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Quadra FAQ

10) Commands

The number of commands and options available in Quadra keep the game fresh and interesting. There are two types of commands in Quadra. One are server commands, called from within the game, and the other are command line options, called from command line switches.

10.1) Server Commands

The following are a list of commands you can enter into the chat window. Note that commands that are marked as an admin command can only be called when you are logged in as the administrator using the /admin command, or you have started the server yourself from within Quadra.
  • /acceptconnects <0|1> - Admin command. Accept new connections if 1, do not accept new connections if 0. This differs from /acceptplayers, as this controls people joining the server as spectators.
  • /acceptplayers <0|1> - Admin command. Accept new players if 1, do not accept new players if 0. This differs from /acceptconnects, as this actually controls new players coming into the game.
  • /admin <password> - Access administration functions. Only available if there has been a password set.
  • /allow <IPaddr> - Admin command. Allow, or unban, an IP address onto the server.
  • /allowpause <0|1> - Admin command. Allow players to pause the game if 1, do not allow players to pause the game if 0.
  • /allowstart <0|1> - Admin command. Players are allowed to start the server if 1, players cannot start the server if 0.
  • /autodrop <seconds> - Admin command. Set the amount of time that a player's piece will be automatically dropped.
  • /autorestart <0|1> - Admin command. Automatically restarts the server if 1, requires that a player restart the server if 0.
  • /bye - Disconnect from the server.
  • /deny <IPaddr> - Admin command. Deny, or ban, an IP address from the server.
  • /drop <IPaddr[:port]|Name> - Admin command. Kick a player out of the game.
  • /endgame - Admin command. End the current game.
  • /help - View the help menu.
  • /in - Admin command. Lists current client connections.
  • /laglimit <ms> - Admin command. Set the maximum amount of time in milliseconds a player can lag before being kicked out.
  • /list - Admin command. Lists current client connections.
  • /maxplayers <nPlayers> - Admin cmmand. Set the maximum number of players a game can hold, up to 8.
  • /maxteams <nTeams> - Admin command. Set the maximum number of teams, or colors, a game can hold, up to 8.
  • /minplayers <nPlayers> - Admin command. Set the minimum number of players required to start a game, up to 8.
  • /minteams <nTeams> - Admin command. Set the minimum number of teams, or colors, a game can hold, up to 8.
  • /motd <message> - Admin command. Change the server message of the day.
  • /name <gamename> - Admin command. Change the name of the game.
  • /netstat - Admin command. View current network stats.
  • /pause - Pauses the server. Same as the Pause/Break key.
  • /ppmlimit <KPoints> - Admin command. Set the maximum number of kilopoints allowed in a game. Players who exceed that amount after four minutes of playing will automatically be kicked out.
  • /public <0|1> - Admin command. Disply publicly through the master server if 1, can only be accessed by IP address if 0.
  • /quit - Admin command. Quits the server.
  • /score - The current score of the game.
  • /setpasswd <password> - Admin command. Change the password used to access the administration functions. If no password is specified, remote access is disabled.
  • /stack - Admin command. View a dump of the game's stack.
  • /version - View the Quadra version of the server.

10.2) Command Line Options

To use command line options, type in the path to Quadra and then add as many command line options as you want for your server. Note that on Windows NT, 2000, and XP, you must do this from the Run prompt. Also, on all versions on Windows, you must enclose the path to Quadra in quoatation marks if that path contains spaces. An example of a valid command line would be: "c:\program files\quadra\quadra.exe" -survivor -endfrag 15 -name Survivor Quadra Server -nolevelup -nohandicap -admin MyPswd
  • -? - Display help for command line options.
  • -113 - Reverts server and games to version 1.1.3 rules.
  • -admin <password> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Sets the administration password for the server.
  • -attack <type> <sec> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Specifies the type of attack given when lines are cleared. Valid types are lines, none, blind (with time in seconds), or fullblind (with time in seconds).
  • -attackclean <type> <sec> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Specifies the type of attack given when the canvas is cleaned. Valid types are lines, none, blind (with time in seconds), or fullblind (with time in seconds).
  • -attack2 <type> <sec> - Requires -server or -dedicated, and -hotpotato. Specifies the type of attack given when lines are cleared by the person with the hot potato. Valid types are lines, none, blind (with time in seconds), or fullblind (with time in seconds).
  • -attack2clean <type> <sec> - Requires -server or -dedicated, and -hotpotato. Specifies the type of attack given when the canvas is cleaned by the person with the hot potato. Valid types are lines, none, blind (with time in seconds), or fullblind (with time in seconds).
  • -blind <sec> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Begins a blind server. Peaces will be invisible for the set number of seconds per attack.
  • -connect <IPaddr> - Connect to a server at the specified IP address.
  • -debug - Turns on debug mode. Creates an output.txt file and allows RAW screen captures with the F1 key.
  • -dedicated - Creates a dedicated server, and does not load the Quadra visual interface. Note that the only way to shut down Quadra when ran as a dedicated server is by /quit, ending the task, or killing the process.
  • -endfrag <frags> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Ends the game at the set number of frags.
  • -endfrags <frags> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Ends the game at the set number of frags.
  • -endpoints <KPoints> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Ends the game at the set number of kilopoints.
  • -endscore <KPoints> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Ends the game at the set number of kilopoints.
  • -endtime <minutes> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Ends the game after the set number of minutes.
  • -english - Runs Quadra in the English language.
  • -exec <filename> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Executes the list of server commands in the specified filename. Note that you do not need to use /admin in the filename.
  • -ffa - Requires -server or -dedicated. Begins a free for all server.
  • -french - Runs Quadra in the French language.
  • -fullblind <sec> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Begins a full blind server. The canvas will be invisible for the set number of seconds per attack.
  • -h - Display help for command line options.
  • -help - Display help for command line options.
  • -hotpotato - Requires -server or -dedicated. Begins a hot potato server.
  • -level <level> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Starts the server at the specified level.
  • -levelup - Requires -server or -dedicated. Enables level up.
  • -name - Requires -server or -dedicated. Changes the game name.
  • -nohandicap - Requires -server or -dedicated. Disables player set handicaps.
  • -nomoves - Requires -server or -dedicated. Disables moves.
  • -nosound - Turns off sound for the game.
  • -novideo - Turns off video and sound for the game.
  • -once - Requires -server or -dedicated. Disables autorestart.
  • -peace - Requires -server or -dedicated. Begins a peace server.
  • -play - Plays a specified demo file.
  • -port <port> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Runs the server on a specified port number.
  • -public - Requires -server or -dedicated. Makes the server public.
  • -record <basefilename> - Requires -server or -dedicated. Records the game and saves it to basefilename. If the server restarts, continue recording to new files, based off of the base filename.
  • -server - Starts a server.
  • -survivor - Requires -server or -dedicated. Begins a survivor server.
  • -thenquit - Quits Quadra once the specified startup option has completed.
  • -verify <filename> - Verifies the validity of the specified demo file.

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