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ROGUE(6)							   Games Manual 							  ROGUE(6)

NAME
rogue - Exploring The Dungeons of Doom SYNOPSIS
/usr/games/rogue [ -r ] [ save_file ] [ -s ] [ -d ] DESCRIPTION
Rogue is a computer fantasy game with a new twist. It is crt oriented and the object of the game is to survive the attacks of various mon- sters and get a lot of gold, rather than the puzzle solving orientation of most computer fantasy games. To get started you really only need to know two commands. The command ? will give you a list of the available commands and the command / will identify the things you see on the screen. To win the game (as opposed to merely playing to beat other people's high scores) you must locate the Amulet of Yendor which is somewhere below the 20th level of the dungeon and get it out. Nobody has achieved this yet and if somebody does, they will probably go down in his- tory as a hero among heroes. When the game ends, either by your death, when you quit, or if you (by some miracle) manage to win, rogue will give you a list of the top- ten scorers. The scoring is based entirely upon how much gold you get. There is a 10% penalty for getting yourself killed. If save_file is specified, rogue will be restored from the specified saved game file. If the -r option is used, the save game file is pre- sumed to be the default. The -s option will print out the list of scores. The -d option will kill you and try to add you to the score file. For more detailed directions, read the document A Guide to the Dungeons of Doom. AUTHORS
Michael C. Toy, Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, Glenn Wichman FILES
/usr/games/lib/rogue_roll Score file ~/rogue.save Default save file SEE ALSO
Michael C. Toy and Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, A guide to the Dungeons of Doom BUGS
Probably infinite (although countably infinite). However, that Ice Monsters sometimes transfix you permanently is not a bug. It's a fea- ture. 4th Berkeley Distribution May 6, 1986 ROGUE(6)

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HACK(6) 							 BSD Games Manual							   HACK(6)

NAME
hack -- exploring The Dungeons of Doom SYNOPSIS
hack [-d directory] [-n] [-u playername] hack [-d directory] [-s] [-X] [playername ...] DESCRIPTION
hack is a display oriented dungeons & dragons-like game. Both display and command structure resemble rogue. (For a game with the same structure but entirely different display - a real cave instead of dull rectangles - try Quest.) To get started you really only need to know two commands. The command ? will give you a list of the available commands and the command / will identify the things you see on the screen. To win the game (as opposed to merely playing to beat other people's high scores) you must locate the Amulet of Yendor which is somewhere below the 20th level of the dungeon and get it out. Nobody has achieved this yet and if somebody does, he will probably go down in history as a hero among heroes. When the game ends, either by your death, when you quit, or if you escape from the caves, hack will give you (a fragment of) the list of top scorers. The scoring is based on many aspects of your behavior but a rough estimate is obtained by taking the amount of gold you've found in the cave plus four times your (real) experience. Precious stones may be worth a lot of gold when brought to the exit. There is a 10% penalty for getting yourself killed. The administration of the game is kept in the directory specified with the -d option, or, if no such option is given, in the directory speci- fied by the environment variable HACKDIR, or, if no such variable exists, in the current directory. This same directory contains several auxiliary files such as lockfiles and the list of topscorers and a subdirectory save where games are saved. The game administrator may how- ever choose to install hack with a fixed playing ground, usually /var/games/bsdgames/hack. The -n option suppresses printing of the news. The -u playername option supplies the answer to the question "Who are you?". When playername has as suffix one of -T, -S, -K, -F, -C, or -W, then this supplies the answer to the question "What kind of character ... ?". The -s option will print out the list of your scores. It may be followed by arguments -X where X is one of the letters C, F, K, S, T, W to print the scores of Cavemen, Fighters, Knights, Speleologists, Tourists or Wizards. It may also be followed by one or more player names to print the scores of the players mentioned. AUTHORS
Jay Fenlason (+ Kenny Woodland, Mike Thome and Jon Payne) wrote the original hack, very much like rogue (but full of bugs). Andries Brouwer continuously deformed their sources into the current version - in fact an entirely different game. FILES
hack The hack program. data, rumors Data files used by hack. help, hh Help data files. record The list of topscorers. save A subdirectory containing the saved games. bones_dd Descriptions of the ghost and belongings of a deceased adventurer. xlock.dd Description of a dungeon level. safelock Lock file for xlock. record_lock Lock file for record. ENVIRONMENT
USER or LOGNAME Your login name. HOME Your home directory. SHELL Your shell. TERM The type of your terminal. HACKPAGER, PAGER Pager used instead of default pager. MAIL Mailbox file. MAILREADER Reader used instead of default (probably /usr/bin/mail). HACKDIR Playground. HACKOPTIONS String predefining several hack options (see help file). Several other environment variables are used in debugging (wizard) mode, like GENOCIDED, INVENT, MAGIC and SHOPTYPE. BUGS
Probably infinite. Mail complaints to mcvax!aeb . BSD
March 31, 1985 BSD
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