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Start game with following command:

  • /debug - Enable debug mode
  • /nodebugInt - Fatal errors don't genereate an int 3 before exiting
  • /heap - Sets size of global memory heap
  • /prepath - Sets path to search for opening files
  • /CDpath - Sets path to CD-ROM in case of ambiguity
  • /freemouse - Mouse free to move about entire screen at startup. Use F11 to toggle during play
  • /ignoreBigfiles - don't use anything from .big files
  • /logFileLoads - create log of data files loaded
  • /disableKatmai - don't use KNI even if support is detected
  • /forceKatmai - force usage of KNI even if determined to be unavailable
  • /noSound - turn all sound effects off
  • /noSpeech - turn all speech off
  • /reverseStereo - reversed stereo mode (channels are swapped)
  • /waveout - forces mixer to write to Waveout
  • /dsound - forces mixer to write to DirectSound driver
  • /noBG - disable display of galaxy backgrounds
  • /noFilter - disable bi-linear filtering of textures
  • /noSmooth - do not use polygon smoothing
  • /nilTexture - don't ever load textures at all
  • /NoFETextures - turns off front end textures
  • /stipple - enable stipple alpha (software renderer)
  • /noShowDamage - Disables showing ship damage effects
  • /sw - reset rendering system to defaults at startup
  • /fullscreen - display fullscreen with software renderer (default)
  • /window - display in a window
  • /noBorder - no border in window mode
  • /640 - run at 640x480 resolution (default)
  • /800 - run at 800x600 resolution
  • /1024 - run at 1024x768 resolution
  • /1280 - run at 1280x1024 resolution
  • /1600 - run at 1600x1200 resolution
  • /d16 - run in 16 bits of colour
  • /d24 - run in 24 bits of colour
  • /d32 - run in 32 bits of colour
  • /truecolor - try 24bit modes before 15 /16bit
  • /slowBlits - use slow screen blits if the default is buggy
  • /device - select an rGL device by name, one of: sw, fx, d3d
  • /gl - select default OpenGL as renderer
  • /d3d - select Direct3D as renderer
  • /nohint - disable usage of OpenGL perspective correction hints
  • /noPause - don't pause when you alt-tab
  • /noMinimize - don't minimize when you alt-tab
  • /noCompPlayer - disable default computer players
  • /notactics - Disables tactics
  • /noretreat - disables the 'retreat' order
  • /dockLines - show dock lines
  • /gunLines - show gun lines
  • /lightLines - show light lines (Debug only)
  • /boxes - render bounding bowties on the ships
  • /textFeedback - enable text feedback for in game commands
  • /aiplayerLog - enable AI Player Logging
  • /determCompPlayer - makes computer players deterministic
  • /gatherStats- enable gathering of stats
  • /showStatsFight= to show stats fight i,j
  • /showStatsFancyFight=filename.script
  • /captaincyLogOff - turns off captaincy log file
  • /captaincyLogOn - turns on captaincy log file
  • /logOff - turns of network logging file
  • /logOn - turns network logging file on
  • /logOnVerbose - turns verbose network logging file on
  • /statLogOn - generates game stats log file
  • /intOnSync - Generates an Int 3 when a sync error occurs
  • /logFilePath=filepath.txt - logs paths to files into filepath.txt
  • /debugSync autosaves game frequently, records packets, logonverbose
  • /forceLAN - allow LAN play regardless of version
  • /testNIS - enables NIS testing mode using given nisFile
  • /testNISScript - enables NIS testing mode using given scriptFile
  • /demoRecord - record a demo
  • /demoPlay - play a demo
  • /packetRecord - record packets of this multiplayer game
  • /packetPlay - play back packet recording
  • /disablePacking - don't use the packed textures if available
  • /smCentreCamera - centres the SM world plane about 0,0,0 rather than the camera
  • /closeCaptioned - close captioned for the hearing impaired.

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