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[http://legacy.cs.uu.nl/daan/download/papers/wxhaskell.pdf wxHaskell - A Portable and Concise GUI Library for Haskell]
[http://legacy.cs.uu.nl/daan/download/papers/wxhaskell.pdf wxHaskell - A Portable and Concise GUI Library for Haskell]
There is also an [[Functional Reactive Programming | FRP]] [https://github.com/HeinrichApfelmus/reactive-banana/blob/master/reactive-banana-wx/src/Asteroids.hs version of the main program], it uses the package [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/reactive-banana reactive-banana]
Further information: [[wxHaskell]]
Further information: [[wxHaskell]]

Revision as of 15:29, 25 October 2011

Your space ship enters an asteroid belt, try to avoid collisions!


wxAsteroids is a game demonstrating the wxHaskell GUI.

To run the game, you will need wxHaskell

If wxHaskell is installed, and you have cabal-install on your system, give the folllowing command to install wxAsteroids:

 cabal install wxAsteroids

Another option is, to download the wxAsteroids tarball from Hackage and unpack it; go to the directory with the game code and enter the commands:

 runhaskell Setup configure
 runhaskell Setup build
 runhaskell Setup install

You will get a message about the directory in which the executable is installed; this directory must be in the search path.

Give the following command to start the game:


Use the left and right cursor keys to move the ship sideways. Ctrl-n creates a new window with a new Asteroids game. Ctrl-p pauses/resumes the game. To increase the speed of the space ship, press '+'; to slow down, press '-'.

For a detailed description of wxHaskell and the program, see wxHaskell - A Portable and Concise GUI Library for Haskell

There is also an FRP version of the main program, it uses the package reactive-banana

Further information: wxHaskell