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       COW - manual page for NETREK-CLIENT-COW 3.2.7


       netrek-client-cow [options] [display-name]


       This is a client for the multi-player game of Netrek.

       Netrek  is  the  probably  the first video game which can accurately be
       described as a "sport."  It has more in  common  with  basketball  than
       with  arcade  games  or Quake.  Its vast and expanding array of tactics
       and strategies allows for many different play styles; the best  players
       are  the  ones  who  think fastest, not necessarily the ones who twitch
       most effectively.  It can be  enjoyed  as  a  twitch  game,  since  the
       dogfighting  system is extremely robust, but the things that really set
       Netrek apart from other video games are the team and strategic aspects.
       Team  play is dynamic and varied, with roles constantly changing as the
       game state changes.  Strategic play is  explored  in  organized  league
       games;  after  6+  years  of  league  play,  strategies are still being
       invented and refined.

       The game was created in 1988, and still  has  players,  including  some
       people  who  have  been  playing  for  nearly  as  long as the game has

       To start the client program,  run  netrek-client-cow,  and  a  list  of
       servers will be displayed.



       [-h servername]
              Bypasses  the  server  list  and connects directly to a specific

       [-p port number]
              Specify a port to connect to, the default is 2592.

       [-r defaultsfile]
              Specify  a  defaults  file  containing  cusstom  settings.   See

       [-s socketnum]
              Specify listen socket port for manual start, used in debugging.

       [-u]   Show usage

       [-A]   Automatic login, character password

       [-C]   Automatic login, character name

       [-i]   ignore SIGSEGV and SIGBUS

       [-U port]
              Specify client UDP or TCP port (useful for some firewalls)

       [-o]   use old-style binary verification)

       [-R]   use RSA binary verification

       [-P]   Log server packets, repeat for increased information

       [-c]   to just do ck_players on the server

       [-f filename]
              Record game into 'filename'

       [-F filename]
              Plays the recorded game from 'filename'

       [-l filename]
              Record messages into 'filename'

       [-m]   list servers, using UDP/IP to multiple metaservers

       [-M]   list servers, using TCP/IP to single metaserver

       [-k]   list servers from cache generated by -M

       [-n]   use nearest colors in shared colormap

       [-L]   upgrade to Latest version (requires running netscape)

       [-V]   Version info and release notes (requires running netscape)

       [-B]   submit a Bug report (requires running netscape)

       [-v]   display client version info


       Partial  list  of  authors Chris Guthrie, Kevin P. Smith, Scott Silvey,
       Eric mehlhaff, Kevin Powell, Nick Trown, Jeff Nelson, Kurt Siegl,  Lars
       Bernhardsson,  Nathan  Doss,  Michael Kantner, Dave Ahn, James Cameron,
       and Bob Tanner.

       If your name is missing, please contact


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       Copyright notifications from the source code:

       Copyright © 1986 Chris Guthrie

       Copyright © 1989 Kevin P. Smith, Scott Silvey

       Copyright © 1991 Eric mehlhaff

       Copyright © 1993 Kevin Powell, Nick Trown, Jeff Nelson, Kurt Siegl

       Copyright © 1993,1996 Lars Bernhardsson

       Copyright © 1994 Nathan Doss, Michael Kantner

       Please  contact  if your name is missing from this

                                   July 2008              NETREK-CLIENT-COW(6)

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