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README.md

node-GameDig - Game Server Query Library

node-GameDig is a game server query library, capable of querying for the status of nearly any game or voice server. If a server makes its status publically available, GameDig can fetch it for you.

GameDig is available as a node.js module, as well as a command line executable.

Usage from Node.js

npm install gamedig
const Gamedig = require('gamedig');
Gamedig.query({
    type: 'minecraft',
    host: 'mc.example.com'
}).then((state) => {
    console.log(state);
}).catch((error) => {
    console.log("Server is offline");
});

Query Options

Typical

  • type: string - One of the game IDs listed in the game list below
  • host: string - Hostname or IP of the game server
  • port: number (optional) - Connection port or query port for the game server. Some games utilize a separate "query" port. If specifying the game port does not seem to work as expected, passing in this query port may work instead. (defaults to protocol default port)

Advanced

  • maxAttempts: number - Number of attempts to query server in case of failure. (default 1)
  • socketTimeout: number - Milliseconds to wait for a single packet. Beware that increasing this will cause many queries to take longer even if the server is online. (default 2000)
  • attemptTimeout: number - Milliseconds allowed for an entire query attempt. This timeout is not commonly hit, as the socketTimeout typically fires first. (default 10000)
  • givenPortOnly: boolean - Only attempt to query server on given port. (default false)
  • ipFamily: number - IP family/version returned when looking up hostnames via DNS, can be 0 (IPv4 and IPv6), 4 (IPv4 only) or 6 (IPv6 only). (default 0)
  • debug: boolean - Enables massive amounts of debug logging to stdout. (default false)
  • requestRules: boolean - Valve games only. Additional 'rules' may be fetched into the raw field. (default false)

Return Value

The returned state object will contain the following keys:

  • name: string - Server name
  • map: string - Current server game map
  • password: boolean - If a password is required
  • maxplayers: number
  • players: array of objects
    • name: string - If the player's name is unknown, the string will be empty.
    • raw: object - Additional information about the player if available (unstable)
      • The content of this field MAY change on a per-protocol basis between GameDig patch releases (although not typical).
  • bots: array of objects - Same schema as players
  • connect: string
    • This will typically include the game's ip:port
    • The port will reflect the server's game port, even if your request specified the game's query port in the request.
    • For some games, this may be a server ID or connection url if an IP:Port is not appropriate for end-users.
  • ping: number
    • Round trip time to the server (in milliseconds).
    • Note that this is not the RTT of an ICMP echo, as ICMP packets are often blocked by NATs and node has poor support for raw sockets.
    • This value is derived from the RTT of one of the query packets, which is usually quite accurate, but may add a bit due to server lag.
  • raw: freeform object (unstable)
    • Contains all information received from the server in a disorganized format.
    • The content of this field MAY change on a per-protocol basis between GameDig patch releases (although not typical).

