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    DM and Player view on same PC?

    Hello all! I'm new to FGU, and FG in general, and I'm wanting to know if I can have a session where a player can have their own player view instance or window on the same PC as me? The reason being is that my group consists of 4 players, 3 of which will be connecting online but the other is my spouse in the same home, we only have one desktop and the other device is a chromebook. So can I have a session where the others are connected but when it comes to my spouse I can either give them their separate view via a window or just switch from dm view to player view when it's their turn in combat? Thanks for your help!

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    Yes you can. Start the first instance and load a campaign. Then right click on the FG icon on the taskbar and select fantasy grounds. This will start a second instance. Click on join and in Classic type localhost in the second box and then start. In unity type your username in the join by dm box if you are running a loud game or localhost in the join by ip box if you are running a LAN game.

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    Awesome, thank you! That was my only concern with this, I wasn't sure if I could have a session where my other players can connect and I could share views or instances with my SO on the same PC, but it's great to hear I can!

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    Okay so I'm using Unity not classic, when I click LAN and type in localhost for the second instance it's not able to connect. Does this only work with FG Classic?

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    When you start the first instance, are you also choosing LAN, or Cloud?

    If you are choosing Cloud, then all clients must connect using Cloud. You cannot have some connected via Cloud and some connected via LAN.

    If Cloud, you can still make it work, you just need to find your game in the list of games.
    Not all who wander are lost.

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    If your host session is LAN then type localhost in the connect by IP address box. If you are using the Cloud for the host session then type your username into the Join by DM box. Make sure you are typing the connection info into the correct box.
    If you need to contact customer support or if there is something that you would like to see in Fantasy Grounds that isn't currently part of the software or if there is something you think would improve a ruleset then add your idea here http://fgapp.idea.informer.com/

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