Back to Posting Recorded Scrabble Games
Here is what you need to do to post (upload) a recorded Scrabble game from your tournament.
To begin, as with all forms of game recording, the staff directly involved in recording games should read the Principles of Annotation document.
Annotators should complete the annotation form. Emphasize to them that the most important information to record is that cannot be reconstructed at the end of the game: player racks and exchanged tiles.
In some unusual situations, you must edit the .gcg file to add additional meta-information (such as notes about player scoring errors) that Quackle cannot yet handle. You may want to always edit the file at least in order to set the game title and description to something more imaginative than ‘game n’. See the .gcg file format reference for details of the file format.
You can use ‘pgm’ to:
Whenever you perform any of these actions, ‘pgm’ automatically updates your event’s game index.
There are a number of tasks that you may wish to perform which for the moment need to be done using an FTP client. Games are typically stored in the "games" directory on a web server. Within the "games" directory is a file called "config.txt" which contains configuration information for the .gcg file software. It may be overridden in subdirectories by "config.txt" files places lower in the hierarchy. Each game has its own subdirectory which contains at a minimum a file called "input.gcg" (regardless of whatever the uploaded file’s name was); it may have a large number of other files too, but these are periodically purged by the .gcg viewer script.