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endless-sky(6)			  Endless Sky			endless-sky(6)

       endless-sky - a space exploration and combat game.

       endless-sky [-h]	[--help] [-v] [--version] [-s] [--ships] [-w] [--weap-
       ons]  [-t]   [--talk]   [-r]   [--resources]   [-c]   [--config]	  [-p]
       [--parse-save] [--test]

       Endless Sky is a	space exploration and combat game combining action and
       role playing elements.

       Explore other star systems. Earn	money by trading, carrying passengers,
       or  completing  missions.  Use your earnings to buy a better ship or to
       upgrade the weapons and engines on your current one. Blow  up  pirates.
       Take sides in a civil war. Or leave human space behind and hope to find
       some friendly aliens whose culture is more civilized than your own.

       For keyboard controls, click the	 "Preferences"	button	on  the	 title
       screen.	You  can  pause	and return to the title	screen at any point in
       the game	by pressing <escape>.

       Most of the controls should be self-explanatory.	Your ship has  no  re-
       verse  thrusters,  so  as  with a real spacecraft, the only way to slow
       down is to turn your ship around	and accelerate in the opposite	direc-
       tion  from  your	current	heading. To assist with	some tricky maneuvers,
       your ship has an	autopilot which	engages	when you press 'L' to land  or
       'J'  to	enter hyperspace; the autopilot	disengages if you press	any of
       the movement keys. The autopilot	will also automatically	aim your  ship
       if you are firing a weapon and have a target selected.

       For a manual and	other information, visit

       When  run  from the command line, if a resource directory is not	speci-
       fied, the program will check to see if the current  directory  contains
       directories  named  "data"  and "images"	and files named	"keys.txt" and
       "credits.txt"; if so it will read resources from	the current directory.
       Otherwise  it will use /usr/local/share/games/endless-sky if it exists,
       or /usr/share/games/endless-sky/	otherwise.

       -h, --help
	      prints a short help message.

       -v, --version
	      prints the software version.

       -s, --ships
	      prints (to STDOUT) a table showing  primary  characteristics  of
	      all ships	in the game, to	aid in balancing. This option prevents
	      the game from launching.

       -w, --weapons
	      prints (to STDOUT) a table of characteristics of all the	avail-
	      able weapons. This option	prevents the game from launching.

       -t, --talk
	      reads a data file	from STDIN and looks for a "conversation" node
	      at the root level	(i.e. not indentated). If it finds  one,  that
	      conversation  is displayed in a pop-up dialog. This is for test-
	      ing conversations	in a new mission you are developing.

       -r, --resources <directory>
	      sets the directory from which game resources (images, etc.) will
	      be loaded.

       -c, --config <directory>
	      sets  the	 directory  where  preferences and saved games will be

       -p, --parse-save
	      prints any content or whitespace-formatting errors  found	 while
	      loading  data  files and the most	recent saved game. This	option
	      prevents the game	from launching.

       --test <name>
	      execute the test case with the given name

	      prints (to STDOUT) a table of available tests, usable for	 auto-
	      matic test runs. This option prevents the	game from launching.

       Michael Zahniser	(

       This  is	 free software;	you can	redistribute it	and/or modify it under
       the terms of the	GPL.

ver. 0.9.14			  11 Jul 2021			endless-sky(6)


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