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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');
    type: 'minecraft',
    host: ''
}).then((state) => {
}).catch((error) => {
    console.log("Server is offline");

Query Options


  • 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)


  • 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)
  • debug: boolean - Enables massive amounts of debug logging to stdout. (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
    • Each object may or may not contain name, ping, score, team, address.
    • The number of players online can be determined by players.length.
    • For servers which do not provide player names, this may be an array of empty objects (ex. [{},{},{}]), one for each player without a name.
  • 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


GameDig Type ID Name Notes
7d2d 7 Days to Die (2013)
ageofchivalry Age of Chivalry (2007)
aoe2 Age of Empires 2 (1999)
alienarena Alien Arena (2004)
alienswarm Alien Swarm (2010)
avp2 Aliens versus Predator 2 (2001)
avp2010 Aliens vs. Predator (2010)
americasarmy America's Army (2002)
americasarmy2 America's Army 2 (2003)
americasarmy3 America's Army 3 (2009)
americasarmypg America's Army: Proving Grounds (2015)
arcasimracing Arca Sim Racing (2008)
arkse Ark: Survival Evolved (2017)
arma2 ARMA 2 (2009)
arma2oa ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead (2010)
arma3 ARMA 3 (2013)
arma ARMA: Armed Assault (2007)
armacwa ARMA: Cold War Assault (2011)
armar ARMA: Resistance (2011)
armagetron Armagetron Advanced (2001)
atlas Atlas (2018)
baldursgate Baldur's Gate (1998)
bat1944 Battalion 1944 (2018)
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)
breed Breed (2004)
brink Brink (2011)
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)
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)
contactjack Contract J.A.C.K. (2003)
cs15 Counter-Strike 1.5 (2002)
cs16 Counter-Strike 1.6 (2003)
cs2d Counter-Strike: 2D (2004)
cscz Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (2004)
csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012) Notes
css Counter-Strike: Source (2004)
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)
dmomam Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (2006)
darkesthour Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 (2008)
dod Day of Defeat (2003)
dods Day of Defeat: Source (2005)
doi Day of Infamy (2017)
dayz DayZ (2018)
dayzmod DayZ Mod (2013)
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)
dirttrackracing2 Dirt Track Racing 2 (2002)
doom3 Doom 3 (2004)
dota2 Dota 2 (2013)
drakan Drakan: Order of the Flame (1999)
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)
ffow Frontlines: Fuel of War (2008)
garrysmod Garry's Mod (2004)
Geneshift (2017)
giantscitizenkabuto Giants: Citizen Kabuto (2000)
globaloperations Global Operations (2002)
ges GoldenEye: Source (2010)
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)
gunmanchronicles Gunman Chronicles (2000)
hl2dm Half-Life 2: Deathmatch (2004)
hldm Half-Life Deathmatch (1998)
hldms Half-Life Deathmatch: Source (2005)
halo Halo (2003)
halo2 Halo 2 (2007)
heretic2 Heretic II (1998)
hexen2 Hexen II (1997)
had2 Hidden & Dangerous 2 (2003)
homefront Homefront (2011)
homeworld2 Homeworld 2 (2003)
hurtworld Hurtworld (2015)
igi2 I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike (2003)
il2 IL-2 Sturmovik (2001)
insurgency Insurgency (2014)
insurgencysandstorm Insurgency: Sandstorm (2018)
ironstorm Iron Storm (2002)
jamesbondnightfire James Bond 007: Nightfire (2002)
jc2mp Just Cause 2 - Multiplayer (2010)
kspdmp Kerbal Space Program - DMP Multiplayer (2015)
killingfloor Killing Floor (2009)
killingfloor2 Killing Floor 2 (2016)
kingpin Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999)
kisspc Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child (2000)
kzmod Kreedz Climbing (2017)
left4dead Left 4 Dead (2008)
left4dead2 Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)
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)
Minecraft (2009) Notes
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (2011)
mnc Monday Night Combat (2011)
mumble Mumble - GTmurmur Plugin (2005) Notes
mumbleping Mumble - Lightweight (2005) Notes
nascarthunder2004 NASCAR Thunder 2004 (2003)
ns Natural Selection (2002)
ns2 Natural Selection 2 (2012)
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)
nolf2 No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002)
nucleardawn Nuclear Dawn (2011)
openarena OpenArena (2005)
openttd OpenTTD (2004)
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (2001)
flashpointresistance Operation Flashpoint: Resistance (2002)
painkiller Painkiller
postal2 Postal 2
prey Prey
primalcarnage Primal Carnage: Extinction
quake1 Quake 1: QuakeWorld
quake2 Quake 2
quake3 Quake 3: Arena
quake4 Quake 4
ragdollkungfu Rag Doll Kung Fu
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
redorchestraost Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
redline Redline
rtcw Return to Castle Wolfenstein
rfactor rFactor
ricochet Ricochet
riseofnations Rise of Nations
rune Rune
rust Rust
stalker S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
samp San Andreas Multiplayer
ss Serious Sam
ss2 Serious Sam 2
shatteredhorizon Shattered Horizon
shogo Shogo
shootmania Shootmania Notes
sin SiN
sinep SiN Episodes
soldat Soldat
sof Soldier of Fortune
sof2 Soldier of Fortune 2
spaceengineers Space Engineers
stbc Star Trek: Bridge Commander
stvef Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force
stvef2 Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force 2
swbf Star Wars: Battlefront
swbf2 Star Wars: Battlefront 2
swjk Star Wars: Jedi Knight
swjk2 Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2
swrc Star Wars: Republic Commando
starbound Starbound
starmade StarMade
starsiege Starsiege (2009)
suicidesurvival Suicide Survival
svencoop Sven Coop
swat4 SWAT 4
synergy Synergy
tacticalops Tactical Ops
takeonhelicopters Take On Helicopters (2011)
teamfactor Team Factor
tf2 Team Fortress 2
tfc Team Fortress Classic
teamspeak2 Teamspeak 2
teamspeak3 Teamspeak 3 Notes
terminus Terminus
Terraria - TShock (2011) Notes
hidden The Hidden (2005)
nolf The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000)
ship The Ship
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
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
urbanterror Urban Terror
v8supercar V8 Supercar Challenge
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
zps Zombie Panic: Source

