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       xbill - save your computers from Wingdows [TM] virus


       xbill [-l level] [--gui gui] [--sizesize] [-v] [-h]


       Ever get the feeling that nothing is going right?  You're a sysadmin, and someone's trying
       to destroy your computers.  The little people running around  the  screen  are  trying  to
       infect  your computers with Wingdows [TM], a virus cleverly designed to resemble a popular
       operating system.  Your objective is to click the mouse on them,  ending  their  potential
       threat.   If  one  of  the  people  reaches  a  computer,  it will attempt to replace your
       operating system with the virus it carries. It will then attempt to  run  off  the  screen
       with  your  vital  software.  The game ends when only 1 (or 0) of your computers are being
       productive.  Additionally, some computers are connected with  network  cables.   When  one
       computer  on  a  network  becomes  infected, a spark will be sent down the cable, and will
       infect the computer on the other end when it reaches there.

       Clicking the button on one of the little people will cause it to cry out in pain and  melt
       (id  software  eat  your  heart out!), dropping the stolen os if it is carrying one.  If a
       computer is running Wingdows or is temporarily off, the os can  be  dragged  back  to  the
       computer  (or  another computer compatible with that os).  To extinguish a spark, drag the
       bucket of water from the upper left corner onto it.

       The status bar at the bottom tells the following:
               Number of Bills on/off the screen
               Number of Computers running their OS/off/Wingdows


       -l n   Start at level n.

       --gui gui
              Use a specific front end.  The possible values are gtk, motif,  and  athena.   Note
              that some of these may not be compiled into the binary.

       --size size
              Play on a field of size x size, instead of the normal 400x400.  size must be larger
              than 400.

       -v     Print version number and exit.

       -h     Print help and exit.

       When using the GTK gui, all standard GTK options are supported.  When using the Athena  or
       Motif GUI, all standard X Intrinsics options are supported.


       Main Programmer:
            Brian Wellington <>
       Programming & graphics (v2.0 and earlier):
            Matias Duarte <>


       Copyright (c) 1994-2001 Psychosoft

       It's FREE! If you want to express your undying gratitude to us for bringing a small bit of
       meaning into your otherwise pointless existence, you could always send us  e-mail.   XBill
       is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

       Go play the game now!