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       pioneers-server-console - command-line game server for Pioneers


       pioneers-server-console [ -a port ] [ -c AI count ] [ -g game title ]
            [ -k seconds ] [ -m metaserver ] [ -n hostname ]
            [ -P player count ] [ -p port ] [ -R [0|1|2] ] [ -r ] [ -s ]
            [ -t minutes ] [ -T [0|1] ] [ -v points ] [ -x ]


       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.


       -a port     Listen for administrative commands on port port.

       -c num      Start up num computer players.

       -g game title
                   Load  the ruleset specified by game title. The title can be
                   found in the *.game files. You need quotes for titles  with

       -k secs     Automatically stop the server if no one has connected after
                   secs seconds.

       -m metaserver
                   Register this server with the metaserver at  the  specified

       -n hostname Use  this  hostname  instead  of  the  hostname reported by

       -P num      Start a game for  num  total  players  (including  computer

       -p port     Use port port for player connections.

       -R [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-

       -r          Register with a meta server.  The meta server to use can be
                   overriden   with   the   -m  option.  Default  meta  sever:

       -s          Don't start the game immediately; wait for a command on the
                   admin port (-a) instead.

       -T [0|1]    Choose  a  terrain type: 0 for the default, or 1 for random

       -t mins     Tournament mode: add AI players after mins minutes.

       -v points   Specify the number of "victory points" required to win  the

       -x          Automatically exit after a player has won.


       The default settings of the server can be influenced with the following
       three environment variables:

              The hostname of the meta-server when no meta-server is specified
              on the command-line.

              The  hostname  of the server.  If it is not set, the hostname is
              determined by hostname(1).

              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


       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.


       pioneers(6), pioneers-server-gtk(6), pioneersai(6), hostname(1)