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spider(1)		    General Commands Manual		     spider(1)

NAME
       spider -	play double deck solitaire

SYNOPSIS
       spider [	-save_file filename ] [	-toolkitoption...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       spider  is  a  particularly  challenging	double-deck solitaire.	Unlike
       most solitaires,	it provides extraordinary opportunities	for the	skill-
       ful  player to overcome bad luck	in the deal by means of	careful	analy-
       sis and complex manipulations.  The spider program  does	 not  actually
       play the	game for you, but rather takes the place of the	cards (by dis-
       playing 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  re-
       sources.	  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	direc-
       tory containing the spider.info file.  See spot help  on	 the  property
       sheet for more details.

OPTIONS
       -save_file filename
	    Start up using the specified save file.

RESOURCES
       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 confir-
	       mation 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.

       roundCards (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 re-
	       sized 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
	       unnecessary.

       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.

SEE ALSO
	   xsol(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1990 by David Lemke & Network Computing Devices, Inc.
       (lemke@ncd.com)

       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,  pro-
       vided  that  the	 above	copyright notice appear	in all copies and that
       both that copyright notice and this permission notice  appear  in  sup-
       porting documentation.

				  30 Jan 1990			     spider(1)

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