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       gtans - Tangram game for X


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       Gtans  is a tangram game that runs in X. Tangram is a kind of puzzle game where the player
       has to arrange a set of pieces to match a given shape.


            No command-line options
            Use the graphical interface to customize the program. See below.


       move the pieces (known as tans) until they match the figure drawn  on  the  right  window.
       You must always use the seven tans and they should not be laid on top of one another.

       To  move  a  tan,  click and drag it with left mouse button, for rotation click AROUND it.
       You can flip the selected tan by right-clicking. This is usefull for the parallelogram tan
       (all positions can not be reached by rotating only).

       If  you are a beginner to Tangram you should try the first 10 figures.  The other ones are
       not sorted, some of them are very difficult (to my taste).

       When a figure has been solved the background color of the  silhouette  area  changes.  The
       solved   figures  are  remembered  by  saving  a  status  file  in  the  user's  directory
       (~/.gtans/afile.figures.status for a figure file called afile.figures)

       Show a tan This button shows the position of a tan. Each further  click  will  display  an
       other tan.

       Show outline Draw the figure in the main area. This makes the game much easier.

       Preferences  Most  of this menu's options allow you to change the colors used by the game.
       For the main area you may choose textures (pixmap files) instead of  colors.  Some  sample
       files  are  supplied (I can't remember where I found them) but as the complete pathname is
       saved in the config  file  you  can  choose  a  file  located  anywhere  (for  example  in
       /usr/share/pixmaps/). On a 8 bits display the colors may not be exactly what you want (GTK
       tries to find the best matching color).

       Preferences/Tans size/Increase Makes the tans 5 % bigger relatively to the game  area.  If
       you resize the window the tans size will be scaled.

       Preferences/Tans size/Decrease Makes the tans 4.76 % smaller

       Preferences/Accuracy Changes the precision of the comparison between the tans position and
       the solution. A lower accuracy makes the game more easy.

       Preferences/Rotation Step by step allows only  rotation  by  increment  of  11.5  degrees.
       Continuous rotation makes the game more difficult and you probably shouldn't use it unless
       you really dislike step by step rotation.

       Preferences/Figures file Allows you to choose another figures file.

       Preferences/Save config Save a config file in the user's home directory.

       Misc/Clear figure status Set the current figure as unsolved.

       Misc/Clear all figures status Set all the loaded figures (i.e.  from  the  current  figure
       file) as unsolved.


            ~/.gtans/.gtansrc            Configuration  options for gtans.  All of  these options
       can be set from the interface, there should be no need to edit this file.

            ~/.gtans/somename.figures.status            Status files (for each figures  file  the
       user played with) remenbering which figures where solved.


            The  gtans  homepage at <>.       Additional information
       and documentation can also be found in /usr/share/doc/gtans/ .


       The author of gtans is Philippe Banwarth <>

                                          February 2000                                  gtans(6)