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0009 <bookinfo>
0010         <title>The &kjumpingcube; Handbook</title> <!-- This is the title of the docbook. Leave as is unless change is necessary.-->
0011 <!-- List of immidiate authors begins here. -->
0012 <!--INPORTANT! - All other contributors: [to be determined] -->
0013 <authorgroup>
0014 <author>
0015 <firstname>Ian</firstname><surname>Wadham</surname>
0016 <affiliation><address><email>iandw.au@gmail.com</email></address></affiliation>
0017 </author>
0018 <author>
0019 <firstname>Eugene</firstname><surname>Trounev</surname>
0020 <affiliation><address><email>eugene.trounev@gmail.com</email></address></affiliation>
0021 </author>
0022 <author>
0023 <firstname>Matthias</firstname><surname>Kiefer</surname>
0024 <affiliation><address>&Matthias.Kiefer.mail;</address></affiliation>
0025 </author>
0027 </authorgroup>
0029 <copyright>
0030 <year>2012</year>
0031 <year>2013</year>
0032 <holder>Ian Wadham</holder>
0033 </copyright>
0034 <copyright>
0035 <year>1999</year>
0036 <year>2000</year>
0037 <holder>&Matthias.Kiefer;</holder>
0038 </copyright>
0040 <legalnotice>&FDLNotice;</legalnotice>
0042 <date>2021-07-07</date>
0043 <releaseinfo>2.1 (KDE Gear 21.04)</releaseinfo>
0045 <!--Short description of this document. Do not change unless necessary!-->
0046 <abstract>
0047         <para>This documentation describes the game of &kjumpingcube; version 2.1</para>
0048 </abstract>
0050 <!--List of relevant keywords-->
0051 <keywordset>
0052         <keyword>KDE</keyword> <!-- do not change this! -->
0053         <keyword>kdegames</keyword> <!-- do not change this! -->
0054         <keyword>game</keyword> <!-- do not change this! -->
0055         <keyword>Kjumpingcube</keyword><!--Application name goes here-->
0056 <!-- Game genre. Use as many as necessary. Available game types are: Arcade, Board, Card, Dice, Toys, Logic, Strategy.-->
0057         <keyword>strategy</keyword>
0058         <keyword>dice</keyword>
0059         <keyword>dice game</keyword>
0060         <keyword>playing dice</keyword>
0061 <!--Number of possible players. It can be: One, Two,..., Multiplayer-->
0062         <keyword>two players</keyword>
0063 <!--All other relevant keywords-->
0064         <keyword>cube</keyword>
0065         <keyword>jump</keyword>
0066         <keyword>jumping cube</keyword>
0067 </keywordset>
0068 </bookinfo>
0069 <!--Content begins here: -->
0070 <chapter id="introduction"><title>Introduction</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0071         <note><title>Gametype:</title><para>Strategy, Dice</para></note><!-- Game genre. Use as many as necessary. Available game types are: Arcade, Board, Card, Dice, Toys, Logic, Strategy.-->
0072         <note><title>Number of possible players:</title><para>Two</para></note><!--Number of possible players. It can be: One, Two,..., Multiplayer-->
0074 <!--Short game description starts here. 3-4 sentences (paragraphs)-->
0075 <para>&kjumpingcube; is a simple tactical game.  You can play it against
0076 the computer or a friend - or you can set up a game between two computer
0077 players and just watch.</para>
0079 <para>That can be a good idea if you have not played &kjumpingcube; before. See
0080 <link linkend="faq">Frequently asked questions</link>,
0081 <quote>How do I get started in this game?</quote>.</para>
0083 <para>The playing area is a box of cubes containing points. When the game
0084 starts each cube has one point, no owner and a neutral color. If you click
0085 on a neutral cube it becomes yours, changes to your color and increases by
0086 one point. Your objective is to capture all the cubes, but now it is your
0087 opponent's turn.</para>
0089 <para>Players move and add points by clicking on neutral cubes or
0090 their own cubes.</para>
0092 <para>The only way to capture your opponent's cubes is to increase a cube's
0093 value until it reaches a maximum and expands into neighboring cubes. Then
0094 those cubes become yours, even if they belonged to your opponent before.</para>
0096 <para>Sometimes a neighbor will also reach a maximum value and expand and
0097 a cascade of moves will spread across the board. Large numbers
0098 of cubes can suddenly change hands and this is where &kjumpingcube;
0099 becomes interesting and challenging.</para>
0101 </chapter>
0102 <chapter id="howto"><title>How to Play</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0103 <!--IMPORTANT: If the game has no defined objective, please remove the below line.-->
0104         <note><title>Objective:</title><para>Take over all the cubes on the game board.</para></note><!--Describe the objective of the game.-->
0105 <!--How to play description. Don't be to specific on rules as they have a separate section in this document-->
0107 <para>&kjumpingcube; loads directly into game mode, so you can start playing right away. If Player 1 is a computer player, you must click to get started.</para>
0109 <para>If you have not played &kjumpingcube; before, try watching a game or two
0110 where the computer plays against itself. See <link linkend="faq">Frequently
0111 asked questions</link>, <quote>How do I get started in this game?</quote>.</para>
0113 <para>You move by clicking on a neutral cube or one you already own. If you click on a neutral cube, you gain ownership over it and the cube’s color changes to your playing color. Each time you click on a cube, the value of the cube increases by one. If the cube's value reaches a maximum, some of its points move to the cube’s immediate neighbors (the points <quote>jump</quote> around). If a neighboring cube happens to be owned by the other player, it is captured, together with all of its points, and changes to your playing color.</para>
