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[TUTORIAL] HOW TO SETUP A DEDICATED SERVER WITH MAP CREATION 3x3

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Hey,

I see a lot of people having issues to set up their server so i will try to provide the best tutorial to build your own dedicated server.

This tutorial will be on a 3x3 grids and based on this server from OVH : https://www.ovh.com/fr/serveurs_dedies/game/1901mc03.xml

I will also provide ALL powershell script that you need to run your servers.

Before, you will need the Server Grid Editor :
https://github.com/GrapeshotGames/ServerGridEditor/archive/master.zip Extract it on your desktop for example.

- My own map : https://www.fichier-rar.fr/2019/01/26/map-3x3-by-zoro/map-3x3-by-zoro.rar
- Config files : https://www.fichier-rar.fr/2019/01/26/saved-1/saved.rar


1. Windows Configuration

- The first thing you will need to do is to setup a new partition, around 400 GO and call this partition with the letter A and the name Atlas (on a new disk or not, it's like you want).

- The second thing to do is to setup another partition, but this one will be a bit bigger like 1To or more if you can and call it with the letter S and the name Save (it's better to do it on a new disk). 
So if your Windows has a problem, all your saves and your servers won't be lost. I know most of you don't care about that :classic_laugh:, but it's very important. 

You should have something like that now :

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In the A: Atlas partition, you will create an architecture (folders) like that:
- AtlasServer
- Launcher
- Logs
- McRCON
- SteamCMD


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2. SteamCMD and Atlas Server Installation

 

Now, you will download this file called Installation_SteamCMD_and_AtlasServer.ps1 and put it in the Launcher folder : https://pastebin.com/SUqNtCrw (Don't forget to RENAME IT to Installation_SteamCMD_and_AtlasServer.ps1 without the .txt at the end.)

 

Now, you can do a right click and select Execute with Powershell. For your information, you should be verycarfull when you download and execute powershell/bash code from internet because it can't completly break your Windows.

This script will donwload and install Steamcmd in the folder SteamCMD and also donwload and install the Atlas dedicated server in the folder AtlasServer

 

3. Map Creation

This is a big part of the tutorial and probably one of the most important. So be carefull about what you will do and be sure to do step by step.

 

3.1 Project Creation

Open ServerGridEditor (You previously extracted it on your desktop) and select Create Project.

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Complete like this :
Atlas ID : Let the software handle it, don't touch this.

Friendly Name : The name that will be display in the Atlas servers list.

Cells :

- X : 3

- Y : 3

CellSize : 1400000 IMPORTANT : Do not put more than this number or your map will be completely bugged. This is a Unreal Engine problem not an Atlas problem.
Column UTC Offset : 0,0

New Database Settings :

Change the default password foobared by another password (put the same password everywhere) and also note it on a bloc note, you will need it later.

- Do not change the Port, the URL and the name of any Entry.

For all others parameters, let them empty.

Then press Create.

3.2 Islands Creation

To help you, there're some shortcut :
Screenshot_121.png.169487944fc8084d23e05a9ef9717685.png

To add an island, just drag and drop the island from the list on the right to the correct grid. As you can imagine, you have many island and their name are not chinese name :classic_laugh: but it's a convention.

Island Naming Convention
ISLANDTYPE_ISLANDSHAPE_CLIMATE_VARIANT
Example Mnt_E_ET_B

 

There you will find each type of island with their Climate Type and also the island reserved for FreePorts. You will also find 9 island called XXXX_PVE, those island are also called Golden Age Ruin where there're boss on it (Dragon, Hydra) and also Fountain of Yourth.

Free Ports
Cay_H_WR_E
Cay_K_TR_E
Cay_J_EE_E
Mnt_A_WU_E
Mnt_F_ET_E
Mnt_J_WT_E
Mnt_L_CH_E
Mnt_O_CL
Climate Code Climate Type
CH High Desert
CL Low Desert
CP Polar
EE Equatorial
ET Eastern Temperate
PO Polar
TR Tropical
WF West Temperate
WR West Tropical
WT West Temperate
WU West Tundra
ER East Tropical

 

Map Lettering Designators
Polar PO CP  
Tundra WU    
Temperate WF WT ET
Tropic WR TR ER
Desert CH CL  
Equatorial EE    

 

