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fd 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
launcher 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
AUTHOR 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [b596c4] Bump to v0.2.0
COPYING 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [b596c4] Bump to v0.2.0
ChangeLog 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [b596c4] Bump to v0.2.0
HELP 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [b596c4] Bump to v0.2.0
README 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
VERSIONS 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [b596c4] Bump to v0.2.0
angband-config-0.2.1 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
busybox-config-0.2.1 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
display.txt 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
kernel-config-0.2.1 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
linux 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
makefloppy.sh 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
makefs.sh 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
makeimg.sh 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
patch-0.2.1a 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
patch-0.2.1b 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [f82fdf] Bump to v0.2.1
syslinux.cfg 2011-07-12 Jerome Pinot Jerome Pinot [a63c77] Import v0.1

Read Me

Feb 2005		JnuxBand, a portable Angband		v0.2.1
			~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


1. Introduction
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

JnuxBand is a floppy disk that contains everything you need to play
Angband, an ASCII roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the 
books of J.R.R.Tolkien [1].

It is a simple Linux bootdisk, based on Busybox [2] and uClibc [3].

It includes a lot of documentation and you can, of course, save your
game on another floppy disk.

[1] http://www.thangorodrim.net/
[2] http://www.busybox.net/
[3] http://uclibc.org/ 

2. Features
~~~~~~~~~~~

A small Linux system, no hard drive or CDROM support, only floppy.
Angband version 3.0.5, complete, with bonus documentation, help and 
spoilers. Support transparent load/save on floppy disks (including
the jnuxband floppy disk), in MS-DOS, VFAT or EXT2. Support for 
international US and French keyboard. Feature some console fonts. 
Some Busybox applets, like Vi clone, gzip, loadkmap, etc. You have 
everything to do a floppy copy, if you want to easily redistribute 
JnuxBand for example ;-) You can use a tmpfs filesystem if you want 
to do work.

2. Requirements
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You need a PC with monitor, floppy drive and keyboard. Should boot
with anything above an i486 and should work with any kind of common 
keyboard, including USB. About memory requirement, tests show that 
you need more than 8MB. Should work with 12MB, though. Don't expect 
to use all the funny options of Angband in this case.


3. Installation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is a little bit tricky because the floppy image is more than
1.44MB. 

a) Linux

If you are using Linux, that's very simple. Download the last
JnuxBand package [1], uncompress it, put a blank floppy in the drive
and type "./install.sh" as root. The script use very common program
that you can find on any Linux distribution. That's all.

b) Others

If you are using another system, like MS Windows, you will need a
special software [2] to copy the image to the floppy. Sorry, Rawrite
doesn't work here.


[1] http://ngc891.blogdns.net/projects/jnuxband/jnuxband-latest.tar.bz2
[2] for example http://www.winimage.com/download.htm 

4. How to play
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Put the floppy in the drive and reboot. You should see a greeting screen.
If not, check the BIOS to insure that drive A is the first boot device [1].
You can push <ENTER> or wait 20 seconds to get JnuxBand starting. You 
will then be able to see this help screen:

=============================================================================

Welcome to JnuxBand 0.2.1 (Linux 2.6.10-ac12)
Copyright (C) 2004 Jerome Pinot <ngc891@users.sourceforge.net>

--
You can change keyboard mapping by typing 'FR' to get a french azerty 
keyboard, or 'US' to get back the default US qwerty mapping.

--
You can change the console fonts by several commands:

 To get a CP850 font of size 8, 14, 16, respectively type:
 'FA1', 'FA2' and 'FA3'.

 For Lat0 font of size 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, respectively use:
 'FB1', 'FB2', 'FB3', 'FB4', and 'FB5'.

If the display is messy (staircase effect), and 'reset' do nothing, type: 
CTRL-C, CTRL-D, ENTER

--
Type 'play' to start the game. Then, <CTRL>-X to exit. You may want to
use another floppy disk, see the menu.

--
I included a lot of documentation about Angband, check the user menu of the 
online help system (by typing '?'). You will find FAQ, guide and spoilers.

--
You can do a 'mount /tmp' to get a tmpfs filesystem. You will have half of
your RAM in /tmp in order to work.

--
Type 'bye' to exit.

=============================================================================

During game, type '?' to get help, '=' to modify options and <CTRL>-X to
save and quit. Good luck.

[1] http://www.pcmech.com/bios.htm

5. No floppy drive ?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You can use qemu to test the image without writing it to a floppy disk :

qemu -fda jnuxband-0.2.1.img -boot a


--
JnuxBand
Copyright (C) 2004 Jerome Pinot 
<ngc891@users.sourceforge.net>