cyclone(1) tornado screen saver.


cyclone [--root/-r] [--maxfps/-x number] [--vsync/-y number] [--dpms/-M number] [--cyclones/-c number] [--particles/-p number] [--size/-i number] [--complexity/-C number] [--speed/-e number] [--stretch/-s] [--no-stretch/-S] [--showcurves/-v] [--no-showcurves/-V]


From Terry Walsh ( "This screen saver makes tornadoes on your screen. I wrote it for my storm chasing partner, but you can have it too."

Ported to Linux by Tugrul Galatali.


Draw on the root window.
--maxfps number
Set maximum frame rate.
--vsync number
Limit redraws to specified number of vertical refreshes. 0 - 100. Default: 1
--dpms number
Stop rendering new frames if the display is not on. 0 - 1. Default: 1
--cyclones number
Number of cyclones. 1 - 10. Default: 1
--particles number
Particles per cyclone. 1 - 10000. Default: 200
--size number
Particle size. 1 - 100. Default: 7
--complexity number
Cyclone complexity. 1 - 10. Default: 3
--speed number
Speed. 1 - 100. Default: 10
Stretch. Default: True
Show Curves. Default: False


to get the default host and display number.


Copyright © 2002 by Terry Walsh and Tugrul Galatali.

Cyclone is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Cyclone 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.


Terry Walsh and Tugrul Galatali <[email protected]>