# Thread: COOP Locally Hosted Warfare/CTI [Comp Stomp]

1. ## COOP Locally Hosted Warfare/CTI [Comp Stomp]

I'm looking for a good coop (friends vs AI) warfare or CTI mission. I host locally on my computer without a dedicated server. Need a good warfare/CTI mission where the AI is competent and use things at their disposal. The standard BIS Warfare is definitely designed for PvP and it shows.

I tried Benny Edition a few months ago and the AI was pretty bugged. They didn't buy any vehicles or weapons. A few even kept spawning in a corner of the map. I'm certain it requires a dedicated server.

2. With a Quadcore CPU you surely can start a dedicated server on your local machine, i'm doing this all the time. As a sideeffect you get by far better (local) client performance compared to hosted. You should try it, it's really worth.

3. Cheek out Angry insects/PromanCTI missions. They say they need a dedicated server, but I have played them fine hosting as client.

4. Originally Posted by [FRL]Myke
With a Quadcore CPU you surely can start a dedicated server on your local machine, i'm doing this all the time. As a sideeffect you get by far better (local) client performance compared to hosted. You should try it, it's really worth.
Is it a fairly easy thing to set up? I've got a Phenom II running at 3.4 GHz - should be fine. If I can get better performance that'd be great. I play with a few mods and the beta patch, don't know if that'd change anything.

Originally Posted by -=seany=-
Cheek out Angry insects/PromanCTI missions. They say they need a dedicated server, but I have played them fine hosting as client.
Thank you for the suggestion. I can't find the lite version mentioned in the readme free from the required mods.

5. I recommend Tophe's A2 Dedicated Server Tool. There, setting up a local server is a matter of a few checkboxes and a few seconds. It supports beta patches aswell as Mods which can be selected by simply clicking a checkbox.
Also i do run on a Phenom II 3.4GHz and on Takistan i easily have 50+ FPS, mostly hitting 80-90FPS.

You should just know server commands like #login and #missions. If you don't have set any mission rotation (guessing you would like to select from all avaliable missions), when you connect you will just see a black screen. Log in as admin and issue the #missions command and you're good to go.

6. Thank you very much for the information Myke! This helps tremendously. I'll report back with my findings once I've played with it for a while.

7. Originally Posted by JuggernautOfWar
Thank you very much for the information Myke! This helps tremendously. Using this tool how do I create a server in CO instead of OA?

The path might differ but this starts a CO server on my PC:
Code:
C:\Program Files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\Expansion\beta\arma2oaserver.exe
This goes in the "Server file" field. I recommend to use the "Browse" button to find the correct file. OFC if you're not using beta patches, remove the "Expansion\beta" part.

8. Ha you got me. I edited my post right as you posted. Yeah I got it by using the base ArmA 2 directory.

So far so good, haven't noticed any performance decrease at least. Great now I can try out Benny Edition again and hopefully it'll work. Thank you again Myke!

9. Keep an eye on your CPU temps as now your CPU will run most of the time at full load.

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