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  00:47:59  10 April 2007
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TJ72
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there's server files on file planet, at least for the beta i think. about ~450mbs
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Think thats the beta test version.
I think you need a key and dont know if any left and
you have to subscribe to fileplanet for a monthly fee.
  00:14:59  10 April 2007
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kLeos
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there's server files on file planet, at least for the beta i think. about ~450mbs
  18:11:15  9 April 2007
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Installing

Is there a way to upload certain files to start a dedicated server remotely or do you have to install the full game ?

Would like to run this on our superserver (mega bandwidth )and admin using VNC.


Basically, upload all the .db* files and all of the bin directory. You need the registry settings as I stated above. Also the fsgame.ltx file, which you should edit and change the $app_data_root$ line to wherever you want the server to save the config files to, such as a folder called 'data' where you upload everything to. It will build new files if they don't exist.


If you want to look into extracting the files from the .db* files, I haven't tested it, but it seems like you could cut out the single player maps and sounds and such. A brief look at the files, it seemed as if I could cut things down to 600mb. If you do this you need to make sure that the fsgame.ltx file points to the directory you have everything extracted to, set by $game_data$ (default is gamedata). Also make sure that the .db* files are nowhere on the system, or are stored in a zip file, otherwise Stalker will find these files and use them and sometimes refuses to run.
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600MB doesnt seem too bad.

I'll have to look at how to get into the db files (dont know as yet).
I hope the devs help us on this one, or maybe if some exp modder could list which files are required for SP?

Dont know the legality of distributing it as a zip but listing them should be ok.

could do with the info required if anyone has it.
  17:52:08  9 April 2007
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i365|zoldson
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---QUOTATION---
Installing

Is there a way to upload certain files to start a dedicated server remotely or do you have to install the full game ?

Would like to run this on our superserver (mega bandwidth )and admin using VNC.
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Basically, upload all the .db* files and all of the bin directory. You need the registry settings as I stated above. Also the fsgame.ltx file, which you should edit and change the $app_data_root$ line to wherever you want the server to save the config files to, such as a folder called 'data' where you upload everything to. It will build new files if they don't exist.


If you want to look into extracting the files from the .db* files, I haven't tested it, but it seems like you could cut out the single player maps and sounds and such. A brief look at the files, it seemed as if I could cut things down to 600mb. If you do this you need to make sure that the fsgame.ltx file points to the directory you have everything extracted to, set by $game_data$ (default is gamedata\). Also make sure that the .db* files are nowhere on the system, or are stored in a zip file, otherwise Stalker will find these files and use them and sometimes refuses to run.
  17:42:30  9 April 2007
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i365|zoldson
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What are the settings for? What is the optimum settings? Any other ways to help me out?
sv_client_reconnect_time (0 ) ...
sv_console_update_rate (1 ) ...
sv_dedicated_server_update_rate (100 ) ...
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sv_client_reconnect_time - This is the amount in seconds it will remember a player's score after they disconnect. 0 disables this feature. So, someone has a bad score of -198 and they decide to reconnect to make it look pretty, they would have to wait 60 seconds if you set this to 60 else they would have the same score when they reconnect.

sv_*_update_rate - This effects how often it updates *. The higher the number, the more resources it uses. I believe it also allows the server to seem less glitchy, but I have not done too much testing myself. I meant to ask about this in my original post as well but forgot. If anyone has some solid numbers for this, that would be great.
  16:00:47  9 April 2007
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kLeos
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well with the beta testing, there's an exe file that allows you to start a dedicated server , so hopefully we'll see it in the next patch =D, go to file front stalker section, you can download it i think.
  11:35:16  8 April 2007
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TJ72
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Installing

Is there a way to upload certain files to start a dedicated server remotely or do you have to install the full game ?

Would like to run this on our superserver (mega bandwidth )and admin using VNC.
  19:07:18  6 April 2007
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cgountanis
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OK, I am running a dedicated server in Chicago at a co-location center. It seems when you shoot you get lag for example the bullets lag out. You fire and one second later the gun shoots. Not always but enough to make the server fail.

What are the settings for? What is the optimum settings? Any other ways to help me out?
sv_client_reconnect_time (0 ) --- integer value in range [0,60]
sv_console_update_rate (1 ) --- integer value in range [1,100]
sv_dedicated_server_update_rate (100 ) --- integer value in range [1,1000]

The server is a dual xeon with 4GB or memory on a pimp conntection with at least 5 MB upload at all times. Whats the deal can anyone help me make this thing work correctly? PLEASE
  16:12:57  6 April 2007
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i365|zoldson
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04/06/2007 16:14:28
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Oh yes, that's something else I could have mentioned to everyone out there, the registry entries needed for Stalker to be happy. 64-bit and 32-bit Windows have slightly different keys. These are the bare minimum, the other ones found in a normal Stalker installation might serve some purpose, but I haven't seen the lack of them effect the server in any way. There are a couple similar keys that have names that might benefit a server, but I'm not sure if those are restricted for people who paid extra or not, or if it changes multi-player at all, so I won't list them.
You can copy and paste the following commands into a Windows command console instead of making a file and importing it. (Start -> Run.. -> cmd) Yes, you can specify the version that the server displays, but who knows what effects that might have.

64-bit:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC"
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC" /v InstallVers /t REG_SZ /d "1.0001"
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC" /v InstallUserName /t REG_SZ /d "PLEASE GIVE ME A NAME"

32-bit:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC"
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC" /v InstallVers /t REG_SZ /d "1.0001"
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC" /v InstallUserName /t REG_SZ /d "PLEASE GIVE ME A NAME"
  05:43:59  6 April 2007
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cgountanis
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04/06/2007 6:16:01
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When I set my server up on Windows 2000 Server the version shows up as 1.0009 in the server browser. Is this a problem?


Once again I figured it out Make a whatever.reg file add the following text and make your ded server version whatever you want.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC]
"InstallVers"="1.0001"
 
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