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winduprobot: screen saver.


winduprobot - screen saver.


winduprobot [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-count number] [-speed ratio] [-size ratio] [-opacity ratio] [-talk ratio] [-no-texture] [-no-fade] [-fps]


A swarm of wind-up toy robots wander around the table-top, bumping into each other. Each robot contains a mechanically accurate gear system inside, which you can see when the robot's shell occasionally fades to transparency.


-visual visual
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
-delay number
Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 20000 (0.02 seconds).
-count number
Number of robots. 1 - 100. Default: 25.
-speed ratio
Animation speed. 2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.
-size ratio
Robot size. 2.0 means twice as big, 0.5 means half as big.
-opacity ratio
Robot skin transparency. 0.0 - 1.0. Default: 1.0.
-talk ratio
How often to occasionally pop up a word bubble with random text in it. 0.0 means never. 1.0 means often.
-texture | -no-texture
Whether the robot's surface should be reflective chrome.
-fade | -no-fade
Whether to sometimes fade the robot's opacity to show the inner mechanism.
-fps | -no-fps
Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.


to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


Copyright © 2014 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


Jamie Zawinski.


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