netpanzer [options]


This program is a free (GPL) isometric view real-time tactical game designed for play across the Internet and over LAN systems. One on one games are possible via direct connect or modem.

netPanzer is designed for FAST ACTION combat -- it is not another resource management clone. In fact, there aren't any resources at all. Each player will have many units of different types at their disposal. Players can fight until their units are destroyed -- then respawn and keep on going.

The game is real-time, but it's based on quick tactical action and unit management. Battles progress quickly and constantly; in fact, they never let up. There is no stop in the action because there is no waiting for resources to be collected and converted into weaponry. Players can join or leave multiplayer games at any time.


The following options are supported.

-h, --help

Shows usage instructions.


Shows version information.

-c, --connect=VALUE

Connects directly to the specified server.

-d, --dedicated

Runs as dedicated server.

-b, --bot=VALUE

Connects as bot to specific server.

-p, --port=VALUE

Runs server on specified port. (the server uses TCP and UDP connections)

-g, --debug

Enables debug output.


Uses the specified master server. You can use 'none' if you don't want to use master server.


Uses the specified file as config file. Only files from the netpanzer's config directory can be used.


Shows version of network protocol.


Creates a pidfile at the specified location.


The original development of netPanzer was done from PyroSoft inc. The game is currently developed by Matthias Braun, Ivo Danihelka, Tyler Nielsen, Vlad Rahkoy and Ingo Ruhnke.

This man page was written by Bartosz Fenski <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but it may be used by others).