Players can apply for an account that allows them to authenticate as registered users. Registration is optional, so users are free to play anonymously. Some accounts have special privileges (privs) that serve for game moderation or server administration. These are indicated in-game as icons, which are shown to the left of all player names.
The below table gives an overview of all the icons and their meaning.
|bot||0||A.I. controlled player|
|none||0||players that did not identify|
|player||1||players with regular accounts|
|supporter||2||can change most game variables|
|moderator||3||can mute, kick, manage teams|
|operator||4||higher moderation, e.g. bans|
|administrator||5||full control of server settings|
|developer||6||core developers of the project|
|founder||7||founders of the project|
Of course, bots are not related to player accounts, but they have their own icons to readily distinguish them from human ("real") players. Some privilege levels can be either local or global. Local privs are given to registered players on specific servers, as described in a following section. In contrast, global privs are valid on all public servers.
Levels and lock variables
The levels shown above (column lvl) refer to the usage of certain server variables that define the minimum privs required to perform a specific action. This allows server owners to give more liberal rights to lower player levels. The same levels can also be used to restrict map editing, joining a game or even connecting to the server. To learn more about these variables, search for lock in the variables menu, which is accessible from the game's main menu.
If you host a game server, you are free to specify local privs for selected players. To add existing user accounts (including your own) to your local server user lists, in servinit.cfg add:
addlocalop <handle> <s|m|o|a>
Where "s" is supporter, "m" is moderator, "o" is operator, and "a" is administrator.
If you do not have an account, it is still possible to claim local administrator rights using a password specified in servinit.cfg:
This password can be entered via the setpriv command, which also servers to claim helper status.
How to apply for an account
Open registrations are available for all recurring players. If you play Red Eclipse with any regularity and would like others to be able to identify you, please visit:
Once you have received an authkey and added it to your config.cfg, you are free to identify when connecting to a game server. For this you find a checkbox in two of the in-game menus, the server menu (F2) and the user profile menu.