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Hedgewars - a turn-based strategy game
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[![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/hedgewars/hw.svg)](https://travis-ci.org/hedgewars/hw)
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Description
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This is the funniest and most addictive game you'll ever play—hilarious fun
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that you can enjoy anywhere, anytime. **Hedgewars** is a **turn-based strategy
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game** but the real buzz is from watching the **devastation caused by those
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pesky hedgehogs** with those fantastic weapons—sneaky little blighters with
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a bad attitude!
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Each player controls a **team of up to 8 hedgehogs**. During the course of
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the game, players take turns with one of their hedgehogs. They then use
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whatever tools and weapons are available to **attack and kill the opponents'
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hedgehogs**, thereby winning the game.
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To destroy your foes you can use one out of **over 40 weapons**!
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Launch bazookas or homing bees, drop mines, dynamite or explosive rubber ducks,
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throw grenades or watermelon bombs, poison them with stinky cheese, send them
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flying with a baseball bat, and much more!
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Most weapons cause **explosions that deform the terrain**, removing
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circular chunks. Hedgehogs can die by drowning, being thrown off
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either side of the arena, or when their health is reduced to zero.
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Hedgehogs may move around the terrain in a variety of ways, normally by
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walking and jumping but also by using particular tools such as the rope
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or parachute, to move to otherwise inaccessible areas. Each **turn is
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time-limited** to ensure that players do not hold up the game with
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excessive thinking or moving.
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Getting started
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For complete beginners we recommend to play in singleplayer mode first.
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Start with the Basic Movement Training found in the training menu.
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Proceed with the other training missions.
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After completing the training, try to play some quick matches against the
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computer (also found in the singleplayer menu).
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Hedgewars has many weapons, so play a few matches to get a better feeling
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for them.
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In-depth information about the game can be found online:
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* <https://hedgewars.org/start>: Getting Started
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* <https://hedgewars.org/wiki.html>: Hedgewars Wiki
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Default controls (excerpt)
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The most important default controls are:
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* Cursor keys: Walk and aim
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* Mouse: Move camera
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* Right mouse button: Open ammo menu
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* Left mouse button: Select target or weapon
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* Space bar: Shoot
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* Left shift: Precise (this is a modifier key)
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* Precise + Up/Down: Precise aiming
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* Precise + Left/Right: Turn around without walking
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* Hold down Precise: Prevent slipping on ice
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* Enter: Jump
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* Backspace: High jump
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* Backspace ×2: Backjump
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* Tab: Switch hedgehog (after activating the utility)
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* 1-5: Set weapon timer
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* F1-F10: Weapon shortcuts
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* M: Mission panel / game mode information. Hold pressed to display, release to hide
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* P: Pause, when playing offline, toggle automatic turn skipping when online
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* Esc: Quit with prompt
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* T: Chat
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* U: Clan chat
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For the full list, go to the Hedgewars settings. Also read the weapon tooltips
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for weapon-specific controls.
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### Special controls
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These are lesser-known controls of Hedgewars, they are based on your
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configured controls:
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* Precise + Toggle hedgehog tags: Change visible hedgehog tags (team name/hog name/health)
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* Switch  + Toggle hedgehog tags: Toggle hedgehog tag translucency
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* Precise + Toggle team bars + Switch: Toggle HUD
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* Precise + Capture (screenshot key): Save current map + mask into Screenshot directory
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* Precise + zoom in/out: Change zoom in smaller steps
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* Precise + volume up/down: Change volume in smaller steps
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* Precise + Reset zoom: Set zoom to 100% (instead of the zoom level in the settings)
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System requirements
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For PC or Mac:
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* Mouse and keyboard
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* Monitor, minimal resolution 1024×768
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* 200 MiB storage space
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* Processor: 1 GHz (1 core is enough), 64bit recommended
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* Video card: 250 MHz or so
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              (any decent card from the year 2004 or later should do fine)
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* 1 GiB RAM minimum
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* Operating system: Windows Vista/7/8/10, GNU/Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, others
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Hedgewars has been ported to other operating systems in the past.
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Check out <https://hedgewars.org/download.html> for the latest information.
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Gamepads are supported partially (only in-game, not in the main menu).
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Installation instructions
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See the `INSTALL.md` file.
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Or see our wiki at <https://hedgewars.org/kb/BuildingHedgewars>.
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Source code
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Our main repository is located at <https://hg.hedgewars.org/hedgewars/> using
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Mercurial as DVCS. A Git repository is also available (mirrored daily)
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at <https://github.com/hedgewars/hw>.
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Contribute
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If you see a bug or have any suggestion please use the official bug tracker at
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<https://hedgewars.org/bugs> or the integrated feedback button.
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If you want to help or get to know the sources better you can do that with some
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easy tasks from <https://hedgewars.org/kb/TODO>. We also have an extensive API
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in Lua to customize your adventures. See our wiki at
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<https://hedgewars.org/kb/LuaAPI>.
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If you know your way through the code feel free to send a patch or open a pull
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request. The best Lua scripts get released in the official DLC page and later
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integrated in the next version.
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Licence and credits
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This game is free software (“free” as in “freedom”). Source code is
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distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence version 2;
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images and sounds are distributed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation
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Licence version 1.2. See the `COPYING` file for the full text of the licenses.
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Copyright 2004-2018 Andrey Korotaev <unC0Rr@gmail.com> and others.
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Click on the Hedgewars logo in the main menu and read the `CREDITS` text file
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for a more complete list of authors.
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Contact
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* Homepage        - https://hedgewars.org/
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* IRC channel     - irc://irc.freenode.net/hedgewars
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* Community forum - https://hedgewars.org/forum
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