Another Pool is a 2D computer billiards simulation
with an acceptable physical behaviour of the balls using SDL as
Besides the 2D releases for MS-DOS and Linux/Windows a 3D OpenGL relaease is available: Another Pool GL. Furthermore the source code for the 2D-release can be obtained on this page.
When the game was designed in 1995, there was taken care of a realistic
ball motion. The result looks quite acceptable apart from beeing the table
a bit too slippery... ;-)
It's possible to cue with top, back and side spin. It's furthermore possible to change the angle between cue and table and play "masse shots" (curve balls).
There is also a computer opponent implemented which - let's say - doesn't play very clever. But it should be good enough to beat you in most cases! ;-)
The table - most likely the size of the pockets - is customizable. Furthermore the "physical behaviour" of the balls and walls can be changed. The screen resolution can easily be changed easily using the "-xy width height" option when using the SDL-release.
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The game was programmed in C (Gnu-C for MS-DOS: (djgpp) under old fashioned MS-DOS 6.2 and uses the graphics library libgrx20. Your machine found in th emuseum must have a floating point unit and support VESA graphic modes to run this game. Under Win9x the game was seen to run in a DOS Box.