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Days of War features dedicated servers which can be hosted by players all around the globe. To set up a server yourself, you need to install and configure the server yourself.
Note before starting
Steam doesn't allow hosting a server and playing with a client on the same machine. That's why it's useful to host the server either on a second machine or rent a small vServer for hosting it.
Since DoW is a 64-bit application, the server needs a 64-bit operating system to run and will not work on any 32-bit systems. The server has been tested on Ubuntu 18 and Windows 10 but should work on any other system aswell after installing the nessecary redistributables.
The server requirs at least 1GB of RAM to start. Memory requirements increase as the number of connected players increases. The server takes ~300MB of RAM without any players and ~500MB of RAM when full. Also, it requires about 2GB of free disk space available.
The server listens for incoming connections on the ports listed below. Ensure your network configuration allows incoming connections to these ports and directs them to the host that will be running. Usually, you need to set these ports to be allowed in your firewall and create a port forwarding rule in your router configuration.
|UDP 7777||Game'server port|
|UDP 27015||Query port for Steam's server browser|
Multiple servers on the same machine
You can host multiple servers on the same host machine, however be aware that the CPU and memory should be monitored carefully! Also, you need to expand the port rules above to fit as one server uses one pair of ports.
|Server instance||Game port||Query port|
|Server Instance 1||7777||27015|
|Server Instance 2||7778||27016|
|Server Instance 3||7779||27017|
- Install SteamCMD on your host machine.
- Create a folder to contain the server files (respect the disk space mentioned above!)
- Launch SteamCMD on your host and use it to download the server files. The Days of War server uses the app ID 541790. Here's how you can download it:
Steam> login anonymous Steam> force_install_dir <YourServerFolder> Steam> app_update 541790 validate
Wait until the download has finished, then you can exit using
exit. You can also use the command line:
steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir <YourServerFolder> +app_update 541790 +quit
To launch the server on Windows, do the following:
- Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable if not already installed. You can find it in
- Right-click and edit the
LaunchServer.batfile found in
YourServerFolder/541790/DaysOfWar/Binaries/Win64to manually set the port, query port and map to launch with. The command line works like this:
DaysOfWarServer-Win64-Shipping.exe <map> Port=<GamePort> QueryPort=<QueryPort>
Here's an example:
DaysOfWarServer-Win64-Shipping.exe dow_dockyard Port=7777 QueryPort=27015
- Now you can launch the server by double-clicking the
To launch the server on Linux, do the following:
- Navigate to the server folder and execute the server using the following command line:
./DaysOfWarServer.sh <map> Port=<GamePort> QueryPort=<QueryPort>
- You can also create a bash script to run the DoW server with set command line arguments and/or use it to automate the process further.
To update the server when a new version is released repeat the SteamCMD steps shown above. See SteamCMDs documentation for details on automating this process.
To configure the server, you need to edit the
Game.ini files. You can find them in
YourServerFolder/DaysOfWar/Saved/Config/WindowsServer for Windows or
YourServerFolder/DaysOfWar/Saved/Config/LinuxServer for Linux.
Here are a few settings you can adjust:
- Set the tick rate The tick rate indicates how many updates per second the server will do to update physics, positions etc. Here's an example in the
- Set max player slots Change the amount of maximum player slots of a session in the
- Set server name, admin password and server password Change the server cosmetic setting in
- Add administrator You need to add this line to
Engine.inito set a tickrate of 60. Default is 30.
ServerName=name_of_your_server ServerAdminPassword=administration_password ServerPassword=server_password
Remove the line if you don't want to set a server password
You can find your SteamID64 here
Here's an example of an optimal
Game.ini file configured for 24 players with 10 bots and class limits.
[/Script/DaysOfWar.ShooterGameInstance] ServerName=MY_SERVER_NAME ServerAdminPassword=MY_ADMIN_PASSWORD ServerDiscordURL="https://discord.gg/daysofwar" ServerWebsiteURL="http://www.drivenarts.com/" ServerMessageOfTheDay=YOUR_WELCOME_MESSAGE MapRotation=dow_amalfi MapRotation=dow_bocage MapRotation=dow_carentan MapRotation=dow_cathedral MapRotation=dow_chateau MapRotation=dow_dockyard MapRotation=dow_kaysersberg MapRotation=dow_railyard MapRotation=dow_riverbed MapRotation=dow_torch MapRotation=dow_leningrad MapRotation=dow_mirage bFriendlyFireEnabled=False FriendlyFireKickThreshold=0 FriendlyFireBanThreshold=0 Administrators=(PlayerUniqueId="MY_STEAMID64",PlayerName="MY_NAME",PlayerClass="",PlayerIPAddress="",bIsAdmin=True,bIsBanned=False,BannedDate="",BanReason="") RiflemanClassMaximum=4 AssaultClassMaximum=4 SupportClassMaximum=4 SniperClassMaximum=2 MGClassMaximum=2 RocketClassMaximum=2 ClanWarHostClanName= ClanWarAwayClanName= ClanWarMatchTime=20 bClanWarFriendlyFire=False ClanWarRiflemanClassMaximum=11 ClanWarAssaultClassMaximum=11 ClanWarSupportClassMaximum=11 ClanWarSniperClassMaximum=11 ClanWarMGClassMaximum=11 ClanWarRocketClassMaximum=11 [/Script/DaysOfWar.DoWGameMode_Domination] GameWarmupTime=30 RoundWarmupTime=8 RoundRestartTime=8 [/Script/Engine.GameSession] MaxPlayers=24 [/Script/DaysOfWar.ShooterGameMode] MaxBots=10
You can update most of these settings in the in-game server menu (SERVER INFO).