freevial — trivia platform for community events


freevial [OPTIONS] [--database <PATH>] [--skin <PATH>]


This page briefly documents the freevial command. Freevial is trivia-like game for community events (idealy to be played with a projector).


You may need to specify the path to the questions database you want to use with the --database argument. The database can be either folder or a compressed file.

Additionally, you can choose a different look using the --skin option to tell it where the appearance information it should use is located.


-d, --debug
Run Freevial in debug mode (this doesn't change much at all).
-m, --mute
Disable music and sounds.
-f, --fullscreen
Start in fullscreen mode (it can be windowed ingame with F11).
-l, --locked
Start in locked mode (game can't be closed nor questions aborted; unlock by pressing the l-key in the team selection screen).
-h, --help
Prints the help and exists.
-v, --version
Prints information about the current version and release series, and exists.
--info-db, --info-database
Prints information about the loaded database and exists. This can be combined with the --database option.
Disables all sounds. You can use --mute to also disable the music.
Disables the music. You can use --mute to also disable sounds.
Displays the framerate on screen.
Tries to use the psyco module in order to accelerate Freevial. This is not recommended, as it will need more memory.

Reporting bugs

If you find any bug please report it on:


Freevial was written by Carles Oriol <> and Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) <>.