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How do I make a dedicated server?
« on: November 24, 2016, 10:21:24 AM »
I want to make a dedicated server for SWBF2. I want to make one where if I leave the game, the server that I make it still there.

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 10:59:32 AM »
You can host a dedicated server using your game disk/steam game or you can use the dedicated server software.

I will provide a link to the dedicated server software later when I find the right links (I will edit this post).
basic dedicated server software:  http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1390 (note:  requires patch for SWBFspy use)
SWBF2 server patch for SWBFspy:  http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1258


If you host from home (either method) you will need to portforward from your router to your hosting computer. (I will edit this post with the port numbers.) 

Here is a discussion about port numbers:
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=11314.msg110423#msg110423

The host computer will (of course) need to be left on all the time.  Usually, you can't also play with the host computer, but there is a trick that might work.



You can also rent a game server/computer, but I will only go into those details if you tell  me that you want to go with that option.



« Last Edit: November 24, 2016, 11:07:48 AM by Led »
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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 10:38:40 PM »
You can host a dedicated server using your game disk/steam game or you can use the dedicated server software.

I will provide a link to the dedicated server software later when I find the right links (I will edit this post).
basic dedicated server software:  http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1390 (note:  requires patch for SWBFspy use)
SWBF2 server patch for SWBFspy:  http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1258


If you host from home (either method) you will need to portforward from your router to your hosting computer. (I will edit this post with the port numbers.) 

Here is a discussion about port numbers:
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=11314.msg110423#msg110423

The host computer will (of course) need to be left on all the time.  Usually, you can't also play with the host computer, but there is a trick that might work.



You can also rent a game server/computer, but I will only go into those details if you tell  me that you want to go with that option.

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 03:06:26 AM »
He just explained it to u...
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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 01:14:03 PM »
He just explained it to u...
No he didn't? He explained how to host it from home. At least I think that's what he meant...

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 01:23:08 PM »
No he didn't? He explained how to host it from home. At least I think that's what he meant...

Who knows what the OP meant by this response? 

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But yes, I explained what he needs and how to host a dedicated server from home (which also applies to a remote server--not from home) and asked him to let me know if he wants to know what do to to rent a server.

If you want to be constructive, feel free to contribute and clarify the steps.


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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 01:39:38 PM »
You can host a dedicated server using your game disk/steam game or you can use the dedicated server software.

I will provide a link to the dedicated server software later when I find the right links (I will edit this post).
basic dedicated server software:  http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1390 (note:  requires patch for SWBFspy use)
SWBF2 server patch for SWBFspy:  http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1258


If you host from home (either method) you will need to portforward from your router to your hosting computer. (I will edit this post with the port numbers.) 

Here is a discussion about port numbers:
http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=11314.msg110423#msg110423

The host computer will (of course) need to be left on all the time.  Usually, you can't also play with the host computer, but there is a trick that might work.



You can also rent a game server/computer, but I will only go into those details if you tell  me that you want to go with that option.

But how do I install the patch? I have downloaded and extracted the .rar file but I don't know what to do with it?

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 01:56:37 PM »
But how do I install the patch? I have downloaded and extracted the .rar file but I don't know what to do with it?

First you need to know that this patch applies only the dedicated server software (the first link).  Install that first. 
The default installation will be something like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II PC Server

inside that folder is a file called BattlefrontII.exe

rename that file to BatttlefrontII.original.exe

then take the patch called
BattlefrontII 1.5.exe

and place it in that location

then rename BattlefrontII 1.5.exe 
to
BattlefrontII.exe


and start the dedicated server software.

Important note 1:  there is another method you can use with the steam game/original DVD installation that can create a dedicated server.  I can explain this method if you want to use it.

Important note 2:  no one will be able to connect to your game unless you have properly set port forwarding and any needed firewall permission

Let us know if we can assist.   :cheers:

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 02:07:18 PM »
First you need to know that this patch applies only the dedicated server software (the first link).  Install that first. 
The default installation will be something like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II PC Server

inside that folder is a file called BattlefrontII.exe

rename that file to BatttlefrontII.original.exe

then take the patch called
BattlefrontII 1.5.exe

and place it in that location

then rename BattlefrontII 1.5.exe 
to
BattlefrontII.exe


and start the dedicated server software.

Important note 1:  there is another method you can use with the steam game/original DVD installation that can create a dedicated server.  I can explain this method if you want to use it.

Important note 2:  no one will be able to connect to your game unless you have properly set port forwarding and any needed firewall permission

Let us know if we can assist.   :cheers:

Thank you, but I still have 1 issue, I don't know how to use the Dedicated Server Software...

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2016, 02:15:28 PM »
Thank you, but I still have 1 issue, I don't know how to use the Dedicated Server Software...

Start up the  SWBF2SM.exe

(SM = server manager).

On that page, you will find a lot of options. Set them as you desire.  There are too many options on the pages for me to be able to explain them all, but the most important one is to set the hosting bandwidth to the highest possible and not the default (which is the lowest).

The next step is to choose a few maps and press start.


Now, just trying to be realistic in a friendly way:  If this server software is difficult to figure out, then you are probably not going to figure out how to set up port forwarding on your router.  We can help, but you will need to have more that a basic understanding of computers.  You will probably want someone to assist you at home.


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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 02:19:27 PM »
Start up the  SWBF2SM.exe

(SM = server manager).

On that page, you will find a lot of options. Set them as you desire.  There are too many options on the pages for me to be able to explain them all, but the most important one is to set the hosting bandwidth to the highest possible and not the default (which is the lowest).

The next step is to choose a few maps and press start.


Now, just trying to be realistic in a friendly way:  If this server software is difficult to figure out, then you are probably not going to figure out how to set up port forwarding on your router.  We can help, but you will need to have more that a basic understanding of computers.  You will probably want someone to assist you at home.

Thank you, and I actually have a lot of experience with port forwarding (Minecraft and TeamSpeak Server).

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 03:30:51 PM »
Hi! Im new here so I need help with setting up a dedictaed server and playing in it on the same PC. Port forwarding is a little bit of and issue for me because Im not fully familiar with it. I want to make a server whit will appear on the Internet browser and playing while hosting it. Can you please help me wiht that?

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Re: How do I make a dedicated server?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 05:09:03 PM »
Hi! Im new here so I need help with setting up a dedictaed server and playing in it on the same PC. Port forwarding is a little bit of and issue for me because Im not fully familiar with it. I want to make a server whit will appear on the Internet browser and playing while hosting it. Can you please help me wiht that?

If you want to use SWBFspy, you must learn to port forward or else have a rented server that is directly on the internet.

Port forwarding is not difficult, you just need access to your home router and understand what local IP address the host computer is using.
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