The screen of the Player Program can be
divided into four sections:
- The Menu: located at the top.
- The Information Section: left,
taking up less than half of the screen.
- The Map: right, taking
up most of the of the screen.
- The Status Bar: bottom of the screen.
The menu is intented to give units, armies, or entire economies
specialized orders. In the menu you can also find several useful
viewing and other game options.
The information section
The information section is a summary of the most important data
of a unit, army, country, or city. It can tell you through a short
description and a smiley what the status is of certain properties
of the selected unit, army, country or city. A
tells you that the description of a particular property is a good thing.
tells you that the unit, army, country, or city is in trouble (concerning
a particular property). Finally, a means the situation is somewhere
between good and bad.
The map will be expanded as you increase the size of the window in
which PlayProg is operating. So if you want to maximize the map,
simply maximize the window.
The Status Bar
The Status Bar shows key information about the game and the area or unit
currently below your mouse cursor. It is divided in three:
- The current game date, for example: 1 September 1939.
- The name of the unit your mouse cursor is pointing to.
- The coordinates on the map, the country, the terrain, etcetera.