xbill -- save your computers from Wingdows [TM? virus


xbill [-l? [-v?


Ever get the feeling that nothing is going right? You're a sysadmin, and someone's trying to destroy your comput- ers. The little people running around the screen are try- ing to infect your computers with Wingdows [TM?, a virus cleverly designed to resemble a popular operating system. Your objective is to click the mouse on them, ending their potential threat. If one of the people reaches a comput- er, it will attempt to replace your operating system with the virus it carries. It will then attempt to run off the screen with your vital software. The game ends when only 0 or 1 of your computers is being productive. Additional- ly, some computers are connected with network cables. When one computer on a network becomes infected, a spark will be sent down the cable, and will infect the computer on the other end when it reaches there.

Clicking the button on one of the little people will cause it to cry out in pain and melt (id software eat your heart out!), dropping the stolen os if it is carrying one. If a computer is running Wingdows or is temporarily off, the os can be dragged back to the computer (or another computer compatible with that os). To extinguish a spark drag the bucket of water from the upper left corner onto it.

The status bar at the bottom tells the following: Number of Bills on/off the screen Number of Computers running their OS/off/Wingdows Level Score


-l n, -L n

Start at level n.


Print version number and exit.


Print help and exit.

All standard X Intrinsics options are also sup- ported.


Main Programmer: Brian Wellington Programming Matias Duarte


Copyright (c) 1994-6 Psychosoft

It's FREE! If you want to express your undying gratitude to us for bringing a small bit of meaning into your other- wise pointless existence, you could always send us e-mail. XBill is distributed under the GNU Public License.

Go play the game now!

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