0ad - Man Page

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Synopsis

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Description

0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The project is highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.

The game has been in development by Wildfire Games (WFG), a group of volunteer, hobbyist game developers, since 2001.

Basic gameplay:

-autostart=...

load a map instead of showing main menu (see below)

-editor

launch the Atlas scenario editor

-mod=NAME

start the game using NAME mod

-quickstart

load faster (disables audio and some system info logging)

Autostart:

-autostart="TYPEDIR/MAPNAME"

enables autostart and sets MAPNAME; TYPEDIR is skirmishes, scenarios, or random

-autostart-seed=SEED:AI

sets randomozation seed value (default 0, use -1 for random)

-autostart-ai=PLAYER:AI

sets the AI for PLAYER (e.g. 2:petra)

-autostart-aidiff=PLAYER:DIFF

sets the DIFFiculty of PLAYER's AI (0: sandbox, 5: very hard)

-autostart-aiseed=AISEED

sets the seed used for the AI random generator (default 0, use -1 for random)

-autostart-civ=PLAYER:CIV

sets PLAYER's civilisation to CIV (skirmish and random maps only)

-autostart-team=PLAYER:TEAM

sets the team for PLAYER (e.g. 2:2).

-autostart-ceasefire=NUM

sets a ceasefire duration NUM (default 0 minutes)

-autostart-nonvisual

disable any graphics and sounds

-autostart-victory=SCRIPTNAME

sets the victory conditions with SCRIPTNAME located in simulation/data/settings/victory_conditions/ (default conquest). When the first given SCRIPTNAME is "endless", no victory conditions will apply.

-autostart-wonderduration=NUM

sets the victory duration NUM for wonder victory condition (default 10 minutes)

-autostart-relicduration=NUM

sets the victory duration NUM for relic victory condition (default 10 minutes)

-autostart-reliccount=NUM

sets the number of relics for relic victory condition (default 2 relics)

-autostart-disable-replay

disable saving of replays

Multiplayer:

-autostart-playername=NAME

sets local player NAME (default 'anonymous')

-autostart-host

sets multiplayer host mode

-autostart-host-players=NUMBER

sets NUMBER of human players for multiplayer games (default 2)

-autostart-client=IP

sets multiplayer client to join host host at given IP address

Random maps only:

-autostart-size=TILES

sets random map size in TILES (default 192)

-autostart-players=NUMBER

sets NUMBER of players on random map (default 2)

RL client:

-rl-interface

Run the RL interface (see source/tools/rlclient)

Configuration:

-conf=KEY:VALUE

set a config value

-nosound

disable audio

-noUserMod

disable loading of the user mod

-shadows

enable shadows

-vsync

enable VSync, i.e. lock FPS to monitor refresh rate

-xres=N

set screen X resolution to 'N'

-yres=N

set screen Y resolution to 'N'

Installing modes: PATHS install mods located at PATHS. For instance: "./pyrogenesis mod1.pyromod mod2.zip"

Advanced / diagnostic:

-version

print the version of the engine and exit

-dumpSchema

creates a file entity.rng in the working directory, containing complete entity XML schema, used by various analysis tools

-entgraph

(disabled)

-listfiles

(disabled)

-profile=NAME

(disabled)

-replay=PATH

non-visual replay of a previous game, used for analysis purposes PATH is system path to commands.txt containing simulation log

-replay-visual=PATH

visual replay of a previous game, used for analysis purposes PATH is system path to commands.txt containing simulation log

-writableRoot

store runtime game data in root data directory (only use if you have write permissions on that directory)

-ooslog

dumps simulation state in binary and ASCII representations each turn, files created in sim_log within the game's log folder. NOTE: game will run much slower with this option!

-serializationtest

checks simulation state each turn for serialization errors; on test failure, error is displayed and logs created in oos_log within the game's log folder. NOTE: game will run much slower with this option!

-rejointest=N

simulates a rejoin and checks simulation state each turn for serialization errors; this is similar to a serialization test but much faster and less complete. It should be enough for debugging most rejoin OOSes.

-unique-logs

adds unix timestamp and process id to the filename of mainlog.html, interestinglog.html and oos_dump.txt to prevent these files from becoming overwritten by another pyrogenesis process.

-hashtest-full=

whether to enable computation of full hashes in replaymode (default true). Can be disabled to improve performance.

-hashtest-quick=X

whether to enable computation of quick hashes in replaymode (default false). Can be enabled for debugging purposes.

Archive builder:

-archivebuild=PATH

system PATH of the base directory containing mod data to be archived/precached specify all mods it depends on with -mod=NAME

-archivebuild-output=PATH

system PATH to output of the resulting .zip archive (use with archivebuild)

-archivebuild-compress

enable deflate compression in the .zip (no zip compression by default since it hurts compression of release packages)

Examples

1) "Bob" will host a 2 player game on the Arcadia map:
-autostart="scenarios/Arcadia 02" -autostart-host -autostart-host-players=2 -autostart-playername="Bob"

"Alice" joins the match as player 2:

-autostart="scenarios/Arcadia" -autostart-client=127.0.0.1 -autostart-playername="Alice"

The players use the developer overlay to control players.

2) Load Alpine Lakes random map with random seed, 2 players (Athens

and Britons), and player 2 is PetraBot:

-autostart="random/alpine_lakes" -autostart-seed=-1 -autostart-players=2 -autostart-civ=1:athen -autostart-civ=2:brit -autostart-ai=2:petra
3) Observe the PetraBot on a triggerscript map:
 -autostart="random/jebel_barkal" -autostart-seed=-1 -autostart-players=2 -autostart-civ=1:athen -autostart-civ=2:brit -autostart-ai=1:petra -autostart-ai=2:petra -autostart-player=-1

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported on Trac. For information on reporting problems and finding logs, see http://trac.wildfiregames.com/wiki/ReportingErrors

Referenced By

The man page pyrogenesis(6) is an alias of 0ad(6).

Feb 21 2021 0ad 0.0.24b Xšayāršā