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==Introduction==
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Setting up a server is not easy and is not that obvious to do.
Setting up a server is not easy and is not that abious to to.
 
  
 
Basically, the server configuration consists of four elements:
 
Basically, the server configuration consists of four elements:
  
* [[ArmA:_Startup_Parameters]]
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* [[ArmA: Startup Parameters]]
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* [[Arma 2: Startup Parameters]]
  
 
* [[basic.cfg|Server Basic Config file]]
 
* [[basic.cfg|Server Basic Config file]]
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* [[server.armaprofile|Server Difficulty Settings File]]
 
* [[server.armaprofile|Server Difficulty Settings File]]
  
==Example Setups==
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== Example Setups ==
  
===Windows===
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=== Windows ===
 
Let's assume that ArmA is installed to "D:\Arma" and the Start in: property of the Windows shortcut is set to: "D:\Arma".
 
Let's assume that ArmA is installed to "D:\Arma" and the Start in: property of the Windows shortcut is set to: "D:\Arma".
  
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* Command line / link target:
 
* Command line / link target:
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
D:\ArmA\arma_server.exe -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -profile=D:\ArmA\Users\server -name=server -mod=@mod1;@mod2
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D:\ArmA\arma_server.exe -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -profiles=D:\ArmA\Users\server -name=server -mod=@mod1;@mod2
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
Note: the parameter <pre>-profile=</pre> is correct for arma_server.exe version 1.8.0.5169 and beta arma_server version 1.9.0.5208.
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-profiles= fails to set your preferences for the server.
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The parameter requires the explicit path to the directory containing the "server.armaprofile" file and the default location for this is "Drive:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\ArmA Other Profiles". You may find the required command is longer than that permissible in the Windows Shortcut Target: option.
The -profile= parameter requires the explicit path to the directory containing the "server.armaprofile" file and the default location for this is "Drive:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\ArmA Other Profiles" you may find the required command is longer than that permissible in the Windows Shortcut Target: option.
 
 
If so, simply create a batch command file to start ArmA_Server and point the Shortcut to it:-
 
If so, simply create a batch command file to start ArmA_Server and point the Shortcut to it:-
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Shortcut properties (following the convention above where ArmA is installed to "D:\Arma", but this time the server profile is in the default "D:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\Arma" location):
 
Shortcut properties (following the convention above where ArmA is installed to "D:\Arma", but this time the server profile is in the default "D:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\Arma" location):
 
Target: D:\Batch\ArmA_Server.cmd
 
Target: D:\Batch\ArmA_Server.cmd
 
Start in: "D:\ArmA"
 
Start in: "D:\ArmA"
  
Note the batch file name can be anything you wish, "ArmA_Server.cmd" is used in this example (the .cmd extension should be maintained).
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Note that the batch file name can be anything you wish, "ArmA_Server.cmd" is used in this example (the .cmd extension should be maintained).
 
Batch file: ArmA_Server.cmd
 
Batch file: ArmA_Server.cmd
  
Contents:
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'''Contents''':
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
D:\ArmA\arma_server.exe -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -profiles="D:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\ArmA" -mod=@mod1;@mod2
 
D:\ArmA\arma_server.exe -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -profiles="D:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\ArmA" -mod=@mod1;@mod2
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
Tip:
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If you are troubleshooting a public server or want analyze detailed network log, you may enable logging using the parameter: -netlog (due to performance hit do not use otherwise). This will record to a netlog file in %localppdata% (in Arma 3, previously in the Arma directory) with very detailed information about network traffic.
If you are running a public server, it is probably a good idea to enable logging using the parameter:
 
<pre>
 
-netlog
 
</pre>
 
This will record to a net.log file in the ArmA program directory, IP Address, Player name, mod's they are loading, net traffic and the Player ID - very useful for dealing with troublemakers.
 
Be aware, the logs can grow large as they are not rotated, I would suggest doing this manually when the server is shutdown, or you could automate this in your startup batch file as follows: <pre>@if exist net.log goto rotatelog else end
 
  
:rotatelog
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=== Linux ===
set str=%date%
 
set tme=%time%
 
rem echo."%str%" "%tme%"
 
for /f "tokens=1,2,3* delims=." %%i in ("%str%") do set str=%%k%%j%%i
 
for /f "tokens=1,2,3* delims=:." %%i in ("%tme%") do set tme=%%i%%j%%k
 
rem echo."%str%" "%tme%"
 
move net.log .\NetLogs\%str%_%tme%_net.log
 
set str=""
 
 
 
:end
 
"D:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA\arma_server.exe" -cfg=arma_server.cfg -config=server.cfg -mod=beta;DBE1;@Islands;@ArmaEffects;@Fixes;@NWD_ScopeFix;@Six_Pack1 -profile="D:\Documents and Settings\ikent.TECHNICAL\My Documents\ArmA Other Profiles\public_server" -netlog -ranking=public_ranking.txt -maxmem=1024
 
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A directory named .\ArmA\NetLogs is required.
 