Games List

Supported

GameDig Type ID Name See Also
7d2d 7 Days to Die (2013) Valve Protocol
ageofchivalry Age of Chivalry (2007) Valve Protocol
aoe2 Age of Empires 2 (1999)
alienarena Alien Arena (2004)
alienswarm Alien Swarm (2010) Valve Protocol
avp2 Aliens versus Predator 2 (2001)
avp2010 Aliens vs. Predator (2010) Valve Protocol
americasarmy America's Army (2002)
americasarmy2 America's Army 2 (2003)
americasarmy3 America's Army 3 (2009) Valve Protocol
americasarmypg America's Army: Proving Grounds (2015) Valve Protocol
arcasimracing Arca Sim Racing (2008)
arkse Ark: Survival Evolved (2017) Valve Protocol
arma2 ARMA 2 (2009) Valve Protocol
arma2oa ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead (2010) Valve Protocol
arma3 ARMA 3 (2013) Valve Protocol
arma ARMA: Armed Assault (2007)
armacwa ARMA: Cold War Assault (2011)
armar ARMA: Resistance (2011)
armagetron Armagetron Advanced (2001)
assettocorsa Assetto Corsa (2014)
atlas Atlas (2018) Valve Protocol
baldursgate Baldur's Gate (1998)
barotrauma Barotrauma (2019) Valve Protocol
bat1944 Battalion 1944 (2018) Valve Protocol
bf1942 Battlefield 1942 (2002)
bf2 Battlefield 2 (2005)
bf2142 Battlefield 2142 (2006)
bf3 Battlefield 3 (2011)
bf4 Battlefield 4 (2013)
bfh Battlefield Hardline (2015)
bfv Battlefield Vietnam (2004)
bfbc2 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)
breach Breach (2011) Valve Protocol
breed Breed (2004)
brink Brink (2011) Valve Protocol
buildandshoot Build and Shoot / Ace of Spades Classic (2012)
cod Call of Duty (2003)
cod2 Call of Duty 2 (2005)
cod3 Call of Duty 3 (2006)
cod4 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
codmw2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
codmw3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) Valve Protocol
coduo Call of Duty: United Offensive (2004)
codwaw Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
callofjuarez Call of Juarez (2006)
chaser Chaser (2003)
chrome Chrome (2003)
codenameeagle Codename Eagle (2000)
cacrenegade Command and Conquer: Renegade (2002)
commandos3 Commandos 3: Destination Berlin (2003)
conanexiles Conan Exiles (2018) Valve Protocol
contagion Contagion (2011) Valve Protocol
contactjack Contract J.A.C.K. (2003)
cs15 Counter-Strike 1.5 (2002)
cs16 Counter-Strike 1.6 (2003) Valve Protocol
cs2d Counter-Strike: 2D (2004)
cscz Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (2004) Valve Protocol
csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012) Notes, Valve Protocol
css Counter-Strike: Source (2004) Valve Protocol
crossracing Cross Racing Championship Extreme 2005 (2005)
crysis Crysis (2007)
crysis2 Crysis 2 (2011)
crysiswars Crysis Wars (2008)
daikatana Daikatana (2000)
dnl Dark and Light (2017) Valve Protocol
dmomam Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (2006) Valve Protocol
darkesthour Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 (2008)
dod Day of Defeat (2003) Valve Protocol
dods Day of Defeat: Source (2005) Valve Protocol
dayofdragons Day of Dragons (2019) Valve Protocol
doi Day of Infamy (2017) Valve Protocol
daysofwar Days of War (2017) Valve Protocol
dayz DayZ (2018) Valve Protocol
dayzmod DayZ Mod (2013) Valve Protocol
deadlydozenpt Deadly Dozen: Pacific Theater (2002)
dh2005 Deer Hunter 2005 (2004)
descent3 Descent 3 (1999)
deusex Deus Ex (2000)
devastation Devastation (2003)
dinodday Dino D-Day (2011) Valve Protocol
dirttrackracing2 Dirt Track Racing 2 (2002)
discord Discord Notes
doom3 Doom 3 (2004)
dota2 Dota 2 (2013) Valve Protocol
drakan Drakan: Order of the Flame (1999)
empyrion Empyrion - Galactic Survival (2015) Valve Protocol
etqw Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007)
fear F.E.A.R. (2005)
f1c9902 F1 Challenge '99-'02 (2002)
farcry Far Cry (2004)
farcry2 Far Cry 2 (2008)
f12002 Formula One 2002 (2002)
fortressforever Fortress Forever (2007) Valve Protocol
ffow Frontlines: Fuel of War (2008)
garrysmod Garry's Mod (2004) Valve Protocol
geneshift
mutantfactions
Geneshift (2017)
giantscitizenkabuto Giants: Citizen Kabuto (2000)
globaloperations Global Operations (2002)
ges GoldenEye: Source (2010) Valve Protocol
gore Gore: Ultimate Soldier (2002)
fivem Grand Theft Auto V - FiveM (2013)
mtasa Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Multi Theft Auto (2004)
mtavc Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Multi Theft Auto (2002)
groundbreach Ground Breach (2018) Valve Protocol
gunmanchronicles Gunman Chronicles (2000) Valve Protocol
hl2dm Half-Life 2: Deathmatch (2004) Valve Protocol
hldm Half-Life Deathmatch (1998) Valve Protocol
hldms Half-Life Deathmatch: Source (2005) Valve Protocol
halo Halo (2003)
halo2 Halo 2 (2007)
hll Hell Let Loose Valve Protocol
heretic2 Heretic II (1998)
hexen2 Hexen II (1997)
had2 Hidden & Dangerous 2 (2003)
homefront Homefront (2011) Valve Protocol
homeworld2 Homeworld 2 (2003)
hurtworld Hurtworld (2015) Valve Protocol
igi2 I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike (2003)
il2 IL-2 Sturmovik (2001)
insurgency Insurgency (2014) Valve Protocol
insurgencysandstorm Insurgency: Sandstorm (2018) Valve Protocol
ironstorm Iron Storm (2002)
jamesbondnightfire James Bond 007: Nightfire (2002)
jc2mp Just Cause 2 - Multiplayer (2010)
jc3mp Just Cause 3 - Multiplayer (2017) Valve Protocol
kspdmp Kerbal Space Program - DMP Multiplayer (2015)
killingfloor Killing Floor (2009)
killingfloor2 Killing Floor 2 (2016) Valve Protocol
kingpin Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999)
