lets say i aquired some server space, what sof2 files would i need to upload if i wanted to run a remote sof2 server and how much space would be needed, what is the typical bandwidth usage per month on a single server, how do i run the command line etc... just curious...
You cannot simply install a sof2 server on a basic webspace acount!!! Do you have full SSH and Root access??? (usually the case in dedicated machines or VDS/VPS (virtual dedicated server/shared hosting).
Diskspace Sof2 requires around 900mb for the basic running files (pretty much all the files in your /base directory) and whatever map/mod space you wanted on top of that. I wouldnt recommend running a server without having at least 2gb assigned to it.
Ram The more you have access to the better, a minimum or 256mb of ram is required to run a server reasonably smoothly.
Bandwidth You require a minimum of 10mb bandwidth speed for the server to run smoothly. Depending on how busy the server is and what the capacity is set to. I would allow at least 10gb monthly transfer limit
If you have access to all the above then i will explain a bit more on how to install ect...
thanks for the info, at the moment im just curious as to how a remote server works, i have tried to research it and havent found any info about it. not sure what vds/vps or ssh is, just on a learning curve so if you have any links to more info about this it would be greatly appreciated unless you would like to enlighten me. i have tried to run a server from my pc but cant seem to get it public (refer to my thread in sof2 help; cant get server to go public) but now im just doing some research, thanks for the info and help.
Former Network Admin and Former Forum Admin
26th July 2005
like andy said you can just run a server from a web server. there is so much more to it than uploading a few files and hitting the sof2mp.exe. also you would need the hosts full permission and assistance to do this as they would need to set a few things up in the server. then like was said theres the ram. the machine it i on may not have that much ram. most web servers dont have as much as needed for a gameserver and your host may disconnect you if you take resources away from other legit accounts on the same box.
well i found it hard to do from my computer cus i got 2 computers networked here and the ip's are dhcp assigned, i tried to set up a static ip but i lost my connection, i might just see if i can set up on my bro-in-laws computer, its a stand-alone pc and i could set it up a bit easier than mine i think but as far as remote servers go ill see if there are any free ones out there that are adequate, never know what will turn up on google, i think ill keep researching
8th November 2003
You might find a few sites that say they'll give you a free server, But first you'll have to rack up something ridiculous like 1000+ post count on there dead forum before your 'free' server is given to you. Basically you wont find a free server.
How many dogs are Pb'd?Maybe 2
30th April 2004
dirteedan;3776821well i found it hard to do from my computer cus i got 2 computers networked here and the ip's are dhcp assigned, i tried to set up a static ip but i lost my connection, i might just see if i can set up on my bro-in-laws computer, its a stand-alone pc and i could set it up a bit easier than mine i think but as far as remote servers go ill see if there are any free ones out there that are adequate, never know what will turn up on google, i think ill keep researching
Creating a home server using the config files is not that hard. In fact i think i have a post on here explaining how to do it using rocmod.
ive done a rocmod server and an osp server using config files and sof2 runner, they all work great on my local connection but gettin the ******* to go public is impossible, i probably have read your posts about it and youve probably read my thread (sof2 help; cant get server to go public) about the hassles im having, for now i think ill just remain a humble player until i feel like taking this issue on again. thanks for all the help anyway.
How many dogs are Pb'd?Maybe 2
30th April 2004
I don't do this much anymore, but what i can do is, give you remote assistance to get this started using MSN messenger.
I have a feeling you are having an issue with your router and portforwarding. Unless it is just the fact that YOU are looking for it on the net and can't see it. You aren't going to see it from your pc as it is technically a lan game for you.
Have you checked your router at all ? Have you forwarded the ports for Sof and Punkbuster ?
thanks for all your help hey merrick, yes i went to portforward.com and read up on it, i have a speedstream 4200 adsl router/modem, it told me to forward ports 20100 - 20112 on udp and tcp, i did this through my router setup page (10.0.0.138) and it didnt seem to make a difference but then it said somewhere on that site that it wont work properly unless you have a static ip address so i tried to follow the instructions to change that in my network connections properties and i lost my connection on both my computers. that was about when i gave up, anyway ill fire up me msn and keep it going in the background. thanks again for your assistance.