Exp:WW2 is made up of two types of programs communicating with each other.
The largest is called the Main Program (MainProg) and is located on the
Game-Master's computer. It receives orders from players, processes the
events that are generated by these orders and transfers results back to
the players. The players each use a copy of the Player Program (PlayProg).
With this program they can receive results from MainProg, create military,
political or economic orders, and send these to the Game-Master. Communication
is done through the internet, so when sending information, you need to
have an open internet connection.
Installing the Player Program
PlayProg needs to be downloaded and then installed. If you're unfamiliar
with standard InstallShield® wizards, you may find this chapter interesting.
In this subsection a screen shot of PlayProg will provide you with
some information on the various sections in the program: the map, the
information section and the menu.
Giving orders can be simple if you like. But if you want to have more
sophisticated strategy than giving tactical commands like attack
or defend, you need to know about the other orders you can give an army.
The menu needs to be explained in detail for those who like to have
some sort of reference manual. Although I dislike descriptions of a program
that is a mere summary of alle the commands in the menu, I'm forced to do
just that in this subsection.
Tutorial: Operation White
Operation White, the German invasion of Poland, is present after you've
installed PlayProg. The tutorial will guide you through some of the turns
of this game.