vegastrike man page

Vega Strike Celeste — Trade, Fight and Explore the Universe



vegastrike [-ddata_dir] [-px,y,z] [-jsector/starsystem] missionname

The recommended way to run Vega Strike is to run, which will create $HOME/.vegastrike if necessary and, on the first run, run vssetup to allow you to configure vegastrike for your system. Finally it executes vslauncher which allows you to begin a New Game or continue an existing one.

Description program see above

vssetup program allows the user to change the vegastrike settings like screen resolution, fullscreen / window, etc.

vslauncher program allows the user to select a mission to run, and whether to start a new or save game to use via the New Game or Load Game buttons, then executes vegastrike

A user may autorecover an autosave file by clicking on the Recover Auto Save button, and selecting the save game to recover to, which will launch vegastrike and recover the save game.  Save games must be saved at a base or planet.

vegastrike program begins Vega Strike with the selected XML mission file (full path necessary)

Requirements and Installation

Run the program to set up your specific config options and then invoke vslauncher for you.

Read the readme.txt file in /usr/share/vegastrike/documentation or in color at to learn the keybindings and walk through a tutorial.

More information can be obtained from the Vega Strike website at



specifies /my/data/dir as the path for finding the vega strike data. Default is /usr/share/vegastrike


Forces the player's starting location to be at x= 1024, y= 2405, z=1245090101


Forces the player to start in the troy system in gemini sector.


Specifies a mission for vegastrike to run.  Default is /usr/share/games/vegastrike/mission/exploration/explore_universe.mission.

Configuration File

Vega Strike expects a configuration file ( $HOME/.vegastrike/vegastrike.config (~/.vegastrike/vegastrike.config) ), which can be modified by running vssetup. A simple illustration of how to adjust vegastrike.config and the associated keybindings and options is in the readme.txt included in the documentation and also in the player tutorial listed above.


vegastrike is available thanks to the work of many developers. For a listing of the authors, please see the file in the top-level directory of the source distribution.


Bug reports and successes may be posted to If you want to post a bug report, please tell us which mission you ran, copy the last few lines of stdout and stderr, and describe the bug in detail, and what lead up to it.  It would be most helpful if you included a stack trace by compiling running vegastrike from the source distro.

For problems and suggestions with this manpage, please send a note to Daniel Horn <>.


The most recent public version of vegastrike can be obtained from

The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via CVS.  For information on how to do this, please see

Vega Strike Celestia, the vegastrike development headquarters, is at This website contains a great deal of information about vegastrike.

The vegastrike mailing list is It is used for discussion of various vegastrike end user aspects/help.

For further information about vegastrike development, you might want to subscribe to the vegastrike "vegastrike-devel", "vegastrike-user" mailing lists at



The vegastrike engine.


The Setup utility.


The vegastrike save game and mission selection utility


convienience wrapper program


The vegastrike data files


Directory containg this file


User-specific configuration file


Directory containing user specific data managed by vegastrike.

See Also

Referenced By

The man pages vegaserver(6), vsrextract(6), vsrmake(6) and vssetup(6) are aliases of vegastrike(6).

March 2007 Version 0.4.3 Vega Strike 0.4.3 - Celeste