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Note: this instructable was meant for intranet (i.e non-internet use) network only.
Step 1: Getting the Software.
Debian and ubuntu users:
$ sudo apt-get install pokerth pokerth-server
|Windows Packages (XP, Vista, 7)|
|PokerTH-0.8.3-windows-installer.exe||Setup: requires install by admin on some Windows systems|
|PokerTH-0.8.3-windows.zip||No Setup: just click on pokerth.exe and play|
|Linux:||32bit Binary Packages|
|PokerTH-0.8.3-linux-installer.bin||Linux-installer (32bit mode)|
|PokerTH-0.8.3-linux.tar.bz2||No Installer: just unpack and run "./pokerth.sh" (32bit mode)|
|PokerTH-0.8.3 is available for Ubuntu 11.04 and from the Debian/Ubuntu Games Team PPA|
via `apt-get install pokerth` (thanks to Evgeni Golov)
|PokerTH-0.8.3 is available from the Debian repositories via `apt-get -t experimental install pokerth`|
(thanks to Evgeni Golov)
|PokerTH-0.8.3 openSUSE 11.1/11.2/11.3 one-click-installation (thanks to Freespacer)|
|PokerTH-0.8.3 Slackware package (thanks to _marc`) - Installation infos > Wiki|
|Mac||PokerTH-0.8.3 Slackware64 package (thanks to _marc`)|
Step 2: Server Side.
Click on network game. You will want to set the number of players to is actually going to play, so no extras get involved. You can also set the amount of cash to start with. Set as you prefer/. Notice the timeout set it high till you kind of get use to playing. Then press create game.
Then you will get the connection window. See the chat window below where you can leave messages to the group. When everyone has connected you will see a start game button.
Note: be sure and know your ipaddress so everyone can know where to connect to.
Step 3: Client Side
Start up the pokerth program on the client machine. Press join network game this time.
Then you will get the join network window. Here is where you will need to enter the ipaddress of the server machine. I would save the data. Then press connect.
The you will see the start game window. you will see the user on the server computer plus everyone else is connected to play. Notice the client has a type in window also.
Step 4: Back to the Server to Start the Game.