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pong: Pong Home Video Game Emulator


pong - Pong Home Video Game Emulator


pong [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-clock float] [-noise] [-fps]


The pong program simulates an ancient Pong home video game, as well as various artifacts from displaying it on a color TV set.


pong accepts the following options:
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
Install a private colormap for the window.
-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.
The score of the game will be the current time.
-noise float
How noisy the video signal should be (between 0.0 and 4.0 or so).
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
(-p1 | -p2) mode
Set a player to either ai, mouse, tablet, kbleft (for W and S), or kbright (or just kb, for arrow keys).


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.


Notable X resources supported include the following which correspond to standard TV controls: analogTVTint, analogTVColor, analogTVBrightness, and analogTVContrast. They range from 0 to 100, except for tint which is an angle between -180 and +180.


Pong may be a trademark.


2003 by Jeremy English. 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.


Original Pong program by Jeremy English <jenglish [at] myself.com>. Scoring and television emulation by Trevor Blackwell <tlb [at] tlb.org>.


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