atom4 - Original two-player color puzzle game

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name atom4
Package version 4.1
Package release 6
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 169 B
Download size 40.01 KB
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Atom-4 is a two-player color manipulation game played with colored
spherical pieces on a board divided into equilateral triangles. The
player who first makes a row of 4 pieces of the right color wins.
However, the players do not directly play pieces of the winning color;
they must construct their winning pieces via color changes that happen
to neighbouring pieces whenever a new piece is placed on the board.
Atom-4 supports both a curses-based text interface and an X11 interface.


Package Version Architecture Repository
atom4_4.1-6_i386.deb 4.1 i386 Debian Main
atom4 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1
libtinfo5 -
libx11-6 -
libxpm4 -


Type URL
Binary Package atom4_4.1-6_amd64.deb
Source Package atom4

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install atom4 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install atom4




2013-07-31 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
atom4 (4.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS on clang (thanks, Sylvestre Ledru!)(Closes: #710408)
* Fix lintian warnings:
- Upgrade to Standards-Version: 3.9.4
- Fix description line to match recommended format
- Add recommended build rules to debian/rules
- Use hardening options for build.
2011-06-17 - Bhavani Shankar <>
atom4 (4.1-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
- Dont ignore write return value to fix FTBFS. Thanks Tarun kumar mall
for the patch! Closes: #617839 and also LP: #776746
2011-03-02 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
atom4 (4.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Update debhelper compatibility to 8.
- Use dh_prep instead of dh_clean -k
* Fix compiler deprecation warnings.
* Update to debian-policy 3.9.1.
* Fix lintian errors/warnings:
- Fix missing separator in debian/control
- Remove debian/preinst
- Remove debian/prerm
- Fix copyright notice format
* Change order of libraries during linking - thanks, Tarun Kumar Mall!
(Closes: #616039)
2006-01-11 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
atom4 (4.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Build-depends: to depend on specific X11 libraries rather than
obsoleted xlibs-dev (Closes: #346674)
2005-07-19 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
atom4 (4.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Actually fix missing forward declaration (Closes: #318526)
* Quote values in debian/menu. 
2005-07-17 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
atom4 (4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add missing forward declaration (Closes: #318526)
* Update Standards-Version to
* Fix multi-line Build-Depends.
2003-04-15 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
atom4 (4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* This is the Just Before A Major Overhaul release. There are very few
cosmetic changes, but a lot of internal improvement especially in
the AI. The following entries are summarized from the (admittedly
less readable) TODO file.
* Visible changes:
- Fixed ncurses interface which fails to render the board background
properly under some terminals. This is a hack; it is likely a
libncurses bug related to the mutt bleeding backgrounds bug.
- AI player now has a real, properly-implemented min-max algorithm
with alpha/beta pruning. The default difficulty level (-d2) is now
quite challenging; -d3 and above are now very tough to beat.
- Some cosmetic improvements in the ncurses interface.
* Internal changes:
- Fixed some bugs in the event loop
- Fixed a major event loop sequencing problem. Man these things are
- Event loop now has timers, although they aren't used by anything
in this release. (Not anything linked into the game, that is.)
There are also other significant improvements to the event loop
- Added profiling code to help with AI optimization (game trees that
grow with O(n!) are NOT fun to search at high depths...)
- Preliminary network gaming code. Sorry, this is currently not in a
sufficiently advanced stage for you to actually play a network
game yet. The code is currently not actually linked into the game.
* About version numbers:
- Hindsight is 20-20, as they say. The first Debian release bore a
version number of 4-1, which I now realize was a mistake. The
game's internal version number was 1.1 (as those who played the
ncurses interface might have noticed); the 4 came from an archive
number I use to maintain codebases. I refuse to roll the epoch
just because of this, so to fix this inconsistency, I've bumped
the internal version number to 4.1 and using 4.1-1 for the Debian
version. This is an unfortunate unintentional version bloat. :-(
- Atom-4 will likely reach 4.infinity before 5.0.
* debian/control: grammatical correction; upgrade to Standards-Version

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