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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 switches:

       -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
       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

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

              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

              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

              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 strategy.



       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.