0115 <note><title>Example:</title><para>If a cube in the centre reaches five points, four of its points go to its four neighbors leaving the source cube with one point. It is possible to start a cascade of automatic moves if any of the neighbors cubes also reaches a maximum.</para></note>
0117 <note><title>Note:</title><para>Large parts of the playing area can change hands very rapidly. You can use animation settings to help you follow what is happening then. See the <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> section for more details.</para></note>
0119 <para>The winner is the player who ends up owning all the cubes on the board.</para>
0120 </chapter>
0122 <chapter id="rules_and_tips"><title>Game Rules, Strategies and Tips</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0123         <!--This section has to do with game rules. Please give a detailed description of those using lists or paragraphs.-->
0124         <sect1 id="rules"><title>Rules</title>
0125         <orderedlist>
0126         <listitem><para>A move consists of clicking on a cube that does not belong to your opponent.</para></listitem>
0127         <listitem><para>The move increases the points in the cube by one.</para></listitem>
0128         <listitem><para>At the start of the game, each cube has one point, is painted in a neutral color and has no owner.</para></listitem>
0129         <listitem><para>Each player has a color to mark the ownership of cubes.</para></listitem>
0130         <listitem><para>By clicking a cube that has no owner, the player becomes the owner of that cube and it changes its color to the player's color. Simultaneously the cube’s value is increased by one.</para></listitem>
0131         <listitem><para>If a cube has more points than it has neighbors, one point jumps to each of the neighbors.</para></listitem>
0132         <listitem><para>During such a move, all the neighboring cubes become owned by the player who moved and so do all of their points, even if the neighbors were neutral or owned by the other player.</para></listitem>
0133         <listitem><para>Neighbors are the cubes located above, below, at left or at right, but not diagonally. Corner cubes have two neighbors, edge cubes have three and center cubes have four.</para></listitem>
0134         <listitem><para>If a move leaves a neighbor with a maximum number of points, the move continues automatically to the neighbor's neighbors and so on, in a cascade. A large number of cubes can change ownership during such a move.</para></listitem>
0135         <listitem><para>The winner is the player who ends up owning all the cubes.</para></listitem>
0136         <listitem><para>You can use settings to select board size, computer players, move animations and players' colors. Each computer player can have its own style and skill level. If not playing, it can provide hints to the corresponding human player. You can also pit one computer player against another and watch the outcome. See the <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> section for more details.</para></listitem>
0137         </orderedlist>
0138         </sect1>
0140         <sect1 id="strattips"><title>Strategies and Tips</title>
0141         <itemizedlist>
0142             <listitem><para>It may help to set up a computer v. computer game and select the check boxes in the settings dialog that let you step through moves and animations at your own pace. See <link linkend="faq">Frequently asked questions</link>, <quote>How do I get started in this game?</quote> and <quote>That was too fast for me, how can I slow it down?</quote>.</para></listitem>
0143         <listitem><para>If you have a cube which is right next to an opponent's cube, try to stay ahead by increasing before your opponent does.</para></listitem>
0144         <listitem><para>If such a cube's points are less than or equal to the opponent's, try to avoid increasing: you cannot win that arms race.</para></listitem>
0145         <listitem><para>Look for opportunities to increase and capture, but beware of your opponent being able to reply by starting a cascade.</para></listitem>
0146         <listitem><para>Try to get control of the corner cubes first, then the edge cubes. You need fewer moves to make them reach a maximum and expand.</para></listitem>
0147         <listitem><para>Try not to play too close to your opponent, especially during the opening moves.  Drop back a cube or two or pick a cube on the diagonal from your opponent.</para></listitem>
0148         <listitem><para>Keep an eye out for long chains of cubes that are almost at their maximum. If they are yours, you must guard them against cascading moves.  If they are your opponent's, they can become ripe for capture by a cascading move, just as soon as they are close enough to your territory.</para></listitem>
0149         </itemizedlist>
0150         </sect1>
0151 </chapter>
0153 <chapter id="interface"><title>Interface Overview</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0154 <sect1 id="toolbars">
0155 <title>The Toolbar</title>
0156 <sect2 id="stop_start_button">
0157 <title>The Stop/Start Button</title>
0159 <para>This large button appears at the top left of the toolbar and is used to
0160 provide control over animations and computer moves, especially if the computer
0161 has the first move, is playing against itself or is taking too long to move.
