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FAST2 - Arma Server and Steam Workshop Tool

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INTRO

FAST2 is an extensive rewrite of FAST, which was a project I started to help automate and speed up the deployment of Arma 3 servers on Windows. The UI needed updating and the code was messy and inefficient. This new and hopefully improved version has more features and better stability than FAST. Thanks go out to all the guys who helped test this version before release with special mentions to Kju and JamieKG for their continuous bug reports and testing. Also, to BI for giving us an awesome game to play with and break.

 

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DOWNLOAD LATEST VERSION

https://deploy.kestrelstudios.co.uk/updates/FAST2/FAST2-latest.zip

 

SETUP & INSTALLATION

Follow the instructions on the Wiki.

 

FEATURES

General Features

  • Theming System & Material Design
  • Auto Updates
  • Improved UI from FAST
  • Improved stability from FAST
  •  Easy to read and share config files

 

SteamCMD Automation

  • Install and update Arma 3 Server (Stable & Dev)
  • Install, update and manage Arma 3 Workshop mods
  • Supports Steam Guard and Mobile Auth
  • Import mod presets from Arma 3 Launcher
  • Check for mod updates on app launch

 

Multiple Server Profiles

  • Save and load multiple server presets
  • Supports all server config options
  • Supports all server command line options
  • Custom mission params
  • Custom difficulty
  • Headless Client support & auto launch
  • Correctly displays mods in Server Browser

 

Local Mod Support

  • Reads local mods from server folder
  • Include additional folders to search

 

PLANNED FEATURES

  • Automatic Server Crash Handling (Auto-restart, reporting, etc.)
  • Detection of existing Steam Workshop Mods
  • Ability to clone server profiles
  • Export server profiles to .bat files
  • Set CPU Affinity and Priority
  • Schedule Auto Restart of servers
  • Schedule Auto Update of mods and server

 

PREREQUISITES

  1. Steam account with valid copy of Arma 3.
  2. Basic understanding of Arma 3 dedicated servers.

 

ISSUES & FEEDBACK

As always best place to report issues is on the GitHub Repo, as for general discussion I’ll always keep an eye on this thread or come and join us in Discord.

 

DOCUMENTATION

Can be found on the Wiki on the GitHub Repo. This will be updated continuously as new features are added and others changed.

 

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sorry to be a pain I am setting up a server and I have added steam mods using

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the problem is there not showing in the here

 

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only inidbi2 which of course is in the arma folder.

 

file structore looks like this

 

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3 hours ago, stk2008 said:

sorry to be a pain I am setting up a server and I have added steam mods using

 

the problem is there not showing in the here

 

only inidbi2 which of course is in the arma folder.

 

file structore looks like this

 

 

 

 

No problem, I've fixed it an pushed the update out. Just relaunch FAST and update all mods and it should now work fine. The symlinks were not being created correctly. 

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4 hours ago, Flax said:

 

 

No problem, I've fixed it an pushed the update out. Just relaunch FAST and update all mods and it should now work fine. The symlinks were not being created correctly. 

 

I'm getting the same issue with the latest build. It appears FAST isn't creating short cuts in the ArmA 3 server directory unlike the old FAST.

 

It also isn't automatically transferring the bikeys from the mods key folder into the server keys folder.

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36 minutes ago, rekkless said:

 

I'm getting the same issue with the latest build. It appears FAST isn't creating short cuts in the ArmA 3 server directory unlike the old FAST.

 

It also isn't automatically transferring the bikeys from the mods key folder into the server keys folder.

 

Sent you a PM regarding the issue with Symlinks. I can't replicate it being broken - working OK in 2.0.1.2 on two 3 different servers.

 

As for Keys - this didn't make it into the first release will be back in the tool later.

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Hello Flax!

 

I had a small "problem":

the server name configured in the Settings tab on Server Name did not appear. Instead, the full name of the PC appeared (which is configured in Windows Server).

 

Name configured on server: Zona de Combate - Treinamento

 

Any setup made wrong by me?

 

Congratulations on the program! Is perfect

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17 hours ago, Arghbra said:

I had a small "problem":

the server name configured in the Settings tab on Server Name did not appear. Instead, the full name of the PC appeared (which is configured in Windows Server).

 

I've not seen that before. I can't replicate the issues either - can jump on the discord so I can see if I can sort it out for you?

