I have a large Internet data pipe - that's not the problem.
Like I did with OPF, I'm going to run a dedicated game server - but I'm concerned with the new hardware requirements.
1. Does the dedicated server support dual-processors?
2. Does the dedicated server need a decent video card, or is it just an engine that runs, therefore making the video card a moot point?
3. I'd like to run "large" missions, those with a few hundred units at least - has anyone done this, and what type of hardware are you using and lag experienced?
Thanks in advance.
My current server: Pentium D 940 w/2 GIGS DDR2 RAM on WinXP (I hope this is adequate)
doesnt support dual core atm, but they are looking into this now that the 505 version has been released 'allegedly'
you dont need a video card to run any dedicated server game,
as to your third question you will have to test it for yourself,dead bodies are still a major problem when you get onto the bigger missions, and load times become insane when a server has been running a large map for a period of time...
sson to be fixed we all hope with 1.05 release
Thank you for the reply..
I've heard of a script that removes dead bodies.. I wonder if that would help?
All you need is a video card with 2D support.
I've been running dedicated server on 6mb/512kb cable modem on XP 2500+ machine. It could host 10+ players easily and hordes of AI without lag so I think your setup can host very big battles.
I was just about to ask this, thanks.
Originally Posted by (Blake @ Feb. 25 2007,11:03)
I am going to start hosting a small UK server on a Athlon 2800+, 1GB, XP PRO.
Do I need to install the whole ARMA game on my second Pc aswell as the below?
Also while Im here what ports do I need to forward on my router?
u need to install the game to the other pc+dedi server file!
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Thanks for the port info, I did a bit more digging and found this :
Originally Posted by (ck-claw @ Feb. 26 2007,13:46)
To install a standalone server
* Install the corresponding version of the game on any machine (you will need ArmA DVD for this)
* Add the ArmA_Server.exe file to the same directory as ArmA.exe. Copy your already installed ArmA directory on to the server.
* Create a configuration file for your server. See server.cfg for further information.
So as far I can make out I dont actually need to install the game on my server I just copy over the directory and server.exe??? Does this mean I can put that directory anywhere on my server?
Any help appreciated! Thanks
ah yeah sorry my bad!!!
yes just copy over your Arma directory!! posting again sober!
After a bit of playing I got my server up and running last night. It runs fine on my spec as long as I dont allow too many players, look out for it in the evenings under the name :
Ninjia^s Dedicated UK Co-Op