Pioneers comes with a computer player, pioneersai. This player isn't too bad at the moment, but not finished yet. Most notably, it cannot initiate domestic trade, and use the maritime rules yet.
pioneersai is a terminal application without GUI. Its command line options are:
Table 4.1. pioneersai command line options
|-s||Connect to |
|-p||Connect to port |
|-n||Set the player name. If this option is absent, a random name will be choosen.|
|-a||Choose the type of computer player. Currently, there is
only one type |
|-t||Set time to wait between turns.|
|-c||Stop the computer player from giving comments.|
However, most of the time you won't start pioneersai manually. Both game servers offer ways to start a number of computer players.