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  1. I use Firedaemon to start and stop servers and I use the Firedaemon pre-service feature to validate/update files before the server launches using steamcmd. Recently I wanted to try a COOP scenario from the steam workshop which required several workshop mods and I assumed that there would be a way to get the server to download the workshop scenario so that if an update came out, the server could be restarted and it would automatically download the workshop content updates. So, does anyone know how to do this? I've tried playing with the commands listed here: https://github.com/dgibbs64/SteamCMD-Commands-List/blob/master/steamcmdcommands.txt And so far, the most promising result I had was using "workshop_download_item 107410 453577279" where 107410 is the AppID for Arma 3 on steam and 453577279 is the workshop content ID of some random arma 3 mod/addon. (the content ID is the number at the end of the workshop mod URL). Unfortunately it didn't seem to download anything but it does update the following files: ..steamcmdfolder..\steamapps\workshop\appworkshop_107410.acf and I see erorrs in ..steamcmdfolder..\logs\content_log.txt which look like this: 2016-02-09 18:58:14] Warning! Deleted corrupt manifest file "..\SteamCMD\..\depotcache\107410_33xxxxxxxx267.manifest". I know that for the game Insurgency, you can easily install workshop content to the server by creating a text file called subscribed_file_ids.txt in the server folder and just add the workshop content IDs to it. Is there a way to do this in Arma 3 or am I wasting my time?
  2. jumbobreakfast

    Official MP Mission Names for Servers

    The correct names are: "EscapeFromMalden.Malden" and "EscapeFromTanoa.Tanoa"
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    Official MP Mission Names for Servers

    Anyone get Escape Malden or Tanoa missions to work on a dedicated server? I can get the Combat Patrol ones to work: class Missions{}; missionWhitelist[] = {"MP_CombatPatrol_01.Altis", "MP_CombatPatrol_02.Stratis", "MP_CombatPatrol_03.Tanoa", "MP_CombatPatrol_04.Malden"}; but "MP_EscapeFromMalden.Malden" or "MP_EscapeFromTanoa.Tanoa" will not show up when I add them to a mission whitelist like this: class Missions{}; missionWhitelist[] = {"MP_EscapeFromMalden.Malden", "MP_EscapeFromTanoa.Tanoa"};
  4. So that worked great, when I used the account that we used to use for the licensed Headless Client it downloaded automatically. The only problem now is that it asks you to press a key at the end even though I am using +quit That's no good for us since we'd like it to be as easy as our other arma servers where firedaemon runs steamcmd first to validate/update and then starts the server. Anyway, I'll give it another go over the weekend when I have time. These are the command paramters I am using, we rate limit because it chokes our server bandwidth otherwise: steamcmd +login user password +@nCSClientRateLimitKbps 50000 +force_install_dir ".......\SteamApps\common\Arma 3 Server 3" +app_update "233780" +workshop_download_item 107410 453577279 validate +quit I reckon it might be possible to use the -authkey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx method if you don't have a spare steam account with an arma 3 license (but I think with the new steam restrictions that you need to have at least €5 in the account to get an authkey for the account)
  5. Thanks guys. @austin, great, looks like a possible workaround @torndeco Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a go and post here if I get a result. I think I do have an account with a license (bought back when we needed to have a license on the server too)
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    End Game Mission File Names

    Kavala: MP_Marksmen_01.Altis Feres: MP_End_Game_02.Altis Zaros: MP_End_Game_03.Altis Found the names by enabling logs (don't run server with -nologs parameter) and viewing the rpt log after starting each mission.
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    Help with signs .pbo (addons)

    I did some quick tests. From your earlier logs, I found the addon that you were using (RDS Civilian A2 pack) and I took out the pbo files and signed them with a key created with authority = test_v2. I also signed your file ca.pbo with the same key. I put the pbos and bisign files into a folder called @mazix/addons and put the test_v2.bikey into the keys folder on the server. With check signatures enabled, the server could not verify ca.pbo and so the client running with @mazix got kicked. With ca.pbo removed from the @mazix/addons folder the client could connect with no problems. I think it must be how you are packing your custom versions of pbo files. What are you using to unpack and pack pbo files? 17:06:02 *** ALL SIGNATURES CHECK START *** 17:06:02 Signature tests for dta\bin.pbo.a3.bisign PASSED! 17:06:02 Signature tests for dta\core.pbo.a3.bisign PASSED! 17:06:02 Signature tests for dta\languagecore_f.pbo.a3.bisign PASSED! 17:06:02 Signature E:\eGames\SteamApps\common\arma 3 server 2\@mazix\addons\ca.pbo.test_v2.bisign is wrong. Err 0x20. Test FAILED! 17:06:02 Warning Message: Signature E:\eGames\SteamApps\common\arma 3 server 2\@mazix\addons\ca.pbo.test_v2.bisign is wrong. Err 0x20. Test FAILED! 17:06:37 Signature tests for E:\eGames\SteamApps\common\arma 3 server 2\@mazix\addons\rds_a2port_civ.pbo.test_v2.bisign PASSED! 17:06:37 Signature tests for E:\eGames\SteamApps\common\arma 3 server 2\@mazix\addons\rds_a2port_cman.pbo.test_v2.bisign PASSED!
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    Help with signs .pbo (addons)

    It looks like some pbo files did not sign correctly. Delete all the .bisign files in the @RevoOne\addons folder and sign all of the pbos again using your private key. Then you'll have to use the new @RevoOne folder on your clients and put your public .bikey file into the server keys folder
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    Server Key Signing

