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LARN(6) BSD Games Manual LARN(6)
larn -- exploring the caverns of Larn
larn [-chilns] [-o optsfile] [-##] [++]
larn is a fantasy games in which your child has contracted a strange disease, and none of
your home remedies seem to have any effect. You set out to find a remedy in a limited
amount of time, and to collect gold along the way of course!
The options are:
-c Clear the high scores file.
-h Show the command line options.
-i Show the high scores, including inventory data.
-l Show the log of all games.
-n Suppress the welcome message and start the game immediately.
-o Read the specified options file instead of ~/.larnopts.
-s Show the high scores.
-## Set the difficulty (hardness) level.
++ Restore game from the checkpoint (auto-save) file.
These are the movement commands:
h move to the left H run left . stay here
j move down J run down Z teleport yourself
k move up K run up c cast a spell
l move to the right L run right r read a scroll
y move northwest Y run northwest q quaff a potion
u move northeast U run northeast W wear armor
b move southwest B run southwest T take off armor
n move southeast N run southeast w wield a weapon
^ identify a trap g give present pack weight P give tax status
d drop an item i inventory your pockets Q quit the game
v print program version S save the game D list all items found
? this help screen A create diagnostic file e eat something
The file ~/.larnopts may be used to set a few options for larn. A sequence of words termi-
nated by whitespace is used to specify options.
bold-objects Select bold display of objects.
inverse-objects Select inverse video display of objects.
no-introduction Do not display intro message.
enable-checkpointing Turn on periodic checkpointing.
no-beep Disable beeping of the terminal.
male Choose your sex to be a man.
female Choose your sex to be a woman.
name: ``your name'' Choose your playing name.
monster: ``monst name'' Choose a name for a monster.
savefile: ``save-file-name'' Define what the savegame filename will be.
Your name and monster names must be enclosed in double quotation marks and may be up to 34
characters long. Longer names are truncated. Anything enclosed in quotation marks is con-
sidered one word, and must be separated from other words by whitespace.
When dropping gold, if you type '*' as your amount, all your gold gets dropped. In general,
typing in '*' means all of what you are interested in. This is true when visiting the bank,
or when contributing at altars.
You can get out of the store, trading post, school, or home by hitting <esc>.
When casting a spell, if you need a list of spells you can cast, type D as the first letter
of your spell. The available list of spells will be shown, after which you may enter the
spell code. This only works on the 1st letter of the spell you are casting.
/var/games/larn.scores Score file.
~/.larnopts Options file.
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