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PySyCache

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PySyCache start window

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Developer: Vincent DEROO
License: GPL
Web: http://www.pysycache.org/

Educational point-and-click software for young children

Introduction

The targeted users of Pysycache are young kids, but they may be older (i.e. users which aren't used to computers) or disabled persons (Pysycache used in their rehabilitation). The main purpose is helping them in using the mouse like:

  • mouse movements
  • clicks (with left, right or middle buttons)
  • drag and drop

Getting Started

To install PySyCache issue the following command in a terminal as root:

zypper in pysycache

This will grab the application and all its dependencies from the Internet, so you need to be connected to the Internet. After installing, you can run the program under the menu:

Applications -> Education -> PySyCache

Or press ALT+F2 on your desktop (or go to a terminal like gnome-terminal and konsole), type pysycache, and press Enter.

Usage

After starting the game, click on any of the listed activities to start a game. You can use the Mouse or the arrow and Enter keys of your keyboard to select and start.

For the young users, PySyCache avoid mistakes caused by a click at the non correct time : in all activities, buttons are available after 2 seconds. To activate them, you have to put the mouse cursor over the button, and wait. After 2 seconds, button becomes bigger and then, you can click.


Shortcuts

There are some options accessible by pressing keyboard keys:

Button Shortcut Level of display mode (associated difficulty level)
Simply (easiest) Nomal (middle) Full (difficult)
Change the visibility F2 Yes Yes Yes
Change the theme F3 Yes Yes Yes
Game mode (free/directed) F4 No No Yes
Chronometer F5 No No Yes
Previous picture of the theme Left arrow No Yes Yes
Next picture of the theme Right arrow No Yes Yes
Level button Up arrow No No Yes

Preferences

Commandline arguments

The following command line arguments are accepted by PySyCache:

Option Effect
-nf Do not start in fullscreen mode
-wf Start in fullscreen mode
-ns Disable sound
-ws Enable sound
-nc Disable credits
-nh Disable help
-debug Enable debugging output
-admin Start administration
-h or --help print help message
--version Show the version number of PySyCache
--python-version Show the version number of Python


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