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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

       -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 shortcuts.
       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 field.

              B block
                     This will remove all the special blocks from  a  player’s

              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 lose.

              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 field.

              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



       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.