Frequently Answered Questions (Version 2.0 and up)
Q: How do I get started?
A: First, download and install the software
which is located here.
Start the software and you will be asked for a name and a password. Enter
the screen name you would like and click 'Logon'. The server will tell you
if the name is available. If it is, you will be prompted for the password
you would like to use. Enter it and write it down. You will need the
password every time you want to play.
Q: OK, I logged on, now what?
A: On the left you will see a list of other players in
the Lobby. In the middle, you will see a list of available rooms
that you can play in. On the bottom are the chat features.
From here, you can chat, start a new game, or join an existing game.
Q: Can I have more than one
A: Yes. You can change the Screen Name and click
Logon to create a new account. To switch back and forth between users,
just type the Screen Name and password you want to use and click Logon.
Q: What does the box in the middle tell me?
A: When you log on to the server, a list of
all available Rooms and Games will be displayed in the middle box.
If you double click on a game, you will be able to see all of the
options for that game as well as the list of players currently in the
Game. If the game is a new game, the icon for it will have a small
star in the upper right corner. This makes it easier to identify
new games. If the game icon has a red background, it means the
game is password protected.
Q: How do I chat and what is a 'Chat Filter'?
A: To chat, type your text in the very bottom input box
and press 'Enter'. Your text will appear in the
box immediately above the input box and be sent to all other users in the room
you are currently in. Some people like to curse and unfortunately this is
unstoppable. However you can prevent common curses from appearing on your
screen by checking the Chat Filter check box. Curses will be replace with
*!#$ on your screen only. Other players that do not have the Chat Filter
on will see the original text.
Q: How do I change the music?
A: From the
lobby, click the 'Game Options' button, or in a game click the 'Options' link in
the upper right corner of the window. You can select a custom music file
here. The default is music.mp3 in the AcroChallenge installation folder.
Q: I missed some of the chat, how do I go back
without it scrolling?
A: There is a small checkbox under the 'Filter'
checkbox near the bottom of the screen. If you
clear this box the chat dialog will
Q: Why can't I see the Chat box? Why doesn't the game
fit on my screen?
A: You must have your screen size set to 800x600 or
higher. In the control panel, double click on the Display icon. Go
to the Settings tab and make sure the screen area is 800x600 or higher.
Also, click the Advanced button and make sure the Font Size is set to Small
Fonts. If you change this setting you will have to restart your machine.
Q: How do I start my own game?
A: You can create a new game by selecting a room to
play in and clicking the 'Create Game' button. A small screen with options
will pop up. You will be prompted for the name of the game you wish to
create, a password for the game, rating, maximum number of players and
some additional options described below.
Q: Do I need to enter a password when creating a new
A: No. If you leave the password field blank,
all players will be allowed to join your game.
Q: What does the rating feature do?
A: If you create or join a game that is rated 'Clean',
common curses will be removed from all users chat area and from game
responses. If you create or join an 'Adult' room you can still use your
Chat Filter, but don't be alarmed to see vulgar chatting and game responses
Q: What does the 'Chat Available' option do?
A: If you create or join a game where the 'Chat
Available' feature is set to 'No', all chatting is disabled during the game
play. Some players like these games so that people can not cheat during
Q: What does the 'Search for User' button do?
A: If you know another users screen name, you can
search for them. The server will tell you exactly what room and game they
Q: How do I create a Room?
A: Rooms are controlled by the server operators and
can not be created or deleted by the users. If there is enough of a demand
for a new room, we will gladly add it.
Q: I created a Game but nothing's happening?
A: When you first create a game, you have to wait for
at least 1 other player to join before the game starts.
Q: How do I block an annoying player?
A: If there is another player that you want to block, search
for their profile on the web site. On their profile page you will see
a link to block them. By implementing a block, you will not see their
messages, private chat or game Acros. In your profile configuration you
can even filter out message board messages.
A block works by filtering out the
username and the IP address the person was using when you blocked them. If
they change IP addresses you will be able to go back to their profile page and
add another block. You will see their name twice, once for each IP
address. If the person changes IP addresses frequently (i.e.. they use a
56k modem) you can check the 'Block IP Subnet' box and it will block all IPs
matching the first 3 numbers of the IP address. However, you may inadvertently
block someone else doing this so use it sparingly.
A. Yes we do. AcroChallenge does not collect any
personally identifiable information through the normal operation of the game or
website. We do not ask for your real name, address or email address.
Any information that has been sent to AcroChallenge or Beacon Computers, Inc.
through donations or any other method is kept as Confidential. No
personally identifiable information is sold or given to any third party for any
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