 
Polar West Tundra West Temperate East Temperate Tropical West Tropical East Tropical Equatorial High Desert Low Desert
CP WU WF ET TR WR ER EE CH CL
PO   WT              
# By Type 1 21 20 16 37 14 41 18 19 19 33
# By Type 2 5   5              
Total 26 20 21 37 14 41 18 19 19 33
248                    
  MNT_E_CP MNT_A_WU MNT_A_WF CAY_E_ET CAY_A_TR CAY_A_WR CAY_L_ER CAY_A_EE MNT_A_CH CAY_E_CL
  MNT_E_CP_B MNT_A_WU_B MNT_B_WF CAY_F_ET CAY_F_TR CAY_E_WR CAY_N_ER CAY_A_EE_B MNT_A_CH_B CAY_G_CL
  MNT_E_CP_C MNT_A_WU_C MNT_C_WF CAY_H_ET CAY_G_TR CAY_E_WR_B CAY_O_ER CAY_C_EE_PVE MNT_C_CH CAY_G_CL_B
  MNT_E_CP_D MNT_A_WU_E MNT_D_WF CAY_N_ET CAY_GB_TR CAY_F_WR ISLET_A_ER CAY_E_EE MNT_C_CH_B CAY_G_CL_C
  MNT_H_CP MNT_C_WU MNT_E_WF MNT_A_ET CAY_H_TR CAY_G_WR ISLET_A_ER_B CAY_E_EE_B MNT_D_CH CAY_H_CL
  MNT_H_CP_B MNT_D_WU MNT_I_WF MNT_B_ET CAY_I_TR CAY_H_WR ISLET_A_ER_C CAY_F_EE MNT_E_CH CAY_H_CL_B
  MNT_H_CP_C MNT_E_WU MNT_J_WF MNT_C_ET CAY_J_TR CAY_H_WR_E MNT_D_ER CAY_F_EE_B MNT_F_CH CAY_I_CL
  MNT_H_CP_D MNT_F_WU MNT_JB_WF MNT_C_ET_B CAY_JB_TR CAY_I_WR MNT_E_ER CAY_G_EE Mnt_G_CH CAY_I_CL_B
  MNT_I_CP MNT_J_WU MNT_K_WF MNT_C_ET_C CAY_K_TR_E Cay_I_WR_B MNT_F_ER CAY_H_EE MNT_I_CH CAY_I_CL_C
  MNT_J_CP MNT_J_WU_B MNT_L_WF MNT_C_ET_D MNT_A_TR CAY_J_WR MNT_I_ER CAY_I_EE MNT_J_CH CAY_J_CL
  MNT_J_CP_B MNT_J_WU_C MNT_LB_WF MNT_D_ET MNT_C_TR CAY_K_WR MNT_K_ER CAY_I_EE_B MNT_J_CH_B CAY_K_CL
  MNT_J_CP_C MNT_R_WU MNT_N_WF MNT_D_ET_B MNT_H_TR CAY_K_WR_B MNT_M_ER CAY_J_EE MNT_K_CH CAY_L_CL
  MNT_J_CP_D MNT_R_WU_B MNT_NB_WF MNT_E_ET MNT_JR_TR CAY_L_WR MNT_N_ER CAY_J_EE_E MNT_L_CH_B CAY_L_CL_B
  MNT_T_CP MNT_R_WU_C MNT_O_WF MNT_E_ET_B MNT_L_TR CAY_L_WR_B MNT_N_ER_B CAY_K_EE MNT_L_CH_E CAY_M_CL
  MNT_T_CP_B MNT_R_WU_D MNT_OB_WF MNT_E_ET_C   CAY_M_WR MNT_O_ER CAY_K_EE_B MNT_M_CH CAY_M_CL_B
  MNT_T_CP_C MNT_T_WU MNT_P_WF MNT_E_ET_D   CAY_N_WR MNT_O_ER_B CAY_L_EE MNT_N_CH CAY_N_CL
  MNT_T_CP_D MNT_W_WU   MNT_F_ET   CAY_O_WR MNT_Q_ER CAY_N_EE MNT_O_CH CAY_O_CL
  MNT_Y_CP MNT_W_WU_B   MNT_F_ET_B   MNT_A_WR MNT_U_ER_PVE CAY_O_EE MNT_R_CH_PVE MNT_A_CL
  MNT_Y_CP_B MNT_X_WU   MNT_F_ET_C   MNT_B_WR   MNT_C_EE MNT_Z_CH MNT_B_CL
  MNT_Y_CP_C MNT_Y_WU_PVE   MNT_F_ET_D   MNT_C_WR       MNT_C_CL
  MNT_Y_CP_D     MNT_F_ET_E   MNT_C_WR_B       MNT_C_CL_B
        Mnt_G_ET   MNT_C_WR_C       MNT_D_CL
  ICE_A_PO   ISLET_A_WT Mnt_G_ET_PVE   MNT_D_WR       MNT_E_CL
  ICE_B_PO   ISLET_A_WT_B MNT_H_ET   MNT_D_WR_B       MNT_F_CL
  ICE_C_PO   ISLET_A_WT_C MNT_J_ET   MNT_E_WR       MNT_F_CL_B
  ICE_D_PO   MNT_J_WT_E MNT_J_ET_B   MNT_F_WR       Mnt_H_CL
  ICE_E_PO   MNT_S_WT_PVE MNT_K_ET   MNT_F_WR_B       MNT_I_CL
        MNT_K_ET_B   MNT_F_WR_C       MNT_J_CL
        MNT_M_ET   MNT_F_WR_D       MNT_K_CL
        MNT_N_ET   Mnt_G_WR       MNT_L_CL
        MNT_O_ET   Mnt_G_WR_B       MNT_M_CL
            MNT_H_WR       MNT_O_CL
            MNT_J_WR       MNT_R_CL_PVE
            MNT_K_WR        
            MNT_L_WR        
            MNT_M_WR        
            MNT_N_WR        
            MNT_O_WR        
            MNT_W_WR        
            MNT_W_WR_B        
            MNT_X_WR_PVE        

