Buddy and I Bought an Arma 2 Gameserver from well Gameservers seen here:
We had a red Orchestra server with them for 4 years but not anymore as we dont play RO anymore.
We have a server with Defcon servers for Arma and that server runs fine np.
I did look through the MP section here for server info going back 5 pages, as well as the trouble shooting section,
as well as looking on Armaholic forums and the Gameservers forums but Gameservers forums dont have anything
for Arma 2 which makes no sense, I was hesitant to post but I seriously found nothing that answers the few
questiosn I have about what to do, I have an idea, but still am lost to how to do some things.
I have a few questions as Im trying to figure how to setup the server
similar to how I have it for my Arma server.
Yes I do know about the:
ArmA: Dedicated Server
Kellys Heroes Guide to ArmA2 Dedicated Server
but these still dont answer my questions.
Questiosn I do have, and this one is I guess maybe a stupid one,
but to be honest Im not 100% sure.
If I have a gameserver which I rent from (Gameservers) like
Defcon servers, is it considered a dedicated server?
what we have done so far:
* we got to our FTP open it up and found the cfg, and made some adjustments
* we go to our server on the MP list in Arma 2 and get kicked off after a
mission loads, cuz apparently the server version is 1.05, and we are
both running Arma 2 versions 1.07, so that tells me I have to patch the server,
so my question is:
How do I patch my Arma 2 server with the latest 1.07 Patch?
Can i just copy the files from my Arma 2 folder to the Server, and which files do
I copy if that would work? Addon folder, dta folder, anytihng else?
On our defcon server we have a panel we can go to to add files, and edit and update
the cfg, as well as change the command line to tell the server what mods to run ect.,
So my question is I dont see anywhere to change the command line as we want
to play with mods, is it possible to have mods loaded via the cfg file,
like setup a code with a load order like a shortcut target line?
Thats it, all I can think of.
Any help is much appreciated.
---------- Post added at 03:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:18 PM ----------
To answer my first question which I really never knew before :
What's the difference between a game server and a dedicated server?
When purchasing a "game server", you purchase a particular game with a particular amount of players.
You don't have to do any system administration. You just purchase your game, put in your config and you are ready to game in minutes.
With a dedicated server,
you have the freedom to install multiple games on your server. However, GameServers.com
provides limited technical support for dedicated servers and administration/installation/modification
of the servers is your responsibility. For novice users, we recommend using our individual game
subscriptions, which come backed by our 24x7 game server support team.