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In this page you will learn how to:
In this page you will learn how to:


*Connect to a demo server
*Connect to and use a demo server
*Connect to a online session
*Connect to another online server
*Create your own online session


==About demo servers==
==About our demo servers==
The demo servers are suitable for demonstration purposes only:  
The demo servers are suitable for demonstration purposes only:  


*They are accessible to anyone anywhere in the world, so anyone can drop in and do something at any time.
*They are accessible to anyone anywhere in the world, so anyone can drop in and do something at any time.
*The background simulations run continuously and cannot be paused, slowed down, or speeded up (you cannot control them at all).  
*The background simulations run continuously and cannot be paused, slowed down, or speeded up (you cannot control them at all).
*They reset themselves once they reach the end of the simulation (~8 hours real-time), so anything you do there today will be gone by tomorrow (or sooner).
*They reset themselves once they reach the end of the simulation (~8 hours real-time), so anything you do there today will be gone by tomorrow (or sooner).
*They are located in France and the Netherlands, so if you are physically far away, they might be quite slow. This effect increases the more people log on and use the demo servers at the same time.
*They are located in France and the Netherlands, so if you are physically far away, they might be quite slow. This effect increases the more people log on and use the demo servers at the same time.


This is why a demo server is not suitable for full-on sessions.
This is why a demo server is not suitable for full-on sessions. If you'd like your own server, fully under your control and fast in response, then either install one yourself (coming soon) or [mailto:warmelink.h@buas.nl get in touch with BUas] to use one of theirs or get help setting one up yourself.


If you'd like your own server, fully under your control and fast in response, then either install one yourself (coming soon) or [mailto:warmelink.h@buas.nl get in touch with BUas] to use one of theirs or get help setting one up yourself.
==Connecting to a server==
After installing the MSP Challenge client on your computer, you'll find a shortcut to it in your Start menu. Click to start it.


==Connecting to a demo server==
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After installing the MSP Challenge client on your computer, you'll find a shortcut to it in your Start menu. Click to start it and then click on the 'play' button:
 
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2. Click on the 'demo' tab:
 
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3. Select the version you want to try, clicking on the 'connect" button:
 
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4. Select one team and log-in:
 
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5. Play allong in the simulation platform, if you need some guidance to start from, please check our [[Basic features|tutorials]].
 
==Connecting to another server==
After unpacking and installing the client on your computer, double-click on the executable to open the client, select the online session you want to join and press 'connect':
 
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==Starting a new self-hosted session==
''Video Coming Soon''
 
==Connect to a self-hosted session==
''Video Coming Soon''

Latest revision as of 11:59, 22 October 2021

In this page you will learn how to:

  • Connect to and use a demo server
  • Connect to another online server

About our demo servers

The demo servers are suitable for demonstration purposes only:

  • They are accessible to anyone anywhere in the world, so anyone can drop in and do something at any time.
  • The background simulations run continuously and cannot be paused, slowed down, or speeded up (you cannot control them at all).
  • They reset themselves once they reach the end of the simulation (~8 hours real-time), so anything you do there today will be gone by tomorrow (or sooner).
  • They are located in France and the Netherlands, so if you are physically far away, they might be quite slow. This effect increases the more people log on and use the demo servers at the same time.

This is why a demo server is not suitable for full-on sessions. If you'd like your own server, fully under your control and fast in response, then either install one yourself (coming soon) or get in touch with BUas to use one of theirs or get help setting one up yourself.

Connecting to a server

After installing the MSP Challenge client on your computer, you'll find a shortcut to it in your Start menu. Click to start it.