 

I have found a bug with the ServerGridEditor that occur when :
You add a new island on your map, you export it and put it on your server. You start your server, the island work properly. BUT if you want to move the island again you will need to remove it and place it again on the grid because if you don't do that, the island will be completly bugged when you will re-launch your server with the new position. You won't be able to farm any ressources and have some collision bug with rocks etc.


3.3 Discovery Zone Creation

To create a discovery zone just press Shit + Left Click and expand it to do a square. To configure it also do a Shit + Left Click on the yellow square :

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Zone Name = The name of the Discovery

Zone ID = ID of the discovery (The soft handle it directly)

Zone XYZ = height and width of the zone.

Zone XP = The XP obtened when a player find this Discovery Zone.

ExplorerNote = The index of the explorer note (more info to come)

Allow Sea = Check to allow the player to discover the discovery zone from the water (else he must go on the ground to discover it)

Also note, since v15.61 there's a server side parameter to configure how many point a player can gain per discovery : 
 

Game.ini:

[/script/shootergame.shootergamemode]

MinPointsPerDiscoveryZone=3

 

3.4 Template Creation (Biome)

I highly recommend to use the default template from the official server. To find them open the file Projects/ServerGrid.json with another ServerGridEditor then Edit -> Edit Server Template -> Select a Template and click Edit. On your other ServerGridEditor, Click Edit -> Edit Server Template -> Add -> Then copie EVERYTHING you see in this window (Example with the Polar template) : Screenshot_123.thumb.png.df7aefad32252374334b3499ba2c7347.png
 

As you can see, there're some parameters called ServerCustomDatas1ServerCustomDatas2. In these fields you can set all these options (and maybe some others) :

ServerCustomDatas1:  

,DisableRain,ChanceForCold,NPCShipDifficultyMult,NPCShipDifficultyLerp,FloatsamQualityMultiplier,RainIntervalMultiplier,DisableFog,FogIntervalMultiplier,DisableClaimFlags,NPCShipNumMult,


ServerCustomDatas2 :  

,1,1,1.25,0.33,1.2,0.36,1,0.36,1,1,

There are 6 template on the official map: Polar, Temperate, Equatorial, Desert, Tropical, Tundra


3.5 Server Edition

To edit a server : Ctrl + Left Click on a grid :
Screenshot_124.thumb.png.efa9d927d2711d2b08744cf5f4c47209.png

Name : Name of the server
Template : The template of the server (biome)
IP : The public IP fo your server
Port : The port of your server
Game Port : The game port of your server
SeamlessDataPort : This is handled by the software, do not touch this, BUT verify that no other server has the same port.

As you can see with the red arrow, you may also add some configuration from the Game.ini directly in the server configuration, for example :
Key : bDontUseClaimFlags
Value : 1 (for true or 0 for false)

You can also overwrite the ServerCustomDatas 1 and 2 from the template you linked to the server.

