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Games layer

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1 Description

This layer allows you to play evilified games in spacemacs.

The games available now are:

  • 2048-game
  • Pacmacs (Pacman for Emacs)
  • Tetris
  • Typit

2 Install

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add games to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

3 Games instructions

To run a game:

Key Binding Description
SPC a G Open an helm buffer to select a game

Possible helm actions:

  • run (default)
  • quit
  • reset

3.1 2048

Key Binding Description
h Move the tiles left
j Move the tiles down
k Move the tiles up
l Move the tiles right

3.2 Pacmacs

Key Binding Description
h Move left
j Move down
k Move up
l Move right

3.3 Tetris

Key Binding Description
h Move block to the left
i Rotate block counter-clockwise
j Move block to the bottom
k Rotate block clockwise
l Move block to the right
n Start a new game
p Pause the game
q Quit the game

3.4 Typit

There is no specific key bindings for this game, just launch it and begin typing. Use C-g to exit the game at any time.

There are two difficulties:

  • beginner: use 200 most common words
  • expert: use 1000 most common words

By default a game duration is one minute.

The game can be customized with the following variables:

Vsariable Description
typit-dict Language dictionary to use (default is english.txt)
typit-dict-dir A directory path where to find dictionaries
typit-line-length Length of generated lines (default 80)
typit-test-time Duration of a game in seconds (default 60)

3.4.1 Create a new dictionary

To add a new dictionary, you need to create a text file named your-language.txt and put it under the dict directory. That file should contain 1000 most common words from the language, a word per line. Please make sure that it uses Unix-style (that is, LF) end-of-line sequence and the file ends with a newline.

Author: Sylvain Benner

Created: 2016-10-03 Mon 00:56