Command line parameters

RARS command line options:                     (note: these are case sensitive)

Rars <Cars> <Laps> <Track Name> [options]

-h or -H or -?  shows this help screen         (/ may be used in place of -)
-c  meaning  cars involved in collision are flashed in bright red
    (-c may be followed by time increments, eg. -c9 is approximately 1/2 sec.)
-d  meaning  drivers (followed by space and then list of driver's names)
-D  meaning  ignore drivers (followed by space and list of names to not use)
-f  meaning  fastest that computer can compute (default). Press S to slow down
-k  meaning  keystrokes supplied by computer, no waiting.
-l  meaning  followed by race length in miles
-mp meaning  playback movie (can be followed by filename, eg. -mpmovie),
    default movie files are "movie.xy" and "movie.ang".
-mr meaning  record movie (can be followed by filename, eg. -mrmovie)
    default movie files are "movie.xy" and "movie.ang".
-nd meaning  no display (there is a results report written to RACE.OUT)
-nr meaning  no randomization of r.v.g.  (same initial seed every time)
    (-nr may be followed by a seed value, without a space)
-nR meaning  car motion is deterministic, and also r.v.g. not randomized
-o  meaning  order (starting order as given in driver list or as compiled)
-p  meaning  practice, followed by the number of practice laps.
-q  meaning  qualifying mode (1-fastest lap, 2-avg speed)
-ql meaning  qualifying laps, how many
-qr meaning  qualifying sessions, how many
-r  meaning  races, how many  (default is 2 races if -r is omitted)
-s  meaning  surface type, s0 = loose surface, s1 = harder surface, default 1
-sr meaning  how many starting rows eg. -sr4 Default value is in track file.
-v  meaning  Just show the version and exit.
-z  meaning  disable "side vision" for all drivers

Options may be entered in almost any order, and none are required.
-d and -D cannot be currently used as last arguments.
In addition to any of those options, you may put one or two numbers
anywhere on the line.  The first number is the number of cars in the
race.  If there is a second number, it is the number of laps.
The filename of a track definition file may be placed anywhere on the
line.  The .trk extension is assumed; it does not have to be typed.
(Don't put it inside the list of driver's names if you use -d.)

Default values are: 2 races, 12 cars, 100 laps, fast speed, random
order alternating with reversed order, no practice and estoril.trk.
Typing RARS alone will result in all the default values being used.

Example of 2 realistic speed races with all 16 drivers on loudon.trk
for 12 laps, starting order random, then reversed, twenty practice laps:

   rars 16 loudon 12 -p 20

Example of 4 fast races on BRAZIL.TRK with 8 cars, 5 laps,
no randomization, and five drivers named:

   rars brazil -f -nr -r4 8 5 -d WappuCar Magic Jas Turtle5 Stocker

During a displayed race certain keys are "live".  These are:

ESC             - exit,
UP & DOWN arrow - Instrument Panel
P/p             - pause
A/a, f/F and s  - for accelerated, fast and slow
b/B             - show distance to car ahead or behind
S               - toggle car path (skidmarks) on/off

Try them out!  (But -k on commandline disables all but ESC.)
During a pause, or while waiting for the start, any key starts the action.