You will need to edit all the servers and add at least an IP, Port, Game Port and verify the SeamlessDataPort.

 

3.6 Ship path

Press P on the map to create a Ship path :
Screenshot_126.png.25b78fa998daeaaece6ac7ac4b40e2c0.png

To add a node, put your mouse over an existing node then press Num+ or Del to remove it. To change the path with the red circle, put your mouse over the node and press Right Click then move on the map while still pressing Right Click.
To edit the Ship path : Ctrl + Left Click :

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There're 2 Ship path option : 
The Ghost Ship and the Trader Ship. 

Ghost Ship configuration :

  • Path Name :  GhostShip
  • AutoSpawnEveryUTCInterval : 21600
  • AutoSpawnShipClass : Blueprint'/Game/Atlas/ShipPaths/PathFollowingGhostShip_BP.PathFollowingGhostShip_BP' 
  • Loop around world : Loop around the node (not sure)
  • Auto Spawn At First Node : Checked

Trader Ship configuration :

  • Path Name :  NPCTrader1  (1 to 9)
  • AutoSpawnEveryUTCInterval : 0
  • Auto Spawn At First Node : Checked


3.7 Freeport

First you will need to add special freeport island to your server : (Up to 4 island MAX per freeport server)

Free Ports
Cay_H_WR_E
Cay_K_TR_E
Cay_J_EE_E
Mnt_A_WU_E
Mnt_F_ET_E
Mnt_J_WT_E
Mnt_L_CH_E
Mnt_O_CL

 


When you have added your 4 island, Edit the Server configuration (Ctrl + Left Click on the server grid) :

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Check Home Server then Click on the Spawn Regions button then add this :

Name                   | Parent Cell

Northern Island  | 0,2

Eastern Island    | 0,2

Southern Island | 0,2

Western Island  | 0,2

The Parent Cell correspond to the grid X,Y Example, If you want to put your freeport in A1 than put 0,0.

3.8 Export

To export it, simply click Export then Local Export All. The files will be exported in the directory ServerGridEditor/Export.
You will have 2 files and 1 directory (for a 3x3 map) :
ServerGrid

  • CellImg_0-0.jpg
  • CellImg_0-1.jpg
  • CellImg_0-2.jpg
  • CellImg_1-0.jpg
  • CellImg_1-1.jpg
  • CellImg_1-2.jpg
  • CellImg_2-0.jpg
  • CellImg_2-1.jpg
  • CellImg_2-2.jpg
  • MapImg.jpg

ServerGrid.json
ServerGrid.ServerOnly.json

 

I have read many post about the map being black, and some people tell to rename those file into jpeg or to add an external link to the ServerGrid.json with the "MapImageURL": "" option, but most of the problems can be resolved simply by adding the PUBLIC IP to the paramater SeamlessIP in the launch start command. (I also got this problem so i know what i'm talking about :classic_tongue:)

↓ The tutorial continue below ↓

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3.9 Map Generated
 

I have uploaded my own map (3x3) for you so you can use it as you want but i recommand you to do your own since there're some error in this map.
My own map : https://www.fichier-rar.fr/2019/01/26/map-3x3-by-zoro/map-3x3-by-zoro.rar


 

4. Servers Configuration

4.1 Configuration files and map

Extract my own map in A:\AtlasServer\ShooterGame then extract the rar Saved (you can find it at the start of this tutorial) in A:\AtlasServer\ShooterGame\Saved .

Note : All the config files in the saved directory is from my own server, so you will have to modify it, specially the Game.ini and the GameUserSettings.ini for EACH server. Be carefull, the server A2 is the Freeport on my map, so the Game.ini is not the same as the other. Also the GameUserSettings.ini is different for each server (the RCON Port and the server name change)

 

4.2 Redis
You will need to change the redis password.
To do it, go to the file A:\AtlasServer\AtlasTools\RedisDatabase\redis.conf and search requirepass : http://prntscr.com/mckfrq and put the same password you did in the  3. Map Creation -> 3.1 Project Creation -> New Database Settings. You can also find the password in the file A:\AtlasServer\ShooterGame\ServerGrid.ServerOnly.json at the bottom.

Note : There's a know bug where the password reset to the default password sometimes, so think about that if you have an error when launching Redis.

