||If you've ever felt like beating
your computer senseless with a mallet,
here's your chance. Featuring screen shaking effects and a
- Hardware accelerated OpenGL adapter capable of textures as
large as your screen (anything relatively modern should be fine).
- Make sure your video driver supports OpenGL
acceleration. Many times the driver that comes with Windows does
not. Get the latest driver from your PC or video card
manufacturer's web site for best results.
- Linux-specific notes:
- Requires SDL runtime
libraries (pretty much standard with any distro these days). Also
requires ImageMagick convert
(which you also most likely already have), at least until I get around
to interpreting xwd dumps myself.
Coercion Tool for Windows [425 KB]
[89 KB; GPL licensed;
development libraries; compiles on Windows/VC6 and Linux/gcc]
The latest version of this document can be found here.
New in version 1.1a (26 Mar 06):
- Increased polygon count to make a less angular hammer.
New in version 1.1 (03 Feb 05):
- Fixed timing under Windows and Linux--it no longer assumes
a constant CPU speed,
so it will work properly on speed-throttled computers (most notebooks).
- Fixed Linux build to compile on AMD64 platforms.
I've been meaning to let this mallet "crack" the screen, but I haven't
been able to find cracked glass decal textures to apply. If you
have some I could use, contact me
and I'll stick them in.