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NullpoMino is an open-source action puzzle game that works on the Java platform

NullpoMino is an open-source action puzzle game that works on the Java platform. It has a wide variety of single-player modes and netplay to allow players to compete over the Internet or LAN.
Current stable version

The current stable version is 7.5.0, which has the following new features:

    Screen size option for Slick and Swing (320x240, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, etc)
    "Dig Challenge" mode where garbage blocks will constantly rise
    More single player modes in NetPlay
    Much more stable NetServer
    New icon
    Installer for Windows (uses Inno Setup)
    App Bundle for Mac OS X

Downloads available:

    Windows (installer): NullpoMino7.5.0.exe
    Mac OS X: NullpoMino7.5.0.dmg
    Linux: NullpoMino7.5.0_linux.tar.gz
    Any OS (zip):

I decided to make this thread to help players new to Nullpomino get their game up and running. It really is a very simple process.

You will need to have Java installed to play this game. Download it here:

Go to the Nullpomino thread: and the very first post has the link to download Nullpo.

Because Nullpomino is still in development, it would be a good idea to check this thread weekly to see if there has been a new release.

Once you have downloaded you will need to extract to a folder of your choice. I will include a brief explanation of this, because I know there are some that do not have any experience doing this.

I use WinRAR to do this, but there are also many other programs available(7-zip is another good program).
I would suggest using play_slick.bat to play the game because this version has less bugs and is more stable. You can use play_sdl or play_swing.

You will set your keys here:

up = harddrop
A= Confirm/ L/R rotate
B= Cancel/ L/R rotate
C= Alternate L/R Rotate

By default A will use right rotate and B uses left. If you would like button A to be left rotate and B right rotate you can change this in the game tuning menu( See below).

It is very useful to set all of your keys so that you can practice during netplay, or retry during a single player game.

If you happen to make a mistake while doing this don’t worry you can hit delete once you get to the bottom and redo it.

The next screen you will see is the screen you need to select your rule:

Scroll down the list until you get to the 2nd page where you will see Standard Plus, which is much like tetris friends/toj, and Standard Zero which is a bit faster and has sonic drop. Select one you would like to try by pressing the key you set as right rotate. You can always go back later and change it if you decide you do not like the settings.

When navigating the menu:

Harddrop will be up in the menu
Down is down
Button A is confirm
Button B cancel/go back

Once you pick you rule you will be taken back to the main nullpo page.
Start will take you to all of the single player games as well as the map editor.
Replay is where you can see all of your replays, the game automatically records your single player games as long as u do not quit before the final screen comes up when your game is over.

Netplay is where you can connect to the server: and play online.

Config is where you can change settings in game.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 07:11:11 AM by Software Santa »


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