Crack Attack! is a fast-paced puzzle game inspired by the classic Super NES title Tetris Attack!
We are proud to support the Autopackage initiative.
The windows build was made using Dev-C++ as the development environment and Nullsoft's NSIS for the installer.
Another fork dedicated to building on Mac OS X seems to have sprung up. You can find them on SourceForge as Mac Crack Attack. Their project is entirely independent from ours, so the version numbers may not match.
That is a big lie. However, you can get it to use your own personal giant garbage image. Often, whenever you lay a really serious piece of garbage down on your opponent, it will have some sort of inspirational message on it. Normally, Crack Attack! chooses an image at random from its little stock pile. However, if you specify your own personal image, Crack Attack! will use it more often than not. During online play your image will be placed on any giant pieces of garbage which fall on your opponent. With solo play the image will be used on garbage you send to yourself. Just think of the possibilities! You can communicate your views on your opponent's intelligence, at the same time as you play a rousing game of Crack Attack! You could propose to your girlfriend, assuming she's enough of a loser to play Crack Attack! The list goes on.
A personal garbage image must be 128x128 or smaller. Save the image as an
uncompressed TGA with alpha channel. Name the image file
garbage_flavor_my.tga. If you are running Linux, put the file in
.crack-attack/ which is located in your home
directory. If you are running Windows, put the file in the directory
localdata which is located in Crack Attack!'s application
directory. Remember, do NOT use RLE compression when saving. Why? Because
I'm too lazy to code up an uncompressor but too proud to use someone else's.
Plus, your hard drive is huge. If you're really hard up for space, maybe you
could delete a few of those LEXX episodes. When creating a personal garbage
image, use a transparent background and keep in mind that that transparent
background will become red once the image is placed on the garbage.
As you play against a multitude of opponents, Crack Attack! will accumulate a
set of garbage images and will use them from time to time. If you manage to
obtain a garbage image which is of particularly bad taste and you'd like to be
rid of it, find its file. Under Linux it will be found in the directory
.crack-attack/ located in your home directory. Under Windows it
will be found in the directory
localdata located in Crack
Attack!'s application directory. The file will be among the files named
garbage_flavor_###.tga. Simply delete it.
Believe it or not, there are improvements which could be made to Crack Attack!. In addition to some of the things listed below, you can find a more constantly updated list on the Tasks page at Savannah.
Currently the networking code base is being ported to ENet to give offset the work of actually maintaining the networking layer and just getting a better Crack Attack!.
I'm lazy and thus never got around to triangle stripping the basic block. As itis the block has over five hundred vertices. That's almost embarrassing.
Mike Frysinger has ported Miguel Ángel Vilela García's sound patches to the current CVS and it's being tested. We're looking for some good sounds. Anybody up to the challenge?
There currently isn't any good documentation covering the way to use the sound and music patches. There also aren't any guides explaining the computer players. We also don't have a very complete man page.
This would be nice, but we college students see money as a pipe dream.
I'm not much of a layout person, and I'm bad at keeping web pages up-to-date. Anybody want to keep track of this?
Kevin Webb, for being the best player I have ever seen.
Copyright (C) 2002 Daniel Richard Nelson
Copyright (C) 2004 Andrew Sayman
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
The GNU General Public License can be found online at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html. Additionally, a copy can be obtained by writing to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
It is important to realize that the name of Crack Attack! X-treme play mode is meant to be humorous, and thus should not itself be the subject of derision. Thank you.