 

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1 hour ago, Flax said:

 

I've not seen that before. I can't replicate the issues either - can jump on the discord so I can see if I can sort it out for you?

 

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Hi Flax, my english is very, very poor.

 

Thanks for the invitation to the discord but I think that here in the forum I will be able to explicate better (using google translator) kkkkkkkkkk

 

 

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This is the server,  and  FAST 2 open.

Server name: Zona de Combate - Treinamento


And in the ArmA laucher the server appears like this:

 

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Note: The other 2 instances of ArmA servers that appear in the photo are on the same server. Lauched using TADST

 

Thanks for help and sorry for bad english

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Hello, Flax!

 

I would like to give some suggestions for FAST2:

 

1-) In the MOD tab, there must be a mod counter marked in each session.

2-) There is a possibility to create a master profile for default settings (server password, difficulty settings, extra parameters) and when a new profile is being created, it is asked if the administrator is interested in loading the default profile.

 

Thanks again!

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7 hours ago, Arghbra said:

Hello, Flax!

 

I would like to give some suggestions for FAST2:

 

1-) In the MOD tab, there must be a mod counter marked in each session.

2-) There is a possibility to create a master profile for default settings (server password, difficulty settings, extra parameters) and when a new profile is being created, it is asked if the administrator is interested in loading the default profile.

 

Thanks again!

 

A Master Profile would be great, One of the thing I like about TADST was that when clicking "NEW" to create a new profile and server config it would clone the existing selected profile so I could just make the adjustments for that profile quickly and easily.

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Flax, I did a test with the HC's and there was a "problem":

 

I put the server set on port 2492 and set up 2 HC's on it.

When the HC's started, they were both connecting to port 2302 (ArmA standard).

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2 hours ago, Arghbra said:

Flax, I did a test with the HC's and there was a "problem":

 

I put the server set on port 2492 and set up 2 HC's on it.

When the HC's started, they were both connecting to port 2302 (ArmA standard).

 

Thanks - i'll add that to issues and get it fixed fix it. 

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Hey Flax

 

Any interest in porting this over to DayZ Standalone since it is just about to come out of early access? Could we possibly see a F.D.S.T??

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4 minutes ago, rekkless said:

Hey Flax

 

Any interest in porting this over to DayZ Standalone since it is just about to come out of early access? Could we possibly see a F.D.S.T??

 

Hey - yes this is definitely planned might have to work on the name... FDST just doesn't roll off the tongue so well. Once i get 2.1 stable and released for FAST i'll look at DayZ

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Hi Flax, 

Great work, this is a great tool. Would it be possible to add a dialog for allowed voted commands, and allowed voted admin commands? Or a dialog to add extra lines to the server.cfg that aren't covered by the other options as a stop gap? 

Referencing https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3:_Mission_voting

edit: and if possible, a return of the make a batch file feature? I like having shortcuts to different configs.

 

Thanks.

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On 12/20/2018 at 9:20 AM, T.Fork said:

Great work, this is a great tool. Would it be possible to add a dialog for allowed voted commands, and allowed voted admin commands? Or a dialog to add extra lines to the server.cfg that aren't covered by the other options as a stop gap? 

Referencing https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3:_Mission_voting

edit: and if possible, a return of the make a batch file feature? I like having shortcuts to different configs.

 

 

Thanks, glad you like it! Yes all that is planned - I will see if I can get the server,cfg override in in the meantime. 

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Hello again Flax!

 

A simple idea (I think): put in the MOD's tab, the number of MOD's marked in the session (server only, Player Required Mod's, HC reuired Mod's).

 

Thanks for the beautiful Project.

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On 21/12/2018 at 10:29 PM, Flax said:

 

Thanks, glad you like it! Yes all that is planned - I will see if I can get the server,cfg override in in the meantime. 

 

Fantastic, thank you.

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How to disable Battleye ?  Every time server default is enable Battleye

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Use the BattleEye tick box on the server profile. 

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Hi, where do I put the mission files? Nothing shows up in the Missions + Client Tab. Thanks

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Mission pbos need to go in the MPMissions folder in the root Arma 3 Server folder. 

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Nice software, though I was tinkering to see if I could get it to run 2 instances on the same server and it "stopped working". Now it doesn't work anymore, even from a new download and install. Any idea why?

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