How to setup
Install pygame with:
apt-get install python-pygame
Install Python 2.7 from python.org and the latest stable version of pygame from pygame.org. Note that it may be impossible to launch a server from a Windows machine.
On Mac OSX
Install Python 2.7 from python.org and you may need to compile pygame from source, which can be found at pygame.org.
How to play
Launch a local game
pycaptain.py and launch a scenario or use the quick play function.
Join a network game
pycaptain.py and connect to a known server.
Launch a server
pycaptain_server.py -a 192.xxx.xxx.xxx, specifying the address of the interface to use.
ptake a screenshot
escshow in-game menu
spacebarswitch view mode between main view and full screen radar
sstop the engines and reset targetting
jopen or close the FTL jump control
ractivate or deactivate all turrets using matter
eactivate or deactivate all turrets using energy
Special missiles control
nopen or close the nuke launcher control
popen or close the pulse launcher control
mopen or close the mine launcher control
copen or close the counter defense launcher control
Small ship controls
flaunch or recall fighters
glaunch or recall heavy fighters and bombers
hlaunch or recall harvesters