bsod - Blue Screen of Death emulator
] [-foreground color
] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual
] [-delay seconds
program is the finest in personal computer emulation.
steps through a set of screens, each one a recreation of a different
failure mode of an operating system. Systems depicted include Windows 3.1,
Windows 95, Windows NT, MS-DOS, AmigaDOS 1.3, Linux, SCO UNIX, BSD UNIX, HPUX,
Solaris, Tru64, VMS, HVX/GCOS6, IBM OS/390, OS/2, MacOS (MacsBug, Bomb, Sad
Mac, and OSX), Atari ST, Apple ][+, and NCD X Terminals.
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
- 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.
- -delay delay
- The duration each crash-mode is displayed before selecting
- -only which
- Tell it to run only one mode, e.g., -only HPUX.
- Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
- 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 control which hacks
are displayed and which aren't. doWindows
. Each of these is a Boolean resource, they all default to true,
except for doAtari, doBSD, doSparcLinux, and doHPPALinux, which are turned off
by default, because they're really not all that interesting looking unless
you're a fan of those systems.
There are command-line options for all of these: e.g., -bsd
. (Also note the -only
Unlike the systems being simulated, bsod
does not require a reboot after
, and http://www.amiga.de/
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows 95, and Microsoft Windows NT are all
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Apple Macintosh is a
registered trademark of Apple Computer. Amiga is a registered trademark of
Amiga International, Inc. Atari ST is probably a trademark, too, but it's hard
to tell who owns it. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds, but it
isn't his fault. OS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business
Copyright © 1998-2003 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. No animals were harmed during the testing
of these simulations. Always mount a scratch monkey.
Concept cribbed from Stephen Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This version is by
Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>, with contributions from many others.