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       amoeba - Fast-paced, polished OpenGL demonstration by Excess


       amoeba [options]


       amoeba  is a fast-paced, cross-platform OpenGL demonstration by Excess,
       showing effects using your 3D card in  perfect  sync  with  Ogg  Vorbis
       music.  It  features  a  full  XML-scripted  GPLed demo engine, several
       object manipulations, lots of graphics  and  a  pumping  soundtrack  by

       Amoeba  won  first  price  in  the demo competition at Underscore 02, a
       sceneparty held in Jönköping, Sweden (


       If you start amoeba without any command line options, it  will  try  to
       launch  a  GTK+-based  configuration interface, if GTK+ is installed on
       your system. If not, it will start using default  parameters  (640x480,
       32bpp, fullscreen with sound).

       All  options  start  with a single dash (‘-’). A summary of options are
       included below.  Note that if conflicting options  are  specified,  the
       last one will take precedence.

              Run in full screen (default).

              Run  in  a  window.  Note  that  resizing  the problem may cause
              problems, and is not fully supported.

       -640x480,  -800x600,  -1024x768,  -1280x960,  -1280x1024,   -1400x1050,
              Run in the specified resolution (if using full-screen mode),  or
              open  a  window  of the specified size (if using windowed mode).
              The default is 640x480.

       -16, -32
              Run in the specified  bit  depth.  32bpp  looks  better  and  is
              usually  faster  on  modern  cards, but not all cards can handle
              16bpp. Note that 16bpp may cause problems on many cards that  do
              not support stencil visuals with 16bpp. The default is 32bpp.

       -z16, -z24, -z32
              Run  with  a  Z-buffer  of  the  specified bit depth. Higher bit
              depths usually results in  slightly  better  quality,  but  many
              cards  only  support  16bpp,  and  there  might be a performance
              penalty. The default is 16bpp.

              Do not play sound. The default is to play sound, unless no sound
              card can be detected.




       Amoeba  was  made  by  the  group  Excess. This manual page was made by
       Steinar H.  Gunderson <> (aka  Sesse/Excess)  for
       the Debian GNU/Linux project (but may be used by others).

       Individual credits:

       gloom <>
              design, music, graphics

       Sesse <>

       neuromancer <>

       kusma <>
              graphics, code

       Tick <>
              3D modelling

       Satcom101 <>