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Description: Weird Tunnel Racer shooter
Download: tunnel.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 1Mb
Version: 1.2.1
Date: 25 Nov 2005
Author: Trevor Spiteri / ToAks
Submitter: tony aksnes
Email: ToAks
Homepage: http://tspiteri.org/tunnel/
Requirements: OS4 PRE 3 or better
Category: game/shmup
License: GPL
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 1344
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Tunnel OS4:

Quick port of Tunnel , a bizarre shooter thingy inside a tunnel.

Thanks to Thunda-OS4 on #Amigaworld irc for testing.

orginal manual.txt follows.

 Tunnel Manual

Table of Contents

     * Introduction
     * Keys
     * Balls
     * Command line options
     * The options files
     * Mailing list


   Tunnel  is  a game in which you control a capsule going down a tunnel.
   In  the process you should pick up power-ups and avoid collisions with
   enemy balls coming your way.

   Tunnel is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You are
   welcome  to  redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public
   License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software
   Foundation. A copy of this licence is included in gpl.txt.

   During  the  game,  you  can  fire  at  other  balls.  They break into
   fragments which can damage your capsule, so beware.

   If  the  game  is  too  slow  on  your  computer,  try  using  a lower
   resolution,  either  using  command  line  options or by modifying the
   options files.

   [Back to top]


   On  starting  the  game,  a splash screen appears. Here, the following
   keys can be used.

   Enter  Start a new game.
   Escape Quit.
   Up     Increase gamma.
   Down   Decrease gamma.
   Left   Windowed mode (if supported).
   Right  Full screen mode (if supported).

   It is also possible to use the mouse.

   Left-click  Start a new game.
   Scroll up   Increase gamma.
   Scroll down Decrease gamma.

   Once a game is started, the following keys can be used. Note that some
   actions  are  provided  by  more than one key to support easy handling
   using  various  keyboards.  For  acceleration,  deceleration, changing
   weapon  and  firing, you should use your left hand and the keys at the
   lower left hand corner of the keyboard.

   Up                              Move ball up.
   Down                            Move ball down.
   Left                            Move ball left.
   Right                           Move ball right.
   S or O                          Accelerate downwards.
   X or Q                          Decelerate downwards.
   Z or ; or W or Y                Change weapon.
   C or J                          Fire.
   Enter or Escape or Tab or Space Pause.

   It is also possible to use the mouse.

   Mouse motion Move ball.
   Left-click   Fire.
   Right-click  Change weapon.
   Middle-click Pause.
   Scroll up    Accelerate downwards.
   Scroll down  Decelerate downwards.

   The  mouse and keyboard can be used simultaneously, so it is possible,
   for  example,  to  move  the  ball  with  the  mouse and fire with the

   When paused, the following keys can be used.

   Enter  Resume game.
   Escape Quit game.

   The mouse can be used as well.

   Left-click  Resume game.
   Right-click Quit game.

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  The capsule

   Magenta ball
   This is the ball you control.


    Normal weapon

   Green ball
   This  gives  you  a  normal weapon and some ammo, although this weapon
   itself needs no ammo. Fires regular bullets.

    Strong weapon

   Bluish green ball
   Gives  you  a strong weapon and some ammo. Fires stronger bullets than
   the normal weapon and needs ammo.

    Fast weapon

   Green ball with three mini-balls
   Gives you a fast weapon and ammo. Fires regular bullets at a fast rate
   and needs ammo.

    Strong fast weapon

   Bluish green ball with three mini-balls
   Gives  you  a  strong  fast weapon and ammo. Fires strong bullets at a
   fast rate and needs ammo.


   Red ball with cross
   This increases your strength.


   Blue ball with shield
   This increases your shield.

  Enemy balls


   Brown ball
   This is the easiest to crush.


   Cyan ball
   Stronger than the tickler.


   Yellow ball
   Strong as the punch, but faster.


   Red ball
   Changes direction haphazardly.


   Blue ball
   Goes around the tunnel side.

  Enemy throwers

    Tickler thrower

   Brown ball with stripe
   Throws out ticklers.

    Punch thrower

   Cyan ball with stripe
   Throws out punches.

    Speedy thrower

   Yellow ball with stripe
   Throws out speedies.

    Crazy thrower

   Red ball with stripe
   Throws out crazies.

    Crawler thrower

   Blue ball with stripe
   Throws out crawlers and speedies.


   Multi colored ball
   Throws out ticklers, punches, speedies, crazies and crawlers.

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Command line options

   The following command line options can be given to Tunnel.

   --width, -w WIDTH   width of screen or window
   --height, -h HEIGHT height of screen or window
   --depth, -d DEPTH   depth in bits per pixel
   --gamma, -g GAMMA   gamma
   --fullscreen COND   use full screen if COND is true
   --frequency FREQ    audio frequency in Hz
   --file, -f FILE     load extra options from FILE
   --help, -?          print help message and exit
   --version, -v       print the version of Tunnel and exit

   You  can specify long option names with a single -; for example, -help
   as well as --help.

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The options files

   If  the  command  line  options are not enough for you, or you want to
   tweak  the  game's feel, you can modify the options files. These files
   are in the subdirectory data of your installation directory.

   The  file  named  options  contains  general  options like resolution,
   gamma,  full  screen,  audio frequency and key bindings. The ball_info
   file contains information, such as strength and maximum speed, for all
   balls. The level file contains information on different levels.

   These files should be easy to edit once you get to them.

   If  you  do  not  want to change these default files, you can create a
   file  anywhere  and use the --file FILE command line option. To start,
   you  should  copy the file options and modify that. You can remove any
   fields you like, as the file options is still read before your file.

   To  change  the ball_info file, copy it and then modify it. This time,
   do  NOT remove fields you do not change, as only one ball_info file is
   used.  After  your  changes,  modify  your  options  file  so that the
   ball_data  field in the game record points to your new file. The level
   file can be modified in a similar manner.

   [Back to top]

Mailing list

   If you require further help, or wish to comment on the game, send mail
   to the tunnel mailing list at:

   [Back to top]

   Copyright (C) 2004,  Trevor  Spiteri.  Permission  is granted to copy,
   distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free
   Documentation  Licence,  Version 1.1 or any later version published by
   the  Free  Software  Foundation;  with  no Invariant Sections, with no
   Front-Cover  Texts,  and  with  no  Back-Cover  Texts.  A copy of this
   licence is included in fdl.txt.

   Send comments on this page to tunnel-list()nongnu.org.

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