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GTKBALLS(6x)							  GTKBALLS(6x)

NAME
       gtkballs	- A simple logic game

SYNOPSIS
       gtkballs	[options]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page documents GtkBalls.  GtkBalls is a simple logic game.
       The goal	of this	game is	to make	the highest score by matching a	number
       of  balls of the	same color in a	horizontal, vertical or	diagonal line.
       For further information on how to play this game	 refer	to  the	 rules
       section in this manual page.

OPTIONS
       --display [hostname:dpy]
	      Specify  what  display  GtkBalls should use. See X (1x) for more
	      information on the syntax	of hostname and	display.

RULES
       The standard play area of GtkBalls is a 9x9 grid	 (it  can  be  changed
       through	"Rules"	option in ingame menu).	When GtkBalls is first started
       a number	of balls are placed in a random	manner on the grid. Balls  are
       in  different  colors (and/or shape). You may move balls	on the grid by
       selecting them and selecting an empty square on the grid	as destination
       for the ball you	selected. Balls	will only move if they are not blocked
       by other	balls. Each time you  move  a  ball,  unless  you  score  some
       points, new balls appear	in a random manner on the grid.	If the grid is
       full then the game is lost. However this	is bound to happen, your  goal
       is  to  make the	highest	score. In order	to do this you must make lines
       in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal way with balls of the same	color.
       By  default  a line must	have at	least five balls of the	same color (it
       can also	be changed through "Rules" option in ingame  menu).  Making  a
       line  of	 minimum amount	of the balls, specifed in rules, will earn you
       twice the points	for your score.	If you make lines over minimum	amount
       of  the	balls  it will earn you	even more points. In order to help you
       decide which ball you are going to move,	there is an indicator  on  top
       of  the	grid that shows	what colors the	next balls that	will appear on
       the grid	will be.

USING THE INTERFACE
       GtkBalls	is a graphical program using the Gtk+ windowing	toolkit.  This
       section describes it's user interface.

   THE GAME MENU
       New    Selecting	 this  menu  entry  will  abandon the current game and
	      start a new one or start another game if you just	finished  one.
	      You may use the keyboard shortcut	CTRL-N to do this also.

       Rules  Selecting	 this  menu  entry will	open "Rules" dialog box, where
	      you can set board	width and height, number of different  objects
	      to  appear  on  the board, number	of objects that	will appear on
	      the board	after each turn	and number of objects that  must  form
	      the  line	 to  eliminate	it.  You may use the keyboard shortcut
	      CTRL-R to	do this	also.

       Save   Selecting	this menu entry	will  open  "Save  game"  dialog  box,
	      where  you  can  save current game to play it later. You may use
	      the keyboard shortcut CTRL-S to do this also.

       Load   Selecting	this menu entry	will  open  "Load  game"  dialog  box,
	      where  you  can load previously saved game. You may use the key-
	      board shortcut CTRL-L to do this also.

       Hall Of Fame
	      Selecting	this menu entry	will open a  dialog  box  showing  the
	      high  scores.  Only  the	ten best scores	are shown. This	dialog
	      also displays the	name of	the person who achieved	a  high	 score
	      and  it's	 date.	You may	use the	keyboard shortcut CTRL-H to do
	      this also.

       Quit   Selecting	this menu entry	will quit GtkBalls. You	 may  use  the
	      keyboard shortcut	CTRL-Q to do the same thing.

   THE EDIT MENU
       Undo   Selecting	 this menu entry will undo your	last move. You may use
	      the keyboard shortcut CTRL-U to do this also.

   THE SETTINGS	MENU
       Preferences
	      Selecting	this menu entry	will  open  the	 "Preferences"	dialog
	      box.  You	 may use the keyboard shortcut CTRL-P to open it also.
	      This dialog box allows you to set	some options. Click on a check
	      box  to  activate	or deactivate them. Click on the theme name to
	      select it.  Then click on	the Apply button to save your settings
	      or  click	on Ok button to	save your settings and close this dia-
	      log box.	You can	disable	the showing of footprints, path	of the
	      ball, color of the next balls indicator, animation of disappear-
	      ing of the ball and set time limit per  move  from  this	dialog
	      box.

   THE HELP MENU
       Rules  Selecting	 this  menu entry will display a dialog	box describing
	      rules of the game. You may use the keyboard shortcut F1 to  open
	      it also.

       About  Selecting	 this  menu  entry will	display	a dialog with the logo
	      and the copyright	information of GtkBalls. You may use the  key-
	      board  shortcut  CTRL-A to open it also. For more	details	on the
	      license, click on	the Show license button. This  will  open  an-
	      other  dialog  box where you can read the	GNU General Public Li-
	      cense.

SEE ALSO
       The GtkBalls web	site at: http://gtkballs.antex.ru

AUTHORS
       GtkBalls	was created by Eugene Morozov  <jmv@online.ru>.	  This	manual
       page  was created by Christoph Thompson <obituary@freshmeat.net>.  Cur-
       rent maintainer of GtkBalls and this manual page	is drF_ckoff  <dfo@an-
       tex.ru>.

COPYRIGHT
       GtkBalls	 is  copyright 1998, 1999 Eugene V. Morozov under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License.	GtkBalls is free software; you can re-
       distribute  it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Pub-
       lic License as published	by the Free Software Foundation;  either  ver-
       sion 2 of the license, or (at your option) any later version.

Version	3.1.5		      A	simple logic game		  GTKBALLS(6x)

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