ok the theme for this ui is
simplicity. it's based just like an irc
It's not pretty, but does all the
work a UI needs to do.
You just need to uncompress the
binary and run it.
if it says its invalid you need to
chmod +x kaiui_ncurses
After that, start kaid and if you
have set auto-login = 1 in kaid.conf
you'll be auto-logged in. If you didn't it will ask you for a username
and a password. After that a screen should appear:
The image should be
Now you have a prompt and you can
type commands into it. A command is
something that begins with a "/". /arena is the command to put yourself
in arena mode.
Arena mode and back to messenger mode
puts you in arena mode
puts you back in messenger mode
This exits the
the vector list. could be usefull cause kaid still hasn't full
implementation of detach,takeover etc
You can go into messenger mode
The left pane says the Online and
Offline users. The first ( ) say the
ping that a user has to you. The second ( ) say the mode the user is
(Msg : Messenger mode | Arena : Arena mode).
If a use is in ARENA mode, you can
follow him to the arena he is. just
/follow CONTACT . eg. /f auschwitz would in my case go to the
arena that user is.
Add a contact.
CONTACT is the nick of the contact to
add. eg. /add zipleen
These are all
the same. They remove a contact from
your contact list.
/f CONTACT PASSWORD
If the user is
in arena mode, if will put in the
same arena the user is. If the arena has a password, type it after the
username, otherwise just don't put anything. eg. /f auschwitz
mypass1234 -> this would go to the arena auschwitz is right now, and
the password for it would be mypass1234.
This is used to
chat with your contacts. CONTACT is
the contact's nick and SOMETHING is the message you want to send him.
To go into arena mode use
The left pane is a little
different. Arenas are displayed in green,
users are displayed in grey.
Arenas use this notation:
name(Users in arena)
name(Users in arena) -> This
arena is PASSWORD PROTECTED.
-> it's an arena called XBox and has
485 players in it.
This command is
command. you use it to enter
an arena. There are two ways of entering in an arena. You can type the
full path of it, or the relative path. For example, in my case, i'm in
the main arena. if i do /j xbox it will join the xbox channel. If i
wanted to join using the full path i had to do /j /Arena/XBox
Note the leading / and the CaSe of
it. Arena's are case sensitive, so
if you want to join an arena you have to be sure of it's name. either
that or use the relative path method cause it will case correct
automatically for you.
In fewer words: use /j ARENA to go
If the arena is password protected
you need to provide it's password.
to do that you need to separate the arena from the password with a
comma ",". That means:
Arenas that have passwords are
displayed with A!: instead of just A:
This command goes
one arena up. That means you
go to the arena you were before
Creating private channels
This creates a
channel. define a password
and if you want a description too.
The number of players will always be unlimited. eg. /c mypass123 My
channel will create an arena with password set to mypass123 and
the description of My channel. if
you do simply /c it will create a channel with no password.
note: if you can't create a arenas
then this won't do anything. You can
only create arenas inside a game arena, for example /Arena/XBox/First
Person Shooter/Halo 2/Europe is a place where you can create arenas.
The UI doesn't tell you where you can create or not arenas (but it
could, just have to find a spot to put that hehe)
This is for
talking via personal message to a user
in an arena.
This bans a user
from your current channel.
This bans a user
from your current game. If
you are hosting a game you can ban a
user from it.
This kicks the
USER from your current arena.
If you want to
host a game, you need to set your
status right. to do that just use /s number where number could be:
1 - looking for
2 - hosting a
3 - dedicated
use /s 1 if you want to play and /s 2
if you want to host.
You are always in chatmode. In
messenger mode you are in the General
chat, in arena mode you are in the chat of your current arena. Chat
users are in the right pane and in the middle is the chat screen.
To talk to the channel just type
the message you want to send and hit
enter. Remember, commands are started by / and all the other lines are
considered as chat lines.
There are a lot of bugs in the
drawing code of the UI, remember this is
only an alpha but does the job. Some bugs:
The first chat line (that the orb
sends) sometimes (always?) is
The cursor sometimes gets freaked
and goes to the start of the prompt
line (but you can continue writing cause it won't be a problem, it's
only a visual thing).
You can't scrool up and down in the
user/contact/arena lists. If you
can't see your arena, quit the application, resize the terminal and
start the application again (you will be logged in and back where you
were, so it's easy)
you can't resize the terminal while
in the application.