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moon-buggy — drive some car across the moon

Synopsis

moon-buggy [-hnsV] [--help] [--no-title] [--show-scores] [--version]

Description

Moon-buggy is a simple character graphics game, where you drive some kind of car across the moon´s surface. Unfortunately there are dangerous craters there.  Fortunately your car can jump over them!

Options

The program understands the following command line options.

-h, --help

shows a short usage message.

-m, --mesg

disable write access to your terminal by other users, so your boss can´t disturb your game play with the help of "write" or "finger".

-n, --no-title

skips the title screen.

-s, --show-scores

shows the current highscore list and exits.

-w, --with-sound

enables experimental sound add-on using esd.

-V, --version

prints the program´s version to standard output and exits.

Keys

The moon-buggy is controlled by a couple of keys, which are described near the bottom of the screen.  Most important are the following keys.

SPC, j

makes your car jump. The length of a jump is fixed and you can only start a new jump, while the wheels have contact to the ground.

a, l

fires the mining laser. The laser is used to remove stones, which may block your way.

q

quits the game prematurely. But you still keep your score and may enter the highscore list.

Files

The following files on your system are related to moon-buggy.

/usr/bin/moon-buggy

the moon-buggy executable.

/var/games/moon-buggy/mbscore

the global score file

$HOME/.mbscore

the local score file.  This is used, if moon-buggy has no write access to the global score file.

See Also

Moon-buggy Usage and Maintenance by Jochen Voss.

Copying

Copyright © 2004  Jochen Voss

Moon-buggy is free software. Read the file Copying of the source code distribution for details or press ´c´ at moon-buggy´s title screen.

Author

The program moon-buggy was implemented by Jochen Voss (voss@seehuhn.de).

Info

Dec 27 2004 moon-buggy 1.0.51+esd