pioneers-server-gtk — graphical game server for Pioneers


pioneers-server-gtk [options]


This manual page documents briefly the pioneers-server-gtk command.

Pioneers is an implementation of the popular, award-winning "Settlers of Catan" board game for the GNOME desktop environment. 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 <>, and updated by Roland Clobus <>. Pioneers was written by Dave Cole <>, Andy Heroff <>, and Roman Hodek <>, with contributions from many other developers on the Internet; see the AUTHORS file in the pioneers distribution for a complete list of contributing authors.