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Writing a howto setup Quake 3 Server on SME

Writing a howto setup Quake 3 Server on SME
« on: July 27, 2008, 06:03:28 PM »
Hi there,

I started this thread http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=41679.msg194790#msg194790 asking at startup script for my Quake 3 Server.

I've started to write a howto now, and have some questions:

What is the preferred directory for this gameserver? after looking at the Ventrilo howto http://wiki.contribs.org/Ventrilo where the /opt is the base dir, I'm wondering if I should install the Quake 3 Server in this directory?

I've always been running my game servers in the user dir.

About opening the correct UDP port 27960 I would state this:

config set quake service access public status enabled UDPPort 27960

Is this the correct way?

/ Denbert
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" - Sir Winston Churchill

Re: Writing a howto setup Quake 3 Server on SME
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 11:34:03 PM »
I'm running two Quake III Arena Servers on SME 7.3 (With all updates).
I prefer running quake in an ebay, so I can (with the correct security settings) update the Game Servers from my WinXP box. Cuurent path is /home/e-smith/files/ibays/quake-server/files

All Quake related software is in this directory after pointing the Installation of PointRelease 1.32 to the folder above.

I'm auto-starting both servers from rc.local and if needed with two commands from bash.

Below is the part to start just the OSP server from rc.local:

cd /home/e-smith/files/ibays/quake-server/files/Quake3
screen -dmS Quake-OSP ./q3ded +set fs_game osp +set net_ip localhost +set com_h$

Below is the part to start just the CPMA server from rc.local:

cd /home/e-smith/files/ibays/quake-server/files/Quake3
screen -dmS Quake-CPMA ./q3ded +set sv_pure 1 +set vm_game 2 +set vm_cgame 2 +s$

I have opened two ports from the server-manager pointing to self/localhost, Works like a charm.

Al server configuration is done within several cfg's depending on the gametype.

I'm using screen -r to check @ console and close the 'screen' with CRTL A then CTRL D, don't close it with CTRL Q of other combinations of keys.

If you need some more info, just ask here.

I'm sure there are other and maybe better ways to do this, but this works for me  8-)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2008, 11:38:39 PM by Lum-chan »

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Re: Writing a howto setup Quake 3 Server on SME
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 08:46:24 AM »
I've started to write a howto now
I suggest you post the howto in the wiki, so others can read and help you write, maintain, modify it.
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