wesnoth.
  • The "Quit" button brings you back to the title menu.

Game legend