quake2-server - classic first person shooter (dedicated server)
This manual page documents briefly the quake2-server
is a popular first-person shooter game, released in 1997 by iD
Software. This wrapper script will launch the Quake II engine. The game data
needs to be installed independently using the 'game-data-packager' program,
and by default it will be looked for at /usr/share/games/quake2
This wrapper script accepts a few GNU-style options. Any further arguments are
passed to the engine unmodified. Consult the engine documentation for full
details, but most engines support a syntax where you can give console commands
by prefixing with a plus sign.
In addition to any arguments on the command line, the quake2-server script
automatically passes the arguments "+set dedicated 1" to the engine.
These options are accepted for WRAPPER-OPTIONS
in the synopsis.
- -h, --help
- Show summary of options.
- -v, --version
- Show version of program.
- Select a non-default Quake II engine binary
- Use the demo data, even if you have both the demo and the
full version installed
Run a server to play the demo in cooperative mode: quake2-server --demo +map
demo1 +set coop 1
- Run a deathmatch server:
- quake2-server +map q2dm1 +set deathmatch 1
- Use the default server configuration in
- quake2-server +exec debian_server.cfg
This manual page, and the quake2-server wrapper script, were written by Simon
McVittie <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (and may be used by
others). They are based on the Quake packaging by David Banks and Simon