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# WL Tournament 2015 ¶

There will be a new WL tournament next year! ¶
As it was in the past tournaments, the ambition is to have fun playing many games and perhaps to find bugs. One innovation is that it will be a Team Tournament, so every game will be a 2 vs 2. ¶

Questions can be posted in the according [forum thread](https://wl.widelands.org/forum/topic/1618/?page=1#post-11907) or addressed directly to [Kristin](http://wl.widelands.org/messages/compose/Kristin/). ¶

## Who can participate? ¶
Its open for everyone: Developers, casual gamers, fans, followers, everyone. ¶
Playing together is possible via internet or local network. Because of the bracket, the number of participants has to be a multiple of 2. So the first 4/6/8/10/12... players registrating will be in. ¶

##When? ¶
* Registrating: until January 6th 2015 ¶
* Preliminaries: January & February 2015 ¶
* Final: February or early March 2015 (depends on the number of participants) ¶

##Why? ¶
* For fun! ¶
* To go down into the annals of history as one of the participants of the fourth Widelands Tournament ¶
* To have the chance to get an(other) WL-Winner-T-Shirt :-) ¶

##How to register? ¶
* per private message to [Kristin: clicky](http://wl.widelands.org/messages/compose/Kristin/) ¶
Include ¶
1. your (nick)name ¶
2. indication which tribe you will play in the first game ¶
3. if you have already a team mate: his/her nick name and the name of your team (if you don‘t have a team mate, don‘t worry, you will find one) ¶
* until January 6th ¶


##Rules ¶
* I‘d like to play a double elimination, so one lost game does not mean you cannot win the tournament but every team plays at least two games. Double elimination is only possible when there are 16 participants ( = 8 teams). If we have less participants, we will do a single elimination bracket or include a group round. ¶
* 2 vs. 2 ¶
* The teams will be formed by the players. You can search for a team mate in the [forum thread] or in the [IRC chat](http://wl.widelands.org/webchat/). If you don‘t know or get to know a team mate until the end of the registration period, I can propose the participants who registrated alone to each other. ¶
* The games should be played in teams (not „shared Kingdom“): So the two team members have different colors and may have different tribes, but they can see each other and can not attack each other. Before you play, check in the Game Setup that there is the same team number after you and your team mate. ¶
* Team combinations (which team vs which team) will be drawn randomly and presented here. ¶
* The win condition is Autocrat if possible for the map. If not, we will find another win condition (Collectors or Territorial Time) for the map. ¶
* There will be 2 - 8 games per team. For every game, the players will have roughly one week. When the players agreed to a time for the game we could announce it on the homepage so other persons could join as spectators. ¶
* Playing which tribe? Your favorite! When you register, include which tribe you want to play in your first match. After the game, let Kristin know which tribe you want to play in your next match. So its determined, but secret until the start of the next game. ¶
* Playing which map? For each game, there is a predetermined map. The maps for the first two games are Desert Tournament (blue, red vs. yellow, green, Win Condition Autocrat) and The Nile (white, yellow vs. purple, orange, Win Condition Autocrat). The maps for the following games will be indicated in the bracket. ¶
* The game version should be build 18 or a newer develeopment version. Take care that every 4 players of a game use the same game version. ¶
* Games are hosted by one of the 4 players or another person. To find someone, who hosts a game for players, ask in the [IRC chat](http://wl.widelands.org/webchat/). ¶
* After every game, **all 4** players send a private message to [Kristin](http://wl.widelands.org/messages/compose/Kristin/) with ¶
1. We won! / We lost ¶
2. indication which tribe he plays in the next game. ¶
3. One of the winners has to send in a replay of the game (see next section for instructions). You will receive an email address to send the replay to. ¶
4. Please also add the version of the game (as that is important to be able to watch the replays). ¶


### Where do I find the replays I have to send in? ¶

A replay consists of two files (a .wgf and a .wrpl); both must be sent in. ¶
Widelands saves those files into its replays directory automatically. You have ¶
to send both files via Mail to Kristin. Also include the version of widelands ¶
you played (the information in the bottom right corner in the main menu of ¶
widelands) as Kristin needs to use precisely this version to check the files. ¶

To find the right replay: the naming of the replay is the date and time it was created + whether it was a multiplayer or single player game. If you are unsure, best run the replays via the replay menu in Widelands' main menu. ¶

Replays are saved in the following places for the different operating systems: ¶

#### Windows ¶

In <userhomedir>\\.widelands\\replays where <userhomedir> is the Directory all user data is saved in (e.g. C:\\User\\Nasenbaer ). Zip the two corresponding files up and send them in. ¶

#### Mac OS X ¶

In `~/.widelands/replays`. This folder is hidden by default, access it via the ¶
`Open Folder` menu item in the Finder (Keyboard shortcut is Shift+Cmd+G). Enter ¶
`~/.widelands/replays` in the location bar and click the Ok button. Zip up the ¶
two files of your game for easier sending. ¶

#### Linux ¶

In '~/.widelands/replays'. Zip the two corresponding files up and send them in. ¶


## Bracket ¶
The bracket
s (who is playing who) willcan be presefounted [here af](hter the p://www.wideland s.of trg/~he anna/wl/tournamegisnt2015/bracketi_tourn pameriont_2015.pdf). ¶


## Replays ¶

Here you can download the replays of the games already played. So players may have a chance to learn from their own and other replays. ¶

Make sure to have the same game version as the replay to watch them. To get older game versions, you have to build them yourself (see [BuildingWidelands](https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/BuildingWidelands/)) or use a daily build if available (see [Download_Unofficial_development_builds](https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/Download/#unofficial_development_builds)). ¶

To watch a downloaded replay, you have to unzip the file and put the two files (.wrpl and .wrpl.wgf) into the widelands folder "replays" (this folder may be hidden). Then you can open the replay in your game by chosing "watch replay" at the beginning. ¶




## Links ¶

[Forum Thread WLTournament 2015](https://wl.widelands.org/forum/topic/1618/?page=1#post-11907) ¶
[Contact Kristin for questions](http://wl.widelands.org/messages/compose/Kristin/) ¶
[WLTournamentTwentyTen](https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/WLTournamentTwentyTen/) ¶
[WLTournamentTwentyTwelve](https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/WLTournamentTwentyTwelve/) ¶
[WLTournamentTwentyThirteen](https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/WLTournamentTwentyThirteen/)