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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 spaces.

       -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 address.

       -n hostname Use this hostname instead of the hostname reported by hostname(1).

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

       -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-rolls.

       -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)

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

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

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

       -x          Automatically exit after a player has won.


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

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

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

              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)