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What is KBillar ?KBillar is a billiard game where everything is user definable: the table, borders, ball properties, gravity, etc. The user can choose to play billiard on different surfaces like a sphere, a cylinder, a torus, or in any z(x,y) map !
KBillar uses a sophisticated 3D interface to make the experience more interesting and also uses a KDE user interface.
To parse complex mathematical maps, KBillar uses methods from Kalamaris.
Tell me more about KBillar
You're surely wondering "why a billiard game over surfaces?" . The answer is simple : "why not?" . Well, in fact, the right answer is a bit longer. I had a subject of Mathematical Models this year in which every student had to implement an application that models something. In my case, I choosed a billiard game to model the movement balls over surfaces (in the case where you have no friction and no gravity, balls should follow the geodesics curves).
Ok, but I still can hear you say "and why that silly mispelled name?". Well, the name is not mispelled, it's just spanish. I started using it so long ago that I prefer everyone to use the spanish name than me changing my mind and use another name for KBillar.
I'd like to see KBillar' features
I want to see some screenshots !
Ok, here you are :
Where can I download KBillar latest version from ?
You can download KBillar by clicking on the following link :
How do I install KBillar ?You'll need a recent KDE version (2.0 or later). You'll also need :
Once you have it all installed, run ./configure ; make ; make install on KBillar sources.
Are there any known bugs ?
Yeah, sure. It will crash if you enter a non evaluable function to define the table (for example, using unbalanced parenthesis). The friction model is not very good, but I'll leave it to be fixed after I finish my exams.
How can I help with KBillar development ?
You want to collaborate ? Good. Just write me and tell me what you'd like to do.
KBillar is distributed under the GNU General Public License Version 2.
21 Feb 2001
25 Jan 2001