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Initial Canabis information


Information & Features

Welcome to the temporary home of Canabis - the Open Source Canasta card-game for OS/2 Warp (including eComStation) and Windows 9x/NT. The aim is to create a full-featured and easy-to-use but still very slim and functional Canasta game. As far as I know, it is the first Open Source Canasta game ever, too. It is planned to support the Classic Canasta rules and a lot of customizable rules (so it supports my family's rules?). Currently it is single player against one computer opponent and it is unsure whether there will be some kind of multiplayer later. It aims to be as flexible as possible. You can easily install different card and language packages provided as compiled .DLL files and switch them at run-time. Also, you can customize colors, the window background and even enable primitive pseudotransparency. The whole user interface will conform the Common User Access? guidelines. It is developed entirely in Open Watcom FORTRAN/77 using the FORTRAN/TK toolkit. Therefore it is cross-platform and can be compiled for OS/2 Warp (which includes eComStation) and Windows 32-bit systems. Actually, the focus of development is on OS/2. It even supports some OS/2-specific features like basic Workplace Shell integration. Of course there will always be some issues with the user interface related to flaws in the Tcl/Tk? OS/2 port which Canabis relies on. There will be a native OS/2 and Windows help (thanks to VyperHelp) as well as on the fly in-game help in the status bar. Canabis is licensed under the Open Software License v.2.1.


Releases & Binaries

There are no official releases yet, sorry. There will be one soon when Canabis becomes "playable" (there are some things still missing in the basic "artificial intelligence" level).

Additional card and language packages

There are no card or language packages besides the packages included in the distribution, yet.


If you have questions or want to contribute, feel free to send me an email.

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