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pioneers-server-gtk - Man Page

graphical game server for Pioneers


pioneers-server-gtk [options]


This manual page documents briefly the pioneers-server-gtk 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 GUI-configurable stand-alone server which you connect to from pioneers itself.


Pioneers accepts the standard GTK+ commandline options.


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


The hostname of the metaserver when no metaserver is specified in the user interface. (The settings file takes precedence)


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


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


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

Game definitions


Game icon


Saved settings


A list of names the computer player can use


This manual page was written by Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>, and updated by Roland Clobus <rclobus@bigfoot.com>. 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-console(6), pioneersai(6)

Referenced By

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

January 8, 2012 pioneers