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One-player mode is a tad boring at the moment because it never gets any faster and there's no scoring. This will be rectified at some point.
Two players can play against each other. If you fill two or three lines with one piece your opponent gets respectively one or two unfilled lines at the bottom of his screen. If you fill even four lines with one piece your opponent will get four unfilled lines.
This version at least partially supports robots. You can find the protocol description in the documentation and a sample robot in the examples.
netris for Debian ----------------- I did apply the "new game" patch from Tomas Berndtsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This patch is really nice because in multiplayer games, you don't have to exit and can press 'n' (or whatever key you bound the function to) to start a new game. For the keybinding stuff I had to patch the patch myself ,-) I have contacted the upstream maintainer about this patch in more»
# # Netris # Frequently asked questions # # $Id: FAQ,v 1.4 1999/05/16 06:56:21 mhw Exp $ # Questions =========  Where can I find the latest version?  The pieces look bizarre in my xterm window, and don't erase properly. What's up?  If I drop a piece and then slide it off a cliff, shouldn't it automatically drop again?  When I try to play a networked game, it just hangs.  I more»
netris-sample-robot(6) Netris Sample Robot netris-sample-robot(6) NAME netris-sample-robot - sample robot for netris SYNOPSIS netris-sample-robot [-l] DESCRIPTION The netris-sample-robot is a sample implementation of the ro‐ bot protocol. It plays quite well but isn't too hard to beat. The robot should be started from netris with the option -r to more»
netris(6) Netris netris(6) NAME netris - network more»
netris (0.52-8) unstable; urgency=low * The "once every two years" release. * Applied patch fro more»
This package was first debianized by Gergely Madarasz <email@example.com> on Wed, 6 Aug 1997 22: more»