tennix man page

tennix — 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
Show summary of options




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.


Tennix 2011 Edition February 2011