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       pioneers - network implementation of Settlers of Catan


       pioneers [ --server server ] [ --port port ] [ --name name ]


       This manual page documents briefly the pioneers 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.   You  will need to connect to a machine running either
       pioneers-server-gtk or pioneers-server-console to play.  An AI client, pioneersai, is also


       Pioneers accepts the standard GTK+/GNOME commandline options, and the following options:

       -s, --server server
              Hostname of the server

       -p, --port port
              Portname of the server

       -n, --name name
              Use this name for the player instead of the name in the settings file

       -v, --spectator
              Connect as spectator instead of as a player

       -m, --metaserver metaserver
              Connect to this metaserver instead of the metaserver in the settings file

              Turn on debugging mode

              Show the version and quit

       When  the  server  and  port  are  both  provided, the client automatically quits when the
       connection is broken.


       The default settings can be influenced with the following environment variable:

              The hostname of the metaserver.  If it is not set, the default metaserver  will  be


              Themes for display of the map. Each theme goes in a separate subdirectory.
              Main icon
              Saved settings
              Personal themes


       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.


       More detailed user documentation is available in the online help.

       pioneers-server-gtk(6), pioneers-server-console(6), pioneersai(6)