flyingtoasters - 3d space-age jet-powered flying toasters (and toast)


flyingtoasters [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-speed number] [-ntoasters number] [-nslices number] [-no-texture] [-wireframe] [-fps]


Draws a squadron of shiny 3D space-age jet-powered flying toasters, and associated toast, flying across your screen.


-visual visual
 Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-delay number
 Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 30000 (0.03 seconds.).
-speed number
 How fast the toasters fly. Larger for faster. Default: 1.0.
-ntoasters number
 How many toasters to draw. Default 20.
-nslices number
 How many slices of toast to draw. Default 25.
 Turn off texture mapping (for slow machines.)
-wireframe Render in wireframe instead of solid.
-fps Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.


DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
 to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


X(1), xscreensaver(1) AfterDark


Copyright © 2003 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

The original After Dark flying toasters, with the fluffy white wings, were a trademark of Berkeley Systems. Berkeley Systems ceased to exist some time in 1998, having been gobbled up by Sierra Online, who were subsequently gobbled up by Flipside and/or Vivendi (it’s hard to tell exactly what happened when.)

I doubt anyone even cares any more, but if they do, hopefully this homage, with the space-age 3D jet-plane toasters, will be considered different enough that whoever still owns the trademark to the fluffy-winged 2D bitmapped toasters won’t get all huffy at us.


Code by Jamie Zawinski. Object models by Baconmonkey.

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