pioneers man page

pioneers — Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)

Synopsis

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

Description

This manual page documents briefly the pioneers command.

Pioneers is a computerized version of a well known strategy board game. The goal of the game is to colonize an island. The players play the first colonists hence the name pioneers. 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 available.

Options

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
--debug
Turn on debugging mode
--version
Show the version and quit

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

Environment

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

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

Files

/usr/share/games/pioneers/themes/*

Themes for display of the map. Each theme goes in a separate subdirectory.

/usr/share/pixmaps/pioneers/*

Icons

/usr/share/pixmaps/pioneers.png

Main icon

$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pioneers

Saved settings

$XDG_DATA_HOME/pioneers/themes

Personal themes

Author

This manual page was written by Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>, and updated by Roland Clobus <rclobus@rclobus.nl>. Pioneers was written by Dave Cole <dave@dccs.com.au>, Andy Heroff <aheroff@mediaone.net>, and Roman Hodek <roman@hodek.net>, with contributions from many other developers on the Internet; see the AUTHORS file in the pioneers distribution for a complete list of contributing authors.

See Also

More detailed user documentation is available in the online help.

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

Referenced By

pioneersai(6), pioneers-editor(6), pioneers-metaserver(6), pioneers-server-console(6), pioneers-server-gtk(6).

Februari 24, 2013 pioneers