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Manual Reference Pages  -  LARN (6)


larn - exploring the caverns of Larn


Options File
Special Notes


larn [-H number] [-hnr] [-o optsfile]


Larn is a fantasy game in which your child has contracted a strange disease, and none of your home remedies seem to have any effect. You set out to find a remedy in a limited amount of time, and to collect gold along the way of course!

The options are:
-H number Set the hardness of the game.
-h Print the command line options.
-n Suppress the welcome message at start up, putting you directly into the game.
-o optsfile
  Specify a different options file than ~/.larnopts.
-r Restore a checkpointed game after it has died.


These are the keyboard commands:
h      move to the left      H      run left
j      move down      J      run down
k      move up      K      run up
l      move to the right      L      run right
y      move northwest      Y      run northwest
u      move northeast      U      run northeast
b      move southwest      B      run southwest
n      move southeast      N      run southeast
.      stay here      Z      teleport yourself
c      cast a spell      w      wield a weapon
q      quaff a potion      r      read a scroll
W      wear armor      T      take off armor
D      list all items found      e      eat something
^      identify a trap      g      give present pack weight
d      drop an item      i      inventory your pockets
P      give tax status      Q      quit the game
v      print program version      S      save the game
?      this help screen      A      create diagnostic file


The file ~/.larnopts may be used to set a few options for Larn. A sequence of words terminated by whitespace is used to specify options.
Word      Meaning
bold-objects      Select bold display of objects.
inverse-objects      Select inverse video display of objects.
no-introduction      Do not display intro message.
enable-checkpointing      Turn on periodic checkpointing.
no-beep      Disable beeping of the terminal.
male      Choose your sex to be a man.
female      Choose your sex to be a woman.
name: "name"      Choose your playing name.
monster: "name"      Choose a name for a monster.
savefile: "file"      Define what the savegame filename will be.

Your name and monster names must be enclosed in double quotation marks and may be up to 34 characters long. Longer names are truncated. Anything enclosed in quotation marks is considered one word, and must be separated from other words by whitespace.


When dropping gold, if you type ’*’ as your amount, all your gold gets dropped. In general, typing in ’*’ means all of what you are interested in. This is true when visiting the bank, or when contributing at altars.

You can get out of the store, trading post, school, or home by hitting <esc>.

When casting a spell, if you need a list of spells you can cast, type D as the first letter of your spell. The available list of spells will be shown, after which you may enter the spell code. This only works on the 1st letter of the spell you are casting.


  Score file.
/var/games/larn/llog12.0 Log file.
~/.larnopts Options file.


.An Noah Morgan
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