0162 The button can also be used for stepping through a game or a move, to let
0163 beginning players view each step at their own pace. Check boxes in the
0164 settings dialog turn the step mode on or off (see the
0165 <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> section for more details).
0166 </para>
0168 <para>The button has three states:</para>
0170         <variablelist>
0171         <varlistentry><term>Red</term>
0172         <listitem><para>It is possible to stop or interrupt a computer
0173         calculation, an animation or a computer v. computer game.</para>
0174         </listitem></varlistentry>
0175         <varlistentry><term>Green</term>
0176         <listitem><para>It is possible to start or continue a computer
0177         move, an animation or a computer v. computer game.</para></listitem>
0178         </varlistentry>
0179         <varlistentry><term>Blue</term>
0180         <listitem><para>The button is disabled and a human action is expected,
0181         such as making the next move.</para></listitem>
0182         </varlistentry>
0183         </variablelist>
0185 <para> In each case, the button contains some text to indicate what action can
0186 be done or is expected, such as &nbsp;<guibutton>Stop animation</guibutton> or
0187 <guibutton>Your turn</guibutton>.</para>
0189 <para> If you stop the calculation of a computer move, the computer will pick
0190 the best move it has so far. If you interrupt an animation (&eg; a cascade
0191 that is taking too long), the move will proceed to its conclusion immediately.
0192 </para>
0193 </sect2>
0195 <sect2 id="toolbar_buttons">
0196 <title>Standard Toolbar Buttons</title>
0197         <variablelist>
0198         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>Settings</guiicon></term>
0199         <listitem><para><action>A shortcut to enter the settings dialog and change playing conditions. See the <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> section for more details.</action></para></listitem>
0200         </varlistentry>
0201         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>New</guiicon></term>
0202         <listitem><para><action>Start a new game.</action></para></listitem>
0203         </varlistentry>
0204         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>Load...</guiicon></term>
0205         <listitem><para><action>Load a previously saved game.</action></para></listitem>
0206         </varlistentry>
0207         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>Save</guiicon></term>
0208         <listitem><para><action>Save the current game.</action></para></listitem>
0209         </varlistentry>
0210         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>Hint</guiicon></term>
0211         <listitem><para><action>Get a hint as to the best move to make next. The hint is calculated by computer player 1 or 2, depending on whether you are human player 1 or 2. See the <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> section for more details.</action></para></listitem>
0212         </varlistentry>
0213         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>Undo</guiicon></term>
0214         <listitem><para><action>Undo a previous move, repeatedly if required.
