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wump - the game of hunt-the-wumpus
Wump plays the game of `Hunt the Wumpus.' A Wumpus is a creature that lives in a cave with several rooms connected by tunnels. You wander
among the rooms, trying to shoot the Wumpus with an arrow, meanwhile avoiding being eaten by the Wumpus and falling into Bottomless Pits.
There are also Super Bats which are likely to pick you up and drop you in some random room.
The program asks various questions which you answer one per line; it will give a more detailed description if you want.
This program is based on one described in People's Computer Company, 2, 2 (November 1973).
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WUMP(6) BSD Games Manual WUMP(6)NAME
wump -- hunt the wumpus in an underground cave
wump [-h] [-a arrows] [-b bats] [-p pits] [-r rooms] [-t tunnels]
The game wump is based on a fantasy game first presented in the pages of People's Computer Company in 1973. In Hunt the Wumpus you are
placed in a cave built of many different rooms, all interconnected by tunnels. Your quest is to find and shoot the evil Wumpus that resides
elsewhere in the cave without running into any pits or using up your limited supply of arrows.
The options are as follows:
-a Specifies the number of magic arrows the adventurer gets. The default is five.
-b Specifies the number of rooms in the cave which contain bats. The default is three.
-h Play the hard version -- more pits, more bats, and a generally more dangerous cave.
-p Specifies the number of rooms in the cave which contain bottomless pits. The default is three.
-r Specifies the number of rooms in the cave. The default cave size is twenty rooms.
-t Specifies the number of tunnels connecting each room in the cave to another room. Beware, too many tunnels in a small cave can eas-
ily cause it to collapse! The default cave room has three tunnels to other rooms.
While wandering through the cave you'll notice that, while there are tunnels everywhere, there are some mysterious quirks to the cave topol-
ogy, including some tunnels that go from one room to another, but not necessarily back! Also, most pesky of all are the rooms that are home
to large numbers of bats, which, upon being disturbed, will en masse grab you and move you to another portion of the cave (including those
housing bottomless pits, sure death for unwary explorers).
Fortunately, you're not going into the cave without any weapons or tools, and in fact your biggest aids are your senses; you can often smell
the rather odiferous Wumpus up to two rooms away, and you can always feel the drafts created by the occasional bottomless pit and hear the
rustle of the bats in caves they might be sleeping within.
To kill the wumpus, you'll need to shoot it with one of your magic arrows. Fortunately, you don't have to be in the same room as the crea-
ture, and can instead shoot the arrow from as far as three or four rooms away!
When you shoot an arrow, you do so by typing in a list of rooms that you'd like it to travel to. If at any point in its travels it cannot
find a tunnel to the room you specify from the room it's in, it will instead randomly fly down one of the tunnels, possibly, if you're real
unlucky, even flying back into the room you're in and hitting you!
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