The RS Games client is a revolutionary game client that allows people to play games against each other through a central server hosted by RS Games. Unlike RS Games Monopoly, which was a single, standalone game, the RS Games client allows players to play multiple games. This means that when RS Games releases a new multiplayer title, you can easily start playing from the convenient client, without downloading any new software. Perhaps one of the coolest features of this new client is that it is cross-platform, that is, users of the Linux and Mac OS X operating systems can now enjoy RS Games Blackjack, RS Games Monopoly, RS Games Uno, RS Games Yahtzee, and any future multiplayer titles we release. The RS Games Client makes use of a protocol we have created known as ZGP. You do not have to download any new software when we release a new title. Just login, select the game, and the sounds will automatically download. Once this process completes, you can start playing right away!
Works on Windows, Linux and Mac.
One software download for ALL of our multiplayer card and board games.
Automatic sound downloading when you choose to play a newly released title.
Super quick bug fixes. Since almost all the work is done on the server, we can fix most bugs quickly, and add new features without you having to download anything.
Automatically detects and uses your screen reader, or Microsoft Sapi, the built-in text-to speech system available on Windows.
One account allows you to play all of our games
All errors are logged to a file which you can send to us, allowing us to easily identify and fix bugs
Ability to stream .pls files with Control+B
First letter navigation in menus
New features in current version 1.52
Re-did network code for major speed increase
Re-did protocol parsing for additional speed increase
New features and Bug Fixed in Version 1.4
Added a separate buffer for chats and private messages. This allows you to review the history of chat messages separately from other game messages. To navigate the chat buffer, use Control+Page Up to go to the previous message, Control+Page Down to go to the next message, and Control+Home or End to go to the top or bottom of the list, respectively. If you are on a Mac, use Command instead of Control with the keystrokes listed above.
The client can now play ".pls" streams using the "Set background Stream" function (Control+B).
Added first letter navigation for menu items starting with a number. For example, you can now choose "1000 Miles" from the list of games by pressing the number 1.
Fixed a bug that prevented keystrokes with modifier keys (i.e. Control or Alt) from working when a menu was active.
Fixed Sapi speech on Windows.
Click here to read the RS Games Client Readme. Please note that the specific documentation for each game (such as Monopoly or Uno) is linked in the RS Games Client Readme. Please note that many updates we make to the games are posted on our Twitter, @rs_games. You may view these updates even if you do not have an account.
The RS Games client has been tested with Windows XP and later, and supports the following screen readers/synthesizers:
JAWS for Windows
System Access and System Access to Go
Dolphin Supernova Access
Tested with latest version of Debian/Ubuntu, as well as Ubuntu 10.04. The following software/packages need to be installed:
On Ubuntu, the packages are python-wxgtk2.8, python-wxtools, wx2.8-i18n
(Installing python-wxWidgets will work on openSUSE).