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Drug dealing game.

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dopewars - drug dealing game


dopewars [OPTIONS] ...


dopewars is a ncurses- and GTK- based drug dealing game based in New York, with you as the drug dealer striving to become filthy rich. It supports network play and single-player games.


Valid commandline options: -b, --no-color, --no-colour "black and white", i.e. do not use pretty colours -n, --single-player Do not connect to any available dopewars servers -a, --antique Antique dopewars; stick as close as possible to the functionality of the original version. -f, --scorefile=FILE Specify a file to use as high score table (defaults to /var/games/dopewars.sco) -o, --hostname=ADDR Specify a multiplayer hostname -s, --public-server Run in server mode. (Note: see the -A option for configuring a server once it's running.) -S, --private-server Run as a "private" server (do not report to the metaserver) -p, --port=PORT Specify the network port to use -g, --config-file=FILE Specify the pathname of a dopewars configuration file -r, --pidfile=FILE Specify the pathname of a PID file to maintain while running as a server -l, --logfile=FILE Write log messages to the given file (rather than standard output) -A, --admin Connect to a server running on localhost, for administration -c, --ai-player Create and run a computer player -w, --windowed-client Force the use of a graphical client (GTK+ or Win32) -t, --text-client Force the use of a text-mode (curses) client (by default, a windowed client is used when possible) -P, --player=NAME Sets the default player name -C, --convert=FILE Convert a high score file used by dopewars-1.5.1 or earlier to the format used by more recent versions -h, --help Display a help screen -v, --version Output version information and exit.


This manual page was written by Leon Breedt <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Additional updates by Ben Webb <>.
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