The Palace Client User's Guide
for
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP


Connecting to Palace Sites

There are a number of different ways to access Palace sites. This section explains the options available to you:


If you already have a Palace User Software client running

If you are already running the Palace User Software client, there are several ways to connect to different Palace sites:


From your web browser

You can access Palace sites directly from the web if you know the address. You do not need to have your client running before entering a Palace site; it is launched automatically.


Returning to a recently-visited Palace

The Palace client keeps a list of the last eight Palaces you've visited. To return to a site, select its address from the Connect window. To access this window, click on the Toolbox's Connect To a Palace button (or select Connect from the File menu), and then click on the dropdown list button under Palace Server Address. To connect to one of the Palace sites shown on this dropdown list, select its name from the list and click OK.

You can also bookmark a Palace site to return to it quickly. When you are visiting a Palace site you wish to bookmark, select Add Bookmark from the Palace menu. Later, you can open your bookmark list by selecting Bookmarks from the Bookmarks menu.


Using other online services

If you don't have a direct connection to the Internet, a number of online services provide a level of access suitable for running the Palace software. These services include America Online, CompuServe, and The Microsoft Network.

America Online

  1. Download and install the latest version of AOL.

  2. Connect to AOL and start the Palace software using the instructions in Logging on for the first time.

CompuServe

  1. Download and install the latest version of Wincim (GO WINCIM).

  2. Start up the CompuServe Dialer, then launch the Palace software using the instructions in Logging on for the first time.

The Microsoft Network

  1. Download and install MSN version 1.2 or later.

  2. Double click on the MSN icon and choose Settings. In the Settings window, click Access Numbers; select Internet and The Microsoft Network for the Service Type.

  3. Connect to MSN and start the Palace software using the instructions in Logging on for the first time.