Change the delims specified for %str% to match your regional date settings, the example above uses the "." as the date seperator.
 
 
 
===Linux===
 
 
Let's assume that ArmA is installed to "/usr/home/arma-server".
 
Let's assume that ArmA is installed to "/usr/home/arma-server".
  
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NOTE 2: the ';' denotes a line-end in Linux. So you have to put a backslash '\' in front of it to use multiple mods. Same if you use spaces in your directories: write 'my\ files'
 
NOTE 2: the ';' denotes a line-end in Linux. So you have to put a backslash '\' in front of it to use multiple mods. Same if you use spaces in your directories: write 'my\ files'
  
==Links==
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NOTE 3: as alternative put the modline in quotes: "-mod=@mod1;@mod2;@mod3"
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== Links ==
  
 
[http://sir-hc.gbks.net/files/index.php?dir=Armed+Assault%2FDedicatedServer%2F Example Setups at sir_hC]
 
[http://sir-hc.gbks.net/files/index.php?dir=Armed+Assault%2FDedicatedServer%2F Example Setups at sir_hC]
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{{ExternalLink|link= http://www.flashpoint1985.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard311/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=73;t=63934|text= Detailed forums discussion from CodeSkyWolf}}
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
 
 
[[ArmA:_Startup_Parameters]]
 
 
 
[[basic.cfg|Server Basic Config file]]
 
 
 
[[server.cfg|Server Config File]]
 
 
 
[[server.armaprofile|Server Difficulty Settings File]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[[Multiplayer Server Commands]]
 
 
 
[[ArmA:_Community_Tools#Multi Player|ArmA Community Tools]]
 
 
 
  
See also: [[ArmA:_Version_History]]
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*[[ArmA: Startup Parameters]]
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*[[basic.cfg|Server Basic Config file]]
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*[[server.cfg|Server Config File]]
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*[[server.armaprofile|Server Difficulty Settings File]]
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*[[Multiplayer_Server_Commands|Multiplayer Server Commands]]
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*[[ArmA: Community_Tools#Multi Player|ArmA Community Tools]]
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*[[ArmA: Version History]]
  
[[Category:ArmA:_Multiplayer|Dedicated Server]]
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{{GameCategory|arma1|Multiplayer}}
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{{GameCategory|arma2|Multiplayer}}

Latest revision as of 13:10, 22 June 2021

Setting up a server is not easy and is not that obvious to do.

Basically, the server configuration consists of four elements:

Example Setups

Windows

Let's assume that ArmA is installed to "D:\Arma" and the Start in: property of the Windows shortcut is set to: "D:\Arma".

  • Command line / link target:
D:\ArmA\arma_server.exe -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -profiles=D:\ArmA\Users\server -name=server -mod=@mod1;@mod2


The parameter requires the explicit path to the directory containing the "server.armaprofile" file and the default location for this is "Drive:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\ArmA Other Profiles". You may find the required command is longer than that permissible in the Windows Shortcut Target: option. If so, simply create a batch command file to start ArmA_Server and point the Shortcut to it:-

Shortcut properties (following the convention above where ArmA is installed to "D:\Arma", but this time the server profile is in the default "D:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\Arma" location): Target: D:\Batch\ArmA_Server.cmd Start in: "D:\ArmA"

Note that the batch file name can be anything you wish, "ArmA_Server.cmd" is used in this example (the .cmd extension should be maintained). Batch file: ArmA_Server.cmd

Contents:

D:\ArmA\arma_server.exe -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -profiles="D:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\ArmA" -mod=@mod1;@mod2

If you are troubleshooting a public server or want analyze detailed network log, you may enable logging using the parameter: -netlog (due to performance hit do not use otherwise). This will record to a netlog file in %localppdata% (in Arma 3, previously in the Arma directory) with very detailed information about network traffic.

Linux

Let's assume that ArmA is installed to "/usr/home/arma-server".

  • Command line / link target:
/usr/home/arma-server/server -cfg=basic.cfg -config=server.cfg -name=server -mod=@mod1\;@mod2\;@mod3

NOTE: this line is only for debugging. When you want to run the server permanently, edit and use the provided script "armaserver" that comes with the linux server files.

NOTE 2: the ';' denotes a line-end in Linux. So you have to put a backslash '\' in front of it to use multiple mods. Same if you use spaces in your directories: write 'my\ files'

NOTE 3: as alternative put the modline in quotes: "-mod=@mod1;@mod2;@mod3"

Links

Example Setups at sir_hC Detailed forums discussion from CodeSkyWolf (dead link)

See Also