I Have No Tomatoes is an extreme leisure time activity idea of which culminates in the
following question: How many tomatoes can you smash in ten short minutes? If you have the
time to spare, this game has the vegetables just waiting to be eliminated!
Before starting the game, you should know that the game uses OpenGL for hardware acceler‐
ated 2d & 3d graphics. This means that you must have fully OpenGL compatible graphics card
in your PC. Your card also needs to be able to use 512x512 textures, and this rules out
Voodoo 1, 2 and 3 (limited to 256x256 textures).
As for the CPU and memory requirements, I'd recommend something along the lines of Pentium
II (or an AMD equivalent) and 64MB. The game works on much slower systems as well, as the
game skips frames if the system can't keep up with the 60 FPS rate; this ensures that the
game runs at the right speed, you just don't get very smooth animation.
This game features solid game play with beautiful OpenGL API driven isometric 3d graphics
and nice music. It also includes a MOD player, and you can use your own MOD-type music in
the game background. Just copy your XM/S3M/IT/MOD - files to the music subdirectory of I
Have No Tomatoes and the game plays them. You can press F1 to skip a song when ingame.
There's room for 128 MODs. Btw, if you don't have any MOD music, ModArchive
(www.modarchive.com <URL:www.modarchive.com>) is a good place to download some.
You may also want to set some options, such as the screen resolution and color depth. By
default, I Have No Tomatoes starts fullscreen in 800x600 resolution, 32bpp. To fine-tune
the preferences to suit your PC better, open the file config.cfg in a text editor (Notepad
will do). Under Unix this file is stored in ~/.tomatoes/.
Most likely you'll be interested in these lines:
· video_mode = 800 x 600
· video_mode_color_depth = 32
· video_mode_fullscreen = 1
· sound_enabled = 1
To set the resolution, change the video_mode - line (some common resolutions include 640 x
480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768). Most common color depths are 16 and 32, and sometimes 24.
video_mode_fullscreen controls whether the game starts in fullscreen or in a window. When
running in windowed mode, you can use any resolution you want (the 4:3 aspect ratio modes
are still preferred). If you don't have a sound card (or want to turn the sounds off), set
sound_enabled to 0 (zero).
Finally, if you want to know how many frames your system draws per second (FPS), set
show_fps to 1. FPS should be over 60 for smooth animation.
The default keys can be changed from the Options menu in game, so no need change them
When you're satisfied with the config.cfg settings, by all means, proceed to start the
You can contact the author by email at <@gmail.com>.
This man page was compiled by Helge Kreutzmann <@helgefjell.de> for the GNU/Linux
project but it may be used by everybody else as well.
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