Projects / Pioneers


Pioneers is a faithful Gtk2 translation of the excellent board game "Settlers of Catan", with server-client multiplayer, computer players, and support for the changes made in the Seafarers of Catan expansion to the original board game.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Oct 2013 12:12

    Release Notes: This release adds full IPv6 support, more graphics in vector format instead of bitmaps (resulting in sharper images), a map preview when creating a game from the client, a toolbar in the editor, a dice deck (instead of rolling the dice completely randomly), a computer player which uses more various chat messages, a server for the Microsoft Windows port, and code cleanup, including fixed memory leaks.

    •  28 May 2012 10:41

      Release Notes: New features in the editor: game comments and the island discovery bonus. The file dialogs use smart shortcuts. New feature in the client: spectators see the nosetup nodes. Overall: large icons for the GNOME3 desktop. Various bugfixes: speedup of server-gtk; setting the avatar icon works again; trading is possible again in games without inter-player trade; right-clicking in the editor shows the menu again; and code cleanup (preparation for GTK+3, hardening flags, memory leaks, etc.).

      •  30 Oct 2011 20:40

        Release Notes: Easier manipulation of the maps in the editor, zoom and full screen mode, notification in the notification area, some new maps and a new theme, a better computer player, and bugfixes for better stability.

        •  05 Oct 2010 06:35

          Release Notes: All translations were updated, and two new languages were added: Galician and British. The Wesnoth-like and FreeCiv-like themes were fixed.

          •  01 May 2008 20:47

            Release Notes: This release fixes bugs that could cause the server to crash when malformed messages were sent. A Czech translation was added. Various cosmetic changes and bugfixes were applied. An OpenBSD port has been added.

            Recent comments

            10 Jul 2002 23:19 Shadoglare

            Whenever I try to compile this, it comes up stating that it can't find a libary called ""
            Anyone know what I need to install to get this?

            04 May 2000 03:37 egonw

            Must have game!

            I played the board game many times, but only a few times
            with my brother. Now i can play the game with him over the

            Great job, guys! Remember me to write an article for the June
            issue of LinuxFocus (!



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