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you must download the Zip from github.

Then you go TADST\bin\Debug

There ist the Application .exe from TADST 😁

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On 6/3/2021 at 11:29 PM, O que tu queres sei eu... said:

Hey there. I have downloaded the tool from the github, since armaholic died, but it is missing the .exe file, or at least I cant find it. Can someone help? Thanks in advance


On 6/18/2021 at 6:18 PM, dybra18 said:

Yeah...same here...cannot find the .exe anywhere.



In the original post there's a second link which stills works that contains the .exe for TADST:





On 8/8/2010 at 7:59 PM, tophe said:

Tophes Arma Dedicated Server Tool (TADST) v3.1.0


by Tophe of Östgöta Ops [oops]



Link if Armaholic is overloaded: HERE





TADST v3.1.0
The Armed Assault series allows an amazing array of settings to freely customize dedicated servers.
This means you will have to edit quite a few config files to get it running the way you like.

TADST is a tool that will greatly simplify this. All you need to do is to choose the settings you like. Then the application will
create all necessary files according to your settings and start the server with the appropriate arguments.

All necessary files will be created in a folder called 'TADST'.
You can save different profiles to easily switch between server setups.

In the folder TADST a new folder for each profile will be created.
This folder contains all files associated to the profile.


Copy the file 'TADST.exe' to your Arma game folder.

* Note that it's important that the file is in the game root folder
i.e. C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 3

* If you are upgrading from an earlier version of TADST you should delete
your old TADST folder so the program can create new settings files.

You also need to have .NET installed.



  • Set up your firewall.
    To run a dedicated server you must make sure you have set port forwarding correctly in your firewall/router.
    Normally you need the ports 2302-2305 to be open. Click the port info button to get info on your selected ports.
  • Set Server Name and Server File
    TADST is set to start the server with default settings so the only two things you need to set to get a server up and running is Server Name and Server File.
    If you double click the text fields, TADST will try and set appropriate values.






  • Options for allowedFileExtensions, allowedPreprocessFileExtensions, allowedHTMLLoadExtensions, allowedHTMLLoadURIs
  • Options to launch headless clients
  • Steam server update thingy
  • Individual difficulty settings on missions
  • System for setting Mission Parameters.
  • Start as service.
  • Process monitoring, restart server on crash.
  • Remote server/client protocol (probably wont't happen, but hey)



I'm doing this for fun and for love to the community, but if you like TADST you can support me by donating some coffee-money.
You can also follow my music project Meadows on facebook. That would make me equally happy!

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To Bohemia for keeping it real
To Australian Tactical Combat League, Rune "TheFlyingCorpse" Darrud, Dave, Bill, Krijn and Rafael for generous donations

To Baconeo and James Kingsley for code contribution
To The Arma community for everything
Östgöta Ops for testing, playing and supporting


v3.1.0 - 2017.09.23

 (Thanks to Bradon Hall)

  • Fixed: Include 64 bit server exe in file list
  • Fixed: Open RPT for 64 bit server
  • Improved: Add empty allowedVoteCmds when voting disabled
v3.0.0 - 2016.06.12  
  • New: Settings for Max Ping, Max Desync, Max Packet Loss, Max Disconnect timeout and Kick Clients On Slow Network.
  • Improved: Updated some tooltips

v2.96  - 2016.05.08

  • Fixed: Critical dependency error where a tiny line made the whole universe implode. Crash fixed. (Thank you sergistark and baconeo for helping me debug).


v2.95  - 2016.05.08  

  • New: Added support for autoinit with persistent battlefield
  • Improved: Some minor text errors
  • Fixed: Setting default difficulty now puts correct value in profile


v2.91  - 2016.05.07

  • Fixed: Difficulty bug, causing crash


v2.9  - 2016.05.06  

  • New: loopback settings added
  • Fixed: Difficulty settings now reflect the correct properties
  • Improved: Cleaned up UI from unsused difficulty settings


v2.8 - 2016.05.02
  • Fixed: Difficulty system overhaul (Thanks to Baconeo)


v2.7 - 2016.01.03

  • New: Added serverCommandPassword
  • New: Information about which ports to open 
  • New: Checkbox to enable Upnp.
  • New: Allowed File Pathing selection
  • New: Headless client settings now have settings for localClient as well. 
  • Fixed: Bunch of minor bugs
  • Fixed: HeadlessClient config entries was a bit messed up 
  • Removed: Required Secure ID, not used anymore
  • Removed: Steamport settings, not used anymore. Hardcoded from gameport. 

(expand spoiler for complete history)

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v2.6 - 2014.07.05

  • New: Added enableHT option in Performance tab
  • New: Ability to define a custom Steam query port on servers, it's obsolete after hotfix 1.22
  • Improved: Mission tab now show unpacked missions in MPMissions folder
  • Improved: Open RTP-button now use associated program to open RPT file.
  • Fixed: Program would crash if mission move down button was clicked without a selected mission


v2.5 - 2014.07.04


  • Improved: Doubleclicking Maximum Packet Size now sets it to default
  • Improved: Added tooltips to all controls
  • Fixed: Removed Reporting IP functions, since it is deprecated.
  • Fixed: Updated difficulty settings to reflect current version
  • Fixed: Profile folders didn't get deleted when deleting profile.
  • Fixed: IP's entered in headless client wasn't saved to profile.


