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Command-line game server for Pioneers.

February 24, 2013
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pioneers-server-console - command-line game server for Pioneers


pioneers-server-console [ OPTIONS ]


This manual page documents briefly the pioneers-server-console command. Pioneers is an implementation of the popular, award-winning "Settlers of Catan" board game for the GNOME desktop environment. It uses a client/server model for networked play of between two and eight players. This program provides a console-only server that pioneers clients can connect to.


Application options -g,--game-title game title Load the ruleset specified by game title. The title can be found in the *.game files. You need quotes for titles with spaces. --filefilename Load the ruleset in the file filename. -p,--port port Use port port for player connections. -P,--players num Start a game for num total players (including computer players). -v,--points points Specify the number of "victory points" required to win the game. -R,--seven-rule[0|1|2] "Sevens rule": Specify gameplay behavior when a player rolls a seven. A value of 0 (the default) means that rolling a seven always moves the robber. A value of 1 requires the player to re-roll if a seven is rolled on the first two turns. A value of 2 means the player always re-rolls. -T,--terrain[0|1] Choose a terrain type: 0 for the default, or 1 for random terrain. -c,--computer-players num Start up num computer players. --version Show version information. Metaserver options -r,--register Register with a metaserver. The metaserver to use can be overridden with the -m option. Default metaserver: -m,--metaserver metaserver Register this server with the metaserver at the specified address. -n, --hostname hostname Use this hostname instead of the hostname reported by hostname(1). Miscellaneous options -x,--auto-quit Automatically exit after a player has won. -k,--empty-timeout secs Automatically stop the server if no one has connected after secs seconds. -t,--tournament mins Tournament mode: add AI players after mins minutes. -a,--admin-port port Listen for administrative commands on port port. -s,--admin-wait Don't start the game immediately; wait for a command on the admin port (-a) instead. --fixed-seating-order Give players numbers according to the order they enter the game. --debug Enable debug messages.


The default settings of the server can be influenced with the following three environment variables: PIONEERS_METASERVER The hostname of the metaserver when no metaserver is specified on the command-line. PIONEERS_SERVER_NAME The hostname of the server. If it is not set, the hostname is determined by host‐ name(1). PIONEERS_DIR The path to the game definition files. If it is not set, the default installation path will be used.


/usr/share/games/pioneers/*.game and $XDG_DATA_HOME/pioneers/*.game Game definitions /usr/share/games/pioneers/computer_names A list of names the computer player can use


This manual page was written by Steve Langasek <>, and updated by Roland Clobus <>. Pioneers was written by Dave Cole <>, Andy Heroff <>, and Roman Hodek <>, with contributions from many other developers on the Internet; see the AUTHORS file in the pioneers distribution for a complete list of contributing authors.


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