I would like to purchase components to set up a server that is physically in my house. What hardware would I need to do something like that?:uhm:
7th March 2003
Basicly a server is no different from a standard PC when it comes to hardware. What makes it a server is the software installed, and the tasks it perform.
You could get components soly made for servers, but those are expensive (Xenon CPU, dual motherboard etc...) The most common thing is to build a computer part-by-part, excluding what you dont need (Crazy videocard, 5.1 sound, etc), and installing a server-friendly OS.
I run Linux RedHat 9.0 on a P3-500mhz with 3x128 RAM. This is barely enough to run a Counter-Strike server.
I am trying to set up a server for sof2. Can you, or anybody, offer a list of hardware and software that you would recommend to do so? I do not really know much about this at all.
Most game servers will run on lower spec systems if only running one server, different if you intend to run more than one. What is more important is the type of connection you have as this will limit the number of players who can play than hardware will.
you could run such a game in dedicated server mode useing just about any OS but i would recommend Win2k or XP, but it could be run useing MS or even 98. games like SOF2 and counterstrike its best to just by how many players it can handle. 50mhz per player is a good ratio, and 512 ram is the most you need. but you need a good internet connection also. cable with about 1.5mbps bandwidth is a must for over 12 players. if you have a modem 56kbps or lower dont even bother tryin till you get cable. DSL and any Satellite connection suck for online gaming.
i have cable and it is horrable for gaming, im always getting dc'ed when playing bfv or c&c generals. about the server now. how much are you looking to spend? if you have a high budget get the 3ghz ht processors good amount of ram and a good isp:D . look on the game's website to get more spec. for server requirments.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
For a game, any 1ghz box will be fine. I'd assume you'll be running windows.....now, if it were linux, you'd need less resources :p
Pethegreati have cable and it is horrable for gaming, im always getting dc'ed when playing bfv or c&c generals. about the server now. how much are you looking to spend? if you have a high budget get the 3ghz ht processors good amount of ram and a good isp:D . look on the game's website to get more spec. for server requirments.
there are ways of getting more speed out of cable connections and with a little time and attention, you can also tweak to get more stability. if your interested ill tell you how.
tell me i need help!!!:deal: