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       circuslinux - The clowns are trying to pop balloons to score points!


       circuslinux  [--disable-sound]  [--fullscreen]  [--low]  |  [--digital]
       [--paddle] [--help | --usage] [--version]


       This manual page was written  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution
       because  the original program does not have a manual page.  Instead, it
       has documentation in /usr/share/doc/circuslinux/README.txt.gz

       "Circus Linux!" is based on the  Atari  2600  game  "Circus  Atari"  by
        released  in  1980.  Gameplay is similar to "Breakout" and "Arkanoid"-
        slide a device left and right to bounce objects  into  the  air  which
        a wall.


              If  sound support was compiled in, this will disable it for this
              session of the  game.   --fullscreen  Run  in  fullscreen  mode.
              --low Disable some features so that the game might run better on
              low-end hardware.  Titlescreen ballons and game backgrounds  are
              disabled, and the game screen refreshes every 1/15th of a second
              instead of 1/30th of a second.  --digital When using a joystick,
              left  and  right  cause the teeter-totter to move incrementally.
              (This is as opposed  to  the  default  mode,  where  the  analog
              position of the joystick is used literally.)  Useful for playing
              with a digital gamepad.  --paddle  For  using  real  Atari  2600
              paddles  connected to a your PC’s joystick port.  --help Display
              a help message summarizing command-line options, copyright,  and
              game  controls.   --usage  Display  a  brief message summarizing
              command-line options.  --version Display the version  of  Circus
              Linux! you’re running.


       Controlling the Teeter-Totter Move the mouse left and right to move the
       teeter-totter left and right.

       If a clown is in the air, you can also click any of the  mouse  buttons
       to  flip  the teeter-totter.  (This causes the low and high ends of the
       teeter-totter to change places, useful when the teeter-totter is  at  a
       far  side of the screen and the low end is on the outside.)  Pausing To
       pause the game, you can press either the [SPACE], [TAB] or [P] key.  To
       unpause,  press  one of those keys again.  Quitting To quit the current
       game, you can press [ESCAPE].  This forfeits your game (as  though  you
       ran out of lives).

       To  quit  Circus  Linux!  altogether, you can use your window manager’s
       close command or press EXIT on the title screen.


       This manual page was written by Christian T. Steigies <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               November 10, 2004