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ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead - Linux Server beta 1.62.100000

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Note that it requires Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead data to be updated to version 1.62 first in order to run properly.

ideal to combine with latest OA beta client:

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* Contains some bug fixed not linux specific + timestamp in logfile (linux specific)

* Fixed: Linux Date format wrong (https://dev-heaven.net/issues/17313)

* this version brings linux in sync with actual windows server improvements and ai/mp fixes (only up to it's nr. not higher)...


Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - Linux Standalone Server 1.62


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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 Operation Arrowhead" directory from Windows

to some Linux-directory (arma2arrowhead). 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/arma2arrowhead will be good, /home/bob/ArmA2ArrowHead

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 arma2arrowhead directory. Unpack and install it with commands:

arma2arrowhead$ tar -xjf server-x.xx.tar.bz2

arma2arrowhead$ ./install

Watch the messages - they will inform you whether your installation

is successful.

4. Dedicated server can be started in foreground:

arma2arrowhead$ ./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 ArrowHead 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


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).

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How do you get this to work with DayZ or is that possible?

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We run that version since many weeks, without any problems.

But now we use a 2nd Windows-Server as Headless Client and all works fine.

The only feature we need is this:

As of the most recent beta (101334), there is a new rule that can be placed in the mission.sqm file: forceHeadlessClient=1;

Now we need to switch the HC as admin to the right position in lobby.

Please release a Linunxversion above 101334!

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