The latest version of the manual is always provided in the BRPG folder and can normally be downloaded separately from the website as well.
Note: The manual often is not up to date with the latest beta versions of the software and will not reflect current features. Refer to readme files and release notes for short-term updates.
- Links & Tooltips
A good method of delivering help as needed is to scatter links & tooltips throughout the software that describe how to use each feature on the relevant panel. This will help players avoid digging through the manual for one piece of information.
Add a button to the menu that opens the readme from within BRPG.
- Online User Manual
There will eventually be an online version of the user manual as well.
There will eventually be Flash movie tutorials available for learning and showing off the great features in BRPG.
- Community Documentation
There may eventually be an online wiki-style community for BRPG users to submit their own guides and tutorials for BPRG.
This can certainly be done at this forum, but there are many advantages to a wiki interface.
- Automatic Documentation Updating
BRPG may eventually detect and update the documentation automatically.
See Automatic Updates.
- Learning Mode
The most basic form of this functionality has already been implemented.
This mode defaults to on when BRPG is first installed.
It will cause BRPG to provide useful tips and instructions to appear when exploring the many features of BRPG, to signficantly reduce the learning curve.
- Inside BRPG
It will eventually be possible to view and search the manual from within BRPG.
See Tabbed Encounters.