Be sure to read readme.rtf too. This readme only explains functionality that is specific to the Linux release of Brogue. --- Brogue now supports remapped keys. The remapping engine is quite limited and is described in bin/keymap. Press F12 or alt-enter to toggle fullscreen mode. Press -/+ or pgdn/pgup to adjust the font size -- ./brogue is a shell script that will invoke bin/brogue with the appropriate switches and in the correct working folder. It therefore serves as an acceptable target for a desktop shortcut (see make-link-for-desktop.sh for an easy way to make one.) It will pass command line arguments along to bin/brogue. The following switches are accepted: -h print a help message -V print the version --scores dump scores to output and exit immediately -n start a new game, skipping the menu -s seed start a new game with the specified numerical seed -o filename[.broguesave] open a recording (extension may be omitted) -v recording[.broguerec] view a recording (extension may be omitted) -M same as --no-menu --size N starts the game with font size N (1 to 13) --no-menu never display the menu (automatically pick new game) --noteye-hack ignore SDL-specific application state checks -- The following render switches are accepted: -t force ncurses-based terminal mode --SDL force libtcod mode with an SDL renderer (default) -gl force libtcod mode with an OpenGL renderer -- Terminal mode uses as many colors as it has available to it. If you are using gnome terminal, you already have 256 color support, but the terminal doesn't advertise that fact. Change the TERM environment variable to tell Brogue that you have more than 16 colors: export TERM=xterm-256color Converely, if you are using a terminal that has 256 colors but only want to use 16: export TERM=xterm If you are using xterm, read http://push.cx/2008/256-color-xterms-in-ubuntu -- The Makefile accepts these targets: make tcod make curses make both If you build for curses only, libtcod is not required and SDL will not be linked or initialized at runtime. If you build for tcod only, you do not need ncurses-dev. If you make either 'tcod' or 'both', the Makefile will automatically download the 32-bit version of libtcod for you and untar it in the right place (in src). To produce a distributable tar file, make tar. To clean (as you must after changing headers or before switching targets -- sorry about that), make clean. make both is the default.