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
  • 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
  • Empyrion - Galactic Survival
  • Farming Simulator
  • Freelancer
  • Ghost Recon
  • GRAV Online
  • GTA Network
  • GTR 2
  • Haze
  • Hexen World
  • Just Cause 3 Multiplayer
  • Lost Heaven
  • Multi Theft Auto
  • Pariah
  • Plain Sight
  • Project Reality: Battlefield 2
  • Purge Jihad
  • Quake Live
  • Red Eclipse
  • Red Faction
  • Rising Storm 2
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
  • Savage: The Battle For Newerth
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
  • SiN 1 Multiplayer
  • South Park
  • Squad
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
  • Sum of All Fears
  • Teeworlds
  • The Forrest
  • Tibia
  • 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 , 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


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


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

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

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



  • Servers are now limited to 10000 players to prevent OOM
  • Improvements to Starmade (2012)
  • Added Atlas (2018)


  • Added Acra Sim Racing
  • Added Mafia 2: Online


  • Added rFactor


  • Added Vice City: Multiplayer


  • Improve out-of-order packet handling for gamespy1 protocol
  • Work-around for buggy duplicate player reporting from bf1942 servers
  • Report team names rather than IDs when possible for gamespy1 protocol


  • Prevent tcp socket errors from dumping straight to console


  • Added support for host domains requiring Punycode encoding (special characters)


  • Added support for Counter-Strike: 2D


  • Added details about new 2.0 reponse fields to the README.


  • Added support for Insurgency: Sandstorm


  • Added support for Starsiege 2009 (starsiege)


  • Updated readme games list for 2.0
  • Fixed csgo default port


Breaking API changes
  • Node 8 is now required
  • Removed the port_query option. You can now pass either the server's game port or query port in the port option, and GameDig will automatically discover the proper port to query. Passing the query port is more likely be successful in unusual cases, as otherwise it must be automatically derived from the game port.
  • Removed callback parameter from Gamedig.query. Only promises are now supported. If you would like to continue using callbacks, you can use node's util.callbackify function to convert the method to callback format.
  • Removed query field from response object, as it was poorly documented and unstable.
  • Removed notes field from options / response object. Data can be passed through a standard javascript context if needed.
Minor Changes
  • Rewrote core to use promises extensively for better error-handling. Async chains have been dramatically simplified by using async/await across the codebase, eliminating callback chains and the 'async' dependency.
  • Replaced --output pretty cli parameter with --pretty.
  • You can now query from CLI using shorthand syntax: gamedig --type <gameid> <ip>[:<port>]
  • UDP socket is only opened if needed by a query.
  • Automatic query port detection -- If provided with a non-standard port, gamedig will attempt to discover if it is a game port or query port by querying twice: once to the port provided, and once to the port including the game's query port offset (if available).
  • Added new connect field to the response object. This will typically include the game's ip:port (the port will reflect the server's game port, even if you passed in a query port in your request). For some games, this may be a server ID or connection url if an IP:Port is not appropriate.
  • Added new ping field (in milliseconds) to the response object. As icmp packets are often blocked by NATs, and node has poor support for raw sockets, this time is derived from the rtt of one of the UDP requests, or the time required to open a TCP socket during the query.
  • Improved debug logging across all parts of GameDig
  • Removed global Gamedig.debug. debug is now an option on each query.
Protocol Changes
  • Added support for games using older versions of battlefield protocol.
  • Simplified detection of BC2 when using battlefield protocol.
  • Fixed buildandshoot not reading player list
  • Standardized all doom3 games into a single protocol, which can discover protocol discrepancies automatically.
  • Standardized all gamespy2 games into a single protocol, which can discover protocol discrepancies automatically.
  • Standardized all gamespy3 games into a single protocol, which can discover protocol discrepancies automatically.
  • Improved valve protocol challenge key retry process


  • First official release
  • Node.js 6 is now required




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