Unsynced Commands

Game developers and players can issue unsynced commands from chat, e.g. (“/showmetalmap”) or Spring.SendCommands.

Here we provide a list of them, some commands require cheats enabled (“/cheat”):

NameDescriptionArguments
advmapshading Control advanced map shading mode
Toggles advanced map shading mode
<on|off>
Set advanced map shading mode <on|off>
advmodelshading Control advanced model shading mode
Toggles advanced model shading mode
<on|off>
Set advanced model shading mode <on|off>
aicontrol Creates a new instance of a Skirmish AI, to let it control a specific team
aikill Kills the Skirmish AI controlling a specified team
ailist Prints a list of all currently active Skirmish AIs
aireload Reloads the Skirmish AI controlling a specified team
airmesh Show/Hide the smooth air-mesh map overlay
allmapmarks

Cheat

Show/Hide all map marks drawn so far
ally Starts/Ends alliance of the local player's ally-team with another ally-team
atm Redirects command /ATM to its synced processor
buffertext Write the argument string(s) directly to the console history
chat Starts waiting for intput to be sent to
chatall Starts waiting for intput to be sent to All
chatally Starts waiting for intput to be sent to Ally
chatspec Starts waiting for intput to be sent to Spec
clearmapmarks Remove all map marks drawn so far
clock Shows a small digital clock indicating the local time
cmdcolors Reloads cmdcolors.txt
commandhelp Prints info about a specific chat command
commandlist Prints all the available chat commands with description (if available) to the console
console Enables/Disables the in-game console
controlunit Start to first-person-control a unit
crash

Cheat

Invoke an artificial crash through a NULL-pointer dereference (SIGSEGV)
createvideo Start/Stop capturing a video of the game in progress
cross Allows one to exchange and modify the appearance of the cross/mouse-pointer in first-person-control view
ctrlpanel Reloads GUI config
debug Enable/Disable debug rendering mode
debugcolvol Enable/Disable drawing of collision volumes
debugcubemap Use debug cubemap texture instead of the sky
debugdrawai Enables/Disables debug drawing for AIs
debuggl Enable/Disable OpenGL debug-context output
debugglerrors Enable/Disable OpenGL debug-errors
debuginfo Print debug info to the chat/log-file about either sound, profiling, or command-descriptions
debugpath Enable/Disable drawing of pathfinder debug-data
debugshadowfrustum Enable/Disable drawing of shadow frustum shape
debugtraceray Enable/Disable drawing of traceray debug-data
debugvisibility Enable/Disable drawing of visible terrain
decguiopacity Decreases the the opacity(see-through-ness) of GUI elements
decreaseviewradius Decrease the view radius (higher performance, uglier view)
deselect Deselects all currently selected units
destroy

Cheat

Destroys one or multiple units by unitID immediately
disticon Set the distance between units and camera, at which they turn into icons (Graphic setting)
distsortprojectiles Enable/Disable sorting drawn projectiles by camera distance
divbyzero

Cheat

Invoke an artificial crash by performing a division-by-zero
drawinmap Enables drawing on the map
drawlabel Draws a label on the map at the current mouse-pointer position
draworderparticles Enable/Disable particles draw order: 0=disabled, 1=enabled
drawsky Whether to actually draw sky
dumpatlas Save Some Atlases
dumprng dump SyncedRNG-state to file
dumpshadows Save shadow map textures to files
dumpstate dump game-state to file
echo Write a string to the log file
endgraph Enables/Disables the statistics graphs shown at the end of the game
exception

Cheat

Invoke an artificial crash by throwing an std::runtime_error
featuredrawdistance
featuredrawer Forces particular Feature drawer type
featurefadedistance
font Reloads default or custom fonts
fps Shows/Hides the frames-per-second indicator
fpshud Enables/Disables HUD (GUI interface) shown in first-person-control mode
fullscreen Switches fullscreen mode
gameinfo Enables/Disables game-info panel rendering
gathermode Enter/Leave gather-wait command mode
give

