|z||move one square left|
|x||move one square right|
|'||move one square up|
|/||move one square down|
|spc||place a piece of pipe|
|tab||speed up the flow|
If no more blocks can be placed then pressing the tab key will cause the flow to speed up.
xpipeman.scorefileSet this to the path of your personal score file. The file will be created if it does not exist. The default: ./xpipescores
In addition to the normal XToolkit options, xpipeman accepts command line options for the following resource:scorefile
For example: xpipeman -scorefile myscorefile
Each pipe connected to the flow scores 10 points. Any pipe placed on top of another piece of empty pipe incurs a penalty of 20 points. Any pipe not connected to the flow also incurs a penalty, but this time of only 10 points. A bonus 40 points is awarded each time there is a flow crossover and a bonus of 10 points is awarded for each one way pipe used (later levels). The name for the high score list comes from the USER environment variable.
./xpipescores -- the score file
Type ahead may be a problem on some slower machines. To reduce the problem try to use the mouse instead of the keyboard. (I have a SPARCstation which seems to work fine!). Other tips to reduce type ahead: plan the flow by looking at the sequence down the right hand side of the screen and most of all dont panic as the flow approaches!.
This was written by Nigel Paver
with acknowledgements to Brian Warkentine (brianw@Sun.COM).
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