UR-QUAN MASTERS(6) Games Manual UR-QUAN MASTERS(6)
uqm - Ur-Quan Masters
The Ur-Quan Masters is a 2D inter-galatic adventure game. You return to Earth with a ves‐
sel built from technology discovered from an ancient race called the Precursors only to
find it enslaved. Gather allies from a wide variety of races, engage in space combat with
various foes, and save the galaxy from the Ur-Quan!
Valid command line options:
Display a help message.
-r, --res resolution
Sets the screen resolution. Unless --opengl is set, the only valid values are
640x480 and 320x240.
Uses full screen mode. Pretty straightforward. Usually good to combine with -r
Use OpenGL drivers. This produces higher-quality graphics, and may be faster as
well -- but it also may not work on older cards.
Graphics scaling mode (linear, biadapt, biadv, triscan, hq). Default is none. Try
these to get smoother graphics with cost on performance.
Melee scaling mode (step, aka pc, or smooth, aka 3do). Default is 3do. Slower
machine owners can set it to nearest to get better performance in melee but
degraded visual quality.
Simulates interlaced displays.
Print fps information in the status window.
-g, --gamma value
Sets gamma correction. 1.0 causes no change (unless your graphics card is origi‐
nally set to a different value). Higher than 1.0 makes the image brighter, lower
than 1.0 makes it darker.
-C. --configdir directory
Set the directory where the game will seek its configuration files.
-n, --contentdir directory
Set the directory where the game will seek its data.
-M, --musicvol volume
Set music volume (0-100).
-S, --sfxvol volume
Set sound effects volume (0-100).
-T, --speechvol volume
Set speech volume (0-100). If set to 0, game runs in 'no speech' mode and oscillo‐
scope reacts to the music.
-q, --audioquality high | medium | low
Specifies how nice the audio sounds. Slower machines should lower the audio qual‐
-l, --logfile file
Sends console output to a logfile.
Replace addon by the name of an add-on to enable in the game. May be specified mul‐
--sound openal | mixsdl | none
Specifies which driver/mixer to use. Default is mixsdl. openal is only available
when it has been compiled in. It may produce higher-quality sound and will proba‐
bly be faster, but it is not very stable on linux platforms, and may not work well
with some sound cards. Use "none" as a last resort if you cannot get other drivers
to work, or if you have no soundcard.
Enables positional sound effects in melee. Currently works only when using openal.
Server to connect to for player N (1=bottom, 2=top)
port to connect to/listen on for player N (1=bottom, 2=top) The default port is
Number of frames to buffer/delay network input for.
-m, --music 3do | pc
Controls use of the 3DO remixed soundtrack for songs that were in fact remixed.
3DO is the default.
-i, --intro 3do | pc
Controls the intro/ending version. 3DO is the default.
--cscan pc | 3do
Use either PC (text) or 3DO (pictograms) style planet information when scanning.
The default is PC.
--menu pc | 3do
Use either PC style (text and 'CREW'/'BATT') or 3DO (pictograms) in melee. The
default is PC.
--font pc | 3do
Use either PC or 3DO style fonts and colors. The default is PC.
--shield pc | 3do
Use either PC style (static) or 3DO style (throbbing) slave shield. The default is
--scroll pc | 3do
Scroll voice-over/subtitles 1 page at a time (PC style) or smoothly (3DO style)
when using left/right arrow keys. The default is PC.
The Ur-Quan Masters was derived from code written by Toys for Bob, Inc. for the 3DO ver‐
sion of 'Star Control II', with their permission and encouragement. See
/usr/share/doc/uqm/AUTHORS.gz for a complete list of authors.
2004-03-07 UR-QUAN MASTERS(6)