snake4, snake4scores - Game starring a fruit-eating snake.
[-hHV] [-M file] [--help] [--highscores] [--version]
program is my fourth implementation of the snake game, written
for Unix and X11. Previous versions were written for MS-DOS.
Move the snake around the screen and eat food. The snake grows in length as you
eat. Avoid hitting the fence, eating lethal mushrooms and rotten food, and
biting your own tail.
Now and then a slim-pill will bounce around. If you eat this, you will get
shorter, and you will gain bonus points for every length you loose. The bonus
is also given when a round is over.
When food starts blinking, it's about to rot. Rotten food is poisonous, and thus
uneatable. As long as it blinks, it can still be eaten.
Oh, yes - I almost forgot: You may be visited by the evil headbanger. Take my
advice and run away from him before he hits you in the head! He won't stay
The keys used to control the game are given at startup.
features a site-wide highscore file. The file contains the top 200
users. Each user may appear once only in the highscore table.
For technical reasons, snake4
connects to the X11 server before parsing
options. This makes it impossible to eg. browse the highscore table using -H
if no server is available. To be able to see the scores in such a case,
produces the same output as snake4
with option -H,
but does no attempt on connecting to the X11 server.
- -h, --help
- Print a usage message on standard output, and exit
- -H, --highscores
- Dump the highscore list to standard output, and exit
successfully. Starting snake4 with the name snake4score does
the same thing, without first connecting to the X11 server. Note that this
will possibly print more entries than the 20 or so that will fit within
the game startup screen.
- -V, --version
- Print version information on standard output, then exit
- -M, --merge-highscores=file
- Merge separate highscore file file into the default
highscore file, and exit successfully. Displays the new highscore table.
This option is for the game owner or root only.
In addition to the above mentioned options, snake4
accepts the standard
X11 toolkit options.
Sverre H. Huseby <firstname.lastname@example.org>.