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ARMA II - Linux Server 1.04 Public Beta UPDATED

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 16:25 #1

An updated version of Linux beta server build 61018 is available now for download. Most important change is added support for http://www.battleye.com anticheat system.

We are pleased to announce that Arma II Linux Server 1.04 Public Beta is available now for download. We believe all major performance and stability problems are fixed now.



Please post your feedback to this thread.

Thank you again for your help with the testing of the Linux server platform for Arma II.

ArmA 2 - Linux Standalone Server 1.04
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Copyrigt © 2009 Bohemia Interactive Studio. All rights reserved.

For more information please visit
http://community.bis...edicated_Server


Installation instructions:
==========================

1. Following programs must have been installed on your Linux-box:
tar, gcc. Optional: md5sum (for setup integrity check)

1a. On some verions of Linux (this was reported for RedHat 9
and Gentoo linux 2.4.20) the NSCD deamon must be installed to
run ArmA 2 server successfully. Caching of DNS would be sufficient.

2. Copy the whole "ArmA 2" directory from Windows
to some Linux-directory (ArmA2). DON'T DO ANY DATA CONVERSIONS
(even "dos2unix" translation of text files is not necessary).
Example: you can use PKZIP (WinZip, PowerArchiver, etc.) on
Windows and "unzip" on Linux.
Don't use upper case letters in the ArmA2 directory name
(/home/bob/arma2 will be good, /home/bob/ArmA
may cause some troubles).
ArmA2 directory should contain subdirectories "Addons", "Bin",
"Campaigns", etc.

3. Copy the "server-x.xx.tar.gz" (x.xx is version number) file into
the ArmA2 directory. Unpack and install it with commands:

arma2$ tar -xjf server-x.xx.tar.bz2
arma2$ ./install

Watch the messages - they will inform you whether your installation
is successful.

4. Dedicated server can be started in foreground:

arma2$ ./server

Or in background:

o$ nohup ./server > out.txt 2> err.txt &
[1] <pid>

5. Running server can be stopped by executing:

$ kill -s SIGINT <pid>

Where <pid> is process-id of mother server thread (printed out in
"nohup" command).

6. ArmA2 server has a feature: command-line parameter
"-pid=<pid_file>". It causes creation of <pid_file> with
PID of root ArmA2 process. If IP port specified in "-port=<nn>"
parameter is busy (in usage), ArmA2 will terminate immediately
and <pid_file> won't be written..

7. The "arma2server" script is provided for automatic server
start/restart/status query/etc. Please be sure to edit
CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS in lines 12 to 18 !
After this is done, install (hard-link?) the script into
"/etc/rc.d/init.d/arma2server" file. After that it can be managed
by "chkconfig" (see info/man).



Edited by Maruk, 09 December 2009 - 09:13.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 16:35 #2

Nice, looking forward to putting our server up. Thank you for your continued (and outstanding) support of PC gaming.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 18:39 #3

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 20:46 #4

Hi!
Thx for this beta release :)

I've 1 question. Server running fine on my Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop,
but not on this same OS in a Vmware "computer"

When ./server : ./server doesn't exist
Tried after a new install.

Thx for help ;)

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 15:26 #5

hi^^, sorry for my bad english eheh, i have a problem :(.
When i start del linux server with no custom mission i'ts ok,but when i start the server with a custom mission (and i have edited the server.cfg ) the server run, but not load the map and the player see waiting for host.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 16:59 #6

So far so good.
I'm seeing much better use of both cpus in our server.

32613 swec      18  -2  526m 490m  11m R 98.0 24.2   4:24.87 server
32606 swec      18  -2  526m 490m  11m R 96.3 24.2   5:45.26 server

That's excellent and did not happen in the alphas. :)
FPS seems to be remaining high for longer also but a bit early to tell.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 22:18 #7

Has anybody tried the public beta with a quad-core yet, and what are the results?

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 00:08 #8

hi^^, sorry for my bad english eheh, i have a problem :(.
When i start del linux server with no custom mission i'ts ok,but when i start the server with a custom mission (and i have edited the server.cfg ) the server run, but not load the map and the player see waiting for host.


Same thing on my windows 2003 server. I think it's not a linux server problem only ;)

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 07:58 #9

Has anyone tried 'Arma II Linux Server 1.04 Public Beta' on FreeBSD's Linux Binary Compatibility mode?

Hope BIS would be able to release future Arma II dedicated server binaries for FreeBSD also.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:57 #10

Since I have two running instances of ArmA II Servers (Linux 1.04 Public Alpha) i have a question. Is it possible to just copy the server and arma2server data in the existing Installation Folders and Overwrite the Files ?? I think this should work, because the install Process (tolower) is only renaming the Files and takes away the capital Letters..
Has anyone tried it this way ??

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:13 #11

That's Greate, thanks for your hardworking.

Could anybody tell me which beta version is well matched with the linux version, should i patch the latest beta before i install the linux version ?

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:36 #12

Hi, is that normal ?

vizjer:/home/arma2# ./arma2server start
Starting ArmA 2 server...
vizjer:/home/arma2# nohup: redirecting stderr to stdout

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:38 #13

Maciek;1496034']Hi, is that normal ?

vizjer:/home/arma2# ./arma2server start
Starting ArmA 2 server...
vizjer:/home/arma2# nohup: redirecting stderr to stdout


An overlook in the arma2server script that doesn't redirect "nohup" error output to a file (nohup is used to keep the server running even after you log out).
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:52 #14

One of cores work for 100% (it's decreasing FPS on server) and the rest is about 15%, I've got 4 cores (phenom II 940). I've beed trying irqbalance demon, (./server -cpucount=1 and with -cpucount=4) same result. Is it normal too ?

Does anyone notice difference between runing arma server in 32 bit and 64 bit linux ?

Sorry for my English :)

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 13:42 #15

~Steiner;1495988']Since I have two running instances of ArmA II Servers (Linux 1.04 Public Alpha) i have a question. Is it possible to just copy the server and arma2server data in the existing Installation Folders and Overwrite the Files ?? I think this should work, because the install Process (tolower) is only renaming the Files and takes away the capital Letters..
Has anyone tried it this way ??

Greetz,


it should work. Maybe better would be to create more than two ArmA2 Linux servers, thousand of them, flood the internet world with ArmA2 Linux Servers, give them a try ;)

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 14:00 #16

it should work. Maybe better would be to create more than two ArmA2 Linux servers, thousand of them, flood the internet world with ArmA2 Linux Servers, give them a try ;)


Thanxs for your fast reply @Bebul. If the Performance Tests will bring the results I´m hoping for, I´ll be the last who won´t bring up more than the two running Servers :bounce3:

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 21:24 #17

Possible start the server Arma-2 on FreeBSD ?

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 22:53 #18

Can we know under which Linux distro BIS tested and originally "built" and "finalized" this dedicated version of the ArmA 2 Linux server bin? (ie. which is it known to best run under without too much excessive side tweaking - I presume BIS used a distro fairly "out of the box" Linux distro to build and test this? - What distro is the benchmark?)

Edited by Bob.Dob, 29 November 2009 - 23:36.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 17:00 #19

How about the rest of you Linux server admins then? Which distros have you been using for dedicated ArmA 2 server?
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 17:14 #20

Server FreeBSD
Linux Beta: v1.04.60159
+ ARMA2_Build_60588

AI in the game does not work.
Bots in the game are on the ground, motionless.

in the log server.

Spoiler

Edited by Sergei_100, 30 November 2009 - 17:17.




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