    I thought that the Steam Arma Tools GUI version could do what you want but if not you could try this: http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=28377
  10. Have you tried signing your custom pbos? https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/ArmA:_Addon_Signatures#Signing_addons
  11. Thanks for the quick reply but I tried that and there was no change. However, deleting a3s.cfg allowed it to run so I could update the repository. I don't think I had any addon search directories set since we are only using this as a repository so perhaps the update was expecting one. Thanks for your time
  12. Hi, arma3sync GUI is not launching on our server since the last update. I can see it in task manager and if I run the .bat file I get this (running as administrator with java 8 installed): ArmA3Sync Installed version = 1.4.63 DevMode = false JRE installed version = 1.8.0_25 Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException at fr.soe.a3s.service.AddonService.getAvailableAddonsTreeInstance(AddonS ervice.java:78) at fr.soe.a3s.service.AddonService.getAvailableAddonsTree(AddonService.j ava:168) at fr.soe.a3s.ui.mainEditor.AddonsPanel.updateAvailableAddons(AddonsPane l.java:400) at fr.soe.a3s.ui.mainEditor.AddonsPanel.init(AddonsPanel.java:387) at fr.soe.a3s.ui.mainEditor.MainPanel.init(MainPanel.java:492) at fr.soe.a3s.main.ArmA3Sync.start(ArmA3Sync.java:184) at fr.soe.a3s.main.ArmA3Sync.main(ArmA3Sync.java:55)
  13. Might be a long shot but I've seen this on a few SITREPS: Try adding -mod=curator;kart;heli;mark;dlcbundle to your arma3server.exe shortcut As seen at the bottom of the report here: http://dev.arma3.com/post/spotrep-00040
  14. Maybe you've tried this but in general CBA should be loaded first
  15. I agree, a lot of people suggest GMF for performance but fred41 has stated that the current implementation is risky as it could get you banned by battleye. In fact, people looking for extra fps are often directed to this page: http://day0.com.au/forum/arma/638-arma-3-performance-tweaks-and-settings-guide which suggests GMF should be used and directs you to this thread which in turn directs you to read the GMF readme on github. I think people might still take the chance or not read the readme, join a BE enabled server and get banned. I hope BI provide some clarification on the use of this mod with BE or adopt it themselves as danczer suggested.
  16. TCPView might help you: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb897437.aspx If you have a DMZ option in your router then put your PC IP in there to bypass the router firewall (only do this temporarily to help track down the problem) Maybe the -ip= launch parameter is of some use in this situation?
  17. Maybe try the new upnp setting in the server.cfg?: https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/server.cfg#Server_Options disable any software firewall that you might have running The ports have changed since the old days (steam ports instead of gamespy ports etc): https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma_3_Dedicated_Server#Port_Forwarding incoming ports are the ones that need forwarding Changing the game port automatically changes the steam ports by the same amount if you want to try that (see the Server2 example)
  18. You need to run the arma3 client executable directly from the folder instead of using Steam if launching multiple instances. Also, you don't really need to install the server files separately since you get an arma3server.exe in the client install folder too.
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    Mission Read From Bank issue

    Could be anything then, its hard to tell without logs etc. You could try verifying server files, creating a new profile (change your -name/profiles launch option), doublechecking that you don't have any extra files in the Addons folder and if all else fails reinstall the server
  20. Hi, we were hosting End Game last night on a dedi server, really enjoyed it and learned some new tactics from the friendly random people that joined. Sadly, once the mission ends we were presented with a Victory/Defeat screen and could not restart the mission without one of us becoming admin. Is there a way to get the mission to automatically restart once it ends? We were playing with just one mission in the mission cycle at the time and had just End Game in the missionWhitelist in case of map votes. Should we get rid of the mission cycle altogether and just use missionwhitelist or is persistent on/off the way to go? I'm sure there is a simple way to deal with the victory/defeat screen because I can't find an answer anywhere so I think it is something obvious that we are missing. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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    Mission Cycle Rotation End Game

    So there's no way to get the mission to change or restart since the End Game mission is encrypted and doesn't end itself. You can nag at people to type #vote restart at the end but the voting threshold needs to be set at 25% and even then it takes a bit of extra coaxing to get 25% of people to type it in
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    Mission Read From Bank issue

    A quick Google suggests that you don't have the correct addon or map loaded. One example: http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?138331-Launching-arma-2-server-quot-read-from-bank-quot-error (all the search results said basically the same thing) Also, you can check the rpt log file for the name of the missing addon or map (make sure you don't have -nologs enabled first)
  23. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I followed your steps but found that it was slightly easier to set the power profile by right-clicking the arma3 process and selecting Application Power profile-->Bitsum Highest performance I'll give it a go and see if it makes any difference but I already like the way it reverts to normal automatically when arma is closed
  24. Is it true that if you don't use the full package that your server will always show as yellow in the server browser? I don't think this was true several months ago when I had a server running before. I recently returned to Arma and it looks like the "free" dedi server download from Steam does not show up as green in the browser any more. I tried wiping completely and reinstalling with the vanilla server config and it doesnty show up as green. One thing I noticed is that the Arma client files have capital letters in the filenames but the dedi server files do not (I guess to avoid problems with Linux), also the list of expansions in the browser always starts with "Arma 3;" for green servers. Its fine really but a certain OCD part of me doesnt like this :)
  25. He is on the right thread and I think he has a valid point about making sure that everyone has similar settings especially while testing. There should be a standard basic.cfg files for people to use depending on the mission type and number of players to prevent misleading reports...or am I missing something obvious?