tennix - Man Page

A funny 2D tennis game with network play support


tennix [options]


tennix is a top-view 2D tennis game. It   features a two-player game mode and a single-player mode against the  computer.  

This is the SDL port of a DOS game written in 2003. The original game can  still be found on the web at http://thp.io/2003/tennix/


You can select the controls directly in the menu. Usually, in two-player game mode, player 1 plays using W, S, D, E, F and player 2 plays using O, L, K, I, J. You can also play using mouse, gamepad or Joystick.

When using network play, you have to configure your opponent with the input device "Network player", and make sure that the opponent does the same thing (but in reverse).


(Un)pause the game


Switch between windowed and fullscreen mode


-f,  --fullscreen

Start the game in fullscreen mode

-b,  --benchmark

Start the game in benchmark/attract mode (AI vs AI, auto-start, no menu)

-m,  --master <IP-of-slave>

Network play mode; play as master and send input over to slave via the given IP

-s,  --slave <IP-of-master>

Network play mode; play as slave and send input over to master via the given IP

-h,  --help

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The author and current maintainer of Tennix is Thomas Perl (thp.io/about).

This manual page was written by Andrea Colangelo (warp10@ubuntu.com) for  the Ubuntu system (but may be used by others).  Permission is  granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under  the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any   later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public  License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.


February 2011 Tennix 2011 Edition