The Saloon Bar gives advice on the best items (from your current inventory) to wear for any particular job in The West.
Displaying The Saloon Bar
To open The Saloon Bar, select the View menu, followed by Sidebar. This will provide an option which will allow you to toggle The Saloon Bar display. Alternatively, press Ctrl-Shift-S whilst in Firefox to toggle the sidebar.
Before you can use The Saloon Bar, you need to provide it with information about your character and your character's equipment. To initialize the system:
1. Log in to The West
2. Open your Inventory screen
3. Click the Update Details button in The Saloon Bar
4. Wait a little
5. Wait some more
Whilst you're waiting, The Saloon Bar will be calculating the optimum equipment for all jobs. The more equipment you have, the longer this will take. During this time, Firefox will not respond to any actions so please be patient.
You will need to re-initialize The Saloon Bar if you find or buy new equipment. You will also need to re-initialize if you change your skill or attribute levels. However, The Saloon Bar will store information across sessions: you do not need to re-initialize if you shut down Firefox, turn off your computer or buy a new car.
Displaying Your Job List
After initialization, the list of jobs your character can do will be displayed in The Saloon Bar. Buttons at the top of the bar give you the option to order your jobs by money, experience, luck etc. Each button will order jobs in descending order (for example, clicking the star button will display all possible jobs with the job giving the best experience at the top of the list). Clicking the button again will reverse the order.
The default behaviour for The Saloon Bar is to hide jobs which your character can't do. This can be modified, however, from the Options page which can be accessed via the toolbar.
Displaying Job Advice
To receive advice on the best equipment to wear for any given job, click on the job within the job list. Images will appear indicating the best hat, neckwear, body clothing, boots, weapon (duel), horse and product to use when working on the specified job.
If you do not own any items of a given type which will benefit a job, the Saloon Bar will display nothing in that slot.
The Saloon Bar will also show you the predicted labour points for the specified job.