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Games available on RedBrick (minerva)(Azazel). These are all located in: /usr/games

To see what a game is about, execute the "man" command followed by the game's name. For example: man nethack

RedBrick also hosts other games on behalf of the DCU Games Society on their server blinky.

abe

Does Not Work. ~ carri@minerva

adventure

I killed this. I got bored.

airstrike

Does Not Work. ~ carri@minerva

arithmetic

If I was 6 this would be awesome to practise maths. -_- It's addition and subtraction.

atc

Really easy to make the top players list.

backgammon

teachgammon

Teaches you how to play backgammon. Useful, because I don't have a clue either.

Makes things into a banner.. Like figlet but with... #

battlestar

Could do with a "how to guide"

bcd

"The bcd, ppt and morse commands read the given input and reformat it in the form of punched cards, paper tape or morse code respectively. Acceptable input are command line arguments or the standard input." Love the man page.

boggle

Boggle!

caesar

"The caesar utility attempts to decrypt caesar ciphers using English letter frequency statistics. caesar reads from the standard input and writes to the standard output."

canfield

The solitaire card game, canfield.

cfscores

Shows the database of high scores for canfield.

countmail

The countmail program counts your mail and tells you about it rather obnoxiously. If it doesn't work for you, e-mail admins@redbrick.dcu.ie and annoy them.

cribbage

Card game without cards.

dab

I like this. It's like a game called dots I used to play. The aim to fill in as many boxes you can with your name. You play against the computer.

dopewars

400px-Stash3.jpg

In this game, you play a drug dealer, travelling between New York's five boroughs. You make money by buying selling a plethora of mind-altering substances. It's all the fun of drug dealing without the legal repercussions!

eboard

eboard-addtheme

fortune

gnuchess

gnuchessx

Obsolete. Calls gnuchess xboard

gnugo

greed

Greedpic.png

This is a nice games, asked for by Fructus cause he loves it, you get a screen filled with numbers. You move the number of places in the direction you choose according to the number, All spaces are than replaced by black. Your goal is to clear as much of the screen as you can.

nethack

NetHack is an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons simulator. (Read: NetHack is a game for when you have so few friends that you can't even muster up four people to pretend to be elves in some stupid dungeon). I like it though.

Players:

The version of Nethack on Redbrick is based on the Ubuntu version, which contains, among others, the menucolors and hpmon patches. We also patch it with the dumplog patch, which records a lot of info about the game when you die.

A configuration file for the game (which takes advantage of hpmon and menucolors and makes it prettier with UTF-8 shit, among other things) is available here, just put it in ~/.nethackrc. If you'd like to keep all of the dumpfiles created when you die, instead of just the most recent, add the following alias to your shell rc file (most likely ~/.zshrc)

alias nethack="nethack; [ ! -e \"/var/games/nethack/save/$USERID$USERNAME.gz\" ] && cp /var/games/nethack/dumps/$USERNAME.lastgame.txt ~/dumps/\`date +%Y-%m-%d-%H:%M:%S\`.txt"

Make sure to change $USERID and $USERNAME to your userid (gotten with the `id` command) and your username. This should save it each time you die to ~/dumps/YEAR-MM-DD-HH:MM:SS.txt, though in some cases it creates duplicates (If you quit before choosing your role/race/gender/alignment that I know of).

netris

Networked multiplayer version of tetris. You can play with anyone logged into RedBrick.

Players: lil_cain phaxx train

netris-sample-robot

number

worm

A clone of the game "Snake" which was created in the 1970s but popularised by the Nokia 3210 mobile phone (especially in Irish secondary schools!)

worms

wtf

Not really a game per se. Decodes acronyms.