0215         </action> Note: It is possible to undo the closing moves of a completed
0216         game and investigate alternative endings.</para></listitem>
0217         </varlistentry>
0218         <varlistentry><term><guiicon>Redo</guiicon></term>
0219         <listitem><para><action>Redo a move that was undone, repeatedly if
0220         required.</action></para></listitem>
0221         </varlistentry>
0222         </variablelist>
0223 </sect2>
0225 </sect1>
0227 <!-- This section has to do with menubar. Describe every single entry in order. Use <variablelist> and <varlistentry>. Split the chapter into sections using <sect1(2,3)> for better viewing.-->
0228 <sect1 id="menu">
0229 <title>Menu Items</title>
0230 <sect2 id="game_menu">
0231 <title>The Game Menu</title>
0232 <variablelist>
0233         <varlistentry><term><menuchoice><shortcut><keycombo action="simul">
0234         &Ctrl;<keycap>N</keycap></keycombo></shortcut>
0235         <guimenu>Game</guimenu><guimenuitem>New</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0236         <listitem><para><action>Start a new game.</action></para></listitem>
0237         </varlistentry>
0238         <varlistentry id="menu-game-load"><term><menuchoice><shortcut><keycombo action="simul">&Ctrl;<keycap>O</keycap></keycombo></shortcut>
0239                 <guimenu>Game</guimenu><guimenuitem>Load...</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0240                 <listitem><para><action>Load a previously saved game.</action></para></listitem>
0241         </varlistentry>
0242         <varlistentry id="menu-game-save"><term><menuchoice><shortcut><keycombo action="simul">&Ctrl;<keycap>S</keycap></keycombo></shortcut>
0243                 <guimenu>Game</guimenu><guimenuitem>Save</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0244                 <listitem><para><action>Save the current game.</action></para></listitem>
0245         </varlistentry>
0246         <varlistentry><term><menuchoice>
0247                 <guimenu>Game</guimenu><guimenuitem>Save As...</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0248                 <listitem><para><action>Save the current game with a different name.</action></para></listitem>
0249         </varlistentry>
0250         <varlistentry><term><menuchoice><shortcut><keycombo action="simul">&Ctrl;<keycap>Q</keycap></keycombo></shortcut>
0251                 <guimenu>Game</guimenu><guimenuitem>Quit</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0252                 <listitem><para><action>Quit</action> &kjumpingcube;.</para></listitem>
0253         </varlistentry>
0254         </variablelist>
0255 </sect2>
0257 <sect2 id="move_menu">
0258 <title>The Move Menu</title>
0259 <variablelist>
0260         <varlistentry id="move-menu-undo"><term><menuchoice><shortcut>
0261         <keycombo action="simul">&Ctrl;<keycap>Z</keycap></keycombo></shortcut>
0262         <guimenu>Move</guimenu><guimenuitem>Undo</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0263         <listitem><para><action>Undo a previous move, repeatedly if required.
0264         </action> Note: It is possible to undo the closing moves of a completed
0265         game and investigate alternative endings.</para></listitem>
0266         </varlistentry>
0268         <varlistentry id="move-menu-redo"><term><menuchoice><shortcut><keycombo
0269         action="simul">&Ctrl;&Shift;<keycap>Z</keycap></keycombo></shortcut>
0270         <guimenu>Move</guimenu><guimenuitem>Redo</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0271         <listitem><para><action>Redo a move that was undone, repeatedly if
0272         required.</action></para></listitem>
0273         </varlistentry>
0275         <varlistentry id="move-menu-hint"><term><menuchoice>
0276         <shortcut><keycap>H</keycap></shortcut>
0277         <guimenu>Move</guimenu><guimenuitem>Hint</guimenuitem></menuchoice></term>
0278         <listitem><para><action>Get a hint as to the best move to make next. The
0279         hint is calculated by computer player 1 or 2, depending on whether you
0280         are human player 1 or 2. See the <link linkend="configuration">Game
0281         Configuration</link> section for more details.</action></para></listitem>
0282         </varlistentry>
0283         </variablelist>
0284 </sect2>
0286 <sect2 id="other_menus">
0287 <title>Other Menus</title>
0288 <para>
0289 Additionally &kjumpingcube; has the common &kde; <guimenu>Settings</guimenu> and
0290 <guimenu>Help</guimenu> menu items, for more information read the sections about
0291 the <ulink url="help:/fundamentals/menus.html#menus-settings">Settings Menu</ulink>
0292 and <ulink url="help:/fundamentals/menus.html#menus-help">Help Menu</ulink>
0293 of the &kde; Fundamentals.
0294 </para>
0295 </sect2>
0297 </sect1>
0299 </chapter>
0301 <chapter id="faq"><title>Frequently asked questions</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0302 <!--This chapter is for frequently asked questions. Please use <qandaset> <qandaentry> only!-->
0303 <qandaset>
0304 <!--Following is a standard list of FAQ questions.-->
0305 <qandaentry>
0306  <question><para>I want to change the way this game looks. Can I? </para></question>
0307  <answer><para>Currently you can only change the player's colors, but not the game theme. To change the player's colors use the <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> dialog.</para></answer>
0308 </qandaentry>
0309 <qandaentry>
0310  <question><para>How do I get started in this game? </para></question>
0311  <answer><para>The moves of &kjumpingcube; can be hard to follow at first. One way
0312      to learn is to watch games where the computer plays against itself. Use the
0313      <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link> dialog to set it up.
