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This program is a hangman game, based on that fun game that most of you have probably played on the chalkboard to kill time during school. It tries to recreate this simple environment by using white on black graphics and simple text-based art. One of the goals of this project is portability, which means that it not only works with the best operating system ever made, GNU/Linux, but also with the ever-popular DOS/windoze operating system.

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Downloads

Go to the download section of the project page to find the newest releases.

Features

Documentation

See the Project documentation page. Whenever I refer to a page like this: COPYING, it means that you should go to the aforementioned page and find the file there.

Bugs

See BUGS for user-visible bug list.

Contact

Michael Olson

See AUTHORS for the rest of them.

Future

At this point, I am almost able to declare independence from the previous Python code, which will result in a version 1.0 release. The TODO file will explain the remaining tasks.

Installation

See INSTALL if you need information about building the code or installing the program from Linux.

License

This program is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, see COPYING for more info. Basically it means that you may use the program freely and copy freely, giving the same rights to those after you as I am giving you.

News

See ChangeLog for specific changes made to the source code.

NEWS contains changes that the user can appreciate.

Thanks

See the THANKS file for outpourings of gratitude.

History

Hang It started its life as a simple hangman clone based primarily on a version of hangman made in the Python programming language by Sverre Nilsen. I (Mike Olson) ported it to C in order to fulfill a project requirement in my Programming 3 class in high school. A few students in the class have been helpful in looking at the code, but they had their own projects to look after. Happily, my programming teacher is allowing me to continue in the development of Hang It instead of having to turn in all this incomplete code. I am trying to "do it right" by getting all the bugs sifted out, using Makefiles, and allowing for easy cross platform use.

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