3.0 Game Mechanics
The rest of this handbook assumes that you are familiar with the general operation of your computer. If this is not the case, please first read the Users Guide for your machine.
For better orientation, the Skat menu bar is presented again below:
The most important menus will now be described. Most common functions are found under the File menu.
Select New... to begin a new game. Only one game can be open at a time.
Select Open... to open a previously-saved game. A dialog box will then appear for you to select the saved file.
Select Connect... to connect (under Apple Events) to a Skat program functioning as a Server for play with several people. Your program is then a so-called Client of the server. This function is only available at Macintosh under Classic (to System 9.2.2).
Select Close to close the active window. Closing the Your Cards window also ends the current game.
Use Save und Save as... to save the current game in a file that can later be opened with the "Open...command.
Use Preferences to establish the basic settings (see Chapter 1).
Use Page Setup... and Print... to print out the score sheet, the game day results and the league and tournament tables. (See also the Window menu at the end of this handbook.) This function is only available at Macintosh.
End the game with Quit.
No matter how you end a game, you will be asked if it should be saved.
This dialog box allows the following keyboard shortcuts at the Macintosh:
- ESC-key or .-key for Cancel
- Letter N or n for do not save (No)
- Return- or Enter-key for save (Yes)
In the Window Menu you can call up additional windows to display assorted information. Their description follows. Which windows can be opened depends on the playing mode you have selected in the Settings Dialog (see also Chapter 1).