SnookerQ Guide

  • Introduction

    SnookerQ is an online multiplayer snooker game currently available on Windows & Linux operated PC / laptops.



    Minimum requirements to play this game:

    • Desktop PC / Laptop
    • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 / Linux
    • Mouse & Keyboard
    • OpenGL 3.3 Compatible Graphics Card
    • 4gb RAM

    Having trouble running the game? Visit the technical support page for help.

  • Getting Online

    1. To play online, you must have an account. Don't worry, it's free! Simply visit the Create an Account page and register for free. Upon verifying your email address, you'll be able use your account to log in.
    2. Download the latest version of SnookerQ Game from the Downloads page . Follow the simple installing instructions and you'll be set to go!
    3. Load the game, log in and enjoy!
  • Main Interfaces / Buttons

    Lobby Screen



    The lobby screen consists of 4 main divisions:

    • Daily Top Stats box:




      Displaying the top performers in 4 different categories; Highest Break On Pro Level, Highest Break On Club Level, Most Match Wins and Most Frame Wins. The players placed in the number 1 positions will receive a dot next to their name.



      If two or more players hold the highest value in a category, they will also receive a dot next to their names.

      Every dot achieved is also recorded in the player’s trophy cabinet.

    • List Of Tables:




    • Online Players:


      The list of Online Players has several simple functions; View player biography/stats, Send Whisper/Private message, Invites and Statuses.

      • - Player bio / statistics.

      • - Send Whisper/Private message.

      • - View Invites.

      • - Online Status


      There are 3 options to choose from so you can show other players your current status:



      1. Active: This is the default setting which shows people that you are active and available to play.
      2. Away: Choose this status if you’re away from your PC.
      3. DND/Do Not Disturb: Choose this status to block all Whispers/Private messages and game invites coming your way.

      Users who have been inactive/idle for 10 minutes will have their usernames italisized until they return.

    • Lobby Chatroom:







    Bottom Box

    This is the bottom box/panel that you'll see when you join a table:


  • Tables Views

    2D Table Views

    This is the default 2D table view that you'll see in a normal snooker match:



    You can switch through a number of 2D views by pressing the F2 key, which will focus on certain parts of the table:




    Point-Of-View (POV)

    The POV is a very handy feature that allows you to get in really close to the balls on the table.

    Check if balls pass one another: You may find yourself in a tight situation where you think another ball may obstruct the path of a pot. You can click on the object ball that you want to pot and simply press the SPACE key on your keyboard, or on the POV button to switch to your view to the 3D point-of-view.



    In this view, you can easily move the aiming line around using your mouse.

    For a more accurate measurement, you can lean to the left or right edge of the chosen ball by holding down A (lean left) or D (lean right) keys on the keyboard. You can also zoom in and out by pressing the W (zoom in) and S (zoom out) keys.



    Once you're happy with your aiming line, left-click to fix the aiming position and automatically jump back into the 2d view. From there you'll see the best aiming line to aim for.

    To cancel the aim, right-click on your mouse or press the Esc key.

    This feature is also handy when checking plants:



    You can also check the 3D point-of-view from any location on the table.

    Double-click anywhere on the table so the cue stick appears:



    Now, press the SPACEBAR or click on the POV button:



    3D Freeview

    Press Ctrl + F to enter the 3d Free View mode.



    You can look around by moving the mouse while holding down the mousewheel button, or, you can hold SHIFT and use your mouse to click and drag to look around. You can also zoom in and out using the mousewheel.

    To reset back to the default 3D Freeview position, press CTRL+SHIFT+F.

    To exit the 3D Free View mode, simply press the escape key, or, press Ctrl + F.

  • Practice Mode

    The Practice Mode feature is ideal for many reasons. Whether you're just getting started with SnookerQ or you want to improve your skills on the table - this feature will help you achieve your goals.

    To get started, join an empty table and click on the "Practice Mode" link.



    3 new buttons will appear next to the scoreboard which will allow you to; try a practice line-up, move balls to your desired position and retry/undo a shot.



    Snooker Practice Line-ups

    Choose from a selection of practice line-up drills to master your positioning:



    Move Balls

    You can move every ball on the table by clicking to highlight the Move Balls button. When it is highlighted, you're able to left-click and drag any ball on the table to a new position. This is ideal for practising shots that you're struggling with, or if you want to recreate shots that you've seen on TV!

    To prevent accidentally moving the balls on the table, make sure you click the Move Balls button again to remove the highlight.

    Undo a shot

    To retake a shot, simply click on the Undo button to reset the balls back to their previous positions.

  • How to play SnookerQ

    Aiming guides, Error-margins & Difficulty levels

    Don't be fooled by the aiming guide lines and think this game will be too easy! The aiming lines have error-margin indicators which shows us the difficulty of the shot. This game requires positional precision to keep the error-margins as narrow as possible to make sure of a pot. The wider the error-margins, the tougher the pot:

    Good positioning = Narrow error-margin = Easy shot.



    Bad positioning = Wide error-margin = Difficult shot.



    Just like in real life; long pots, cushion shots, hampered shots and thin cuts will be very tough.

    This game consists of two difficulty levels; Club and Pro.

    Club Level:
    This level is ideal for less experienced players who'd like to knock in a few big breaks and improve their game. The pockets are slightly wider than normal and the error margins are narrower.

    Pro Level:
    This level is for the highly skilled players. The pockets are tight and error margins are wide.

    Error margins explained...



    Line Up And Take A Shot



    Top-spin, Screw-back and Stun

    Coming soon...

    Power

    Coming soon...

    Breaking-off & Safety

    Coming soon...

    Cue Elevation / Swerve / Masse

    Coming soon...

    Correct Aiming Line & Potting Along The Cushions

    Coming soon...

    Plants & Doubles

    When you run out of straightforward shot options, plants and doubles can come to your rescue.

    Plant/set shots involve more balls other than just the cue ball and object ball.

    There are many types of plant/set shots that can help you get out of trouble, as shown below:








    This shot is very unique and very satisfying to execute. You need to pot a red but the blue is blocking your path to the red over the middle pocket and the cue ball is touching a red in the pack. You cannot hit the touching red otherwise a foul (push shot) is called. You can instead use the blue as an aid to help you in this situation. If you aim the blue directly here, it is a perfectly legal shot as you're already touching a red.



    Doubles can be very tricky because the speed of the shot plays a big part in the bounce.

    Playing a double at a powerful speed will cause the object ball to straighten up more upon impact with the cushions.

    If you need to play a powerful double in order to set up nicely for your next shot, aim slightly wider - keeping in mind that the object ball will not bounce off the cushion symmetrically.

    Playing it at a soft-medium pace will give you a more natural angle.



    Snooker Escapes & Nominate A Colour

    Coming soon...

    Splitting The Pack

    Coming soon...

    Side-spin

    Coming soon...

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