A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

# CoTerminalApps

## What's new:

**ver 1.1.5 -- 5dec17**

* added DLLs needed under Windows;

* now using the intrinsic file detection function:  Exists();
* elliminated need for directory links, simplifying Windows install.
* huge performance improvements by not erasing screens between redraws.

**ver 1.1.4 -- 26oct17**

* added prebuilt executables for msWindows;
* added working build scripts for msWindows;

## Introduction
CoTerminalApps contains color-terminal [command-prompt] games that run on msWindows, OS-X and Gnu/Linux, and can also be rebuilt after installing the GNAT GPL Ada compiler.  The only difference from TerminalApps is the use of the gnat library gnatcoll to enable colored characters, which makes many games/puzzles easier to understand.

Includes Pacman and 9 puzzle games that use ascii characters only:  crush(rush-hour), cslid(klotski), c7(flat7), caz(flatAZ), csok(sokoban), chio(hole-in-one), chio4(hole-in-one+4), c9(nine), cdd(dirty-dozen), cpac(Pacman)

Usable keys for all:

* arrow-keys for movement;
* (q)=quit
* (?)=help toggle


### CoTerminal-pacman (cpac.adb)
A primitive version of Pacman with 9 predefined levels.

For this game, keyboard setup is critical to playability.  One must have a very short key-delay and fast repeat setting.  The arrow keys, or wasd-keys, or ijkl-keys control movement.  The (x),(q) keys quit;  (p) pauses game.  Note that there is a parameter called "tick" inside cpac.adb that is currently set to 0.2 seconds.  Advanced users might want to adjust this number, then recompile.  It controls game speed (smaller implies faster).  Suggestions are welcome.

### CoTerminal-Rush (crush.adb)
Colored, non-graphical Traffic-Rush puzzle game designed to run in a terminal window.

Horizontal and vertical strings of letters represent cars and trucks in a crowded parking garage.  The objective is to move them around lengthwise in order to be able to get red car "a" to the exit, which is either at the right or top of the garage.  Note that the last digits in each puzzle name represents the minimum number of moves to win.

A stand alone autosolver, bfsr, is provided, but now, an autosolver is embedded into this game.  At any time you may press the (=)-key to begin stepping toward a solution.

### CoTerminal-BlockSlide (cslid.adb), CoTerminal-DirtyDozen (cdd.adb)
Colored, non-graphical Block Slider puzzle games designed to run in a terminal window.

Colored blocks of letters can be moved horizontally or vertically wherever there is space.  The objective is to move the red block to a specified goal position.

Now, an autosolver is embedded into these games.  At any time you may press the (=)-key to begin stepping toward a solution.

### Gameplay: crush, cslid

"?" toggles the help screen.  The "+" and "-" keys (next, previous) are used to cycle through the large number of predefined puzzles.  You can reset a puzzle by typing "+" then "-".

First, one selects a vehicle or block by typing its identifier letter.  Then use the arrow keys to move it.  Note that manual selection is not always necessary, as there is an auto-select mechanism for those times when only one selection may move in a given direction.  

### CoTerminal Seven, A2Z (c7.adb, caz.adb)

c7 is a flat representation of a 2x2x2 cube with one missing that allows sliding permutations.  Here, the 8-1 elements are labelled 1..7.

caz is a flat representation of a 3x3x3 cube with one missing that allows sliding permutations.  The 27-1 elements are conveniently labelled with the english alphabet.

Both the "caz" and "c7" puzzles work the same:

* note the original order, and blank location;
* mix;
* then restore.

A character in an adjacent row, column, or layer may be moved to the empty space using the keyboard.

Pressing the (home) key on a typical keyboard produces the character 'H'.  So assuming that (home)=>'H', (end)=>'F', (up)=>'A', etc...
the key mapping follows:

* (1)..(5): mix;  higher values are more difficult.

* (up),(i),(w): north
* (dn),(k),(s): south
* (rt),(l),(d): east
* (lt),(j),(a): west
* (home),(\),(u),(.),(-): layer-up
* (end),(/),(o),(+): layer-dn

* (?): help
* (q): quit


### CoTerminal-sokoban (csok.adb)
Move the pusher >< with the arrow keys in order to push all the boxes [] onto the goals :: in which case they look like {}.  Various other functions available on the help screen.  Includes a very large family of puzzle files.

Two [external] sokoban solvers named puller & ibox have been added.  The command line is "solver-name puzzle-file-name max-levels level-number".  Note that the max-levels are embedded into each puzzle file name.

The output file (named similarly to the input file) contains directions from the set {u,d,l,r,U,D,L,R}, where upper case indicates a push.  It is size-limited to 17 or fewer boxes, and 128 or fewer interior puzzle positions.  Compile it with the command "cmp.sh puller" or "cmp.sh ibox".

There are many cases these solvers cannot handle, but they are pretty good at sovling certain types of puzzles, particularly the more dense ones.

But now a time-limited solver is embedded into csok.  At any time you may press the (=)-key to see if the solver can help you.  If so, you will be prompted to keep pressing that same key to proceed toward a solution.  No prompt means either the present state is unsolvable, or merely that the embedded algorithm failed.

