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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.

              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.

              "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.

              Choose a terrain type: 0 for the default, or 1 for random terrain.

       -c,--computer-players num
              Start up num computer players.

              Show version information.

   Metaserver options
              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.

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

              Give players numbers according to the order they enter the game.

              Enable debug messages.


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

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

              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
              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.


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