im having issues logging in as a host on the server... meaning im running my server, i connect to it. Then for example i want to restart the server. I have a admin password, but what do i type to login to an admin on the server and what are the basic commands ingame to type in to restart everything, etc etc... Thankz
yea that worked great, now all my buddies can admin the server. DOPE. how do you add custom objects to maps, like extra cones and such ? if there a setting you have to edit on the server, or place the changes ?
Either place a pre-made lyt file in x:\Path\To\LFS\Dedicated\data\layout (which will be autoloaded each time you change map), or login as an administrator and press Shift + U and place in the usual way. You have the option to save here also.
With regards to your friends being admins, the /admin directive sets the administrator password. Make that different from the game password, dont tell them and restart the server. Voila.
Yup, if you pop the lyt files into the data\layout folder, the server should automatically load them. If I remember correctly, if there are multiple lyt files for the track, it loads the first one it finds (although I could be wrong - its been some time since I've done this).
Remember that you need to keep the track "name" as the file name prefix though. i.e. BL1_<your name>.lyt, otherwise it wont load them.
2) A mini guide for screen for anyone not familiar with it:
While in screen: (edit --- this was wrong previously, + some more stuff added)
CTRL-A D : Detach from terminal
CTRL-A C : Create a new "window" in this screen session
CTRL-A N : Next window
CTRL-A P : Previous window
Some useful command lines:
screen -ls : View current screen's.
screen -r : Resume a detached screen
screen -r <number> : Resume a detached screen with PID <number>, in case of multiple screens running (say, multiple LFS dedicated servers)
It's not like I'm in it for the fame and glory, but that was his first post in the topic :P
Ok, lets go back to the beginning;
* Whats the OS? Windows (which version)? Linux (if so, which distro?)?
* Do you have any firewall on, or in front of the machine at all?
If you can provide us with as much information as possible, such as where the server is, what OS its on, any software / services / daemons running on the machine, etc. etc. We may beable to help.
Hehe, don't worry about it I hope it didn't sound as mean it may have been I just meant it as a friendly dig
As Jakg says, you don't need anything. I even run a test server occasionally on a headless box (i.e. no video output at all); If you run it in invisible mode that is, its usually fine for machines that like.
You shouldnt have to touch the network connection settings at that low a level, whatever. Turning off TCP/IP will cause your network connection to stop working since most common connections use TCP these days.
What I'm just trying to get is a picture of your network infrastructure. I think its like this?
* Internet * <--> * Router * < --> * Your Server PC? *
Out of interest, who provides your internet connection?