spider - play double deck solitaire
spider [ -save_file filename ] [ -toolkitoption... ]
spider is a particularly challenging double-deck solitaire. Unlike
most solitaires, it provides extraordinary opportunities for the
skillful player to overcome bad luck in the deal by means of careful
analysis and complex manipulations. The spider program does not
actually play the game for you, but rather takes the place of the cards
(by displaying the tableau on the screen) and keeping a record of the
game so that you can follow out long lines of play without losing track
of where you started from.
spider when compiled with XView has a property sheet for defining
resources. The property sheet is on the "File" menu item. To be sure
spot help is active, set the environment variable HELPDIR for XView
version 1.0.1 or HELPPATH for XView version 2.0 or later to the
directory containing the spider.info file. See spot help on the
property sheet for more details.
Start up using the specified save file.
spider understands all of the core X Toolkit resource names and classes
as well as:
bell (class Bell)
Boolean which specifies whether spider will use the bell to
when complaining about illegal moves. The default is "true".
confirm (class Confirm)
Boolean which specifies whether spider will use ask for
confirmation before certain actions. The default is "true".
replayTime (class ReplayTime)
Specifies the time (in microseconds) to pause between each move
when showing a Replay. The default is 200.
roundsCards (class RoundCards)
Specifies whether to use rounded cards are not. Rounded cards
look better, but are considerably slower. The default is "on".
deltaMod (class DeltaMod)
Specifies the interval at which to recalulate the inter-card
spacing. The default is 1, which means the card stacks are
resized every time they grow or shrink when when they near the
bottom of the table. Setting this to a higher value will cut
down on the number of redraws by limiting visibility when its
squish (class Squish)"
Specifies whether to use a different card layout that saves on
screen space but can also be somewhat confusing. The default
helpDir (class HelpDir)
Specifies where to look for the help files.
Copyright (c) 1990 by David Lemke & Network Computing Devices, Inc.
Copyright 1990 Heather Rose and Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Copyright (c) 1989, Donald R. Woods and Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
30 Jan 1990 spider(6)