Peter Diefenbach: Pacman

The arcade classic.

How to start the program

No matter what option you choose: You need a Java Runtime Environment on your computer. The easiest way is to get it from www.java.com. There you can also check if you already have it installed.

A word to the programmers among you

If you want, you can download the source code.

This project started as exercise, to apply elements of test-driven development on practicability, and to see if some parts of the project could be used as katas.

Feel free to use the files in your own projects, as long as you name me and all other contributors to the files you took in use.
If you apply changes to my files, please inform me of the result, maybe there are more interested in your improvements.


And here's the manual:

PacMan

The arcade classic.

Table of Content

Introduction

Steer your pacman to eat all little dots. Beware of the ghosts. Unless you eat a pill - then it's your turn to hunt the ghosts.

Keyboard Actions

Action Key
Left LEFT
Right RIGHT
Up UP
Down DOWN

The Menu

Game

Actions dealing with the whole game.

New...

Exits the current game and starts a new one.

Languages

Switches the language for the whole program.

Deutsch (Deutschland)
English (United States)
Quit

Quits the program.

Run

Pause/Resume

Pauses or resumes the game.

?

Some information about the program.

Help...

Displays some help about this program.

About...

Displays information about this program.

Start a new game

When you start a new game, you can select which levels you want to play.

Level set

Chooses the set of levels to play.

Level

The level to start with