 

5.Launcher Configuration
 

There we go, now we will create all the script you need to run the server.

5.1 Start and Stop

First, you will create a folder named Servers in A:\Launcher then you will create a file Servers.csv in this folder and put  this code in it https://pastebin.com/x2BHSxFS. So your file must be in A:\Launcher\Servers\Servers.csv.
This list will be used to start all the server and broadcast a message to all server with McRCON.

 


Now you will create a file called start_all_servers.ps1 in A:\Launcher\Servers and put this code in it : https://pastebin.com/JTqvV98u

You will need to modify the IP by your public IP at the beginning of the script : $IP="XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX".

You can also remove/add/modify this script to your need, like adding parameters to the start command etc.


Now you will create a file called stop_all_servers.ps1 in A:\Launcher\Servers and put this code in it : https://pastebin.com/iCkeKm99
This code simply close all processus called ShooterGameServer. So becarefull with this script if you also run an ARK server on the same server because the name is the same.


5.2 RCON

Create a folder named RCON in A:\Launcher then create a file named broadcast_all_servers.ps1 in A:\Launcher\RCON and put this code in it : https://pastebin.com/TpGg9DRD
Note : You need to specify your public IP and the RCON password, it's the same password used in GameUserSettings.ini : ServerAdminPassword=12345

Download this application https://sourceforge.net/projects/mcrcon/files/latest/download and extract only the mcrcon.exe in A:\McRCON . This tool is used to broadcast a message on a server with the RCON protocol.

 

5.3 Update

Create a folder named CRON in A:\Logs .
Now you will create a file called Cron_Update.ps1 in A:\Launcher and put this code in it https://pastebin.com/4cFNiZL8
In this script, i have implemented a RCON broadcast message system to all server. 
The script will do the following step in the right order :

  • Create a new log file
  • Checking if there's an update for the game
  • If there's an update the script will update the game else the script stop here
  • If there's an update, the script will start to broadcast a RCON message to all servers to alert people that the server will restart in 10 minutes
  • 5 minutes before the restart -> another RCON message
  • 1 minute before the restart -> another RCON message
  • The script call the other script A:\Launcher\Servers\stop_all_servers.ps1 to stop all servers
  • The script call the other script A:\Launcher\Servers\start_all_servers.ps1 to start all servers

At each step there're logs written in the A:\Logs\CRON\$($Date)_Update_Log.txt file.

 

5.4 Save

Now we will create a script that will save the important files (specially the save of the game).
Create a file called Saved.ps1 in A:\Launcher and put this code in it : https://pastebin.com/80BFH55s
This script is documented so you can understand it it's not that hard. :classic_laugh:

 

6. Windows CRON Configuration

Now we will add 2 tasks in the Task Manager in Windows. This task will be executed automatically by Windows at X hours.

6.1 CRON Update

Search in Windows Task Manager and open it. Now do a Right Click on it then Create a new task http://prntscr.com/mcjq7d

General :
Name : Check_Update
Don't touch to others fields

Triggers (hope the transalation is good cause my server is in french 😁) it's the second tab anyway :
Click on New a the bottom then try to do the same as in this screenshot : http://prntscr.com/mcjrrr for the start date just let the today date.
For the hours of the strat date, put the hours you want but put at 30 minutes so the script will start every hour at X hour and 30minutes (it's very important)

Click OK.

 

Actions :
Click on New a the bottom then :
Action : Start a program
Programme/Scriptpowershell.exe
Add argumentsA:\Launcher\Cron_Update.ps1

Then click OK to validate the task and you should see it in the list now.
To resume, this task will execute the script A:\Launcher\Cron_Update.ps1 with the program powershell.exe every hour indefinitely.


6.2 CRON Save

Create a new task like you did just before.
 

General :
Name : Saved_Atlas
Don't touch to others fields


Triggers :
Click on New a the bottom then try to do the same as in this screenshot : http://prntscr.com/mcjz4m
For the hour of start put the hours you want but put at 15 minutes so the script will start every 30 minutes at  X hours and 15 minutes and X hours and 45 minutes. (it's very important)
Click OK.

