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       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  file.   See  spot  help  on  the
       property sheet for more details.


       -save_file filename
            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
               is "off".

       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
       supporting documentation.

                                  30 Jan 1990                        spider(6)