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action role-playing engine


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FLARE (short for Free Libre Action Roleplaying Engine) is a single-player, 2D-isometric action role-playing engine. It uses simple file formats (INI-style config files) for most of the game data, allowing anyone to easily modify game contents.



Prints a description of command line flags.


Prints the release version.


Specifies an exact path to look for mod data.


Prints verbose hardware input information.


Specifies the rendering backend to use. The default is 'sdl_hardware'. Also available is 'sdl', which is a software-based renderer.


Disables sound effects and music.


Starts the game with only these mods enabled.


Loads a save slot by numerical index.


Execute's a script upon loading a saved game. The script path is mod-relative.


The engine settings and key bindings are stored in



The game data is stored in




For more information about the FLARE engine, visit http://flarerpg.org


November 2014