freevial [OPTIONS] [--database <PATH>] [--skin <PATH>]


This page briefly documents the freevial command. Freevial is trivia-like game for community events (idealy to be played with a projector).


You may need to specify the path to the questions database you want to use with the --database argument. The database can be either folder or a compressed file.

Additionally, you can choose a different look using the --skin option to tell it where the appearance information it should use is located.


-d, --debug

Run Freevial in debug mode (this doesn't change much at all).

-m, --mute

Disable music and sounds.

-f, --fullscreen

Start in fullscreen mode (it can be windowed ingame with F11).

-l, --locked

Start in locked mode (game can't be closed nor questions aborted; unlock by pressing the l-key in the team selection screen).

-h, --help

Prints the help and exists.

-v, --version

Prints information about the current version and release series, and exists.

--info-db, --info-database

Prints information about the loaded database and exists. This can be combined with the --database option.


Disables all sounds. You can use --mute to also disable the music.


Disables the music. You can use --mute to also disable sounds.


Displays the framerate on screen.


Tries to use the psyco module in order to accelerate Freevial. This is not recommended, as it will need more memory.


If you find any bug please report it on:


Freevial was written by Carles Oriol <[email protected]> and Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT) <[email protected]>.


Copyright © 2007-2008 The Freevial Team

Freevial is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, either version 3 of the License or any later version.

Freevial is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; see the GNU General Public License for more details.