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colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game



colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game




colorcode is an advanced and highly configurable MasterMind code-breaking game clone. The program accepts setting the number of slots (from 2 to 5), the number of colors (from 2 to 10) and setting if colors might be repeated in the secret code (that is, if doubles are allowed or not). The game has 5 built-in levels, from level 1 (beginner: 2 slots and 2 colors with doubles allowed) to level 5 (hard: 5 slots and 10 colors with doubles allowed). ColorCode can make guesses in place of the user.


Dirk Laebisch <>
Program author.
Filippo Rusconi <>
Man-page author for the Debian distribution (shamelessly building from the contents in the upstream's website).
Copyright © 2009 Dirk Laebisch
Copyright © 2009 Filippo Rusconi
This manual page was written starting by borrowing contents from the upstream site ( for the Debian system by Filippo Rusconi <>.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3, published by the Free Software Foundation.
On a Debian system the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 3 can be found in the file ` /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
November 2009 Debian Sid