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Manual Reference Pages  -  XASTEROIDS (6)

NAME

xasteroids - X windows based asteroids style arcade game

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Commands
Author
Contributors

SYNOPSIS

xasteroids [-s]

DESCRIPTION

Make big rocks into little ones.

COMMANDS

xasteroids

e Left Arrow Rotate counterclockwise ("left")
r Right Arrow Rotate clockwise ("right")
w Rotate 45 degrees counterclockwise
t Rotate 45 degrees clockwise
d Increase CCWise rotational velocity
f Increase clockwise rotational velocity
o Up Arrow Thrust
p Control Fire
‘ Down Arrow Shields
space Hyperspace
s Start new ship in center of playing field
(Also used to start a new game)
esc Pause
Q Quit

Speed commands: Key associated with faster speed is to the right of its corresponding key associated with slower speed.

. Decrease delay: Speed game up
, Increase delay: Slow the game down
m Decrease size ("Minimize")
n Increase size
b Increase # of moves/frame
v Decrease # of moves/frame
2 Increase scale of movement
1 Decrease scale of movement

Object Score

Big asteroid 25, or
2000*level if last asteroid remaining
Medium asteroid 50, or
500*level if last asteroid remaining
Little asteroid 100
Enemy spaceship 500
Enemy bullet 500

Commands can only be entered when the mouse pointer is in the asteroids window.

Resize the window with your window manager at any time for a different playing field.

AUTHOR

Phil Goetz
goetz@cs.Buffalo.EDU

CONTRIBUTORS

Peter Phillips <pphillip@cs.ubc.ca>
Pat Ryan <pat@jaameri.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Craig Smith <csmith@cscs.UUCP>
Doug Merritt <doug@netcom.com>
Stephen McCamant <alias@mcs.com>
James Berg <berg@plains> (makefile)
Chris Moore <moore@src.bae.co.uk> (hi score script)
David Partain <dlp@ida.liu.se> (original man page)
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