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       gearhead - roguelike mecha role playing game




       gearhead  is  a  roguelike  adventure game involving giant mechas and a
       post-apocalyptic but recovering world.


       A list of key bindings can be viewed with the h key during play.  Menus
       can  be  navigated  with  arrow keys and enter.  Walking into an object
       generally does the expected thing (use, talk or  attack).   The  action
       names listed can be used to redefine the keys in a configure file.

       a - Attack

       A - AttackMenu
              Attack, choosing the weapon or body part from a list.

       B - PartBrowser
              Examine  the  individual  components  of  the  player character.
              C - CharInfo Show character information.

       e - Equipment
              View character’s equipment.

       E - Eject
              Eject from a mecha.

       F - FirstAid
              Apply first aid skill to restore health points.

       H - FieldHQ
              Examine mechas and allies.

       i - Inventory
              View inventory.

       l - Look
              Look around.

       L - LearnSkills
              Learn new skills by spending accumulated experience.

       m - Messages
              Review all current adventure memos, news and email.

       M - SelectMecha
              Selects the mecha to use by the player character.

       Q - QuitGame
              Quit the game.  Does not save the game.

       r - RunToggle
              Toggle running on or off.

       R - Recenter
              Recenter the game display on the character.

       S - Search
              Search the area for secrets and enemies.

       t - Talk
              Initiate a conversation with an NPC.

       T - Telephone
              Call an NPC.

       u - UseScenery
              Uses stationary scenery such as doors or computers.

       V - History
              Show past game messages.

       X - SaveGame
              Saves the game.  Does not quit the game.

       Z - Rest
              Take a break for one hour of game time.

       . - SwitchGears
              Toggle the movement mode (eg. flying, walking).

       [ - TurnLeft
              Turn to left.

       ] - TurnRight
              Turn to right.

       keypad keys1-9 - Stop, Dir-NorthWest, etc.
              Move around or stop.

       + - FullSpeed
              Move forward at full speed.

       = - NormSpeed
              Move forward at normal speed.

       - - Reverse
              Move backwards.

       <, > - Enter, Enter2
              Enter scenery.

       The following keys are usable when selecting a target.

       / - CalledShot
              Toggle the Called Shot option while selecting a target.

       > - SwitchBv
              Toggle the Burst Fire option while selecting a target.

       ; - SwitchTarget
              Switch to next visible enemy when selecting a target.


              System-wide configuration file.

              User specific  configuration  file.   If  this  is  present  the
              system-wide configuration file is not read.


       gearhead was written by Joseph Hewitt <>.

       This  manual page was written by Kari Pahula <>, for the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).


       nethack(6).  More documentation  for  gearhead  can  be  found  in  the
       /usr/share/doc/gearhead directory.

                                  6 Jul 2006