glsnake - OpenGL enhanced Rubik’s Snake cyclewaster.


glsnake [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-visual visual] [-delay microseconds] [-fps] [-wireframe] [-altcolour] [-angvel angular] [-explode distance] [-statictime milliseconds] [-yangvel angle] [-zangvel angle]


glsnake is an imitation of Rubiks' Snake, using OpenGL.


glsnake accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-install Install a private colormap for the window.
-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.
-fps Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.
-wireframe Display the snake in wireframe mode, rather than the default solid mode.
-altcolour Use the alternate colour scheme for the snake. Shape identification using colour will be disabled.
-angvel angular
 Change the speed at which the snake morphs to a new shape.
-explode distance
 Change the distance between the nodes of a snake.
-statictime milliseconds
 Change the time between morphs.
-yangvel angle
 Change the angle of rotation around the Y axis per frame.
-zangvel angle
 Change the angle of rotation around the Z axis per frame.


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.


 This XScreenSaver will attempt to read model files installed with the interactive glsnake.


X(1), xscreensaver(1), glsnake(6x)


The snake will happily intersect itself while morphing (this is not a bug).

The rotation/camera position sucks.


Copyright © 2001,2002 by Jamie Wilkinson, Andrew Bennetts, and Peter Aylett.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Jamie Wilkinson <>, Andrew Bennetts <>, and Peter Aylett <>. Ported to XScreenSaver by Jamie Wilkinson.

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