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nSnake README
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Index
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1) Introduction
2) Controls
3) Installation
4) Installation Informations
5) Advanced Installation
6) Uninstallation
7) Advanced Uninstallation
8) Dependencies
9) Main Directory Structure
10) Credits/Contact
11) License
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Note: Make sure you have libncurses5-dev. See 'Dependences' for more details.
Note2: In case you don't have libncurses5-dev, this package comes with a
compiled binary under /bin for testing purposes. Go for 'make run'!
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1) Introduction
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nSnake is a implementation of the classic snake game with textual interface.
It is playable at command-line and uses the nCurses C library for graphics.
The rules are the same of any snake game:
You control a hungry snake and the objective is to eat as many fruits you can.
Each fruit eaten increases it's size by two units.
The game ends when the snake collides with the walls or itself. Currently,
nSnake has two modes: With Borders and without borders.
To each fruit is given a bonus value, which decreases over time. So the
challenge is to earn the biggest score possible by eating as many fruits as
you can.
Good luck!
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2) Controls
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Numbers (1~9) Changes the game speed at the main menu
Arrow Keys, WASD Moves the snake
q Quits the game at any time
p Pauses/Unpauses the game
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3) Installation
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see INSTALL file
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4) Installation Informations
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see INSTALL file
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5) Advanced Installation
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see INSTALL file
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6) Uninstallation
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see INSTALL file
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7) Advanced Uninstallation
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see INSTALL file
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8) Dependences
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see INSTALL file
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9) Main Directory Structure
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General game information README file
Installation instructions and information INSTALL file
Copyright and warranty info COPYING file
Doxygen file for generating the documentation Doxyfile file
Instructions to the 'make' program Makefile file
Work that needs to be done or ideas for future versions TODO file
Known bugs and information about where to submit new ones BUGS file
Location of the executable generated after compilation bin/ folder
The documentation files (explaining the source code) and manpage doc/ folder
Location of resulting object files after compilation obj/ folder
All of the source code files src/ folder
Complete source code documentation doc/nsnake_doc file
The nsnake manpage doc/nsnake.6.gz file
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10) Contact
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Hello, there! I'm Alexandre Dantas (kure)!
You can send me comments, bugs, ideas or anything else by email.
And if you have time, please visit my blog!
My email: alex.dantas92@gmail.com
My homepage: alexdantasblog.wordpress.com
nSnake main page: sourceforge.net/projects/nsnake
I'd appreciate any commentary - even if it's just "Hello, i play your game!".
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10) Credits
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First, i want to thank YOU for playing this game. I hope you liked it!
The whole game design, coding, documenting, packaging and testing were all
made by me.
But i didn't do everything! Throughout the nSnake coding, i found very
interesting sources of ideas. Such as games who also uses nCurses for
displaying games. They have simple, short and commented source-codes that
can be used as references to learn C programming.
Special thanks to:
nInvaders: A space invaders-like game using ncurses.
homepage: http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net
comments: "Thanks for the inspiration. If i
haven't installed this in first place,
i'd never have the idea for nSnake"
pacman4console: A console-based pacman game.
homepage: http://doctormike.googlepages.com/pacman.html
comments: "The way this package was organized
is incredible. Thanks for the
general packaging ideas"
vadorz: An addicting ncurses space-invaders game.
homepage: http://code.google.com/p/vadorz/
comments: "This package is awesome, 'cause it
uses ncurses AND pdcurses to be able
to play in Windows and GNU/Linux"
snake4: Fruit-eating snake game
homepage: http://shh.thathost.com/
comments: "Thanks for the Makefile ideas. It's
very well-written."
ASCII Generator: A generator of awesome ASCII text arts
homepage: http://www.network-science.de/ascii/
Text ASCII Art Generator: Another awesome ASCII text generator
homepage: http://patorjk.com/software/taag/
comments: "I've used the Modular font to display
the Game Over screen"
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11) License
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nSnake - The classic snake game with ncurses.
Copyright (C) 2011 Alexandre Dantas (kure)
nSnake is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/nsnake/
mailto: alex.dantas92@gmail.com
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