pioneers-server-console man page

pioneers-server-console — command-line game server for Pioneers

Synopsis

pioneers-server-console [ Options ]

Description

This manual page documents briefly the pioneers-server-console 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.  This program provides a console-only server that pioneers clients can connect to.

Options

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.

--filefilename

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.

-R,--seven-rule[0|1|2]

"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.

-T,--terrain[0|1]

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

-c,--computer-players num

Start up num computer players.

--version

Show version information.

Metaserver options

-r,--register

Register with a metaserver.  The metaserver to use can be overridden with the -m option. Default metaserver: pioneers.debian.net

-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.

-s,--admin-wait

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

--fixed-seating-order

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

--debug

Enable debug messages.

Environment

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

PIONEERS_METASERVER

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

PIONEERS_SERVER_NAME

The hostname of the server. If it is not set, the hostname is determined by hostname(1).

PIONEERS_DIR

The path to the game definition files. If it is not set, the default installation path will be used.

Files

/usr/share/games/pioneers/*.game and $XDG_DATA_HOME/pioneers/*.game

Game definitions

/usr/share/games/pioneers/computer_names

A list of names the computer player can use

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

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

Referenced By

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

February 24, 2013 pioneers