04/27/2010, 12:20 AM
I am proud to introduce the third beta of SDL Mille!
SDL Mille is a clone of Mille Bornes written purely in C++. It depends only on SDL and standard C/C++ libraries, and does not require any platform- or compiler-specific code. Therefore, it runs unmodified on Windows, Mac, Linux, and of course the Palm Pre.
Mille Bornes is a French card game that is not very popular in the US, but is more well-known in parts of Europe. The players race against each other by playing mileage cards. The goal of the game is to finish the race before your opponent, racking up bonus points by playing strategically. "Mille Bornes" is French, and roughly translates to "A thousand miles." Clones are available on Windows, WinMo, and iOS as "Right of Way" and on Palm OS as "Rally 1000".
SDL Mille is licensed under version 3 of the GPL. The source is available from the WebOS Internals git repository. I hope that this contribution will help other developers create card games in SDL. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
How to Play
These are instructions on how to use this specific clone of the game. General Mille Bornes rules will come here in the future.
When you start the game, you will have a tray at the bottom of the screen, which contains your hand, the discard pile, and the draw pile. The discard pile is in the top-left corner of the tray, and starts out as an empty border. The draw pile is in the bottom-left corner, and displays the number of cards that remain. Cards are drawn automatically.
To make a play or discard, first select the card by tapping it once. A white orb will appear on the card, indicating that it has been selected.
To play the selected card, tap it a second time or tap on a tableau. To discard the selected card, tap the discard pile.
You can also make your move by dragging a card and dropping it on one of the tableaus or the discard pile.
You can find a quick review of the controls by tapping on the Learn button in the main menu.
This is beta software. I assume no responsibility for any effects caused, directly or indirectly, by this software. The beta3 IPK can be downloaded from this link, and installed with WebOS Quick Install. It is also available via Preware.
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