Manual Reference Pages - XOIDS (6)
xoids - X Window Asteroids style game
General Non-ship Control
Two Player Duel
Two Player Cooperative
Xoids is an Asteroids style game which uses full color pixmaps instead of
The main features of the game are:
One or two players
Two player game is either against each other or cooperative
You can bounce off of asteroids if you are moving slow enough
Shots impart inertia on your ship
Shots have relative speed
Asteroids have appropriate masses (realistic physics)
The alien (called the Slurb) tracks players instead of wandering randomly
Thrusting and using hyperspace can overheat your engines
After the game initializes, you will see a main menu, from which there are
several options. Currently, the only Main Menu Option which drops you into
a sub-menu is the
Options menu. At this time, the only option available is Game Speed. To adjust
game speed, select
Options from the main menu and then use the left and right arrow keys to adjust
the speed. The maximum is 100%, and 50% seems to work well on a Pentium
75 machine with an S3 graphics card running Linux. Experiment.
GENERAL NON-SHIP CONTROL
This can be pressed by either player and it causes
Xoids to quit.
Pause the game.
Exit to the Main Menu.
Increase clock speed.
Decrease clock speed.
The following keyboard keys are used to control the ship(s).
UP ARROW ||
Activate player ONEs thrust.
LEFT ARROW ||
Turn player ONEs ship to the left.
RIGHT ARROW ||
Turn player ONEs ship to the right.
RIGHT SHIFT ||
Fire player ONEs weapon.
Cause Player ONE to go into hyperspace (disappear and then appear in a different location).
Activate player TWOs thrust.
Turn player TWOs ship to the left.
Turn player TWOs ship to the right.
LEFT SHIFT ||
Fire player TWOs weapon.
Cause Player TWO to go into hyperspace (disappear and then appear in a different location).
Five ships are allotted at the beginning of the game. Blast away asteroids
and Slurbs until you are dead.
TWO PLAYER DUEL
Points are decremented for dying, but there are unlimited lives. The first
player to reach 20,000 points wins.
TWO PLAYER COOPERATIVE
The players ships are linked via an elastic cable and there are unlimited
lives. Still, like Two Player Duel mode, the first player to 20,000 points
wins, which means the game may turn out more competitive than cooperative,
The second player uses C for turn left, B for turn right, F for
thrust, left SHIFT for Fire, and SPACE for hyperspace.
Xoids currently takes no command line options, however, there is an Options
menu available within the game.
There is a problem with window refresh after deiconification.
Running xoids currently causes X Windows autorepeat to die. Use xset r on
to turn autorepeat back on.
Xoids is Copyright (C) 1996 by Tim Ebling
Tim Ebling, firstname.lastname@example.org
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