My boss is actually wanting to buy our company a computer to run a COD UO server on and maybe some other Game like Quake or something to that nature. He estimates that there will be no more than 15 -20 people playing in COD UO at one time. I know more RAM and Speed the better but since this is a "Free" server and I don't want to scare the nice man and have him back out nor do I want o buy a cheap computer that lags all the time either. So what would be the minumum speed and ram required to run such a server without having any lag? Just wondering, KHeinz
I run a LAN periodically. I use a P4 3 gigahertz with 1 gig ram as a dedicated server. With about 15 people playing, the processor usage never gets above about 15%, and thats only when new players join and need to download maps. The dedicated server also runs Xerver ( a free web server) to make use of HTTP redirect for fast (very) map downloads.
Pretty much any new computer will have more than enough power to run your dedicated server, and it doesn't need a graphics card capable of running the game either. You will need to do either a manual install if this is the case (search these forums) or install a suitable graphics card just while you install the game.
Just what does your company do?????? My bosses would turf my arse out the door for playing ANY game !!!!
My company is a mechanical/electrical/plumbing consulting engineering firm and actually my boss has been in discussions with several architectural firms that have agreed that that would like to play during lunch time with us. So once I get things running on my end I will have to be talking to their IT guys to get things rolling. From what I am told these other companies play several other games on their LANs.
Running a server isnt that demanding on system spec as it isnt being pushed by graphics. If your not intending to play the game on the same computer as the server is running on then a 1ghz processor with 256ram would do the job fine with some to spare. If your intending to play the game on the same system then something like a min of 1.8ghz+ processor and 256mb ram+ and obviously a decent graphics card should do the job. Most systems you can get these days will be in excess of what you would need.
Cools! Thanks for the information. Now its time to price a computer for him to buy. Thanks again for all the replies, KHeinz