2.4 - 2013.10.02 -


  • New: Cleaned up the interface, added icons and some color to the interface
  • New: Set the difficulty level on each cycled mission individually
  • Fixed: Mission folder wouldn't scan when program starts


2.3 - 2013.09.27 -


  • New: Added Maximum Packet Size option (class sockets{maxPacketSize = <limit>})
  • New: Added Required Secure Id option
  • New: Server now supports headless clients
  • New: Doubleclick password fields to autogenerate readable passwords (just for fun).
  • Improved: Dabbling with some colors to make it less depressing, let me know if you hate it.
  • Improved: Arma2/Arma2AO beta servers now uses the correct -beta command line
  • Improved: Steam ports moved to top of config file
  • Fixed: Persistens Battlefield settings
  • Fixed: BattlEye checkbox fixes
  • Fixed: Default difficulty in profile
  • Fixed: Required Build now collects Arma3.exe build, it also saves to profile.
  • Fixed: Kick duplicates checkbox state now saves to profile
  • Fixed: Tooltips checkbox state now saves to profile
  • Fixed: Launch As Is checkbox state s now save to profile.
  • Fixed: Terrain Grid didn't transfer to config file, fixed now.
  • Fixed: View distance didn't work, working now.
  • Fixed: Server scripting textboxes are now saved and loaded correctly


2.2 - 2013.07.04 -


  • New: Steam Port and Steam Query Port settings for Arma 3
  • Improved: Textboxes change to default/suggested values on double click
  • Improved: Brighter background in the netlog/rpt monitor text field
  • Improved: Forum link in the info popup
  • Fixed: Locality bug for decimals made the program crash
  • Fixed: Invalid input in several text fields made TADST crash.


2.1 - 2013.07.03 -


  • Fixed: Saved default profile not loading when launching TADST
  • Fixed: Program would crash when numeric text fields were empty


2.0 - 2013.06.29 -


  • New: Completely rewritten from the ground up. Less buggy and allows for much faster release cycles.
  • New: Rebranded from TA2DST to TADST
  • New: Added 'Launch as is' option, to launch with manually edited config files.
  • New: TADST save file is now binary, a single file for all profiles.
  • New: Edit and add custom reporting IP's.
  • New: Reset button in performance settings.
  • New: Added signatures version option.
  • New: Added sort button to missions and folder tab
  • New: Mods preview box replaced with Startup Parameters preview box
  • New: Preview button will generate all config files and navigate to them
  • New: Added netlog monitor
  • New: 'Always on top' checkbox to the monitor forms
  • New: Arma 3 reporting IP added to the list
  • New: A3 profile file is created on launch (untested)
  • Improved: Added 'about'-info
  • Improved: Difficulty reset button now only affect selected difficulty.
  • Improved: Mods output box now has horizontal scroller.
  • Improved: Tweaked the profile handling system a bit.
  • Improved: Tweaked RTP live monitor, window will only update when file has changed.
  • Improved: Updated and added some information texts and tool tips.
  • Improved: Mission filter now filters by available islands (from file names)
  • Improved: Refreshing missions and mods will no longer reset order
  • Improved: Drag and drop ordering of missions and mods scrolls and works better
  • Improved: Config files are more tidy and readable
  • Improved: Double click to quickset Server Name and Server File
  • Improved: Tweaked export function a bit
  • Improved: Tweaked drag and drop adding of mods
  • Fixed: Max players only went to 64, limit removed
  • Fixed: MOTD max interval limit removed
  • Fixed: VoN Codec quality now goes to 20
  • Fixed: TADST profile is no longer automatically saved on server launch
  • Fixed: Deleting profiles removes the old folder


1.4 - 2012.07.09 -


  • New: Live RPT log monitoring (needs som fine tuning).
  • New: Export function for config files and parameters.
  • New: Added "Minimum Error To Send Near" in performance settings.
  • New: Added option for "requiredBuild=xxxxx", with automatic build retriever.
  • New: Drag and drop folders functionality for mods.
  • New: Drag and drop ordering for mods and missions.
  • New: Checked missions and mods now stay checked after refresh.
  • Fixed: Expert settings didn't work.
  • Fixed: Initial start would create a TA2DST folder on HD root.
  • Fixed: Couldn't save settings while server was running.


1.3 - 2011.02.09 -


  • New: New function to set mission loading order.
  • Improved: Mod and Mission loading order is now saved in the profile
  • Fixed: Voting bug fixed. Disabling voting now works.
  • Fixed: MOTD maximum interval is increased to 999 seconds


1.2 - 2010.11.06 -


  • New: Set mod loading order.


1.1b - 2010.11.05 -


  • New: Added checkbox to disable/enable server voting.
  • Fixed: Bug with 'Precision Enemy' value.


1.0b - 2010.08.15 -


  • New: Support for beta servers
  • New: Added mod tab.
  • New: Added parameters text box.
  • New: Added preview.
  • Fixed: Several minor bugs fixed.

0.9b2 - 2010.08.09

  • New: Added profiles.
  • Fixed: Added error-catches for an unidentified bug that gives some users an error the first time they run the program.
  • Fixed: Several minor bugs ironed out.


0.9b - 2010.08.08 -


  • Initial beta release.

Please report any bugs, problems, ideas, suggestions, smoothie recipes etc. in this thread

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