Cheat

Places one or multiple units of a single or multiple types on the map, instantly; by default to your own team
grabinput Prevents/Enables the mouse from leaving the game window (windowed mode only)
grounddecals Enable/Disable ground-decal rendering.
grounddetail Set the level of ground detail
group Manage control groups
<n>
Select group <n>, also focuses on second call (deprecated)
add <n>
Add current selected units to group <n>
focus <n>
Focus camera on group <n>
select <n>
Select group <n>
selectadd <n>
Add members from group <n> to currently selected units
selectclear <n>
Remove members from group <n> from currently selected units
selecttoggle <n>
Toggle members from group <n> from currently selected units
set <n>
Set current selected units as group <n>
unset
Deassign control group for currently selected units
group0 Allows modifying the members of group 0
group1 Allows modifying the members of group 1
group2 Allows modifying the members of group 2
group3 Allows modifying the members of group 3
group4 Allows modifying the members of group 4
group5 Allows modifying the members of group 5
group6 Allows modifying the members of group 6
group7 Allows modifying the members of group 7
group8 Allows modifying the members of group 8
group9 Allows modifying the members of group 9
hang

Cheat

Invoke an artificial hang
hardwarecursor Enables/Disables hardware mouse-cursor support
hideinterface Hide/Show the GUI controlls
iconfadestart Set the distance where unit icons became completely opaque at
iconfadevanish Set the distance where unit icons fade out at
iconsasui Set whether unit icons are drawn as an UI element (true) or old LOD-like style (false, default).
iconscaleui Set the multiplier for the size of the UI unit icons
iconshidewithui Set whether unit icons are hidden when UI is hidden.
incguiopacity Increases the the opacity(see-through-ness) of GUI elements
increaseviewradius Increase terrain tessellation level
info Shows/Hides the player roster
inputtextgeo Move and/or resize the input-text field (the "Say: " thing)
lastmsgpos Moves the camera to show the position of the last message
lodscale Set the scale for either of: LOD (level-of-detail), shadow-LOD, reflection-LOD, refraction-LOD
luagaia Redirects command /LuaGaia to its synced processor
luagccontrol Toggle between 1/f and 30/s Lua garbage collection rate
luamenu Allows one to reload or disable LuaMenu, or alternatively to send a chat message to LuaMenu
luarules Redirects command /LuaRules to its synced processor
luasave Save the game state to a specific file, add -y to overwrite when file is already present
luaui Allows one to reload or disable LuaUI, or alternatively to send a chat message to LuaUI
mapborder Control map-border rendering
Toggles map-border rendering
<on|off>
Set map-border rendering <on|off>
mapmarks Enables/Disables map marks rendering
mapmeshdrawer Switch map-mesh rendering modes: 0=GCM, 1=HLOD, 2=ROAM
mapshadowpolyoffset
maxnanoparticles Set the maximum number of nano-particles (Graphic setting)
maxparticles Set the maximum number of particles (Graphics setting)
maxviewrange Set maximum view-distance
minimap FIXME document subcommands
minviewrange Set minimum view-distance
mouse1 Simulates a press of mouse-button 1
mouse2 Simulates a press of mouse-button 2
mouse3 Simulates a press of mouse-button 3
mouse4 Simulates a press of mouse-button 4
mouse5 Simulates a press of mouse-button 5
mousecancelselectionrectangle
moveback Moves the camera Back a bit
movedown Moves the camera Down a bit
movefast Moves the camera Fast a bit
moveforward Moves the camera Forward a bit
moveleft Moves the camera Left a bit
movereset Moves the camera Reset a bit
moveright Moves the camera Right a bit
moverotate Moves the camera Rotate a bit
moveslow Moves the camera Slow a bit
movetilt Moves the camera Tilt a bit
moveup Moves the camera Up a bit
mutesound Mute/Unmute the current sound system
netmsgsmoothing Toggles whether client will use net-message smoothing; better for unstable connections
netping Send a ping request to the server
noluadraw Allow/Disallow Lua to draw on the map
pastetext Paste either the argument string(s) or the content of the clip-board to chat input
pause Pause/Unpause the game
Toggles tracking
<on|off>
Set tracking <on|off>
quitforce Exits game to system
quitmenu Opens the quit-menu, if it is not already open
quitmessage Deprecated, see /Quit instead (was used to quit the game immediately)
reloadforce Exits game to menu
reloadshaders Reloads all engine shaders
reloadtextures Reloads textures
remove

