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Fox's Arma Server Tool Extended Rewrite (FASTER)

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Intro

After using Arma for a long time and having my own dedicated server, I always found very hard to keep my mods up to date.
So I used Flax's tool (FAST) to make the whole thing work but there was some issues. The software tend to be quite slow sometimes, some menus are not working completely and the command output was a bit weird.

I ended up building my own version of his tool, since it is not maintained anymore, by translating the entire code into something more recent, fixed the issues I found and reworked the code behind.

 

Download

You can find the latest release below :

64 bits Version

32 bits Version

Extract the files somewhere on your computer and run FASTER.exe. I recommend creating a shortcut to avoid the hassle of having to find the program.

 

 

Features

    General Features

  • Improved UI from FAST
  • Improved stability from FAST2
  • Easy to read and share config files
  • SteamCMD Automation
  • Install and update Arma 3 Server (Stable and 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 and auto launch
  • Correctly displays mods in Server Browser
  • Local Mod Support
  • Reads local mods from server folder
  • Include additional folders to search
  • Automatic Updates

 

    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
  • A logo. A nice one.

 

F.A.Q.

For any question, please contact me on Twitter @FoxliderAtom.

  • Why ?
    FAST vas already being reworked on with FAST2 but the project stopped since January 2019. I decided to create a rework myself.
  • There is something wrong when ...
    Please create a GitHub issue ! It help me keep track of what happened and when it was fixed. It might also help others who have issues as well.
  • Can you please add ...
    Uh yeah, maybe ! Create an issue on GitHub and I'll see if it's possible.

 

Feedback

Please report any issue you encounter while using FASTER on the GitHub Issue Page.

 

Notes

Thanks to Flax for creating a really awesome tool for our Arma Servers.
Thanks to BI for creating that game we all spend hours on.

 

 

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Looks fantastic, I love FAST2, I'll give this a try and see what comes of it.

Tell me does FASTER automatically copy the addon keys in the servers keys folder like FAST1 did?

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I don't think so... When it comes to installing steam mods I let the SteamCMD installer run. And local mods are just here to be selected or not.

I don't believe Flax thought about it in his FAST2 rework and neither did I.

 

If you can check it out and report the issue (or not) in the GitHub Issue page I'll work on it as soon as possible.

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New release today !

Update 1.1f (20192207)

 

Changelog :

  • Added :
    • Issue template
    • Temporary new Icon
  • Fixed :
    • ServerProfile not written properly
    • Forum URL now redirecting to Bohemia forums

GitHub link

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Fantastic, its awesome to see some updates. Might I make a request request though? If you're going to support and update this.

 

Could you write it so keys are automatically copied to the servers KEYS folder when a mod is updated or installed for the fist time. This was an amazing feature in FAST that sadly never made it to FAST2. Also allowing the program to update it itself (Settings > Update Faster doesn't seem to work)

Also don't forget to update your first Post with the most recent download link.

 

 

 

*EDIT^ No links in the Github page are working as a download.

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16 hours ago, rekkless said:

keys are automatically copied to the servers KEYS folder when a mod is updated or installed for the fist time. This was an amazing feature in FAST that sadly never made it to FAST2

This will be a feature added in a future version. I will focus on fixing initial release problems first though.

 

16 hours ago, rekkless said:

Also allowing the program to update it itself (Settings > Update Faster doesn't seem to work)

As I said before and in the GitHub description, I could not set up automatic updates YET but I am trying to implement this as well.

 

16 hours ago, rekkless said:

Also don't forget to update your first Post with the most recent download link. 

The POST links are made so they don't need updates. it always redirect to the latest release files. On GitHub, don't download the latest TAG (for this is a mistake from my building tool to create so many tags) because their zip and tar.gz files are just source code files.
Download the files in the "latest release" named Release_x64.zip or Release_x86.zip

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You can also suggest features and post issues on the GitHub issue pages and selecting the presets (either "Bug Report" or "Feature Request").
This is made available and set up so I can work more efficiently on the project, knowing exactly how it happened or what you would like to be in the tool.

You can also join the discord where discussion channels are made available.

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New release today !

Update 1.1g (20190724)

 

Changelog :

Added :

 - Edited Readme

 

Fixed :

 - BugReport Template

 - StreamMods auto-update crashing

 - StreamMods auto-update setting not unchecking

 - StreamMods Initialized called twice on launch

 

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New release today !

Update 1.2a (20190726)

 

Changelog :

Added :

 - AutoUpdater V1 (still a bit ugly but it will be integrated into the current UI later)

 

Fixed :

 - App settings not being saved

 - App settings being loaded from older versions

 - Crash on opening mod detail webpage

 - Server modlist not always being saved

 - Server modlist not being checked/filled correctly

 

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Is there some way for me to use NodeJS or Python to issue commands to FASTER? You've got an absolutely brilliant tool here and I'd like our bot to be able to manage the server without us Remote Desktop connecting to the server to manage it. Many thanks on your great work so far!

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I have no idea if this is possible... Currently FASTER do not support command line arguments... This could be a nice feature to add in the future but not until all the common issues have been fixed for this is not the main priority of the tool.

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New release today !

Update 1.2e (20190820)

 

Changelog :

Added :

- Added optional additional parameters

- Added new map content options

 

Fixed :

- Optimized console output

- Fixed adminList being empty if tab was not opened

- Fixed backslash in mission names

- Fixed mission config settings not written

- Fixed profile list overflowing menus

- Fixed some minor typo

 

GitHub link

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New release today !

Update 1.2f (20190823)

 

Changelog :

Added :
 - Added logs to Event viewer

Fixed :
 - Fixed blur effect message box and folder opening crash
 - Fixed mods not being displayed if auto updates was disabled
 - Fixed app crash if steamCMD folder did not exist before install
 - SteamCMD now installs correctly on setup
 - Fixed App Reset now working
 - Fixed crash when opening Steam and Arma folders

 

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