foobillard — OpenGL billard game
FooBillard is an OpenGL billard game for Linux. FooBillard is still
under development, but the main physics are implemented. If you are a
billard-pro and you’re missing some physics, please contact the author.
--p1 ai|human, --player1 ai|human
Set player1 to be an ai (computer) or human player.
--p2 ai|human, --player2 ai|human
Set player2 to be an ai (computer) or human player.
Set the name of player1 to NAME.
Set the name of player2 to NAME.
Play a game of 8-ball.
Play a game of 9-ball.
Play a game of carambol.
Play a game of snooker.
Table color in C-style hex notation <0xrrggbb>.
Edge color in C-style hex notation <0xrrggbb>.
Blue table with chrome edges.
Green table with gold edges.
Red table with gold edges.
Black table with white frame.
Beige table with black metal.
Set the table size (length) in foot to NUM (default: 7.0)
Turn lensflare on or off.
Use positional light.
Use directional light.
Set the errorlevel of the 1st ai player to NUM (0..1)
Set the errorlevel of the 2nd ai player to NUM (0..1)
Set the ball detail to [l]ow, [m]edium or [h]igh.
Start the game in stereo mode (red-green(cyan)).
Play a network game with HOST as server. See the NETWORK GAMES
section below for details.
Use PORT for the TCP connection. See the NETWORK GAMES section
below for details.
Set the window geometry to ARG (WIDTHxHEIGHT)
Play in fullscreen mode.
Turn free move in external view mode on or off.
Turn rendered cubemap reflections on or off.
Texture size for cuberef (has to be a power of 2)
Turn bumpmap reflections of edges on or off.
Turn balltraces on or off.
--help Show an overview of available options.
Overview of the keyboard/mouse functions available in FooBillard:
Mouse moving + button1 rotate
Mouse moving + button2 zoom
Mouse moving + hold b2 after b1 place cue ball
Mouse moving + hold b1 after b2 adjust effet
No mouse move + b1 after b2 toggle cue view on/off
Mouse moving + button2 + Ctrl FOV - adjust
Mouse moving + button1 + Shift place cue ball (when active)
Mouse moving + button2 + Shift cue offset adjust
Mouse button 3 shoot
<space> or <enter> shoot
<up>, <down> adjust strength
<pg up>, <pg down> adjust strength
<left>, <right> rotate
<ESC> end game
<0> suggest AI-shot
<a> toggle current player AI/human
<n> restart game
<b> show FPS
<v> turn vertical help-line on/off
<c>, <F3> toggle cue view on/off
<f>, <F4> toggle free move mode
<r> toggle simpler reflections
<s> toggle red/green stereo
<F1> toggle help screen
<F2> birdview (same as <F3>+<F4>+centered pos)
You can place a config file named .foobillardrc in your home directory.
The file can contain all possible command line arguments (without the
preceding dashes, and one line for each argument). Commandline
parameters are parsed after reading the config file, so they override
the .foobillardrc settings.
To start a network game :
Hit <ESC> to get to the menu,
Select <Network Game>/<As Host> on one computer and <Network
Game>/<Join>/<OK> on the other machine after having set the proper IP
in <Network Game>/<Join>/<IP>.
The <Network Game>/<Port> setting must be the same on both machines.
The IP of the host machine can also be set on the client machine (the
joining one), by adding hostaddr=IP-ADDR in the config file (see
below), or by passing it as command line option: --hostaddr=IP-ADDR
Starting from menu the host sends its gamestate variables to the
client, so all client side settings get overridden by the host
(gametype, tablesize, player names, ...)
The data sent between the two computers are only the shot-data, like
strength, cue offset and direction. So if the two machines have a
different internal floating point accuracy, the games may drift apart
after a certain amount of time.
FooBillard homepage: http://foobillard.sunsite.dk/
FooBillard was written by Florian Berger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This manpage was written by Wouter Eerdekens <email@example.com> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).