0314      Check both <guilabel>Playing now</guilabel> boxes, choose a board size in the range 3x3 to 5x5,
0315      set the animation to <guilabel>Scatter dots</guilabel> and the move-time to <guilabel>Long</guilabel>, then
0316      click <guibutton>OK</guibutton>. Now click the big green button in the toolbar to start the game.
0317      </para></answer>
0318 </qandaentry>
0319 <qandaentry>
0320  <question><para>That was too fast for me, how can I slow it down? </para></question>
0321  <answer><para>Use the <link linkend="configuration">Game Configuration</link>
0322      dialog again. Down at the bottom are two check boxes. Check one to pause
0323      the game between moves. Check the other to pause between steps of cascade
0324      moves that spread out over the board, especially near the end of the game.
0325      Back in the game, you can now use the big toolbar button (whenever it goes
0326      green), to trigger off each move or proceed step by step within a move, at
0327      whatever pace you choose.</para></answer>
0328 </qandaentry>
0329 <qandaentry>
0330  <question><para>What does the big button in the toolbar do? </para></question>
0331  <answer><para>This button is used to stop something the computer is doing (red
0332      color), start or continue a computer action when you are ready (green
0333      color) or prompt you to do something, such as make a move (blue color,
0334      button disabled). For a full description see
0335      <link linkend="stop_start_button">The Stop/Start Button</link>.
0336      </para></answer>
0337 </qandaentry>
0338 <qandaentry>
0339  <question><para>Can I use the keyboard to play the game? </para></question>
0340  <answer><para>No. &kjumpingcube; cannot be played using the keyboard.
0341      </para></answer>
0342 </qandaentry>
0343 <qandaentry>
0344  <question><para>Where are the high scores?</para></question>
0345  <answer><para>&kjumpingcube; does not have such a feature.</para></answer>
0346 </qandaentry>
0347 <!--Please add more Q&As if needed-->
0349 </qandaset>
0350 </chapter>
0352 <chapter id="configuration"><title>Game Configuration</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0353 <!--This section describes configuration GUI. If your game is configured using menubar exclusively, please remove this section.-->
0355 <para>To open the configuration dialog use the <menuchoice><guimenu>Settings</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Configure &kjumpingcube;...</guimenuitem></menuchoice> menu item, on Apple Mac OS X use the <menuchoice><guimenu>&kjumpingcube;</guimenu> <guimenuitem>Preferences</guimenuitem></menuchoice> menu item, or you can use the <guibutton>Settings</guibutton> button in the toolbar.</para>
0357 <screenshot>
0358     <screeninfo>&kjumpingcube; Settings</screeninfo>
0359     <mediaobject>
0360         <imageobject><imagedata fileref="settings.png" format="PNG"/></imageobject>
0361         <textobject><phrase>&kjumpingcube; Settings</phrase></textobject>
0362     </mediaobject>
0363 </screenshot>
0365 <para>The Cascade Move Display and Cascade Move Time panels control the optional animation display when a cube reaches its maximum and spills over into neighboring cubes, possibly starting an extended cascade of moves. It is easiest at first to use the <quote>Scatter dots</quote> animation and a long move time. That is the best way to follow the progress of cascade moves. The two Pause check boxes let you step through animations and computer moves at your own pace.</para>
0367 <para>The Computer Player 1 and 2 panels control the style and level of each computer player's play and whether that player should actually play or just provide hints to human player 1 or 2.</para>
0369 <sect1 id="setting_details">
0370 <title>Details of Settings</title>
0371         <variablelist>
0372         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Playing now</guilabel></term>
0373                 <listitem><para>Sets Computer Player 1 or 2 to be actively playing or just assisting a human player with hints. Normally you would set the computer to play one player and you would play the other, but you can have two human players or two computer players and just watch. Player 1 always starts first.</para></listitem>
0374         </varlistentry>
0375         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Style of Play</guilabel></term>
0376                 <listitem><para>Sets Computer Player 1 or 2 to play as Kepler or Newton. Kepler chooses moves by the same method as earlier versions of &kjumpingcube;. Newton uses a different method.</para></listitem>
0377         </varlistentry>
0378         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Computer Skill</guilabel></term>
