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Monday, September 26, 2016

Eczetris

Eczetris is a simple falling blocks style game in a minimized format. The goal is to achieve as high score as possible and make it to the top of the online highscore list. It features an Online highscore table which enables players to compete for the highest score in an easy way. Download the Eczetris exefile version 1.6 here (186kb).

Screenshots

View this screenshot of Eczetris in action.

Requirements

Basic Eczetris rules

How the Eczetris scores are calculated

How the Eczetris level system works

Keyboard interface

The five actions used during game play can be configured by personal preference in the settings dialog. This table describes the game actions that can be configured and the default keys used if not configured otherwise.

[Move Left, Arrow key Left] Move the tetroid to the left
[Move Right, Arrow key Right] Move the tetroid to the Right
[Rotate CCW, Arrow key Up] Rotate the tetroid 90 degrees counter clockwise
[Move Down, Arrow key Down] Move the tetroid down one single row
[Drop, Spacebar] Drop the tetroid immediately until it hits something

The Game Menu

[New Game, F2] Start a new game, note that this automatically stops any ongoing game
[Pause, P] Pauses/Unpauses the game, max three pauses are allowed per game
[Music, M] Enables/Disables the music, this setting is remembered between executions of Eczetris
[Highscore] Opens the local highscore table, more choices are available from there
[Settings] Opens the setting dialog where various settings can be changed
[Help, F1] Attempts to open an explorer window to view this online help file
[About] Displays an in game about box
[Quit, Esc] Quits Eczetris

The Highscore Dialog Box

[Local Highscore table] This is the local highscore list, visible only on the local machine and only for the currently logged on user
[Clear list] This will clear the local list, a warning will be given before the list is actually cleared
[Upload to Server] Tries to contact the game server and match the local list with the global online list. If any of the local highscores fit on the global list they will be inserted in the global list and be stored
[View Internet list] Tries to open an explorer window to view the online highscore list
[Close] Closes the highscore dialog

The Settings Dialog Box

[GameServer] Sets the game server name and path. There should be no "Http://" before and no "/" afterwards
[Musictrack] Select which musictrack that should be used when the music is enabled
[KeyMapping] Select which key to press to perform a certain game action. Hover the mouse over the action key you would like to change and press the left mouse button. The text will change to "Press a key". Press the new key you would like to use for this game action.
[KeyRepeatDelay] Selects how long time in ms that should elapse before a key starts to auto repeat.
[KeyRepeatRate] Selects how fast a key should repeat itself when hold down. The time is in ms.
[RestoreToDefaults] Restore all settings in the dialog to the default values. The values are not saved until OK is pressed.
[OK] Saves and activates the new settings and closes the dialog.
[Cancel] Discards any changes and closes the dialog.

Eczetris version history

Eczetris 1.6.0.0

Eczetris 1.5.0.0

Eczetris 1.4.0.0

Eczetris 1.3.0.0

Eczetris 1.2.0.0

Eczetris 1.1.0.0

Eczetris 1.0.1.0