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amoeba - Fast-paced, polished OpenGL demonstration by Excess


amoeba [options]


amoeba is a fast-paced, cross-platform OpenGL demonstration by Excess, showing effects
using your 3D card in perfect sync with Ogg Vorbis music. It features a full XML-scripted
GPLed demo engine, several object manipulations, lots of graphics and a pumping soundtrack
by Satcom101.

Amoeba won first price in the demo competition at Underscore 02, a sceneparty held in
Jönköping, Sweden (http://www.underscore.sh/)


If you start amoeba without any command line options, it will try to launch a GTK+-based
configuration interface, if GTK+ is installed on your system. If not, it will start using
default parameters (640x480, 32bpp, fullscreen with sound).

All options start with a single dash (`-'). A summary of options are included below. Note
that if conflicting options are specified, the last one will take precedence.

Run in full screen (default).

Run in a window. Note that resizing the problem may cause problems, and is not
fully supported.

-640x480, -800x600, -1024x768, -1280x960, -1280x1024, -1400x1050, -1600x1200
Run in the specified resolution (if using full-screen mode), or open a window of
the specified size (if using windowed mode). The default is 640x480.

-16, -32
Run in the specified bit depth. 32bpp looks better and is usually faster on modern
cards, but not all cards can handle 16bpp. Note that 16bpp may cause problems on
many cards that do not support stencil visuals with 16bpp. The default is 32bpp.

-z16, -z24, -z32
Run with a Z-buffer of the specified bit depth. Higher bit depths usually results
in slightly better quality, but many cards only support 16bpp, and there might be a
performance penalty. The default is 16bpp.

Do not play sound. The default is to play sound, unless no sound card can be

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