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INSTEAD(6)			     GAMES			    INSTEAD(6)

NAME
       INSTEAD - Simple	Text Adventure Engine, The Interpreter

DESCRIPTION
       The  interpreter	 of  STEAD (Simple Text	Adventures) allows one to play
       games that combine visual novels, text adventures and classic quests of
       1990-s.	The STEAD games	features are:

	* very simple source code of the stories. (based on LUA);

	* graphical game interface;

	* supports music and images;

	* theme	support	- a game may change the	interface look;

	* portability (originally written for Linux, depends on	SDL and	lua).

SYNOPSIS
       sdl-instead [options] [game.zip or game.idf or path to game]

OPTIONS
       -debug Debug mode (for game developers).

       -nosound
	      Run the game without sound.

       -vsync Vsync output. (SDL2 only)

       -gamespath <path>
	      Add path with games.

       -themespath <path>
	      Add path with themes.

       -nostdgames
	      Do not use default games.

       -nostdthemes
	      Do not use default themes.

       -game <basename>
	      Select game in gamespath.

       -theme <basename>
	      Select theme in themespath.

       -owntheme
	      Force game to use	own theme.

       -notheme
	      Do not use own game theme.

       -fullscreen
	      Run the game in fullscreen mode.

       -nocursor
	      Do not use game mouse cursors (use system	one)

       -hires /	-nohires
	      Set/unset	the high resolution when run in	fullscreen mode.

       -window
	      Run the game in windowed mode.

       -resizable
	      Resizable	window (SDL2 only)

       -scale <scale>
	      Scale window (SDL2 only)

       -noautosave
	      Disable autosave load.

       -encode <lua file> [encoded file]
	      Encode  lua  file.  Encoded  file	 can  be  executed with	doenc-
	      file("encoded file").

       -idf <path to resources directory or game>
	      Build idf	file [INSTEAD data file] from directory.

       -mode [WxH]
	      Use WxH resolution.

       -modes <WxH>[,<WxH>[,<WxH>]] ...
	      Define available resolutions.

       -software
	      Force software rendering

       -renderer <opengl|direct3d|software|...>
	      Select default renderer (SDL2 only)

       -fontscale <percents>
	      Font scaling.

       -nopause
	      Do not pause the game on window minimize.

       -lang <lang code>
	      Select language.

       -hinting	0|1|2|3
	      Set the font hinting mode	(helpful with infinality).

       -install	[game in zip]
	      Install game from	zip archive

       -quit  Quit :)

       -appdata	[fullpath]
	      Store saves and settings in appdata path.	Path must exist!

       -chunksize [size	in bytes]
	      Size for audio buffer. Try this if sound lags.

       -version
	      Show version and exit.

       -lua <script.lua> [arguments]
	      Exec lua script (for game	developers).

       -luac <script.lua>
	      Check lua	script (for game developers).

       -standalone
	      Run game in standalone mode  (no	sandbox,  no  games  selection
	      ...).

       -noconfig
	      Do not load saved	config (run with defaults).

       -profile	<profile>
	      Using configuration profile. Profile file	is the ini-styled file
	      with parameter = value pairs. Where is parameters	are  arguments
	      without -.

       Configuration file name is 'insteadrc' and it's located in ~/.instead/.

       Games can be downloaded from http://instead-games.sf.net. Unzip them in
       ~/.instead/games.

CONTROLS
       Please, see tutorial.

LICENCE
       This software is	covered	by the terms of	the MIT	license.

WARRANTY
       None.

COPYRIGHT AND CREDITS
       Peter Kosyh
	      INSTEAD author.

       Ilya Ryndin
	      Initial port to Windows.

       Mahno Aleksey, Anton Kolosov
	      Port to Android.

       .dm    Port to Mac OS X.

       Andrey Afletdinov
	      Port to Windows CE.

       Vadim Balashoff
	      Advices.

       Vladimir	Zhirov
	      Advices.

       Alexander Yakovlev
	      manual.tex support.

       Serj Kalichev
	      Advices and default theme	correction.

       Vladimir	Podobaev, Oleg Gvozdev
	      Testers.

       Alexander Soborov
	      Wiki support.

       Andrew Lobanov
	      Games repository,	slackbuild.

       Many others for comments, bug reports, games and	ideas.

SEE ALSO
       https://instead-hub.github.io

Instead				 Version 3.3.2			    INSTEAD(6)

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