 

Actions :
Click on New a the bottom then :
Action : Start a program
Programme/Scriptpowershell.exe
Add argumentsA:\Launcher\
Saved.ps1

 

To explain you why i told you it was very important to put the minutes at 30 for the CRON Update task and at 15 minutes for the CRON Save task, it's because both tasks WON'T BE EXECUTED AT THE SAME TIME, so it won't overload the processor. 😎

 

7. Windows Firewall Configuration

I know most of you don't like this part, but it's so easy you won't believe it. 😲

To resume, we will create 2 rules one in UDP and the other in TCP and we will let the program (the server) handle it.

 

First, search in Windows Firewall and open it.
Now, at the right, click on New rule :

  • Select Program
  • Select the second option and put A:\AtlasServer\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64\ShooterGameServer.exe
  • Select Allow the connection
  • Check only Private and Public
  • Name : AtlasGame
  • Validate OK

Now, Edit the rule and go to the tab Protocols and ports :

  • Type of protocol : Select TCP

Click OK.

Add a  New rule :

  • Select Program
  • Select the second option and put A:\AtlasServer\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64\ShooterGameServer.exe
  • Select Allow the connection
  • Check only Private and Public
  • Name : AtlasGame
  • Validate OK

Now, Edit the rule and go to the tab Protocols and ports :

  • Type of protocol : Select UDP

That's all you need to do about the firewall.
Note : If you plan to buy the same server like i have from OVH (https://www.ovh.com/fr/serveurs_dedies/game/1901mc03.xml) you will need to disable the Firewall Game in the OVH interface -> IP -> Click on the 3 dots at the right -> Configure the game firewall -> Disable the game firewall

 

8. Bonus

8.1 Create a custom RCON message

We will create a script that will allow you to broadcast a custom message to all servers, can be usefull for various reason.

Create a directory Manual in A:\Launcher.
Create a file named Custom_RCON_Message.ps1 in A:\Launcher\Manual and put this code in it : https://pastebin.com/puPCW86K
Each time you want to use it, change the message in it and do a Right Click on the file then Execute with Powershell and the script will broadcast your message to all your servers. 😎

 

9. Run the server :sword:

First you will need to run Redis, to do it run the file A:\AtlasServer\AtlasTools\RedisDatabase\redis-server_start.bat.

Redis must always be running before you start your servers.

Then you can run your servers with the script A:\Launcher\Servers\start_all_servers.ps1.

 

Now you have a server that will check for update/do the update and restart the server if needed and all that will be done automatically. 

I'm running an Atlas Server since 1 month and to be honest the servers crashed only 2 times, so it's more than acceptable. (compared to ARK at the beginning 😭)
They also make a lot of server optimisations, I have gain around 30% less usage for my CPU and around 10% for the RAM usage.

 

This tutorial is over, i hope you will successfully configure your dedicated server and of course if you have any questions ask below and i will try to answer if i can.

I will probably modify it a lot in the next hours/days so don't hesitate to re-check it. 😉

 

Sorry if my english isn't the best but i'm 🇫🇷 .

 

Thanks to my friend Neko who helped me to configure Windows and the Windows Firewall .😍

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9 hours ago, doublee313 said:

Awesome job man. Very detailed and great layout 🙂

Thanks !

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Great job, but it seems very complicated to someone thats not good on a PC,,,like me.

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4 hours ago, sand man said:

Great job, but it seems very complicated to someone thats not good on a PC,,,like me.

Thanks ! Yeah actually there's no good and stable software to manage an Atlas Server like ARK has with ASM (This one look promising https://arkserverapi.com/resources/atlas-server-manager.80/ but it's nothing compared to ASM). And to be honest, i prefer to do my own scripts (i'm a web dev so of course it's easier for me) but at least you're sure to not have any side effect or errors from the software. I like said in the tutorial, i only had 2 crash since 1 month, so it's pretty stable to be honest. And of course if you have any problem or question to setup your server ask me.

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28 minutes ago, Emeric said:

actually there's no good and stable software to manage an Atlas Server

Atlas Server Manager never wanted to run smooth, it has a gui and stores settings in registry, but fails in the purpose - keep atlas up to date...

So far, this works very good even if you have to edit the config files by urself:

How i manage our atlas server:

  • redis as service
  • auto updater to keep atlas bootet / up to date
  • ftp for making edits to atlas json / ini files
  • rcon to shutdown atlas server - all grid's (it starts up right away bcuz auto updater detects it is not running anymore)
  • cobian backup 11 gravity (freeware) to backup atlas server related files every 3 hrs
    (saved folder / servergrid + .json / redis rdb - rotating 30 files backlog if there should be a crash)
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3 hours ago, Firedragon said:

Atlas Server Manager never wanted to run smooth, it has a gui and stores settings in registry, but fails in the purpose - keep atlas up to date...

