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armagetronad - a 3D Tron-like high speed game

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NAME

armagetronad - a 3D Tron-like high speed game

SYNOPSIS

armagetronad [-h, --help] [-v, --version] [--doc] [-f, --fullscreen] [-w, --window, --windowed] [--fastforward] [ --benchmark] [--record] [--playback]

DESCRIPTION

The rules are simple: you ride a lightcycle (a kind of motorbike that can only turn 90 degrees at a time, leaves a wall behind and cannot be stopped). Avoid running into a wall. Make your opponent run into a wall. This idea comes from the 1982 Disney movie "Tron".
One thing is different than in other Tron clones: you can accelerate. However, there is a catch. The only way to accelerate is to drive close to player walls. This allows for some interesting tactics. Every time you make a turn, you lose 5% of your speed -- so don't be too nervous, speed is your only resource against other players!
First thing you shold do is go into the "Player Menu" to set your name and your keyboard and mouse configuration. Then, go into the "Game Menu" and start a single player game against one AI opponent (the game mode does not really matter here). Then, get some friends together and try the multiplayer modes!
SHIFT-ESC is the "boss key" and quits Armagetron as fast as possible.

OPTIONS

-h, --help
Show help message.
-v, --version
Print version number.
--doc
Print documentation for all console commands. These are also configuration settings for config files.
-f --fullscreen
Start in fullscreen mode.
-w --window, --windowed
Start in windowed mode.
--fastforward TIME
Lets time run very fast until the given time is reached.
--benchmark
Renders frames as they were recorded.
--record FILENAME
Creates a DEBUG recording while running.
--playback FILENAME
Plays back a DEBUG recording.

SEE ALSO

Armagetron Advanced is documented fully by the provided HTML docs, found under /usr/share/doc/armagetronad-common/html/.

AUTHOR

Armagetron Advanced was written by Manuel Moos <z-man@users.sourceforge.net> and the Armagetron Advanced development team.
This manual page was adapted from the original HTML version by Marcelo E. Magallon <mmagallo@debian.org>, (and later Christine Spang <spang@mit.edu>) for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
February 7, 2007 Debian Sid