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Take On Helicopters - Linux server beta 1.03.87531

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MD5: 4752CDACBA242A87075C1491263B46D5

SHA-1: 44E2D11049CE0B44C03F64D947589A27E65ABDFF

Note that it requires TOH data to be updated to version 1.03 first in order to run properly.

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Take on Helicopters - Linux Standalone Server 1.03


Copyrigt © 2011 Bohemia Interactive Studio. All rights reserved.

For more information please visit


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 TOH server successfully. Caching of DNS would be sufficient.

2. Copy the whole "Take on Helicopters" directory from Windows

to some Linux-directory (takeonh). 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 takeonh directory name

(/home/bob/takeonh will be good, /home/bob/TakeOnH

may cause some troubles).

takeonh directory should contain subdirectories "Addons", "Bin", etc.

3. Copy the "server-x.xx.tar.gz" (x.xx is version number) file into

the takeonh directory. Unpack and install it with commands:

takeonh$ tar -xjf server-x.xx.tar.bz2

takeonh$ ./install

Watch the messages - they will inform you whether your installation

is successful.

4. Dedicated server can be started in foreground:

takeonh$ ./server

Or in background:

takeonh$ 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. Take on Helicopters server has a feature: command-line parameter

"-pid=<pid_file>". It causes creation of <pid_file> with

PID of root TOH process. If IP port specified in "-port=<nn>"

parameter is busy (in usage), TOH will terminate immediately

and <pid_file> won't be written..

7. The "tohserver" script is provided for automatic server

start/restart/status query/etc. Please be sure to edit


After this is done, install (hard-link?) the script into

"/etc/rc.d/init.d/tohserver" file. After that it can be managed

by "chkconfig" (see info/man).

previous thread about 1.02 beta linux :

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I love this game and I'd like to set up a dedicated server on linux with ~2Ghz dual core, 2GB RAM, SSD, 1Gbps optical line).

However, does this version run with the latest ("1.05" steam) version including Hinds? I'm suspecting not, but if you do release a linux server with support for the latest Steam (including Hinds) version then I will set up my server. Thanks for a great game.

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There's a more recent thread in the sticky section.

Judging from the (lack of) feedback as well as the problems/pitfalls I encountered with running the 1.05 beta the Linux DS seems to be pretty low everyone's (including BIS) priority list for now... which is a real shame. I had to put all my little MP scripting ideas on hold because of lack of a DS testing platform (unfortunately Windows DS is no option for me).

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