0379                 <listitem><para><action>Lets you choose a computer player's playing skill from a slider.</action> This decides how clever the computer opponent will be.</para>
0380                 <para>You can choose any of five levels, ranging from <guilabel>Beginner</guilabel>, through <guilabel>Average</guilabel> to <guilabel>Expert</guilabel>.</para></listitem>
0381         </varlistentry>
0382         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Board Size</guilabel></term>
0383                 <listitem><para><action>Lets you choose the size of the play area.</action></para>
0384                 <para>Use the slider to select a value between <guilabel>3x3</guilabel> cubes and <guilabel>15x15</guilabel> cubes. The range 5x5 to 9x9 is the most convenient. Below 5x5 it is very hard to beat the computer. Above 9x9 games can become rather long.</para></listitem>
0385         </varlistentry>
0386         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Players' Colors</guilabel></term>
0387                 <listitem><para>Choose a color for each player and for the neutral cubes.</para></listitem>
0388         </varlistentry>
0389         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Cascade Move Display</guilabel></term>
0390                 <listitem><para>Choose an animation style for when a cube reaches its maximum and expands into neighboring cubes, possibly starting a cascade of such moves and covering a large area of the board.</para>
0391                     <para>Use the radio buttons to select from <guilabel>None (no pauses)</guilabel>, where the whole move is displayed instantaneously; <guilabel>Darken and pause</guilabel>, where each overloaded cube darkens until it is time for it to expand; <guilabel>Blink rapidly</guilabel>, where each overloaded cube darkens at first and then blinks rapidly when it is time for it to expand and <guilabel>Scatter dots</guilabel>, where each overloaded cube darkens at first and then fires dots into neighboring cubes when it is time for it to expand.</para></listitem>
0392         </varlistentry>
0393         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Cascade Move Time</guilabel></term>
0394                 <listitem><para>Use the slider to select from a range of times (<guilabel>Short</guilabel> to <guilabel>Long</guilabel>) to be spent on animations. The times depend a little on the type of animation, but can range from 0.15 seconds to 1.5 seconds for each stage of a cascade move.</para></listitem>
0395         </varlistentry>
0396         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Pause before each computer move</guilabel></term>
0397             <listitem><para>If this check box is selected, computer players will pause before they start a move, until you click to resume. This is to help you follow the action, especially if you are a new player or studying a computer versus computer game.</para></listitem>
0398         </varlistentry>
0399         <varlistentry><term><guilabel>Pause before each cascade step</guilabel></term>
0400                 <listitem><para>If this check box is selected, the animation of cascade moves will pause between steps, until you click to resume. This is to help you observe such a move as it spreads out over the board.</para></listitem>
0401         </varlistentry>
0402         </variablelist>
0403 </sect1>
0405 </chapter>
0407 <chapter id="credits"><title>Credits and License</title> <!-- do not change this! -->
0408 <!--This chapter is for credits and licenses.-->
0410 <para>&kjumpingcube; is Copyright 2012, 2013 Ian Wadham and Copyright 1998, 1999
0411     &Matthias.Kiefer; &Matthias.Kiefer.mail;</para>
0413 <para>&kjumpingcube; was inspired by a game that came out for the
0414 Commodore 64 and other early home computers. Unfortunately the original
0415 author's name is unknown.</para>
0417 <para>In 2007, Ian Wadham took over maintenance of &kjumpingcube; for &kde; 4
0418 and Eugene Trounev painted the first &SVG; theme.</para>
0420 <para>In 2012 and 2013, Ian developed versions 2.0 and 2.1 of &kjumpingcube;, adding the animation styles, allowing board sizes down to 3x3 or up to 15x15 and writing completely new artificial intelligence modules that offer more of a challenge to a human player. These versions calculate moves faster, add multi-level undo/redo (previously only one move), add a choice of two AI opponents and provide options for beginning players to step through animations and computer moves.</para>
0422 <para>Documentation Copyright 2012, 2013 Ian Wadham and
0423     Copyright 1999 &Matthias.Kiefer; &Matthias.Kiefer.mail;</para>
0425 <para>Documentation updated for &kde; 2 and 3 by &Lauri.Watts;
0426 &Lauri.Watts.mail;</para>
0429 &underFDL;
0430 &underGPL;
0432 </chapter>
0434 &documentation.index;
0435 </book>
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