Manual Reference Pages - CUYO (6)
cuyo - Tetris-like game with many suprises
Creating New Levels
cuyo [-d] [-f] [-g widthxheight] [-h] [-?] [--version versions] [ld-file]
Use A, D, W and S or the arrow keys to move left, move right, turn and
drop the falling piece.
Try to put blobs of the same color together.
(You dont need to form rows or columns.
Any shape will do.)
When enough blobs of the same color are connected, they explode.
(What "enough" means depends on the level.)
Try to make
explosions next to the the grass (or whatever there is in the level
instead of the grass).
Then, it will explode, too.
The level is finished when no grass is left.
In some levels, you will need a chain reaction to get rid of the
And many other things may happen in other levels.
In two-player-mode, each time one player causes an explosion, the other
one gets grey things (which explode when something else explodes
next to them).
If one player builds a too big tower, the other player may get one of his rows.
If youre trying to design own levels,
you can pass the name of your .ld file (level description file) to test
If you do that, this will be the only available level.
-g widthxheight |
Set the window size.
Print a short help message and exit with status 0.
Print a short help message and exit with status 1.
--version versions, --version=versions |
Activate special versions of levels and level tracks.
versions is a comma-separated list of version specifiers.
Version specifiers pertaining to difficulty setting, numbers of players,
and level tracks can also be set from the main menu.
See the cual(6) manpage for the relevant values.
The other version specifiers which are actually used in levels
are eco and geek.
eco makes a very few levels less resource-hungry.
In the consequence, they also become less beautiful.
CREATING NEW LEVELS
The main work is to draw all those little icons.
Then you have to create a level description file
which tells cuyo how to put everything together.
There is an example level with many comments.
Its description file is example.ld.
(It should be part of the cuyo distribution and probably lies
in the same directory as the other cuyo level description files.)
It is rather outdated but may still be a good starting point.
Other Sources of information are:
Try man cual.
Cual - the Cuyo Animation Language - is the format of level description files.
And of course, there are the level description files of the existing levels
(files ending in .ld, probably located somewhere like
The level description language is still under development.
In the preferences dialog, some keys are not displayed correctly.
The AI Player is not very intelligent.
In particular, it doesnt understand
most of the special features of the levels, and so, it sometimes
behaves very silly.
TODO file for other bugs.
Mainly Immanuel Halupczok <email@example.com>.
Other contributors to the source code:
Bernhard R. Link, Mark Weyer, Bernhard Seckinger.
Other contributors of levels:
Daniela Lipps, Simon Huggenberger.
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