The latest release of the source code is in the folder Source.
The latest installers for MS Windows can be found in the folder Windows installer.
The following folders contain historical versions:
RPMs_ Redhat FC4_openSUSE
Pioneers is an Internet playable implementation of the Settlers of
Catan board game. The aim is to remain as faithful to the board game
as is possible.
Playing the Game
Pioneers is a multi-player game. Each player must run the Pioneers
client: pioneers. One of the players must also run the Pioneers
server: pioneers-server-gtk or pioneers-server-console.
The GTK server has a user interface in which you can customise the
game parameters. Once you are happy with the game parameters, press
the Start Server button, and the server will start listening for
When you start the client program, it displays a connect dialog. You
must define the hostname and port where the server can be located.
You can enter these manually, or press the Meta Server button. The
meta server maintains a list of all registered Pioneers servers that
are currently running a game. This allows you to join a game anywhere
on the Internet.
Pioneers is most fun with three or four players, but two players is
still ok, or you can add some computer players if you like.