# Thread: Tophe's ArmA2 Dedicated Server Tool (TA2DST)

1. Hi
we want to start our server with the latest beta patch witch is located in the expansion folder. The Server starts without a problem. But we get no response about the actual version of the server. There is no info about the version in the serverlist in the client and no info in the server window. I think the server starts in normal 1.60 version and not in the beta version. Can you help us to fix the problem?

2. OK. I found the Problem. In TA2DST version 1.3 in the serverconfig file is missing the line requiredBuild="beta_version_number";
Can you bring this line in one of the next releases?

3. Hi again any more news on this great app?.

Thanks

4. Mondreiter as far as I am aware your server IS running the latest beta it just doesn't enforce the rule that clients HAVE to be running the same version.

5. Once I figured out what info needed to be in the "Server File" line and hit launch I was prompted to "Save as default?" and said yes.

My security app asked me about three times if I wanted to allow the app to act as a server.

Then I got an error window saying:

The process cannot access the file 'C:Program Files\(x86)\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA2\TA2DST\default\Users\TA2DST\TA2D ST.ArmA2OAProfile' because it is being used by another process.
Does this mean I need to close the server console before closing TA2DST to save the profile? When I closed everything and restarted my info had been saved.

All I'm trying to do is play Warfare Benny Edition, and I understand that it needs to run through a dedicated server to perform properly.

So yeah, figured out that: if I launch ArmA2OA while TA2DST and the server console are both running, I have my dedicated 1 player server showing up in my list of available servers in my MP window. Did manage to launch Warfare Benny and start playing. Everything worked.

But the game was more laggy than I have ever seen it lag.

Is this normal?

All an innocent noob like me wants to know really is: Why oh WHY is it necessary to run a mission through a damn 'server' when all I'm doing is playing against the AI on my own damn machine!?

6. ## Combined Operations

I'm having trouble launching ArmA2 Combined Operations through this launcher. I'm using "\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oaserver.exe" to start the server and when I do it says I'm missing Utes and other ArmA2 content. It is only launching Operation Arrowhead.

7. Originally Posted by JuggernautOfWar
I'm having trouble launching ArmA2 Combined Operations through this launcher. I'm using "\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\Expansion\beta\arma2oaserver.exe" to start the server and when I do it says I'm missing Utes and other ArmA2 content. It is only launching Operation Arrowhead.

Code:
"-mod=D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2;EXPANSION;CA"
You may need to change the path, but have it link to your arma 2 folder

8. ## Lan to internet

Hey guys, I'm new to this game("ARMA 2") and server hosting, so would be much appreciated if i got some help.
In the Server Hosting Tool "TA2DST v.13". I made My own dedicated server, but i have a problem, cause the server shows up in Lan , and i want it to show up with the internet servers. How do i change my server to show up in Internet.

-Thank You Guys,

---------- Post added at 19:34 ---------- Previous post was at 19:33 ----------

Originally Posted by Tophe
Tophes ArmA 2 Dedicated Server Tool (TA2DST) v.1.3

by Tophe of Östgöta Ops

TA2DST v1.3

The Armed Assault series allows an amazing array of settings to freely customize dedicated servers.
This means you will have to edit quite a few config files to get it running the way you like.

TA2DST is a tool that will greatly simplify this. All you need to do is to choose the settings you like.
Then the application will create all necessary files according to your settings and start the server with the appropriate arguments.

All necessary files will be created in a folder called 'TA2DST'.
You can save different profiles to easily switch between server setups.

In the folder TA2DST a new folder for each profile will be created. This folder contains all files associated to the profile.
Here you will find a file named '<profile_name>.TA2DST'. This contains all your settings for that profile.

You can share your TA2DST settings with the community with this single file.

INSTALLATION
=============

Copy the file 'TA2DST.exe' to your ArmA2 game folder.

* Note that it's important that the file is in the game root folder, i.e. C:\Program files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\

* If you are upgrading from an earlier version of TA2DST you might need to delete your old TA2DST folder so the program may create new settings files.

* You also need to have .NET installed.

FUTURE PLANS
=============

Plans for upcoming releases:
• System for setting Mission Parameters.
• Drag and drop ordering of mods and missions.
• Live monitoring of netlog and RTP file.
• Process monitoring, restart server on crash.
• Start as service.
• Export function, that lets you export all files for use on other systems (Linux etc.)
• More detailed documentation.

VERSION HISTORY
================

1.3 - 2011.02.09
• Mod and Mission loading order is now saved in the profile
• Voting bug fixed. Disabling voting now works.
• MOTD maximum interval is increased to 999 seconds

1.2 - 2010.11.06

1.1b - 2010.11.05
• Fixed bug with 'Precision Enemy' value.
• Added checkbox to disable/enable server voting.

1.0b - 2010.08.15
• Support for beta servers
• Several minor bugs fixed.

0.9b2 - 2010.08.09
• Added error-catches for an unidentified bug that gives
some users an error the first time they run the program.
• Several minor bugs ironed out.

0.9b - 2010.08.08
• Initial beta release

I'd be very happy if you could help me out and report any bugs, problems, ideas, suggestions, smoothie recipes etc. in this thread
It would be greatly appreciated if u could tell how i can change from LAN TO INTERNET SERVER

9. It is probably a firewall problem. Try turning off your firewall (both in windows and the router). If that workds you can turn it on and start opening ports instead.

10. @thanks for that one i had the same problem but turning of the firewall worked

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