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 XaoS(6)                            XaoS                             XaoS(6)
 Demos                                                                 Demos

                                 13 Sep 1997



 NAME
      XaoS - Fast interactive real-time fractal zoomer/morpher


 SYNOPSIS
      xaos [options]


 DESCRIPTION
      XaoS is a protable real-time interactive fractal zoomer/morpher.  UNIX
      version works under X11, SVGA and text terminals.  If you don't knwo
      what fractal is or you want to know more about XaoS features you
      should see animated tutorial.  Run XaoS and press 'H' twice.  It is
      much more fun than reading of boring manual page :) and it supports
      foregin languages. You might also read  xaos.info file for some
      advanced stuff (like how to write animations and tutorials manually,
      port or extend XaoS, algorithms used etc.)


 OPTIONS
      XaoS' options should be divided into following parts:

       Ugly interface options
           This options are common for all installations of XaoS because
           only interface available for now is ugly interface.

       Driver selection options
           This options lets you choose graphics driver.

       Driver depended options
           This options depends on available drivers.

 SCREEN SIZE OPTIONS
      Knowedge of exact screen size needs XaoS to make random dot
      stereograms and choosing good view areas for fractal. This should be
      done by two ways.  Choosing screen size or choosing pixel size. Screen
      size is best for fullscreen drivers where resolution(so pixel size)
      should be changed. At the other hand pixel size is best for windowed
      envireoments where some kind of virtual screen etc should confuse
      calculation of pixel size from screen size.

      -screenwidth
           exact size of screen in centimeters

      -screenheight
           exact size of screen in centimeters

      -pixelwidth
           exact size of pixel in centimeters



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 XaoS(6)                            XaoS                             XaoS(6)
 Demos                                                                 Demos

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      -pixelheight
           exact size of pixel in centimeters

 DRIVER SELECTION OPTIONS
      Every xaos installation has some graphics driver. This depends on used
      operating system, available libraries and configuration. XaoS by
      default tries to enable best available driver. So it for example in
      GNU/Linux case it tests drivers in following order:
      SVGAlib
      X11
      curses
      Following options are used to control this operation:

      -driver
           This options lets you specify driver to use and avoid
           autodection.

      -list
           List available drivers and then exit.


 OTHER UI OPTIONS
      Other options are quite easy to understand and depends on XaoS
      configuration and version, so I do not describe them here use  xaos
      -help for complette list of options with description.

 BUGS
      There is no known bugs in this release. See xaos home-page at:
       http://www.paru.cas.cz/~hubicka/XaoS for list with solutions. Please
      report bugs to  xaos@horac.ta.jcu.cz

 AUTHORS
      Maitainer:
      Jan Hubicka (hubicka@paru.cas.cz)
      smail:
      Jan Hubicka
      Dukelskych bojovniku 1944
      Tabor
      39003
      Czech Republic
      Thomas Marsh (tmarsh@austion.ibm.com)
      See README for full credits










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