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NAME

       bubbros-client - the bub-n-bros client

SYNOPSIS

       bubbros-client [ options ] [host[:port]]

DESCRIPTION

       This  is  the  bub-n-bros  client  that  connects to bub-n-bros servers
       started  with  bubbros-server(6)  or  bubbros(6).   It  supports   many
       different audio and video drivers and is very multi-platform.

OPTIONS

       host   Search  for  a  game on the given machine, and connect to one if
              found.  If this is not defined, search for servers on the  local
              network.

       host:port
              Connect  to  server running on given port on given host. If this
              is not defined, search for servers on the local network.

       --bits=N
              This option concerns only the windows audio driver. Set bits per
              sample. Valid values are 8 and 16 (default).

       -d DRIVER, --display=DRIVER
              Use video driver DRIVER.  Valid drivers are:

              X      X  Window  driver  for  Linux  and Unix systems with an X
                     server running. See the --shm option.

              windows
                     MS Windows driver.

              pygame PyGame gaming library for python (if installed) has video
                     output.    Use    it    if   this   is   specified.   See
                     http://www.pygame.org and the --transparency option.

              gtk    Use   the   PyGTK    library    (if    installed).    See
                     http://www.pygtk.org/ and the --zoom option.

       -h, --help
              Display help.

       --fmt=format
              This  option concerns only the linux audio driver. Set the sound
              data format.  Defaults  to  S16_NE.   You  can  get  a  list  of
              supported formats with --fmt=list.

       --freq=N
              This  option  concerns only the linux and windows audio drivers.
              Set mixing frequency to N (in Hz). Defaults to 44100.

       -m, --metaserver
              Connect with the help of the Metaserver  (see  bubbros-server(1)
              for  more  info).   Run  bubbros-client  -m  to print a table of
              currently running servers, pick the the  exact  IP  address  and
              port  of the server of your choice from the table, and run again
              bubbros-client -m host:port.

       --port TCP=port
              In conjunction with the -m option,  force  a  specific  port  on
              which  to  listen  for an incoming TCP connexion from the remote
              server.  This is only used if a direct connexion to  the  server
              fails.   A random port number is picked by default.  This option
              is useful  if  you  are  behind  a  firewall  but  can  let  TCP
              connexions on specific ports reach you.

       --port UDP=port
              Force  a  specific  port  on  which  to  listen for incoming UDP
              traffic (animation data).  Useful if you are behind  a  firewall
              but  can  let UDP traffic on a given port pass through.  This is
              optional: animation data is routed over the TCP link if it  does
              not  appear to reach the client.  A random port number is picked
              by default.

       -s DRIVER, --sound=DRIVER
              Use driver DRIVER for audio. Valid drivers are:

              pygame Use  the  audio  capabilities  of  the   PyGame   library
                     (http://www.pygame.org).

              linux  Use  the  linux  audio  mixer.  See  the --freq and --fmt
                     options.

              windows
                     Use  the  Windows  audio  mixer.  See  the   --freq   and
                     --bitsoptions.

              off    No sounds.

       --shm=yes, --shm=no
              This  option  concerns  only  the  X display driver.  Disable or
              enable the shm (Shared  Memory)  extension.  It  is  enabled  by
              default and should only be disabled for remote X connections and
              old X servers.

       -t     Use the TCP protocol. The default is to autodetect the protocol.
              See the -u option.

       --transparency=yes, --transparency=no
              This  option concerns only the pygame display driver. Disable or
              enable transparent bubbles. Enabled by default. Disabling  makes
              game a bit faster.

       -u     Use the UDP protocol. The default is to autodetect the protocol.
              See the -t option.

       --zoom=N%
              This option concerns only the gtk display driver.  Scale  output
              by N%.

SEE ALSO

       bubbros(6) bubbros-server(6)

                               December 7, 2007              bubbros-client(6)