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Manual Reference Pages  -  XGLURBULES (1)

NAME

xglurbules - Heavily graphical particle system eye candy program thingy for X11

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Usage

SYNOPSIS

xglurbules | xglurbules-noshm [ options ... ]

DESCRIPTION

A sort of gooey looking graphical particle system eyecandy thingamagic program for X11.

USAGE

Keyboard controls are explained on screen (in the terminal you run it from)

Command Line Switches for both xglurbules and xglurbules-noshm :

-h Show help (in the likely event that this manpage is out of date)

-l <num>
Only show <num> frames (before quitting)

-n <num>
set number of particles to <num>

-x <xres>
set x resolution

-y <yres>
set y resolution

-r
run in root window

-R
use alternative renderer if possible

-m
randomly change force modes

-b <0-255>
Set particle brightness

-f
Show frames per second

-c <color>
Run with a colormap based on a given color
e.g. -c 0xffaa66 for shades of orange
-c 0xaaccff for shades of something?!

EXAMPLES

xglurbules -x 640 -y 512 -n 20000 -f -c 0xfce3f6

Run xglurbules 640 pixels wide, 512 pixels high with 20000 particles while showing the number of frames per second, all in a sort of vile barney purple type colour.

xglurbules -x 800 -y 50 -n 1000
A narrow horizontal burny bouncy thing

xglurbules -x 128 -y 1024 -n 2000
Column of bouncy fire

xglurbule-noshm
Don’t use shared memory (probably MUCH slower)

pkg_deinstall xglurbules
I don’t like it, deinstall it now!

SEE ALSO

Lots of other things not on your computer screen.

http://www.pepcross.com/ (has screenshots and possibly updates)

BUGS

Many, including :

1) At non-square aspect ratios particles move oddly due to a particle system that’s kludged on a 1 by 1 floating point square.

2) There’s no non-floating point particle system

3) no support for -geometry

4) There is no fourth bug.

5) -r uses the top left corner of the root window. D’Oh!

6) -r doens’t take keystrokes in the root window

7..N) Not sure, but they’re probably there.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1995-2002 Steve Roome [steve@pepcross.com]

This code is copyright, you may not use it for anything other than its intended purpose as part of xglurbules which displays a graphical representation of a partical system. You may not use portions of this code for other projects without prior permission from the author (Stephen Roome). If you so much as ... blah blah blah.. it’s not that good so don’t rip it off please or if you do then please ask first. Basically as the guy in the advert said:

This code is not ready yet!

This is all in development and will be revised when I get time.

FEEDBACK

Any questions, comments, requests, job offers, spare banknotes etc. to steve@pepcross.com

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