Gunter your tutorials are the best! Moreover, they are recent so I can be confident that you know what you are talking about and your info takes account of recent updates to the Armaverse (namely the ArmA2CO.exe).
Couple questions: that arise from reading your tutorial above:
1. If all I want to do is setup my own "dedicated server" to be able to effectively play the Benny Warfare Edition singleplayer and have it work properly (evidently problems with units not respawning is somehow solved by playing the game via a dedicated server) do I have to pay for server space or something?? I can launch the
and get the window entitled
ArmA2 OA Console version 1.59 : port 2302 - Socket
With the following text
But to be honest I don't really know what this means? Is my machine now acting as a server? I noticed when I ran this .exe a while ago that some guy "connected to my server" briefly, but then logged out. Evidently this creates a server that is then listed in some master list of servers somewhere and other players can select it and log in??1012 Dedicated host created.
1018 BattlEye Server: Initialized (v1.115)
1018 Host identity created.
I think a lot of you guys have been playing this stuff for so long, and are so incredibly expert at it, that you don't remember that some of these most BASIC details are inscrutable to us beginners. I certainly have an idea what a server is in general: a machine that serves clients, and typically refers to a machine that is dedicated to be a host for a particular function, whether via LAN or internet connection to other machines. But the term "server" has myriad meanings and uses in Information Technology, and it is not entirely clear how the term is being used in the context of ArmA2 OA "dedicated server."
Okay, so I don't know what the hell I have running with this ArmA2 OA Console version thing that is visible on my desktop . . . which is actually a little bit nervewracking because I had to say "Okay let it run" via my security software . . .
My next very, VERY basic question addresses (and I have read the BIS wikis) is this:
When I select the aforementioned Console, and press the / key nothing happens.HowTo
You can access the command line by pressing the chat key (default: /).