cardwords, a linux card game

This is the cardwords homepage. You can get it either from or from

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cardwords is a customizable crossword game. It uses cards showing characters and points. The players are putting their cards on the card-table so that they form crosswords.

The game is customizable in the following ways:

All options except the last one are changed by editing text files. Once there will be tools for creating custom files, but by now they have to be edited with a text editor. The format of these files is described in the documentation.

cardwords is always played with a client connecting to a server, even if you want to play a game against robots only. Your client takes care to start a local server and connect to it if you tell it so.

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The yet only existing client uses Gtk--. See a screenshot here (m4_esyscmd(ls -s ../screenshots/cardwords_gtk.png | sed -e "s/[^0-9]//g " | xargs echo -n)kB).

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You can read the README online, or download the the README as html.tar.gz (m4_esyscmd(ls -s ../source/README.html.tar.gz | sed -e "s/[^0-9]//g " | xargs echo -n)kB) or ps.gz (m4_esyscmd(ls -s ../source/ | sed -e "s/[^0-9]//g " | xargs echo -n)kB).

The sgml source (debiandoc-sgml) and a text version of this README is included in the source package.

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Download the cardwords source here (m4_esyscmd(ls -s ../source/cardwords-m4_include( VERSION).tar.gz | xargs echo | cut -d " " -f 1 | xargs echo -n)kB) or from any sunsite mirror (it is in games/multiplayer/cards/).

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In order to compile cardwords you will need

In order to run you need scalable fonts for your X server. This is a part of XFree86, but your distribution might not install these by default.

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The current version of cardwords is m4_include(VERSION) . Versions beginning with 0.0. are alpha versions. This software is currently in alpha state.

Send comments, bug reports etc to the address below.

cardwords is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Tobias Peters
Last modified: Sat Dec 18 00:15:40 CET 1999