Richt clicking generally increases a displayed value.
During the match you can fire by pressing both mouse buttons at the same time.
All other actions are performed by left clicking.
Highlighted letters can be used to activate buttons.
See the section 'The Match' for a list of key strokes you can use to control your tank in a match.
The following options are available:
|Walls||You can choose the kind of walls that the playing field should have. (See section 'Walls' for further explanation.) Random means select the type of walls randomly for every match.|
|Wind||You can choose, how strong the wind should be. In all settings except None, the exact wind speed is selected randomly for every match. Random means that even the order of magnitude of wind speed should vary from match to match.|
|Technology||This options specifies how advances the weapons should be, which you and your opponents will be able to buy.|
|Computer buys||This option specifies if computer players will buy stronger weapons when they can afford them, or if the will always use standard shells.|
|Teamplay||This option specifies, if the players will be divided into teams, whose members cooperate with each other.|
|Matches||This option specifies, how many matches should be played. You can always add additional matches during the game.|
Click Start to proceed to the Players menu.
First select the number of players (and teams) by left/right clicking the digital displays or by pressing '-'/+'. (You can change between players and teams with the Tab key.)
For each player, you can enter a name, which kind of player he or she will be (Human or one of the computer players), the color of the player, and optionally the team of the player.
For each team, you can enter a name.
Start the first match by clicking Start.
The lower 1/4 of the screen is your control panel. Here you can select the weapon, angle and power which you are going to use for your next shot.
At the bottom of the screen is the status line.
|Left||Rotate turret left.|
|Right||Rotate turret right.|
|Ctrl-Left||Rotate turret to 0 degrees left.|
|Ctrl-Right||Rotate turret to 0 degrees right.|
|Alt-Left||Rotate turret left by one degree.|
|Alt-Right||Rotate turret right by one degree.|
|Shift-Left||Rotate turret left by 1/10 degree.|
|Shift-Right||Rotate turret right by 1/10 degree.|
|Home||Flip turret to the other side.|
|Alt-Up||Increase power by 1.|
|Alt-Down||Decrease power by 1.|
|Ctrl-Up||Increase power fast.|
|Ctrl-Down||Decrease power fast.|
|Page Up||Increase power very fast.|
|Page Down||Decrease power very fast.|
|Alt-Page Up||Increase power by 100.|
|Alt-Page Down||Decrease power by 100.|
|Ctrl-Page Up||Maximum power.|
|Ctrl-Page Down||Zero power.|
|Space or Enter||Shoot.|
|Tab||Select the weapon.|
|Shift-Tab||Select the weapon group. (If several are displayed.)|
|Ctrl-Q||Quits the current match (not the whole game).|
|Ctrl-K||Interrupts the current shot while the projectile is in the air.|
Note: The lines drawn at the sides and at the bottom of the playing field are not related to the current kind of walls! Check the indicator in the lower left corner which displays the current kind of walls!
|Sticky||These walls reflect projectiles while decreasing their speed by 50%.|
|Elastic||These walls reflect projectiles without changing their speed.|
|Fast||These walls reflect projectiles while increasing their speed by 50%.|
|Warp||These walls act as if the playing field was wrapped around a vertical cylinder, so that the right edge and the left edge of the playing field touch each other. So projectiles 'hitting' the left wall, come out of the right wall and vice versa.|
You can use Matches to add additional matches to the game.
Click Continue to go on.
You can add items to our shopping cart by right clicking, and you can remove them by left clicking. (You may also use the arrow keys to select items, and the Tab key to switch between different weapon categories.
The blue numbers show, how much money you have and the equipment you already own.
The yellow numbers show, what you have selected to buy, and how much money you are going to spend on it.
If you have selected all the items you want to buy, click Ok to continue.
Note: Only press Enter when you have finished shopping!