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Arma II Linux Server 1.04 Public Alpha

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UPDATED: Updated Arma II Linux Server 1.04 Public Alpha Build 59962 is available now for download.

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Arma II Linux Server 1.04 Public Alpha is available now for download.

Please post your feedback to this thread. Thank you in advance for your help with the testing of the Linux server platform for Arma II.

ArmA 2 - Linux Standalone Server 1.04

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Copyrigt © 2009 Bohemia Interactive Studio. All rights reserved.

For more information please visit

http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/ArmA:_Dedicated_Server

Installation instructions:

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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" directory from Windows

to some Linux-directory (ArmA2). 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/arma2 will be good, /home/bob/ArmA

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 ArmA2 directory. Unpack and install it with commands:

arma2$ tar -xjf server-x.xx.tar.bz2

arma2$ ./install

Watch the messages - they will inform you whether your installation

is successful.

4. Dedicated server can be started in foreground:

arma2$ ./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 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

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS in lines 12 to 18 !

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).

Edited by Maruk

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Awesome. I know a lot of people who've waited for this. Now the wait is finally over. :)

Thanks BIS!

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guys, please tell us which server you'll be hosting the game on, we would like to experience the online game play differences between the crappy windows and linux. Thank you.

another reason that makes this game the best ever made.

Edited by InFireBaptize

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It seems its FUBAR in this current state, to who can I send our linux server log file with all the errors?

Here is an extract so devs can check it out:

http://pastebin.com/f14c68649

Edited by IceBreakr

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this is the best news of the season !

the money saved from 2 server to 1 server and windows licence will drive us to rent a big and power ++ (SSD) sever to run ArmA 2 !!! :bounce3:

good job BI

we will try that in the next week and let you know...

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Thanks Bohemia from United Real Ranger Clan. Now we can starting URR Server with Everon CrCti and S. Ace Islands. we tell feedback .

Greez Hotze:yay:

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Can you guys please check your error logs and see if we have the same reports (see pastebin link above for comparison)

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6 month later...

The alpha version is out ! some says "cool"..

6 month more for the beta version...

And 1 year later we'll have the final version.. maybe for arma 3 ?

Sorry... it's ironic.. but too tired to wait so long time...

Cool for this release... just waiting for bugs report before install...

Let us know.

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