uqm - Ur-Quan Masters
The Ur-Quan Masters is a 2D inter-galatic adventure game. You return
to Earth with a vessel built from technology discovered from an ancient
race called the Precursors only to find it enslaved. Gather allies from
a wide variety of races, engage in space combat with various foes, and
save the galaxy from the Ur-Quan!
Valid command line options:
Display a help message.
-r, --res resolution
Sets the screen resolution. Unless --opengl is set, the only
valid values are 640x480 and 320x240.
Uses full screen mode. Pretty straightforward. Usually good to
combine with -r 320x240.
Use OpenGL drivers. This produces higher-quality graphics, and
may be faster as well -- but it also may not work on older
Graphics scaling mode (linear, biadapt, biadv, triscan, hq).
Default is none. Try these to get smoother graphics with cost
Melee scaling mode (step, aka pc, or smooth, aka 3do). Default
is 3do. Slower machine owners can set it to nearest to get
better performance in melee but degraded visual quality.
Simulates interlaced displays.
Print fps information in the status window.
-g, --gamma value
Sets gamma correction. 1.0 causes no change (unless your
graphics card is originally set to a different value). Higher
than 1.0 makes the image brighter, lower than 1.0 makes it
-C. --configdir directory
Set the directory where the game will seek its configuration
-n, --contentdir directory
Set the directory where the game will seek its data.
-M, --musicvol volume
Set music volume (0-100).
-S, --sfxvol volume
Set sound effects volume (0-100).
-T, --speechvol volume
Set speech volume (0-100). If set to 0, game runs in ’no speech’
mode and oscilloscope reacts to the music.
-q, --audioquality high | medium | low
Specifies how nice the audio sounds. Slower machines should
lower the audio quality.
-l, --logfile file
Sends console output to a logfile.
Replace addon by the name of an add-on to enable in the game.
May be specified multiple times.
--sound openal | mixsdl | none
Specifies which driver/mixer to use. Default is mixsdl. openal
is only available when it has been compiled in. It may produce
higher-quality sound and will probably be faster, but it is not
very stable on linux platforms, and may not work well with some
sound cards. Use "none" as a last resort if you cannot get
other drivers to work, or if you have no soundcard.
Enables positional sound effects in melee. Currently works only
when using openal.
Server to connect to for player N (1=bottom, 2=top)
port to connect to/listen on for player N (1=bottom, 2=top) The
default port is 21837.
Number of frames to buffer/delay network input for.
-m, --music 3do | pc
Controls use of the 3DO remixed soundtrack for songs that were
in fact remixed. 3DO is the default.
-i, --intro 3do | pc
Controls the intro/ending version. 3DO is the default.
--cscan pc | 3do
Use either PC (text) or 3DO (pictograms) style planet
information when scanning. The default is PC.
--menu pc | 3do
Use either PC style (text and ’CREW’/’BATT’) or 3DO (pictograms)
in melee. The default is PC.
--font pc | 3do
Use either PC or 3DO style fonts and colors. The default is PC.
--shield pc | 3do
Use either PC style (static) or 3DO style (throbbing) slave
shield. The default is PC.
--scroll pc | 3do
Scroll voice-over/subtitles 1 page at a time (PC style) or
smoothly (3DO style) when using left/right arrow keys. The
default is PC.
The Ur-Quan Masters was derived from code written by Toys for Bob, Inc.
for the 3DO version of ’Star Control II’, with their permission and
encouragement. See /usr/share/doc/uqm/AUTHORS.gz for a complete list
2004-03-07 UR-QUAN MASTERS(6)