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Twiddla - The ultimate tactics tool!


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Swoopie #1 Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

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So, what is this so called "Twiddla"?

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Twiddla is an online collaboration tool that's easy to use, doesn't require any downloads or complicated firewall stuff, and is free for just about anybody.

It's like having a whiteboard skin on top of any web page or uploaded image (or nothing at all –you can use it as a blank canvas). You can mark up this whiteboard layer and interact with the web page at the same time – all in real time, with people from all over the world.


First of all, download this and extract this somewhere on your computer (It's a .rar file, you need WinRar, 7zip or a similar program to open it): http://www.fileswap.com/dl/6WEd1Kuno6/
It has all the 33 WoT maps, with grid. Also NOTE: If there's no visible base numbers, then green base is then ALWAYS base #1 and red base #2!

So how does one twiddla?
Well first of all go to this address: http://www.twiddla.com/
Press the "Start a new meeting" button.
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You will arrive on this page. Press the little arrow on the bottom of the site (NOTE: Loading it might take awhile, depending on your internet speed!)
Also if you want to share this meeting with others (So they can see what you draw, duh!), just copypaste the address to them.
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Now is the time to upload the map of your choice. Simply press the "browse" button in the right lower hand corner and browse to the location where you extracted my maps. Then simply pick the map of your choice.
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So now the map appeared. If it didn't click the "Images" tab.
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Now you need to drag and drop the map to the whiteboard. To do so, hover your mouse over your map, and drag it to the whiteboard!
Now it should look something like this:
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Now you can draw on it and explain your tactics to others with visual aids (Dont forget to pick the "Draw" above the whiteboard)
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Okay now you have drawed a lot of things and want to clear it. Well just click the "Whiteboard" button.
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But wait?!? It also removed the map???? Well if you only want to remove your marks from the map and save the map itself (So you dont need to drag and drop the map each time again there), put the map as the background. To do so, click the "Load as background image" button on the right.
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Now it should look like this:
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Now you can draw on it as much as you want, and when you want to clear it, pick the "Draw" or "Erase" tool this time and press "Clear markup". (You could have earlier, before setting the map as background image, do this same thing and the map would've stayed. But I prefer to do it this way)
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This should clear all the markings from your map and leave you with a nice clean map.
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Have fun twiddling!
Ps. Thanks to EFE (For the newer people, it's a clan, look it up) for teaching me such a tool exists. A clanmate of mine said: You know you've been in EFE when you use Twiddla  :blinky:

Edited by Swoopie, 31 March 2013 - 07:03 PM.


RamboRainer #2 Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

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Indeed +1 but why you tell them ouer Secret Tactic Center :<

Swoopie #3 Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

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View PostRamboRainer, on 31 March 2013 - 07:08 PM, said:

Indeed +1 but why you tell them ouer Secret Tactic Center :<
Thanks!
Was a bit bored, and decided to write a new guide. First thing that popped into my mind was Twiddla.
Having a Secret Tactic Center is a completely different thing from having good tactics where you guys excel. :smile: .

GeneralDrift #4 Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

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So this is how people share the map info....like where arty can rarely hit, so camp here for 15 mins, don't support your team and snipe, spots. ;)