kisspc Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child (2000)
kzmod Kreedz Climbing (2017) Valve Protocol
left4dead Left 4 Dead (2008) Valve Protocol
left4dead2 Left 4 Dead 2 (2009) Valve Protocol
m2mp Mafia II - Multiplayer (2010)
m2o Mafia II - Online (2010)
moh2010 Medal of Honor (2010)
mohab Medal of Honor: Airborne (2007)
mohaa Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002)
mohbt Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Breakthrough (2003)
mohsh Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead (2002)
mohpa Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (2004)
mohwf Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012)
medievalengineers Medieval Engineers (2015) Valve Protocol
minecraft
minecraftping
Minecraft (2009)
minecraftpe
minecraftbe
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (2011)
mnc Monday Night Combat (2011) Valve Protocol
mordhau Mordhau (2019) Valve Protocol
mumble Mumble - GTmurmur Plugin (2005) Notes
mumbleping Mumble - Lightweight (2005) Notes
nascarthunder2004 NASCAR Thunder 2004 (2003)
ns Natural Selection (2002) Valve Protocol
ns2 Natural Selection 2 (2012) Valve Protocol
nfshp2 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (2002)
nab Nerf Arena Blast (1999)
netpanzer netPanzer (2002)
nwn Neverwinter Nights (2002)
nwn2 Neverwinter Nights 2 (2006)
nexuiz Nexuiz (2005)
nitrofamily Nitro Family (2004)
nmrih No More Room in Hell (2011) Valve Protocol
nolf2 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002)
nucleardawn Nuclear Dawn (2011) Valve Protocol
openarena OpenArena (2005)
openttd OpenTTD (2004)
operationflashpoint
flashpoint
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (2001)
flashpointresistance Operation Flashpoint: Resistance (2002)
painkiller Painkiller
pixark PixARK (2018) Valve Protocol
ps Post Scriptum
postal2 Postal 2
prey Prey
primalcarnage Primal Carnage: Extinction Valve Protocol
prbf2 Project Reality: Battlefield 2 (2005)
przomboid Project Zomboid Valve Protocol
quake1 Quake 1: QuakeWorld (1996)
quake2 Quake 2 (1997)
quake3 Quake 3: Arena (1999)
quake4 Quake 4 (2005)
quakelive Quake Live (2010) Valve Protocol
ragdollkungfu Rag Doll Kung Fu Valve Protocol
r6 Rainbow Six
r6roguespear Rainbow Six 2: Rogue Spear
r6ravenshield Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
rallisportchallenge RalliSport Challenge
rallymasters Rally Masters
redorchestra Red Orchestra
redorchestra2 Red Orchestra 2 Valve Protocol
redorchestraost Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
redline Redline
rtcw Return to Castle Wolfenstein
rfactor rFactor
ricochet Ricochet Valve Protocol
riseofnations Rise of Nations
rs2 Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Valve Protocol
rune Rune
rust Rust Valve Protocol
stalker S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
samp San Andreas Multiplayer
savage2 Savage 2: A Tortured Soul (2008)
ss Serious Sam
ss2 Serious Sam 2
shatteredhorizon Shattered Horizon Valve Protocol
shogo Shogo
shootmania Shootmania Notes
sin SiN
sinep SiN Episodes Valve Protocol
soldat Soldat
sof Soldier of Fortune
sof2 Soldier of Fortune 2
spaceengineers Space Engineers Valve Protocol
squad Squad Valve Protocol
stbc Star Trek: Bridge Commander
stvef Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force
stvef2 Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force 2
swjk2 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002)
swjk Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003)
swbf Star Wars: Battlefront
swbf2 Star Wars: Battlefront 2
swrc Star Wars: Republic Commando
starbound Starbound Valve Protocol
starmade StarMade
starsiege Starsiege (2009)
suicidesurvival Suicide Survival Valve Protocol
stn Survive the Nights (2017) Valve Protocol
svencoop Sven Coop Valve Protocol
swat4 SWAT 4
synergy Synergy Valve Protocol
tacticalops Tactical Ops
takeonhelicopters Take On Helicopters (2011)
teamfactor Team Factor
tf2 Team Fortress 2 Valve Protocol
tfc Team Fortress Classic Valve Protocol
teamspeak2 Teamspeak 2
teamspeak3 Teamspeak 3 Notes
terminus Terminus
terraria
tshock
Terraria - TShock (2011) Notes
forrest The Forrest (2014) Valve Protocol
hidden The Hidden (2005) Valve Protocol
nolf The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000)
ship The Ship Valve Protocol
graw Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (2006)
graw2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (2007)
thps3 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
thps4 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
thu2 Tony Hawk's Underground 2
towerunite Tower Unite Valve Protocol
trackmania2 Trackmania 2 Notes
trackmaniaforever Trackmania Forever Notes
tremulous Tremulous
tribes1 Tribes 1: Starsiege
tribesvengeance Tribes: Vengeance
tron20 Tron 2.0
turok2 Turok 2
universalcombat Universal Combat
unreal Unreal
ut Unreal Tournament
ut2003 Unreal Tournament 2003
ut2004 Unreal Tournament 2004
ut3 Unreal Tournament 3
unturned unturned Valve Protocol
urbanterror Urban Terror
vrising V Rising (2022) Valve Protocol
v8supercar V8 Supercar Challenge
valheim Valheim (2021) Notes, Valve Protocol
ventrilo Ventrilo
vcmp Vice City Multiplayer
vietcong Vietcong
vietcong2 Vietcong 2
warsow Warsow
wheeloftime Wheel of Time
wolfenstein2009 Wolfenstein 2009
wolfensteinet Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
xpandrally Xpand Rally
zombiemaster Zombie Master Valve Protocol
zps Zombie Panic: Source Valve Protocol

