Server Config File – Operation Flashpoint

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This article deals with the server.cfg, a configuration file which you can use to configure various game server settings such as password, how many votes are needed, welcome messages, etc.

The name server.cfg is only a standard as the file can be called anything. The real name is determined by the -config command line option when launching the dedicated server. There is no default name - when no filename is specified, no server configuration file is loaded.

Server Options

Parameter Default Description
hostname "" Name of the server displayed in the server browser. If left empty then computer name is used.
password "" Password required to connect to the server.
passwordAdmin "" Password needed to log in as the server admin.
reportingIP "" Address of the master server which makes your server public. Gamespy shutdown in 2014. Current community master server is
motd[] {} Messages displayed when player joins the server ("message of the day").
motdInterval 5 Delay in seconds between motd[] messages.
voteMissionPlayers 1 How many players must connect to the server before mission selection screen is displayed (where players can vote for a mission).
voteThreshold 0.5 Percentage of votes needed to confirm a vote.
maxPlayers 64 Maximum number of players that can connect to the server.
kickDuplicate 0 Kick players with duplicated game ID (0 - disabled, 1 - enabled).
equalModRequired 0 Reject players that did not launch the game with the same -mod= startup parameter as the server (0 - disabled, 1 - enabled).
checkFiles[] {} List of files to check for the integrity CRC check. Message will appear if the file on client doesn't match the file on server. You may select files inside pbos. Beware of checking large files, which takes serious processing on the server and can cause various issues.
voiceOverNet 1 Enable in-game voice communication (0 - disabled, 1 - enabled). It works only on DirectPlay which is not recommended to be used.

Mission rotation

Server can automatically select mission from a list if there is at least one player connected. Once the mission is done and if there are still players on the server, it will automatically switch to the next one in the cycle.

The list is created by adding "class Missions" to the configuration. Each child class defines a mission. Their properties are as follows:

Parameter Description
template Mission file name (without .PBO extension) from the MPMissions folder.
cadetMode Difficulty mode: 0 for Veteran or 1 for Cadet.
param1 Default value for the mission's first parameter (defined in mission's description.ext)
param2 Default value for the mission's second parameter (defined in mission's description.ext)

Example Configuration File

// Example server.cfg file.
// Single-line comments begin with two forward slashes
/* Multi line comments begin with forward slash and asterisk
and end with asterisk and a slash */

hostname = "Fun and Test Server";
password = "123";
passwordAdmin = "abc";
reportingIP = "";
motd[] = {
	"Welcome to our server",
	"",						// Empty string increases delay
	"We are looking for fun - Join us Now !",
voteThreshold = 0.33;		// 33% of players need to vote to make changes
kickDuplicate = 1;
equalModRequired = 1;
checkFiles[] = {
	"Abox\stringtable.csv"	// file inside pbo

class Missions
	class Mission01		// subclass name is not relevant
		template = "1-8_D_Paintball.ABEL";
		cadetMode = 1;
		param1 = 600;
		param2 = 50;

	class Mission02
		template = "2-8_T_CaptureTheFlag1.eden";
		cadetMode = 1;
		param1 = 600;
		param2 = 50;

	class Mission03
		template = "1-8_D_FLAGFIGHT2SMALL.ABEL";
		cadetMode = 1;
		param1 = 600;
		param2 = 50;

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