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 How to join the League Guide 
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Howdy

When I decided to join the league I had to search the forum for the relevant info so I thought it might be useful to put together a basic guide on how to join and start racing in the league for new trainers.
This guide is based on the PC windows version of SO6 only.

Creating an online account.
To enter online races you must first simply create an online account here:
http://startersordersonlineleague.com/#/
Once you have created an account you will now have an online stable.
Next you will need to stock your online stable.

Uploading your horses to your online stable.
You want to select your best horses from your game to race online.
Starters Orders 6 comes with a "Construction Kit", commonly referred to as the CK.
Because your online stable size is limited, the CK allows you to create races of various distance and age groups to race your own horses against each other, which helps you select only the best horses to upload.

Exporting a horse to the constrution kit.
*Note, when you export a horse to CK it makes a copy of your horse and therefor does not effect the original horse in your game.

To send a copy of your horse to CK click the "E" export icon.
You should make sure when you export a horse to CK that it is in the best possible condition.
Fitness and condition should be as high as possible and the horse not be sick or injured.

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The next screen will allow you the chance to set any Jockey's Orders.
Many players seem to prefer NOT giving any Jockey's Orders, the choice is yours.
Click the "Export this horse now" button.

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Your horse is now in the CK.
To access the CK, save your game and return to the SO6 Home screen, then click the left hand icon located in the lower right corner of the screen.

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Middle of next screen will show 2 icons.
Left Icon allows you to setup and run a race, the right Icon is for managing your horses in the CK.

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Setting up a race (Trial) is simple. FIRST select the race options THEN add horses to the field by clicking them in the RH list.

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Once you are ready to race look to the lower left of screen for the "View Race" button.

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After clicking "View Race" you will then see the "Racecard" screen, click the arrow in the Top Right corner of the screen to go to the track.
From there on it’s the same as a normal in-game race.
May your best horse win! (or maybe it wont) ;)

Tip: Pressing the "N" key displays the horses name tags. Handy when they all look the same.

After you have raced your horses against each other and decided which is the best, its time to upload to your online stable.

Managing and uploading your horses in CK
Click on the icon to manage your horses in CK.

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REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE:
The trainer name your horse has in the CK (by default the saved game name), will be the trainers name that appears when you race in the online League.
You can edit the trainers name for each horse in CK management section by clicking the trainers name next to each horse. A textbox will appear to the right side of the list allowing you to make any changes.
I suggest you make sure all horses you upload to your online stable have the same trainer name you wish to be known as.


Creating an upload horse file.
Having decided on the horse you want to upload to your stable you will need to create ".hrs" file.
Click the blue icon next to the chosen horse. Take care if you have the same horse at different ages to select the correct one.

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You have now created an export file of the horse.
It should be found in the StartersOrders6 folder "/exports/horses" location


Now log into the Online League website
http://startersordersonlineleague.com/#/
Go to your Stable page and click the appropriate Upload Icon
Browse to the exported ".hrs" file location, select the file and upload.
Follow the prompts and the selected horse should now appear in your stable.

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Assigning jockey silks to your stable
You will need to assign silks that will be worn by a jockey riding your horses.
Go to the "Edit Stable Details" page.
The zipped download file contains a ton of silks for you to choose from.
Unzip the file, choose an image and upload to your stable.
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That’s it!
Your ready to make history in the Starters Orders Online League.

How the League season works
Note: Once a League season starts you can no longer upload any horses to your stable.
A season normally lasts for 13 weeks.
Normally there is the opportunity to join the season and upload horses between weeks 6 and 7.
Races are held on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.
For more details on the dates and season status please ask in a new post.

If you have missed the chance to join the current season please dont give up.
Racing in the Online League is great fun and there are many classes of races meaning even the average horse can compete.

Previous league races can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNzbn9oTbv18jidx5pNkHaQ


Cheers
Jango


Last edited by Jango on Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:28 am, edited 5 times in total.



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Good post, deserves a sticky.


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Githyanki wrote:
Good post, deserves a sticky.


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Githyanki wrote:
Good post, deserves a sticky.


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Excellent stuff - post of the season so far

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Well done Jango. I will also add to trainers new and old when you have selected a horse to upload to make sure you select the right sex and distance indicator in the area just below. For jumps trainers make sure to designate novice or open too.

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SiriusChill wrote:
Well done Jango. I will also add to trainers new and old when you have selected a horse to upload to make sure you select the right sex and distance indicator in the area just below. For jumps trainers make sure to designate novice or open too.

Thanks
I will add those details post season when i can access those screens.
Cheers


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