Using TeamViewer for Live Head-to-Head Play

TeamViewer is a free internet app that allows you to share computers so for league play we can play our games live. If you do not have the application on your computer, go here to download the FREE VERSION:

Follow the installation procedures by clicking the Download for Free* button.

Once installed you will open the application by double-clicking the TeamViewer icon on your desktop:

Or go to your start menu and double-click the TeamViewer start menu option.

This will open up the main TeamViewer menu. You will start here whether or not you are the host or if you will be joining someone else’s session.

This is what the application looks like when you open it:




If you are the host, you will start the session by clicking START on the Host Meeting side of the screen.

When you click Start, TV will begin to set you up for hosting and a Setup Screen will appear…..

If you will be the guest in the session, you start from the Join Meeting side.

The host will provide you a Meeting ID (either via an email, or in a Slack window, or the host might even text you). The meeting ID will start with an M (an example: m987-422-98 there will be an image below showing this example)

You enter this ID in the space indicated. Normally if you copy and paste you can include the “m” and it will load properly.

When you start a meeting (click start) you will be given a brief screen asking you to confirm various elements for your Microphone, Camera, and Soundcard. Normally this will default to your current hardware, but if you have headphones attached (with/without speakers) or a monitor with speaker, you may have some options. It will also show you if the options are active or not (Red if inactive, Green if active – you will eventually turn on (if desired) these items from your DASHBOARD once you start. Make any choices here, if desired, then click Start Meeting.

Once you hit the Start Meeting button the DASHBOARD will appear on your screen (see the image below). The arrow in the image is pointing to the DASHBOARD. You will notice at the top left of the DASHBOARD the HIDE tab. Click this and it goes away, and just reads SHOW.





On the left there is the meeting number, this is what you provide to your opponent. In the above example, m987-422-98 is the meeting number.
The next image turns on your microphone (nice to use for live chatting, but optional). The next icon is your Computer’s camera (again optional – it will give a live video broadcast of YOU to your participants from your computer’s camera. The SCREEN Icon is important as clicking this lets you decide what screen image the guest(s) will see. And if you have multiple screens it plays a big part. Click it to choose the screen view the guest(s) will see. Normally it’s the 1st (upper left) choice. The next Icon is for CHAT (allows text chatting). The 3 dots give you Speaker and Audio/Video settings. The Person+ icon allows you quick access to invite guests and the double People icon shows who is signed in (more later).
Now you are ready to invite others to join.
You can invite via email (or in Slack). Click on the meeting number to copy that number to your clipboard for adding to the built-in email invitation, into an email you create, or into a Slack window.
If you click on the CONNECTION menu (top left of the TV window) there is a menu choice for Invite a Partner. Click this and it will give you a sample email template. You can copy and paste this into your email program. If you do this, don’t forget to come back and Copy/Paste the Meeting ID into that email.
When a Guest signs in (details to follow), the DASHBOARD will note it by having a number appear on the double people icon (far right on the dashboard before the phone icon). This tells you you have 1 or more guests. You will click on this People Icon and it opens the Participant Window (see image to the right). In the session example, there are participants (Bill Schindel – presenter, and Stray – guest). There are two view options (list as seen in image, and Media View – this will show a video feed if cameras are on). THIS WINDOW is important. The 3 DOT menu (see mouse in image) sets up what you share and control for the guests). Allow CONTROL is NEEDED – so click it if it isn’t clicked. Now you guest can use your mouse and keyboard. ALLOW VIDEO, POINTING, and CHAT are also recommended.)
ONCE this step is done, you are ready to begin.

When you start your game (Opening League Manager) the Dashboard will disappear any time the Guest takes screen control. Getting the Dashboard back (or just getting the SHOW button to appear) occurs when the PRESENTER has control of the screen.





This is on the remote side – Copy the M-ID into Join Meeting this will start the meeting between you and the host
In the image to the right, the m909-081-29 was the Meeting ID the Presenter sent. Once entered, click Join.

Now that you are both connected (and confirmed) Start the game from League Manager. Remember to save the scripts when the games are done. Also – if you are playing ALL GAMES in the playoff series in one session from ONE HOST – add the opponent’s Team to your franchise options. Then you can SAVE THE GAMES in ONE FILE (as well as start the opponent’s HOME games from the HOST COMPUTER. But after the series is OVER and the FILES ARE SAVED – remember to remove the other team from your FRANCHISE FILE OPTIONS.

When playing a game via Team Viewer a few comments on the pre-game setup:

1. Display settings within the game. You may find that choosing a Specific Ballpark for your TV games is a good solution – and it might be a different ballpark backdrop than you use for your solo games. This way, you can have a ballpark where the screen fonts are bigger than you normally use (it can help the opponent to see things better). In that case, you CHANGE your selected ballpark in LM using the Rules Menu.
2. Speed Setting – Make sure your Speed and Confirmation setting is slow enough for the opponent to be able to read the plays. A good place to start would be about the 75-80 mark on the slider (the slider is NOT marked, so you are eyeballing this.
Be sure to check this before the first pitch – because you may use a faster setting when you play. If you use a slower setting, stay there, you need to be comfortable too!
3. KEYBOARD vs. MOUSE – As host, you should probably tend to use the KEYBOARD for much of your play commands (P for Pitch, Enter for hit) as it frees up confusion on using the mouse. Not required, but remember, if you use the mouse, and the opponent uses the mouse you could be fighting for it simultaneously.
Here is a list of keyboard commands:
Short Cut Keys
Many actions in Baseball can be initiated via a single keystroke or two-keystroke combination. When two keys are to be used together, this is indicated by a “+” between the two noted keys; this means you must hold down the first key and then press the second, as when pressing the Shift key or Control (Ctrl) key and a letter to type an upper case version of a letter.
The active shortcut keys are here presented in alphanumeric order (letters, then numbers, then function keys), with their effects briefly noted following each key.
H Hold the runner (on 1st), or remove the hold
I Bring the infield in (or out)
L Bunt for sacrifice (“Lay it down”)
M Dual purpose key can be used for Hit Away (offense) or Pitch (Defense)
P Pitch the ball – also see M
R Hit & Run
S Pitch from the stretch, or windup (Defense)
S Steal a base (Offense)
T Time out
W Intentional walk
Enter Hit Away (Offense) – also see M

Ctrl+0 Designated Hitter statistics
Ctrl+1 Pitcher statistics
Ctrl+2 Catcher statistics
Ctrl+3 First baseman statistics
Ctrl+4 Second baseman statistics
Ctrl+5 Third baseman statistics
Ctrl+6 Shortstop statistics
Ctrl+7 Left fielder statistics
Ctrl+8 Center fielder statistics
Ctrl+9 Right fielder statistics

Shift+B Batter statistics
Shift+O On deck batter statistics

Shift+1 Runner on first base statistics
Shift+2 Runner on second base statistics
Shift+3 Runner on third base statistics

F1 Help
F2 Speed options
F3 Announcer and Sound options
F4 Select Boxscore and Field settings
F5 Visiting Lineup & Manager
F6 Home Lineup & Manager
F7 Defensive Substitution (including pitching)
F8 Pinch hit or run (Offensive Substitution)
F9 Instant replay

Spacebar Pause and resume automatic game

Alt+F4 Exit Baseball; also closes an active window

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