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Fred Agnir
06-19-2002, 06:54 AM
In response to some of the questions pertaining to the Wei table, I think an FAQ apart from the help site is needed. I think I'll start one some day.

First and foremost, Wei is a cool guy really into pool and billiards. One pocket and 3C has been his recent addictions. He hangs out at the Carom Corner Cafe in NYC when he's not travelling. His taste in Chinese Restaurants sucks ;-)

He came up with the Wei table a couple of years ago for clarifying the confusing word descriptions of shots in pool forums like Rec.Sport.Billiard (RSB), and then made refinements that you see today within a month, IIRC. It's a Macromedia Flash program that allows interactive use. IMO, it's the best pool related web idea ever.

The standard site is at:

http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html

The help site is at:

http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2_help.html

You can drag the labels (A,B,C,D) just like you drag the balls.

To move the arrows, drag each end individually. For a curved path, use an arrow that has a central node. It's tough to use, but it's better than using straight lines when inappropriate.

Also, you can change the scoring wheels by clicking on the appropriate arrows. Also a little tricky because your cursor may block your view depending on which way you want the score to go.

Don't forget about the cueball on the left lower side which you can show what english you're using. Click and drag the black dot.

You want to show jump shots? Then use the Instroke Wei Table at

http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/instroke/instroke_table.html

Wei added the jump line for Instroke.

In the past, Wei has done seasonal tables at Halloween and Christmas. I think you can call those up from the help site. http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2_help.html#personalized. Warning: the snow falling really taxes the RAM.

As others have pointed out, you can download the program so that you don't always have to get online.
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2_help.html#download

There are several sites worldwide that have his table. A search for "Wei RSB table" should point to all of them. I recall one is on a German site, and another is in New Zealand. Way to go Wei.


Fred

heater451
06-19-2002, 10:02 AM
Just being picky:

It's a Macromedia Director movie (.dcr), and not a Flash movie (.swf).

Although there are similarities, they aren't exactly the same.

(The only thing I think this info might affect here, is that Flash movies require the Flash plug-in, while Director movies require the Shockwave plug-in, in case anyone has to install one of them.)