This is a modern port of the classic 1982 text-mode game Snipes. The code has been reverse-engineered from the original DOS executable, and has 100% identical game logic.
For more information, see the vogons.org forum thread.
SDL builds require the SDL2 and SDL2_ttf libraries.
On startup, the SDL build will attempt to load a custom font, which can be obtained separately from here.
With Visual Studio
config.h(and edit as/if desired)
- Open and build the Visual Studio solution file (
Sniper.sln). The Visual Studio project file has configurations targeting SDL and Windows console graphics.
With GNU Make
- (Optional) Copy
config.h, and edit as desired
maketo compile an SDL build.
For Arch Linux, you can use the snipes-git AUR package.
This version automatically records replay files of played games. By default, replay files are saved to the current directory, and have a
.SnipesGame file extension.
To play back a replay file, pass it as the first argument to the game program, e.g.:
$ ./snipes "2016-07-08 09.10.11.SnipesGame"
As this is a reverse-engineered port, copyright is retained by the original authors of Snipes.
This reverse-engineered source code is released with the original authors' permission.