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       kball - a game of skill and reflexes for all the family


       kball [-w] [-bppXX] [-mapeditor] [-trace]


       KBall  is  a  game of skill and reflexes, non violent, suitable for all

       The idea is to move a ball around the  map,  without  falling,  without
       running  out  of  time,  and  getting the prizes, in order to reach the

       The map has different traps, such as  slides,  pushers,  jumps,  falls,
       walls, etc.

       Maps  are  viewed  from  top  view, and the walls and player's ball are
       real-time rendered in beautiful 3D.

       It is 100% non-violent FUN - Suitable for ALL ages.

       Also, a easy to use, full map editor is included, so you  can  do  your
       OWN maps!


       You must guide your crystal ball in the labyrinth, without falling from
       it, without running out of time, and picking  up  the  ying-yang  power
       ups,  in order to exit the labyrinth reaching the floor marked with the
       ying-yang mark.

       Besides the ying-yang power ups, there are other prizes that will  have
       different effects on the score.


       Some keys that you can use during the game:

           Ends the game
           Pause the game
           Save a screen-shoot


       You  don't  need to pick up all the prizes to exit, only the ying-yang,
       but you may desire to get all the prizes to get a better score.

       Always keep and eye on remaining time.

       There are secret zones in some labyrinths. Look for them.

       In some levels, there are secret shortcuts.

       In some places, there are fake walls, you can go thought them and reach
       secret places.

       You  can  move  your ball in the middle of the air, use this to do cool

       Is better to do multiple jumps at once, using your ability to move  the
       ball in the air to perfect the multi-jump.

       You can use a combination of controllers to move the ball (like mouse +
       keyboard for example).

       When you be ready to exit the level, you  will  see  the  word   "EXIT"
       flashing  at  upper right. Don't try to exit the level if you don't see
       that word.

       Use the map editor to do your own custom maps.

       The new levels must be saved inside  the  "levels"  folder  inside  the
       installation folder of Kball.

       Pressing  <F1>  in  the  map  editor  you  will see a list with all the
       available commands.


       These command line options are available:
        -w             Runs the game in a window.
        -f             Runs the game in a full screen.
        -nosound       Disables music and sound system.
        -bpp16         Selects a 16 bits color depth.
        -bpp15         Selects a 15 bits color depth.
        -bpp32         Selects a 32 bits color depth.
        -bpp24         Selects a 24 bits color depth.
        -mapeditor     Starts only the map editor.
        -trace         Enables the  debugging  tracer,  only  useful  for  the
       developers of the game, or to report bugs.


       The original program was written by Kronoman.

       This  manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux system by Miriam
       Ruiz <> (but may be used by others, of course)