### CoTerminal-HoleInOne (chio.adb, chio4.adb)
Move the red 2x2 'a' block into the center of the four L-shaped corner pieces.

### CoTerminal-Nine (c9.adb)
Reverse the order of the numbered blocks.

## Compiler Scripts
There are three scripts, wbuildall.bat for msWindows, lbuildall.sh for Linux, and obuildall.sh for OS-X.  They differ in where the executables are put.  Now with so many different precompiled binaries for each OS, there would be too much clutter if they were all put into the same place.

## Build Instructions:
Remember that prebuilt executables are already included.  If you want to rebuild...

Manually install GNAT GPL from libre.adacore.com/download/.  If you don't like my key-mappings, edit the code as you like.

Next, edit the scripts wcmp.bat or lcmp.sh or ocmp.sh so that the path to gnatmake is correct.  These scripts streamline the build process by allowing auxilliary files to be neatly hidden in subdirectories.  And make sure it is executable.

Then type "[wlo]buildall" to create new command-line executables for your system.

## Running:
Your terminal must be at least 50 chars wide by 20 lines (at least 57x35 for pacman).  Simply type the executable name to begin.

For example, on OSX, you would open a terminal, and cd to the install directory and type:


to run the Sokoban game.

## Legal Mumbo Jumbo:

CoTerminalApps is covered by the GNU GPL v3 as indicated in the sources:

 Copyright (C) 2017  <fastrgv@gmail.com>

 This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
 (at your option) any later version.

 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 GNU General Public License for more details.

 You may read the full text of the GNU General Public License
 at <http: www.gnu.org="" licenses=""></http:>.

## Other Credits and Thanks:
Serhiy Grabarchuk and Peter Grabarchuk for their "Hole in One", "Hole in One plus 4", and "Nine" puzzles.

Mike Billars [michael@gmail.com] for his C-version of Pacman for the console, after which this Ada version was modelled (gnu gpl).

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## Earlier Revision History:

**ver 1.1.3 -- 18oct17**

* added keymaps for IJKL, WASD, when possible, eg. pacman;
* minor correction to compilation scripts;
* pacman (cpac):
    * now enqueue ONLY valid moves;
    * corrected, improved, simplified movement logic;
* major update to OSX libraries to AdaCore 2017;
* now uses static libraries to simplify build process and enhance robustness;

**ver 1.1.2 -- 2may17**

* added DirtyDozen [external] solver (bfsl.adb) that handles L-shaped blocks.
* embedded autosolvers initiated by the (=)-key into:
    * cdd (DirtyDozen)
    * crush (TrafficRush)
    * cslid (BlockSliders)
    * csok (Sokoban)

**ver 1.1.1 -- 7jan17**

* Added missing libraries for the Gnu/Linux prebuilt binaries.  They should now run even without installing the GNAT GPL Ada compiler, or the GNATColl libraries.
* Still, for MSWin and other OS's, one must install GNAT and rebuild.

**ver 1.1.0 -- 5jan17**

* Now supply prebuild binaries for OS-X and Linux;
* Improved build system.

**ver 1.0.7 -- 20aug16**

* added two sokoban solvers (puller.adb, ibox.adb).
* added cslid solver (bfs.adb).
* added crush solver (bfsr.adb)
* improved pacman gameplay, collision-detection, randomization.

**ver 1.0.6 -- 27jul16**

* added CoTerminal-DirtyDozen block slider (cdd.adb)
* added CoTerminal-Nine by Grabarchuk (c9.adb)
* improvements in csok::Draw that include speedup option (s-key).
* added restart option to cslid.adb, crush.adb
* added CoTerminal-Pacman (cpac.adb)

**ver 1.0.5 -- 16jul16**

* added HoleInOne, HoleInOne+4 (chio.adb, chio4.adb)
* small improvement to sokoban key response.

**ver 1.0.4 -- 11jul16**

* fixed logic error in CoTerminalRush (crush.adb).

**ver 1.0.3 -- 5jul16**

* added csok game.

**ver 1.0.2 -- 4jul16**

* Added caz, c7 puzzle games.

**ver 1.0.1 -- 3jul16**

* Added block slider game named "cslid".
* Greater care taken to ignore key escape codes.

**ver 1.0.0 -- 28jun16**

* original release.

Install instructions

## Setup/Running:

Grab *.tar.gz and unzip it.

First resize the terminal as needed.  Your terminal must be 50 chars wide by 20 lines (57x35 for pacman).  

You might want to enlarge the Font so that the window becomes physically larger.  

Simply type the executable name to begin.  

For example, on OSX, you would open a terminal, and cd to the install directory and type:  ./bin/osx/csok   to run the Sokoban game.  You could also cd to the executable directory ./bin/osx/ then type:  csok.

NOTE:  Windows users should probably CD to .\bin\win\ then run the script "hipri.bat" to open a realtime-priority window in which to run apps.  (It seems that some hardware may cause terminal freezes at normal priority.)

Similarly for Linux/OSX users, you can CD to ./bin/gnu/ then use the "nice" command to be a bit less nice and give each terminal game the highest real time priority.  For example, to run traffic rush at high priority type:  "nice --adjustment=-20 crush".  See ~/bin/gnu/hipr.sh, ~/bin/osx/hipr.sh



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