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       xtriangles - Triangles X widget


       /usr/games/xtriangles                                        [-geometry
       [{width}][x{height}][{+-}{xoff}[{+-}{yoff}]]]                 [-display
       [{host}]:[{vs}]]   [-[no]mono]   [-[no]{reverse|rv}]  [-{foreground|fg}
       {color}]  [-{background|bg}  {color}]  [-{border|bd}  {color}]   [-tile
       {color}]   [-size   {int}]   [-delay  msecs]  [-[no]sound]  [-bumpSound
       {filename}] [-base {int}] [-{font|fn} {fontname}] [-userName  {string}]
       [-scoreFile {filename}] [-scores] [-version]


       A sliding tile puzzle.  A triangular version of the 15 puzzle which was
       originally made around 1879 (the 14-15 puzzle of Sam Loyd was made soon
       after).    T. R. Dawson in Original Puzzles has a similar puzzle with 4
       diamond- and 6 triangular-shaped pieces.  This is easier to solve  than
       15 puzzle.


       Click  "mouse-left" button to move a tile.  Clicks on spaces, or clicks
       on tiles that are not in line with two spaces,  will  not  move  tiles.
       Notice,  one  can  move more than one tile at a time by clicking on the
       tile farthest from the spaces but still in line with the spaces.

       Click "mouse-right" button, or press "R" or "r" keys, to randomize  the

       Press "I" or "i" keys to increase the number of tiles.

       Press "D" or "d" keys to decrease the number of tiles.

       "S" or "s" keys reserved for the auto-solver (not implemented).

       Press "U" or "u" keys to undo a move.

       Press "G" or "g" keys to get a saved puzzle.

       Press "W" or "w" keys to write or save a puzzle.

       Press "C" or "c" keys to clear a puzzle.

       Press ">" or "." keys to speed up the movement of tiles.

       Press "<" or "," keys to slow down the movement of tiles.

       Press "@" key to toggle the sound.

       Press "Esc" key to hide program.

       Press "Q", "q", or "CTRL-C" keys to kill program.

       Use the key pad, "R" keys, or arrow keys to move without the mouse.
       Key pad is defined for Triangles as:
       7   9  Upper Left, Upper Right
       4< >6  Left, Right
       1   3  Lower Left, Lower Right

       The title is in the following format (non-motif version):
              xtriangles:  <size>  @  (<Number  of  moves>/{<Record  number of
              moves> <user name>|"NEVER noaccess"}) - <Comment>
       If there is no  record  of  the  current  puzzle,  it  displays  "NEVER


       -geometry {+|-}X{+|-}Y
               This  option  sets the initial position of the triangles window
               (resource name "geometry").

       -display host:dpy
               This option specifies the X server to contact.

               This option allows you to  display on  a  color  screen  as  if
               monochrome (resource name "mono").

               This  option  allows you to see the triangles window in reverse
               video (resource name "reverse").

       -{foreground|fg} color
               This option specifies the foreground of  the  triangles  window
               (resource name "foreground").

       -{background|bg} color
               This  option  specifies  the background of the triangles window
               (resource name "background").

       -{border|bd} color
               This option specifies the border color  of  the  tiles  in  the
               triangles window (resource name "borderColor").

       -tile color
               This  option  specifies  the tile color of the triangles window
               (resource name "tileColor").

       -size <int>
               This option allows you to change the number of triangles  in  a
               row (resource name "sizeA").

       -delay msecs
               This  option  specifies  the number of milliseconds it takes to
               move a tile or a group of tiles one space (1-50) (resource name

               This  option specifies if a sliding tile should make a sound or
               not (resource name "sound").

       -bumpSound filename
               This option specifies the file for  the  bump  sound  (resource
               name "bumpSound").

       -base int
               This  option  specifies  the  base  used  (default  is base 10)
               (resource name "base").

       -{font|fn} ontname
               This option specifies the font that will be used (resource name

       -userName string
               This  option  specifies  the  user name for any records made or
               else it will get your login name (resource name "userName").

       -scoreFile filename
               Specify an alternative score file (resource name  "scoreFile").

       -scores This option lists all the recorded scores and then exits.

               This option tells you what version of xtriangles you have.


       You  must  randomize  the  puzzle  before a record is set, otherwise an
       assumption of cheating is made if it is solved after a get.


       The format is not standard.  The reason for this is that this is simple
       and I do not know what the standard is.

              size:  1-16 <number of tiles in a row of the same orientation as
              the puzzle>
              moves: 0-MAXINT <total number of moves>

              startingPosition: <array of tile positions where 0 is the  empty
              space for the UP triangle and -1 is the empty space for the DOWN

       This is then followed by the moves, starting from 1.
              move #: <direction>
       Direction is represented as 0 upper right, 1 right, 2  lower  right,  3
       lower left, 4 left, and 5 upper left.


       L.  E.  Horden,  Sliding  Piece  Puzzles  (Recreations  in  Mathematics
       Series), Oxford University Press 1986, pp 1, 148, 149.

       Jerry Slocum & Jack Botermans, Puzzles Old & New (How to Make and Solve
       Them), University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1987, pp 126, 127.


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