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       GTetrinet - a Tetrinet client for X using Gtk+ and GNOME-libs.


       gtetrinet [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the gtetrinet command.

       GTetrinet  is a Tetrinet client using Gtk+ and GNOME-libs.  Tetrinet is
       a variant of  the  popular  Tetris  brick  game,  that  can  be  played
       simultaneously  by  6 players. GTetrinet's goal is to remain completely
       compatible with the Windows, original client. Tetrinet clients need  to
       connect  to  a  dedicated  server in order to be useful. GTetrient only
       provides the client part, but there are  plenty  of  available  servers
       around.  Look at for a list of servers.

       There  is  also  an  implementation  of  the  server  for  UNIX, called
       tetrinetx.    You    can    find    more    info    about     it     in


       GTetrinet  accepts  the following options, besides the usual Gtk+/GNOME

       -c, --connect=SERVER
              Connect to the specified server.

       -?, --help
              Display a summary of commandline options.

       -n, --nickname=NICKNAME
              Use the specified nickname on the servers.

       -t, --team=TEAM
              Join the specified team name for teamplay.

       -s, --spectate
              Connect to the server as an spectator.

       -p, --password=PASSWORD
              Use the given password to connect as a spectator (if needed).


       To play Tetrinet, you first  need  to  find  a  server  where  you  can
       connect.  You may try the servers at or create
       your own using tetrinetx (a UNIX server, not included in this package).
       Once inside a server, you'll be able to communicate with other  players
       using the PartyLine tab, see the server's highscores in the Winlist tab
       and the actual game in the Playing Fields tab.  You can switch  between
       the three tabs using the Alt+1, Alt+2 and Alt+3 shortcuts.
       Tetrinet  is  like Tetris, but multiplayer and with some additions. The
       goal of the game is to remain  alive,  by  filling  up  other  player's
       fields.  There  are  some  special blocks that can be used for your own
       benefit and against other players. They will appear  randomly  in  your
       field,  replacing  previously existing blocks when you complete a line.
       You'll gain special blocks when you complete a line that contains  one.
       It will be added to your inventory, which is just below your playfield.
       You need to use them in the order you collect  them,  by  pressing  the
       number  of  the player you want to use it against. For example, if your
       active block is "Add Line" and you want to use  it  against  Player  3,
       you'd  have  to  press  "3" and Player 3 would get a line added in that
       instant.  The following blocks are available:

              A block
                     Add Line will add an incomplete line to the bottom of the
                     selected player's field.

              B block
                     This  will  remove all the special blocks from a player's

              C block
                     Clear Line is the opposite to Add Line; it will remove  a
                     line from the top of the selected player's field.

              G block
                     The  Gravity  block  may  be  very useful if applied to a
                     field which has  lots  of  unfilled  spaces  all  around.
                     Blocks  over  them  will  fall  into the gaps, making the
                     puzzle collapse significantly.

              N block
                     Nuke will clear the chosen playing field  completely,  as
                     if  they  had  just started the game. It's useful to help
                     team mates or when you are about to lose.

              O block
                     Block Bomb will clear 3x3 portions of  a  player's  field
                     where  there  are  other  O blocks. The blocks in the 3x3
                     area will get scattered anywhere around the field.

              Q block
                     Quake will make each of the lines  in  a  player's  field
                     shift to the left or right, or stay as they were.

              R block
                     Random  will  remove  10  random blocks from the selected
                     player's field.

              S block
                     Switch allows you to swap your playing field with another
                     player.  This can be a deadly block if used with a bit of



       This manual page was written by Jordi Mallach  <>,  for
       the   Debian   system  (but  may  be  used  by  others).   Ka-shu  Wong
       <> is GTetrinet's main developer.   You  can  find
       more information about GTetrinet in /usr/share/doc/gtetrinet.