W E L C O M E
F R E E I N T E R N E T C H E S S S E R V E R (FICS)
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We have created several introductory files for users of this chess server.
The files describe different features of the server and give you some
suggestions on how these features can help you enjoy internet chess. Here is
a directory of the introductory files and what topics each file covers:
Introductory File Topics Covered
intro_analysis Examine or analyze a game
intro_basics Basic commands; enough to get started
intro_general General information
intro_information Displaying information
intro_moving Making moves in a chess match
intro_playing Playing in chess matches
intro_settings Setting your preferences
intro_talking Communicating to other users
register How to register on the server
In order to read information from one of these files (or any other help
file), simply type "help file_name" using the appropriate file_name.
If you have questions after reading a file, there are several things you can
do. (1) Read the help file for a command you have a question about; your
answer might be there. Also, help files usually suggest related files you may
want to read ("See Also"). (2) Contact users, especially administrators of
the server (known as "admins"); they are very helpful. Users on channel 1 are
also a great help (see the "chan_1" help file). in order to learn how to
communicate, type "help intro_talking". Registration on this server is by
email; type "help register" to learn the procedure.
Your suggestions about the introductory files (and help files, too) are
welcome. Feel free to "message helpfiles" with your comments.
See Also: adm_info chan_1 help intro_general intro_talking next
[Last modified: April 11, 1996 -- Friar]
Sun Feb 11 14:27:58 GMT Standard Time 2007