Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2020 23:17
There isnt much to getting this server up and running, but it is VERY easy to break. If you break it and it wont start, stop or whatever just let us know on Discord and we will get it all fixed up. If you want to validate your files read How to Validate with Steam. If you need to start all over and want to wipe your server, Read How to Wipe your Server
The only configuration file that Arma uses is the server.cfg which will be located in the cfg folder. The Official Documentation explains all the settings. Not much can go wrong here except the Mission Template. This must be correct or the mission wont load. For Security you need to rename your server.cfg file to something unique and random .. do this once your server is properly configured and ready to go live. Once its renamed, our Control Panel will not be able to update the server name which is no big deal.
Dayz adds a few other configuration files. You need to edit the hiveext.ini in your cfg folder to change the date and time. Your database info will be in this file, do NOT change it or the server will not connect to the database. Dayz will not load without the correct mission. Make sure you have a good mission file for the mod. In the mission file you can edit the init.sqf file and others depending on which mod you are using.
This is where the entire server can go to hell. To start with, in your server.cfg MAKE SURE that you are loading your mission and its spelled correctly. Please, backup your mission often! If you are going to make any changes have a backup.
Ensure that on the main Game Monitor page you are loading your mods in the -mod parameter.
There is a file in the root folder called steam_appid.txt which should contain the appid for Dayz mod (224580) or the appid for Arma2 (33930) if using Epoch or any mod besides Dayz.
If you install any mods, make sure you copy the provided keys into your KEYS folder. Also read the installation documentation for mods VERY CAREFULLY, incorrect settings will surely break your server. Just let us know and we can fix it up.
Restarting your Server
Use the Task SchedulerUnderlined Text from the menu to schedule restarts either at specific times or every X hours. Please read the HOWTO and check your cron at crontab.guru
BEC is included with your server and will start automatically. You can edit your Scheduler.xml and other files. Please do not use the #shutdown command to restart your server, BEC will not restart then. Instead use our Task SchedulerItalic Text to restart your server and BEC will always be started and running in sync.
Epoch, Overpoch or other Mods
From your game panel, press the Addons button and you can install Epoch, Overpoch or return to Dayz. This WILL overwrite your Database so backup if you want to save it. You MUST make sure the correct mods are listed in the startup parameters -mod . If you dont know, Ask in Discord.
A lot of things can go wrong but there are just a few things that are common.
In server.cfg make sure the mission name is spelled correctly. Do not add the .pbo extension
Make sure you have the keys for all your mods in the keys folder.
Make sure your mods are loaded in the -mods parameter.
If you can't join the server and your name in upper right blinks red, check your mission is loaded
If the server isn't listed in the browser, check the steam_appid.txt
If you get immediately disconnected after joining, check the steam_appid.txt