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 NAME
      xtacy - an X11 trippy color-cycling toy

 SYNOPSIS
      xtacy [ -option ...  ]

 DESCRIPTION
      xtacy generates trippy patterns in an X window and cycles the color
      palette. Without any arguments, xtacy will open a window and display a
      random effect.

 OPTIONS
      -annoy
           Turn on the Zoomy Close Window thing.

      -bw width
           Border Width. Specifies the width of the border around your
           window, in pixels.

      -delay msec
           Delay msec microseconds between loops.

      -display displayname
           Opens the xtacy window on the displayname display.

      -geometry geom
           Opens the xtacy window with geom geometry.

      -h   Print out a help message.

      -lock
           Lock the window. When given the -lock flag, xtacy prompts you for
           a key, then locks the window until the key is entered again.
           There is no true security guaranteed by this option.

      -mirror
           Mirrors the pattern on the window

      -norect
           Used in conjunction with -kaleid to turn off everything but the
           lines.

      -number num
           Used in conjunction with different effect options to specify
           special qualities of the effect. See the effect options below.

      -opt num
           Also used like -number to feed a secondary option into xtacy

      -part num
           Used in conjunction with -gravity to specify the number of
           roaming particles.

      -r
      -root
           Run xtacy in the root window.




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      -rillybig
           Run xtacy in a really big window (1024x860).

      -trell
           Used in conjunction with -plasma to put it in Trellace mode.

      -windows n
           Tell xtacy to open n windows for itself.

 COLOR OPTIONS
      -bd color
           Set the border color of the xtacy window to color.

      -bg color
           Set the background color of the xtacy window to color.

      -mono
           Run with a greyscale palette.

      -multi
           Rotates the color map on most effect modes.

      -few Use only 18 colors.

      -several
           Use 72 colors.

      -colors num
           Try to use num colors.

      -rand
      -randomcolor
           Scramble the colormap.

      -perfect
           Use a private colormap. This will let xtacy have perfect colors
           when the cursor is in that window, but will do funky things to
           the rest of the screen.

      -pal num|filename
           Uses predefined palette num:

           0: Default RYGCBM, rotating straight.
           1: Three bands (red, green, and blue), each of which can rotate
           independantly.
           2: Like palette 1 but in greyscale.
           3: Chooses 2 random colors and interpolates between them.
           4: Starts with a greyscale palette, drops in a random color and
           smoothes around it.
           5: Chooses 3 random colors and interpolates between them.




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           you can also specify a Palette File, which is just a text file
           with R-G-B triples ranging from 0 to 255.  A few demonstration
           palette files are included in the Xtacy distribution, in the
           palette directory.


 EFFECT OPTIONS
      -bez Bouncing Bezier curves. The -number option specifies how many
           curves to display.

      -boxes
           Bouncing boxes. The -number option specifies how many boxes to
           display.

      -bozo
           Bouncing quadrilaterals (bozogons). The -number option specifies
           how many bozos to display.

      -circ
           Bouncing circles. The -number option specifies how many circles
           to display.

      -qix Qix. The -number option specifies how many qix lines to display.

      -qix4
           Four qix lines, mirrored on each other. The -number option
           specifies how many qix lines to display.

      -blur
           starts with randomly placed boxes, and then blurs the edges
           between them.

      -cells
           Tile floor, cells of rotating color. The -number option specifies
           how many cells on a row.

      -clover
           Lines rotating around a center point.

      -cube
           A spinning wire-frame cube. You may want to push up the delay to
           slow this down on a fast system.

      -dcurve
           plots the colors based on the distance to the curve(s)

      -dline
           plots colors based on the distance to the line(s)

      -dog DogPlasma mode. The -number option sets the graininess.




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      -field
           Displays e-fields between random points of random intensity. The
           -number option specifies how many points to display.

      -flush
           starts with randomly drawn boxes, and moves them towards the
           center of the window

      -fracrect
           ever decreasing squares-within-squares

      -funky
           Shapes spiraling down to the center point. The -number option
           sets the shape:

           0: A straight line.
           1: A square.
           2: A triangle.

      -gravity
           Gravity well simulator. The -part option sets the number of
           roaming particles and the -number option sets the number of
           wells.

      -julia
           Julia set fractal. The -number option sets the number of
           iterations.

      -kaleid
           Kaleidascope. The -norect option turns off everything but the
           lines.

      -life
           Conway's game of life. The -number option sets the starting
           density.

      -lunch
           A reminder to go eat in the middle of the day

      -mandel
           Mandelbrot set fractal. The -number option sets the number of
           iterations.

      -max Max Headroom's background  (Max not included)

      -newton
           Newton root fractal. The -number option sets the number of
           iterations.

      -mixer
           Display swirls of colors. The -number option sets the width of



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           the bands.

      -off Off the Air color test pattern.

      -plasma
           Plasma cloud. The -number option sets the graininess of the cloud
           (higher is smoother) and the -trell option puts it in Trellace
           mode, which started as a bug but looked neat enough to stay.

      -rose
           Phased sine waves

      -spiral
           Draw a spiral.

      -star
           Starfield simulation. The -number option determines the number of
           stars on the screen at a time.

      -static
           Draw static. Use -mono to get black and white static.

      -swarm
           Draw a swarm of bees following a queen.

      -taffy
           A modified mixer mode. The -number option sets the width of the
           bands.

      -tag sort of the reverse of -swarm everyone avoids the leader, and the
           leader tries to tag the closest bee

      -test
           Display the colormap.

      -tunnel
           Display a tunnel.

      -wander
           Display a squiggly line, wandering around the screen.

 MOUSE BUTTONS
      tab(~),center,box; lb | lb l | l.  Button Action~Description = Button
      1 click~T{ Rotates the colormap one pixel, except on:
      -gravity, where it places a new particle,
      -wander, where it moves the pixel, and
      -swarm, where it moves the queen.  T} _ Button 2 click~Resets the
      window and redraws the effect    _ Button 3 click~T{ Closes the
      window. If it's the last window, exits the program. If the -lock
      option is on, this brings up the keyhole window.  T}




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 AUTHOR
      Jer Johnson <jer@gweep.net>

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
      This program is dedicated to The Fairest One.

      Special Thanks to:

      Daniel Cabeza Gras <bardo@clip.dia.fi.upm.es> for tweaking my spiral
      code, and for adding the cells and mixer modes.

      Steve Richardson <prefect@gweep.net> for letting me use his computer
      as an FTP site, and for being a guinea pig. Oh, and for writing the
      taffy mode.

      Andrew Petrarca <android@gweep.net> for tweaking my gravity and e-
      fields code.

      Matt Cross <profesor@gweep.net> for the starback and tunnel code.

      Raun Nohavitza <raunn@tamu.edu> for writing the manpage.

 COPYRIGHT
      xtacy is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
      the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
      Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later
      version.  xtacy is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
      WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
      MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
      General Public License for more details.  You should have received a
      copy of the GNU General Public License along with xtacy; see the file
      COPYING.  If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave,
      Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

 AVAILABILITY
      The most recent released version of xtacy is always available for
      anonymous ftp from sidehack.gweep.net in the directory
      pub/gweep_progs.
















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