Cheat

Removes one or multiple units by unitID immediately, bypassing death sequence
resbar Shows/Hides team resource storage indicator bar
resync Redirects command /Resync to its synced processor
safegl Enables/Disables OpenGL safe-mode
save Save the game state to a specific file, add -y to overwrite when file is already present
say Say something in (public) chat
screenshot Take a screen-shot of the current view
select <chat command description: Select>
selectcycle <chat command description: SelectUnits>
selectunits <chat command description: SelectUnits>
send Send a string as raw network message to the game host (for debugging only)
set Set a config key=value pair
setspeed Set the simulation speed to any positive value, bounded by the minimum and maximum game speed settings.
shadows Control shadow rendering
-1
Disabled
0
Off
1
Full shadows
2
Skip terrain shadows
sharedialog Opens the share dialog for sending units and resources to other players
showelevation Enable rendering of the auxiliary height-map overlay
showmetalmap Enable rendering of the auxiliary metal-map overlay
showpathcost

Cheat

Enable rendering of the path cost-map overlay
showpathflow

Cheat

Enable/Disable rendering of the path flow-map overlay
showpathheat

Cheat

Enable/Disable rendering of the path heat-map overlay
showpathtraversability Enable rendering of the path traversability-map overlay
showpathtype Shows path traversability for a given MoveDefName, MoveDefID or UnitDefName
showstandard Disable rendering of all auxiliary map overlays
slowdown Decreases the simulation speed. The engine will try to simulate less frames per second
softparticles Enable/Disable particles softening: 0=disabled, 1=enabled
soundchannelenable Enable/Disable specific sound channels: UnitReply, General, Battle, UserInterface, Music
sounddevice Switch the sound output system (currently only OpenAL / NullAudio)
specfullview Sets or toggles between full LOS or ally-team LOS if the local user is a spectator
spectator Lets the local user give up control over a team and start spectating
specteam Lets the local user specify the team to follow if he is a spectator
speed Shows/Hides the simulation speed indicator
speedcontrol Sets how server adjusts speed according to player's CPU load, 1: use average, 0: use highest
speedup Increases the simulation speed. The engine will try to simulate more frames per second
take Redirects command /Take to its synced processor
team

Cheat

Lets the local user change to another team
teamhighlight Enables/Disables uncontrolled team blinking
toggleinfo Toggles current info texture view
togglelos Enable rendering of the auxiliary LOS-map overlay
tooltip Enables/Disables the general tool-tips, displayed when hovering over units. features or the map
track Start/stop following the selected unit(s) with the camera
Toggles tracking
<on|off>
Set tracking <on|off>
trackmode Shift through different ways of following selected unit(s)
tset Set a config key=value pair in the overlay, meaning it will not be persisted for future games
unitdrawer Forces particular Unit drawer type
viewselection Moves the camera to the center of the currently selected units
vsync Enables/Disables vertical-sync (Graphics setting)
w Say something in private to a specific player, by player-name
water Set water rendering mode
0
Basic
1
Reflective
2
Dynamic
3
Reflective & Refractive
4
Bump-mapped
wbynum Say something in private to a specific player, by player-ID
windowborderless Switches borderless/decorated mode
wiremap Toggle wireframe-mode drawing of map geometry
wiremodel Toggle wireframe-mode drawing of model geometry
wiresky Toggle wireframe-mode drawing of skydome geometry
wirewater Toggle wireframe-mode drawing of water geometry