xbill - save your computers from Wingdows [TM] virus
xbill [-l level] [--gui gui] [--sizesize] [-v] [-h]
Ever get the feeling that nothing is going right? You're a sysadmin, and
someone's trying to destroy your computers. The little people running around
the screen are trying to infect your computers with Wingdows [TM], a virus
cleverly designed to resemble a popular operating system. Your objective is to
click the mouse on them, ending their potential threat. If one of the people
reaches a computer, it will attempt to replace your operating system with the
virus it carries. It will then attempt to run off the screen with your vital
software. The game ends when only 1 (or 0) of your computers are being
productive. Additionally, some computers are connected with network cables.
When one computer on a network becomes infected, a spark will be sent down the
cable, and will infect the computer on the other end when it reaches there.
Clicking the button on one of the little people will cause it to cry out in pain
and melt (id software eat your heart out!), dropping the stolen os if it is
carrying one. If a computer is running Wingdows or is temporarily off, the os
can be dragged back to the computer (or another computer compatible with that
os). To extinguish a spark, drag the bucket of water from the upper left
corner onto it.
The status bar at the bottom tells the following:
Number of Bills on/off the screen
Number of Computers running their OS/off/Wingdows
- -l n
- Start at level n.
- --gui gui
- Use a specific front end. The possible values are
gtk, motif, and athena. Note that some of these may
not be compiled into the binary.
- --size size
- Play on a field of size x size, instead of
the normal 400x400. size must be larger than 400.
- Print version number and exit.
- Print help and exit.
When using the GTK gui, all standard GTK options are supported. When using the
Athena or Motif GUI, all standard X Intrinsics options are supported.
Brian Wellington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Programming & graphics (v2.0 and earlier):
Matias Duarte <email@example.com>
Copyright (c) 1994-2001 Psychosoft
It's FREE! If you want to express your undying gratitude to us for bringing a
small bit of meaning into your otherwise pointless existence, you could always
send us e-mail. XBill is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Go play the game now!