4s, 5s, ana, mandel, plumb, smiley, life, fsim, clock, catclock, fireworks, swar, festoon
- time wasters
games/ana [ fixwords ]
games/plumb [ level ]
games/catclock [ -c ]
games/festoon [ -p ] [ -e ] [ -t ] [ -sseed ] [ len ] [ pfn ]
There are a few games in /bin/games:
4s, 5s Try to fill complete rows using 4-square or 5-square tiles. Move tiles left or
right by moving the mouse. Rotate tiles with buttons 1 and 3. Drop tiles for
more points with button 2 or the space bar.
ana Find anagrams for words typed on standard input. Anagrams can contain several
dictionary words. The fixwords argument or numbers typed on standard input fix
the number of words in the output anagrams.
mandel Compute and display Mandelbrot sets. Menus on the mouse buttons control vari-
plumb Build a plumbing system. Keep ahead of the advancing oil and don't waste pipe.
The level argument lets you start at a harder level.
smiley A game of historical importance. Type space to shoot, comma to move left, and
period to go right.
life Play the game of life, given an initial position. There is a library of inter-
esting initial positions; the library is consulted if startfile cannot be
fsim Pretend you're flying a Cessna.
Display analog clocks. Option -c makes catclock crosseyed.
fireworks Hoist the fiery blue peter.
swar Space war for two players called MCI and SPRINT. One player types a or d to
turn left or right, s to shoot, x to enter hyperspace, and w to accelerate.
The other player uses ;, l, . and o. AT&T scores whenever either ship shoots
itself or otherwise causes mayhem. Hyperspace is occasionally fatal.
festoon Traditional radical monoarchate qualitativeness. Now produces pictures (-p),
tables (-t), and equations (-e). The seed can be set to recreate a specific
document. Len is sentence length, and pfn is percent faked nouns (default 0).
scores of 4s games
scores of 5s games
scores of plumb games
used by ana
miscellaneous files used by plumb
interesting starting positions