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Vinagames General Instructions

Create a new account

You need an account to start playing at Vinagames. For instruction on creating a free account, please check this page.

Login

All the games at vinagames.com are multiplayers. You are to play against other people on the internet. In order to play, you need to have a valid vinagames account. If you don't have one, you can fill out the registration form here. If you would like to modify your registration information, you can do so using this page.

To login, fill in your screen name and password on the front page and click on the button "Login". On the next screen, you can select one of many games available, then click on the button "Play". The game window will pop up. If you have problem login, please check here first.

Once login, you can start playing. If you want to play a different game, you can click on the "Rooms" button and select a different game room. To get help for each specific game, please use the Instructions link for that particular game. In general, the interface for each of the games is quite simple, and you shouldn't have much trouble playing.

Besides playing game, you can talk to other members. Vinagames is committed to provide a friendly chatting environment. Please do not verbosely harass other members, and do not use foul language. If someone is harassing you, please report the incident to operators in the club. You can, and should, always use "/ignore" command to ignore all people who are offending you.

For usage help inside the game room, type /? and press enter.

Chatting

To send a message to your current table, simply type your message and press enter. To send a message to the whole room (i.e. shout), type your message and press F1. Please note that, if you don't shout for 15 minutes or more, you won't receive shout messages. Don't shout too fast, as if you do, users would ignore your messages by default.

To send a message to a particular person, use this command:
  /m name your_message
  for example, /m john Hi there
to send john the line "Hi there". If you send private message a lot, you may find the button F2 helpful. It'll redisplay your last private message prompt. For all chat input box, the button F3 can be used to redisplay last message sent, and F4 to clear the input box.

Your message may contain graphic images. For example, using 'happy to draw a happy face. You can also send your message in a color different from the default one. For example, to type your message in red color, use "<4> your message". The valid codes are from 1 to 16 surrounded by < and >. For list of images, and list of supported colors, please use /?.

From time to time, there are some nasty people that you wish not to receive their messages. To do so, you can use
  /ignore name
  for example /ignore john
to ignore message from john.
You can list your current ignore list as well as unignore someone again using /unignore and /listignore.

You can also consider owning a table. First open a table, then type
  /private secret_key
  for example /private 34a4
You can give the key to your friends. They can get in with
  /join table key
To make a table public again, type /public
If you are owning a table, you can always eject unwanted people out using
  /eject unwanted_user

To get help from operators, you can type a message and press F6.

Buddy

If you want to be notify when a friend of you login, you can use the command
  /buddy add name
  for example /buddy add john
  to ask the server to notify you whenever john logins.

To find the current profile of a person, use either
  /profile name
  or /who name
To go to the table of that person, use
  /follow name

Donating money

The server gives you an account for each of the games available. For board game, your score is intended to be an indicator of your strength in the game. Score donation for board game is not available.

For many games, if you have a lot of money, you can donate it to your friends. You can use the following command:
  /donate name money
  or /give name money
  for example /donate john 10000
to give john $10,000.

You may ask your friends to donate you money, though if they do not wish to part with their money, please do NOT nag them. It is not nice to beg for money, and it is definitely not acceptable to curse other people for not giving you money.

Idle Accounts

To use resource efficiently to benefit as many users as possible, if an account is not used in any game for 4 months or more, the scores of the account is reset. Accounts not used for 6 months are removed and are available for registration.

Other help pages

If you are new to Vinagames and need help on getting started, please check this page. For commonly asked questions, please check this page.