So far, this works very good even if you have to edit the config files by urself:

How i manage our atlas server:

  • redis as service
  • auto updater to keep atlas bootet / up to date
  • ftp for making edits to atlas json / ini files
  • rcon to shutdown atlas server - all grid's (it starts up right away bcuz auto updater detects it is not running anymore)
  • cobian backup 11 gravity (freeware) to backup atlas server related files every 3 hrs
    (saved folder / servergrid + .json / redis rdb - rotating 30 files backlog if there should be a crash)

I didn't know about this soft, i will take a look thanks !

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i create the map , making sure all ip / ports / name etc etc are all correct , export all , load on to server yet the map shows up in server list but as invalid server as the name of it, try to connect server crashes ... yet other maps that i've downloaded changing the ip and ports works fine , i've even copied the setting to the same result invalid server ?what causes this for some maps and not others

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Gracias por tomarte la molestia en hacer este tutorial.
Me lo he leido todo, y aunque realmente buscaba respuestas a tres dudas que tengo, me ha gustado leerlo.
Una de mis dudas era conocer el significado de los nombres de las islas. Y eso ha quedado resuelto. Grácias.
Otra duda ( y verdadero dolor de cabeza) es el tema del RCON. A pesar de tener todo bien configurado, no consigo contactar con mis dos servidores (A1 y B1). Conozco y domino el tema de apertura de puertos y configuraciones de red. Sé que eso no es, pero no doy con la solución. Quizás espero que sea un acceso RCON tan bueno como los que realizo a mis servidores de ARK. Seguiré investigando. Tengo los scripts bloqueados para Powershell en Win10 y no me interesa modificar ese status, por lo que no utilizaré esa opción que propones.
En cuanto a los 'automatismos' para actualizar el servidor y copias de seguridad, no me són utilies. La actualización la hago de manera manual (me interesa tener total control, porque no siempre deseo actualizar cuando se produce una nueva) y las copias, como decía un compañero en este mismo hilo, con cobian backup lo tengo controlado.
Grácias, de nuevo, por todo.

Merci d'avoir pris le temps de faire ce tutoriel.
 J'ai tout lu, et même si je cherchais vraiment des réponses à trois doutes, j’ai aimé le lire.
Un de mes doutes était de connaître la signification des noms des îles. Et cela a été résolu. Merci
Un autre doute (et un vrai mal de tête) est le thème du RCON. Bien que tout soit bien configuré, je ne peux pas contacter mes deux serveurs (A1 et B1). Je connais et maîtrise le problème de l’ouverture des ports et des configurations réseau. Je sais que ce n'est pas, mais je ne donne pas avec la solution. J'espère peut-être qu'il s'agit d'un accès RCON aussi performant que celui que je transmets à mes serveurs ARK. Je vais continuer à enquêter. J'ai bloqué les scripts pour Powershell dans Win10 et je ne suis pas intéressé par la modification de ce statut, je n'utiliserai donc pas l'option que vous proposez.
En ce qui concerne les «automatismes» pour mettre à jour le serveur et les copies de sauvegarde, je ne suis pas utile. La mise à jour est faite manuellement (je souhaite avoir un contrôle total, car je ne veux pas toujours mettre à jour quand un nouveau survient) et copie, comme un collègue l’a dit dans ce fil de discussion, avec cobian backup, je le vérifie. Merci encore pour tout

Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial.
I have read everything, and although I was really looking for answers to three doubts I have, I liked reading it.
One of my doubts was to know the meaning of the names of the islands. And that has been resolved. Thank you.rn Another doubt (and true headache) is the theme of the RCON. Despite having everything well configured, I can not contact my two servers (A1 and B1). I know and master the issue of opening ports and network configurations. I know that is not, but I do not give with the solution. Maybe I hope it's an RCON access as good as the ones I make to my ARK servers. Keep investigating. I have the scripts blocked for Powershell in Win10 and I'm not interested in modifying that status, so I will not use that option you propose.
As for the 'automatisms' to update the server and backup copies, I am not useful. The update is done manually (I'm interested in having total control, because I do not always want to update when a new one occurs) and copies, as a colleague said in this thread, with cobian backup I have it checked.
Thanks again for everything

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