Not supported (yet)

  • Cube Engine (cube):
    • Cube 1
    • Assault Cube
    • Cube 2: Sauerbraten
    • Blood Frontier
  • Alien vs Predator
  • Armed Assault 2: Operation Arrowhead
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam
  • BFRIS
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 and 2 (no documentation, may require rcon)
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Days of War
  • DirtyBomb
  • Doom - Skulltag
  • Doom - ZDaemon
  • ECO Global Survival (Ref)
  • Farming Simulator
  • Freelancer
  • Ghost Recon
  • GRAV Online
  • GTA Network (Ref)
  • GTR 2
  • Haze
  • Hexen World
  • Lost Heaven
  • Multi Theft Auto
  • Pariah
  • Plain Sight
  • Purge Jihad
  • Red Eclipse
  • Red Faction
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
  • Savage: The Battle For Newerth
  • SiN 1 Multiplayer
  • South Park
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
  • Sum of All Fears
  • Teeworlds
  • Tibia (Ref)
  • Titanfall
  • Tribes 2
  • Unreal 2 XMP
  • World in Conflict
  • World Opponent Network
  • Wurm Unlimited

Want support for one of these games? Please open an issue to show your interest! Know how to code? Protocol details for many of the games above are documented at https://github.com/gamedig/legacy-query-library-archive , ready for you to develop into GameDig!

Don't see your game listed here?

