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Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:36

Can someone tell me where to place server keys for addons? I see there is a keys folder in the ARMA 2 folder but some of my addons have created their own keys folder while others do not create a keys folder but just place all files together in a compressed file (rar, 7s zip etc). Most of my addons are placed in a folder beginning with @ in the ARMA 2 folder.

So does it matter where I place the server keys? Can I create a keys folder as a sub folder of those addons that require/supply them and place it in there OR should they be put in G:\ARMA 2\keys\*.bikey
I prefer the idea of having them all in a sub folder of the respective addon e.g.
G:\ArmA 2\@Desert Mercs & BlackOps\keys\SchnapsdroSel.bikey
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:52

All keys should be placed inside the Arma2/keys folder. If an archive contains a folder in which the key is placed just move it to that default key folder.

However, as a client you do not need those keys. Only servers need to add the keys of those addons they allow to be used on their server when using the "verifySignatures" command in their server config.
So, if you have no intention to host your own server don't bother with those keys ;)
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 18:31

ok i have now in my server main directory the @maps for addons.
in the server.cfg i have

verifySignatures=1;
equalModRequired=0;


but if i goes to the multyplayer lobby. i look at my server i dont see on the expansion line @my folders. only the baf and pmc etc.. how is that possible?

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 23:16

what must i do.

i have a own server but i dont have for some addons or island a public key. is it possible to get that island or addon putt on the server without addons public key?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:18

Please note that the key folders are different if you are running ARROWHEAD or CO.

ARMA 2 ONLY = Arma 2 Directory\keys

ARMA 2 + OA or OA only = Arma 2 Directory\Expansion\Keys

Also, if the mods are not showing up on your server, then you are most likely not running the mod folders correctly, make sure the folder structure is Arma 2 Directory\@MyAddon\Addons\URPBOFILESHERE

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 18:32

ok thank you. but is there a way to start a addon on a server without a key?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 23:29

If you have your addons installed correctly and you test them on the server and they show up then I wouldn't
worry about bit if it dont work then maybe contact the addon maker of the addon you have that you want or
need a key for and see if he can make a key for you.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 23:04

Sorry to resurrect the topic, but I've got a MP newbie question.

If I want to join a server that's signed for JSRS (for example), do I have to put the JSRS .bikey in the Arma 2 OA>Keys folder, or is having all the .pbos and .bisigns enough?

As it stands, I have a bunch of .bikeys in the main Keys folder, some of them outdated. Should I clear it out?

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:23

A client (which you are since you want to join a server) does only need the actual addons and the bisign files.
Keys are only needed to be added to the server. You can of course just add the keys anyway, it makes no difference.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:11

Keys go on the server. bisigns go on the client.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 17:53

Thanks so much.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:26

What folder should I put the keys in on the server?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:39

a2: arma2\keys
oa: arma2\keys or arma2\expansion\keys



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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:46

I've got all my mods in @ folders. There's an addon subfolder for the mod files and some of them have a key subfolder as well, with the server key in. Will these get virtually added to the Arma2OA\keys folder when running with those mods, the same way as the addons subfolders get virtually added or do I need to put them in Arma2OA\keys manually? How about any Dta or userconfig subfolders (e.g. there's quite a few folders in @COWardMod\userconfig)? Will these get virtually added or do I have to move those manually as well?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:33

You have to move them yourself.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 15:12

Thanks.