Replay

Introduction

If you have recorded an exercise with the Bridge Command or the Map Controller, you can replay it with the Replay programme.

This is also covered in the running interactive exercises tutorial.

Recording an exercise

To log an exercise, use the Map Controller and enter a log name when asked during the Map Controller's loading process. Please read the Map Controller documentation for details of how to use the Map Controller. Alternatively, use the settings editor to enable logging in Bridge Command, and enter a log file name when Bridge Command starts.

Replaying an exercise

When you start the Replay programme, you will be asked to type in the name of the exercise you recorded. (In Bridge Command or the Map Controller, if you entered a log name that already exists, the Map Controller will have added 'number_' to the front of the log name to avoid over-writing the original file. So if you log to RecordedExercise twice, the second one will be saved as 1_RecordedExercise).

After this, you will be asked to enter an IP address or computer name (hostname) for Bridge Command if you want to replay in 3D. If you do not want to replay in 3D, leave this blank and press enter to continue. 3D replay is an additional option, which allows you to see the simulation replayed in full 3D. To do this, you will need another computer on the network on which you can run Bridge Command, or you can also run Bridge Command on the same computer, but this may be a little slow, depending on the speed of your computer. If you want to do this, start Bridge Command, and enter the IP address or hostname of the computer you've started it on. If this is the same computer, just enter 'localhost' (the local, loop back address).

If you choose to replay in 3d on the local computer, Bridge Command will start automatically. If you are displaying in 3d on another computer, you will need to start Bridge Command, and click on 'Secondary (3d)' in the network options list when the scenario selection screen loads, before clicking on 'Start'.

For a tutorial introduction to this, please read through the running interactive exercises tutorial.

When you have entered the log name to replay, the replay will load. The Replay programme is controlled using the keyboard, largely with the arrow keys in combination with a second key, which is held down while the arrow keys are pressed. The key combinations used are:

KeysAction
Arrow keys on their ownMove the map view
Up/Down + AltZoom in/out
0Pause
1Real time
2-6Increasing time compression (2x-60x)
EscExit the programme