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Manual Reference Pages  -  XHEXAGONS (1)

NAME

xhexagons - Hexagons X widget

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Features
Options
Save Format
References
See Also
Copyrights
Bug Reports And Program Updates

SYNOPSIS

/usr/games/xhexagons [-geometry [{width}][x{height}][{+-}{xoff}[{+-}{yoff}]]] [-display [{host}]:[{vs}]] [-[no]mono] [-[no]{reverse|rv}] [-{foreground|fg} {color}] [-{background|bg} {color}] [-{border|bd} {color}] [-tile {color}] [-size {int}] [-[no]corners] [-base {int}] [-username {string}]

DESCRIPTION

The puzzle was thought up by the author, though he believes he saw one in a toy museum in Germany or Austria. Also Bernhard Wiezorke has the "Hexafax, the New Fifteen Puzzle" which is similar.

FEATURES

If in corners mode: Press "mouse-left" button to move a tile, then release "mouse-left" button on a space. It will not move if blocked. One can only move one tile at a time. The only tiles that can be moved are the tile(s) next to both spaces.
If in nocorners mode: Click "mouse-left" button to move a tile. One can move more than one tile at a time and one is not constrained by parity.

Click "mouse-right" button, or press "R" or "r" keys, to randomize the puzzle. One must double click on "mouse-right" if the puzzle is being worked on.

Press "I" or "i" keys to increase the number of tiles.

Press "D" or "d" keys to decrease the number of tiles.

Press "C" or "c" keys to toggle corners mode. (Default is on).

"S" or "s" keys reserved for the auto-solver (unimplemented).

Press "U" or "u" keys to undo move.

Press "G" or "g" keys to get a saved puzzle.

Press "W" or "w" keys to write or save a puzzle.

Press "Q", "q", or "CTRL-C" keys to kill program.

Use the key pad, "R" keys, or arrow keys to move without the mouse.
Key pad is defined for Hexagons as:
7 9 Upper Left, Upper Right

^

4< >6 Left, Right

v

1 3 Lower Left, Lower Right

The title is in the following format (non-motif version):

xhexagons: <size> @ (<Number of moves>/{<Record number of moves> <username>|"NEVER noaccess"}) - <Comment>
If there is no record of the current puzzle, it displays "NEVER noaccess".

OPTIONS

-geometry {+|-}X{+|-}Y
  This option sets the initial position of the hexagons window (resource name "geometry").
-display host:dpy
  This option specifies the X server to contact.
-{foreground|fg} color
  This option specifies the foreground of the hexagons window (resource name "foreground").
-{background|bg} color
  This option specifies the background of the hexagons window (resource name "background").
-{border|bd} color
  This option specifies the border color of the tiles in the hexagons window (resource name "borderColor").
-tile color
  This option specifies the tile color of the tiles in the hexagons window (resource name "tileColor").
-size <int>
  This option allows you to change the number of hexagons in a row (resource name "sizeA").
-corners This option specifies the mode where movement is very restrictive (resource name "corners").
-nocorners This option specifies the mode where movement is very easy (resource name
"corners").
-base int This option specifies the base used (default is base 10) (resource name "base").
-username string
  This option specifies the user name for any records made or else it will get your login name (resource name "userName").

SAVE FORMAT

The format is not standard. The reason for this is that this is simple and I do not know what the standard is.

size: 1-12 <number of tiles in a row>
corners: 0-1 <0 false, 1 true; if 0 then hexagon corners are all snipped>
moves: 0-MAXINT <total number of moves>

startingPosition: <array where 0 is the empty space for the HIGH hexagon and -1 is the empty space for the LOW hexagon>

This is then followed by the moves, starting from 1.

move #: <direction>
Direction is represented as 0 upper right, 1 right, 2 lower right, 3 lower left, 4 left, and 5 upper left.

Caution: the program may crash on corrupted input.

REFERENCES

"Hexafax, the New Fifteen Puzzle" brochure by Bernhard Wiezorke

SEE ALSO

X(1), xrubik(6), xskewb(6), xdino(6), xpyraminx(6), xoct(6), xmball(6), xmlink(6), xpanex(6), xcubes(6), xtriangles(6), xabacus(1)

COPYRIGHTS

® Copyright 1994-99, David Albert Bagley

BUG REPORTS AND PROGRAM UPDATES

Send bugs (or their reports, or fixes) to the author

David Albert Bagley, <bagleyd@tux.org>

The latest version is currently at:

ftp://ftp.tux.org/pub/tux/bagleyd/xpuzzles
ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/games

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V5.5 HEXAGONS (6) 20 June 1999

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