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New to owning a server

Post by tdaniels90 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:57 pm

Hello as the title says I'm completely new to owning a server and I basically have no idea where to start. I would like to have my server run the Arma 3 Unsung Mod on a specific Vietnam map with other addons installed like ace. I've looked around but I haven't really found a solid tutorial for NFO servers for someone that's a complete beginner. If someone could lend me a hand or point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.

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Re: New to owning a server

Post by Caliban55 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:37 am

I would recommend that you carefully read through the official Arma documention from Bohemia, following this link:

https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arm ... figuration

An ArmA server is a bit more complicate to set up and maintain, especially for beginners who want to run mods on the server. This usually requires that you check for updated versions of mods when the Arma branch updates and you have to take into account that mods may require additional dependencies (on other mods, external libraries, etc.).

In order to get you started, a mod in ArmA is usually added to a server with the -mod= startup parameter (or -servermod=). I recommend to use a parameter file for handling ArmA configs, especially with large number of mods.

For you this means: You have to upload the Unsung mod to your ArmA3 root folder (or if you are using a VDS and not a single instance gameserver download it to the server) and add a -mod=PATH_TO_YOUR_UNSUNG_MOD parameter and copy the Unsung mod keys to your servers keys folder. Then you need a Unsung mod compatible mission and place that in your servers MPMissions folder. In your server.cfg you then have to add a class mission array with the missions you want to run (again, read carefully through the link how a server.cfg is set up: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/server.cfg ).

It depends also a bit on what server type you are renting through NFO, VDS, or single gameserver instance.

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Re: New to owning a server

Post by tdaniels90 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:15 am

Sorry for the late reply. I have a NFO server. I'll read through the link you posted and see what all I can learn from it. I'm not even sure how to set a password up for my server and the server package I got requires one.

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Re: New to owning a server

Post by SamTheMan » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:45 am

tdaniels90 wrote:Sorry for the late reply. I have a NFO server. I'll read through the link you posted and see what all I can learn from it. I'm not even sure how to set a password up for my server and the server package I got requires one.
The Arma 3 Official Wiki has everything you need.

https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/

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