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draw swimming sharks, whales, and dolphins.


atlantis [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--whalespeed number] [--delay number] [--size number] [--count number] [--no-texture] [--gradient] [--wireframe] [--fps]


This is xfishtank writ large: a GL animation of a number of sharks, dolphins, and whales. The swimming motions are great.


--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.


Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.


Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--whalespeed number

Whale Speed.  0 - 1000.  Default: 250.

--cycles number

Shark Speed.  Default: 100.

--size number

Shark Proximity.  100 - 10000. Default: 6000.

--count number

Number of Sharks.  0 - 20.  Default: 4.

--texture | --no-texture

Whether to show shimmering water.


Whether to draw a gradient on the background, making it darker at the bottom.


Render in wireframe instead of solid.


Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.



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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Mark Kilgard.


6.08-2.fc40 (27-Jan-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual