gltron [\|[\|-FftwbghcCsk1234simo]


glTron is a tron-like lightcycle game with a nice 3D perspective 3D acceleration is recommended.

More information can be found at the gltron web site


If the game refuses to start up, check your hardware settings and that the necessary libraries are installed.

If the options are messed up, remove ~/.gltronrc and try again.

Anything else check TODO, known bugs on the website, and lastly ask in #gltron on


Valid command line options:


enable software optimizations, useful if your card doesn't have OpenGL acceleration. For best results combine with -t and -1.


fast finish after human has crashed


don't display FPS counter


don't display floor texture, use lines instead (huge speed gain)


don't display walls (speed gain)


don't show crash texture (speed gain)


don't show glows (small speed gain)


don't show ai status


show ai status (default: on)


set resolution to 320x240


set resolution to 640x480 (default)


set resolution to 800x600


set resolution to 1024x768


don't play sound




Updated with PROBLEMS section by Countersync <[email protected]> before submission to upstream source.

This manual page was written by Jeronimo Pellegrini <[email protected]>, based on the information in the package by Raphael Bossek, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).