David Reade 99755629
Tim Kelly 50221221
Battleship is fun and easy to play Internet
game. It is written in Java using AWT technology and runs on any platform
that supports Java 1.2 or higher. The game can be found at WWW.redbrick.dcu.ie/~a/battleship.htmlThe game itself is played on two grids of 100 squares
each. The aim of the game is to sink all of the computers fleet before
it sinks yours. The game continues until one player wins or the game
is quit. The users grid is located on the top and the computers grid
is located on the bottom
Battleship does not require an installation. It is played over the Internet. It requires that JDK 1.2 or above is installed on the machine.
Setting up a game
Starting up a game
In order to start a game you have to click "GO" button located above the text window.
Playing a game
The human player takes the first shot. A shot can be taken by clicking on a square of the computers grid. It will be determined to be a "hit" or "miss". If you missed, a water splash will be displayed and the splashing sound played. If you hit, a explosion occurs and the hit will be displayed on the grid. After your shot has been taken, the computer player will follow you by firing a shot at your grid. When all ships are sunk by a player, that player is declared victorious.
Ending a game
The game ends if all ships on one of the grids are sunk. The winner will be indicated in the text area and you will hear the victory sounds. A game can also be ended before all ships are sunk. You can end an unfinished game by pressing the "QUIT" button.
Playing a New Game.
After completing a game you will have an option of playing another one.You can play another game by pressing the "RESET" button, this will cause the ships to be placed randomly within the grid but they can again be moved by the player. If you wish to reset an unfinished game you must first press the "Quit" button.