ufoai(6) UFO: Alien Invasion client


ufoai [+<internal command> option value] ...


ufoai is the client for the strategy game UFO: Alien Invasion.


-h, --help
Display this help
-q, --quiet
Disable console output
+<internal command>
Options passed by "+<internal command>" are the same as the in-game console understands. For the in-game console press SHIFT+ESC. Use the in-game cvarlist to get a list of all available options for the game.

Internal commands

Set this to 0 to start without sound.
Set this to 1 to start in fullscreen mode.


All data files are part of a pk3 file in /usr/share/games/ufoai/base/. You can extract them (pk3 files are just zip files) and place them in the home directory of the user running the game. Use the path ~/.ufoai/<VERSION>/base/ to place these files. The files that are not located in the pk3 files have a higher priority than the files that are stored in the pk3 files. So you are able to replace any file you want like this. You can also add new maps and other game content to the base/ directory in your users home directory to be able to use new game content.
Game configuration.
Game key bindings.


ufoai +snd_init 0 +vid_fullscreen 1
Start ufoai without sound and in fullscreen mode.