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$Header: /fridge/cvs/xscorch/README,v 1.8 2004/02/26 06:34:50 justins Exp $


xscorch  -  A Scorched Earth clone
Code copyright(c) 2000-2004 Justin David Smith
Code copyright(c) 2000-2004 Jacob Luna Lundberg


This document agrees with version 0.1.15.


Please note that most of this code is licensed under version 2 of the GNU
General Public License ONLY, the version that is included with this source
distribution.  NO later version of the General Public License is valid for
the full xscorch distribution.



Notes on current status
------------------------

PLEASE SEE THE NOTES BEFORE REPORTING A BUG:  The doc/NOTES file in the
source distribution for the more technical details about what needs to be
done.  The manual page contains general gameplay information.  Note, there
are two versions of the manual page installed -- the documents installed
to the share/ directory are used by the Help menu in the game.

Before sending in a request for feature X, check the TODO file and the
doc/NOTES file first to see if we are already planning on implementing it.
If you're bored and want to contribute to the project, check out these
files to see what needs to be implemented :)



Requirements
-------------

The following libraries are required:
   GTK+ 1.2.0 or better (http://www.gtk.org./)

These libraries are optional:
   MikMod 3.1.9 or better (http://mikmod.darkorb.net./)
   GNOME (http://www.gnome.org./)



Quick installation
-------------------

./configure --help   to see options
./configure
make
make install

Run xscorch --help for brief instructions.

See ChangeLog for list of changes made since the project's initial release.
See the file TODO has the long list of stuff yet to exist.
See the AUTHORS file for a complete list of contributors.



Building without GCC
---------------------

If you are building with the native compiler for your operating system, you
may need to do some tweaking.  In particular, you will probably want to run
configure as   env CFLAGS=" " ./configure   to keep the project from trying
to use GNU-specific warnings that may or may not be available on your system.



Documentation
--------------

Some documentation on implementation, and about things that still need work,
is present in the doc/ directory of the source distribution.  A manpage is
also provided.

Please note, that _two_ versions of the man page will be installed. One is a
"standard" manpage, while the other is a text document which is used for the
on-line game help.  You may remove the latter document, but the Help menu
will no longer function.



Contact Information
--------------------

There's a mailing list, at xscorch (a) chaos2.org.  You can subscribe to
the list by sending a mail message to xscorch-request (a) chaos2.org, with
the word ``subscribe'' in the message body.

See the AUTHORS file for the complete list of contributors and e-mail
addresses.