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asc(6) Games Manual asc(6)


asc - Advanced Strategic Command - turn based strategy game


asc [options]


This program is a free (GPL) turn based strategy game in the tradition of BattleIsle 2/3. Game can be played against human or computer. It features a 2-dim. map that is tiled into hexagons where units are placed. The object of the game varies from map to map. The most commonly know goal is to completely eliminate an oppononet by detroying all his units.


The following options are supported:

Set horizontal resolution to <value>
Set vertical resolution to <value>
Load a map, saved game, or email game on startup
Use given configuration file
Set verbosity level to <value>
Disable fullscreen mode
Enable fullscreen mode (overriding config file)
Disable sound
Display help information
Output version


asc_demount (6), asc_makegfx (6), asc_mapedit (6), asc_mount (6), asc_weaponguide (6)


The ASC game is developed by Martin Bickel <>.
This man page was written by Bartosz Fenski <> (some parts were grabbed from Michael Moerz's work) for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but it may be used by others).