pioneers-editor - Editor for the Pioneers boardgame
This manual page documents briefly the pioneers-editor 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. You will need to connect to a machine running either
pioneers-server-gtk or pioneers-server-console to play. An AI client,
pioneersai, is also available.
Pioneers-editor can be used to create new board layouts. Clicking on
the plus and minus signs on the side of the board will increase and
decrease the board size respectively. Left clicking on a tile allows
to select the terrain type; Middle or right clicking allows setting of
the chit number or port type and orientation. The chit number can also
be set by pressing the number key(s) while the pointer is hovering over
In the settings tab, several game settings can be adjusted.
Games created with pioneers-editor can be played with pioneers-server-
gtk and pioneers-server-console, if they are installed in the global
game directory. Alternatively, they can be played with pioneers-
server-console, by using the --file option.
Pioneers-editor accepts the standard GTK+/GNOME commandline options.
See pioneers-editor --help for details.
Global game files. Games which are installed here can be
selected by title, and played from pioneers-server-gtk.
Pioneers allows no-setup nodes, where settlements cannot be placed
during the setup phase. Pioneers-editor is not able to set such nodes.
As a workaround, they can be added manually to the game file as a last
This manual page was written by Bas Wijnen <email@example.com>. Pioneers
was written by Dave Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Andy Heroff
<email@example.com>, and Roman Hodek <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with
contributions from many other developers on the Internet; see the
AUTHORS file in the pioneers distribution for a complete list of
pioneers(6), pioneers-server-gtk(6), pioneers-server-console(6),