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NAMEfrozen-bubble - arcade/reflex game
DESCRIPTIONThe Frozen-Bubble game is a free software implementation of a popular arcade/reflex game. The game mainly consists of firing randomly chosen bubbles across the board. If the shoot ends up having a clump of at least 3 bubbles of the same color, they all pop. If some bubbles were sticked only on the popping clump, they fall. In 1-player mode, the goal is to pop all the bubbles on the board as quickly as possible. In 2-players or network mode, you have to get your opponent to ``die'' before you.
CONTROLThe default controlling mechanism is through the keyboard, but you can play with a joystick or a joypad if it is supported by the system (use the commandline option -ji to make sure frozen-bubble detected your joysticks). A key (or a joystick direction or button) is needed for moving the aim to the left, moving the aim to the right, center, and fire.
1-PLAYER GAMEIn single player mode, as a beginner the best training is to choose Play Default Levelset, which lets you run through 100 levels of an increasing difficulty. Pop all the bubbles of each level to advance to the next level.
If you want to train for multiplayer, choose Multiplayer Training which reproduces the conditions of 2-player or network mode; the only difference is that created malus bubbles are counted in your score, and you must get the highest score you can in 2 minutes.
2-PLAYERS GAMEIn 2-players mode, you can play against a friend (or a foe, actually) on the same computer. The board is populated with random bubbles, and your goal is to make big clumps to send malus bubbles to your opponent.
NETWORK GAMEIf your computer has networking, you can choose
If your computer is connected to Internet, you can choose
- show command-line options summary
- start the game in fullscreen mode
- don't start the game in fullscreen mode
- disable music and sound effects
- disable music (but not sound effects)
- disable sound effects (but not music)
- --playlist directory
- use all files of the given directory as music files and play them
- --playlist file
- use all files listed in the given file as music files and play them
- use this option if frozen-bubble runs too slowly on your machine (disables a few animations)
- same as before, if it is not enough (disables all that can be disabled)
- directly start solo (1p) game, with random levels
- directly start 2p game (don't display menu)
- --gameserver host[:port]
directly start NET/LANgame connecting to this game server (if port is omitted, default port is used)
- enable chain-reaction
- --level number
- start directly the game, at level number
- use special bubbles for colourblind people
- disable time limit for shooting (e.g. kids mode)
- --player-malus number
- add number malus to the left player (can be negative - doesn't work in network mode)
- --mp-training-difficulty number
- set the average duration between receiving malus bubbles in 1 player multiplayer training (default 30 (= every 30 seconds on average), the lower the harder)
- print information about detected joystick(s) on startup (if Frozen-Bubble doesn't see your joysticks/joypads, try loading the joydev module with modprobe joydev as root, then retry)
- when sound is enabled, disable echoing each typed character with a typewriter sound (it may get on your nerves)
- --my-nick nick
for NET/LANgames, use this nick instead of username (max 10 chars,ASCIIalphanumeric plus dash and underscore only) - notice that the /nick command is also available when connected to a server to set your nick
after connecting to a server for a NETgame, don't use hostip.info to retrieve your geographical position to send it to other players
- --record directory
- specify the recording directory (normally, records are saved in the directory '.frozen-bubble/records' down your home directory)
- automatically record all applicable games (normally, a record is triggered by hitting the Print Screen key during a game)
- --comment '...'
add the comment enclosed between simple quotes to records (must
not contain anything else than ASCII), it will be shown on console when playing back the record later
- --replay record_file|URL
- playback the specified record file
- --save-frames directory
specify a directory where all (game) frames will be recorded; as the
game is slowed down, can only be used with --replay; warning, output
is huge as 50 frames of each 900 KBare saved per second (e.g. 43MBper second); a typical use case is then to build a video out of the frames with e.g. this kind of command:
mencoder mf:///tmp/fbframes/frame* -mf fps=50 -o /tmp/output.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4
AUTHORWritten by Guillaume Cottenceau. This manual page was originally written by Josselin Mouette <josselin.mouette at ens-lyon.org>.
Visit official homepage: <www.frozen-bubble.org>
COPYRIGHTCopyright X 2000-2010 The Frozen-Bubble Team.
This is Free Software; this software is licensed under the