First, let us know so we can fix it. Then, you can try using some common query protocols directly by using one of these server types:

  • protocol-ase
  • protocol-battlefield
  • protocol-doom3
  • protocol-gamespy1
  • protocol-gamespy2
  • protocol-gamespy3
  • protocol-nadeo
  • protocol-quake2
  • protocol-quake3
  • protocol-unreal2
  • protocol-valve

Games with Additional Notes

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

To receive a full player list response from CS:GO servers, the server must have set the cvar: host_players_show 2

Discord

You must set the guildId request field to the server's guild ID. Do not provide an IP. The Guild ID can be found in server widget settings (Server ID) or by enabling developer mode in client settings and right-clicking the server's icon. In order to retrieve information from discord server's they must have the Enable server widget option enabled.

Mumble

For full query results from Mumble, you must be running the GTmurmur plugin. If you do not wish to run the plugin, or do not require details such as channel and user lists, you can use the 'mumbleping' server type instead, which uses a less accurate but more reliable solution

Nadeo (ShootMania / TrackMania / etc)

The server must have xmlrpc enabled, and you must pass the xmlrpc port to GameDig, not the connection port. You must have a user account on the server with access level User or higher. Pass the login into to GameDig with the additional options: login, password

TeamSpeak 3

For teamspeak 3 queries to work correctly, the following permissions must be available for the guest server group:

  • Virtual Server
  • b_virtualserver_info_view
  • b_virtualserver_channel_list
  • b_virtualserver_client_list
  • Group
  • b_virtualserver_servergroup_list
  • b_virtualserver_channelgroup_list

In the extremely unusual case that your server host responds to queries on a non-default port (the default is 10011), you can specify their host query port using the teamspeakQueryPort option.

Terraria

Requires tshock server mod, and a REST user token, which can be passed to GameDig with the additional option: token

Valheim

Valheim servers will only respond to queries if they are started in public mode (-public 1).

DayZ

DayZ stores some of it's servers information inside the tags attribute. Make sure to set requestRules: true to access it. Some data inside dayzMods attribute may be fuzzy, due to how mods are loaded into the servers. Alternatively, some servers may have a third party tool that you can use to get the mods information. If it's installed, you can access it via browser with the game servers IP:PORT, but add up 10 to the port. (eg. if game port is 2302 then use 2312).

Valve Protocol

For many valve games, additional 'rules' may be fetched into the unstable raw field by passing the additional option: requestRules: true. Beware that this may increase query time.

Common Issues

Firewalls block incoming UDP

(replit / docker / some VPS providers)

Most game query protocols require a UDP request and response. This means that in some environments, gamedig may not be able to receive the reponse required due to environmental restrictions.

Some examples include:

  • Docker containers
    • You may need to run the container in --network host mode so that gamedig can bind a UDP listen port.
    • Alternatively, you can forward a single UDP port to your container, and force gamedig to listen on that port using the instructions in the section down below.
  • replit
    • Most online IDEs run in an isolated container, which will never receive UDP responses from outside networks.
  • Various VPS / server providers
    • Even if your server provider doesn't explicitly block incoming UDP packets, some server hosts block other server hosts from connecting to them for DDOS-mitigation and anti-botting purposes.

Gamedig doesn't work in the browser

Gamedig cannot operate within a browser. This means you cannot package it as part of your webpack / browserify / rollup / parcel package. Even if you were able to get it packaged into a bundle, unfortunately no browsers support the UDP protocols required to query server status from most game servers. As an alternative, we'd recommend using gamedig on your server-side, then expose your own API to your webapp's frontend displaying the status information. If your application is thin (with no constant server component), you may wish to investigate a server-less lambda provider.

Specifying a listen UDP port override

In some very rare scenarios, you may need to bind / listen on a fixed local UDP port. The is usually not needed except behind some extremely strict firewalls, or within a docker container (where you only wish to forward a single UDP port). To use a fixed listen udp port, construct a new Gamedig object like this:

const gamedig = new Gamedig({
    listenUdpPort: 13337
});
gamedig.query(...)

Usage from Command Line

Want to integrate server queries from a batch script or other programming language? You'll still need npm to install gamedig:

npm install gamedig -g

After installing gamedig globally, you can call gamedig via the command line:

gamedig --type minecraft mc.example.com:11234

Alternatively, if you don't want to install gamedig globally, you can run it with npx:

npx gamedig --type minecraft mc.example.com:11234

The output of the command will be in JSON format. Additional advanced parameters can be passed in as well: --debug, --pretty, --socketTimeout 5000, --requestRules etc.