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Heroes - a game like Nibbles or Tron, just better


heroes [OPTIONS]...


Heroes is a game similar to the "Tron" and "Nibbles" games of yore but includes many graphical improvements and new game features.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

General options:

-v, --version
display version number
-h, --help
display this help
-q, --quiet
don't print warning messages
-Q, --really-quiet
don't even print error messages
-v, --verbose=CHANNELS
enable or disable debugging channels (see --list=debug for available channels)
-l, --list=WORD
show some internal information; WORD can be 'debug', 'resources', 'sound-drivers' or 'sound-tracks'

Sound options:

-d, --driver=N[,OPTIONS]
use Nth driver for sound output (0:autodetect) (see --list=sound-drivers for available Ns)
-S, --no-sound
disable sound
-X, --no-sfx
disable sound-effects
-m, --mono
non-stereo output
-8, --8bits
8bits sound output
-i, --high-quality
high quality mixer

Display options:

-G, --gfx-options=OPTIONS
pass OPTIONS to the display driver
-F, --full-screen
full screen mode
-2, --double
stretch the display twofold
-3, --triple
stretch the display threefold
-4, --quadruple
stretch the display fourfold
-e, --even-lines
display only even-lines

Miscellaneous options:

disable computer opponents
restore default scores file
restore default options file
restore default saves file
-s, --swap-sides
swap sides in two player mode
disable combination of rotozoom and waves
-g, --go
skip the introduction
-J, --no-joystick
disable joystick handling

These options can be set in your file ~/.heroes/heroesrc (which is read before parsing other command line options) using a line like the following:

Options: -gs -d3,buffer=11,count=4

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Copyright © 2002 Alexandre Duret-Lutz, Romuald Genevois, Alexandre Liverneaux and Philippe Meisburger.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The full documentation for Heroes is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and Heroes programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info Heroes

should give you access to the complete manual.