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#1 SubEclipse

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hello,

I'm in the process of setting up our first DayZ server, and I'm having a little trouble tracking down any good 'how to' resources.

I have to imagine these documents exist since there are thousands of servers up and running, but I'm striking out like crazy.

All I've been able to track down is a video on YouTube which shows the process for creating a private server, which I assume is a different process than setting up a public one (maybe not?? Maybe the only difference is the mission files along with the whitelisting?).

What I know
  • I know that I need to request the instance ID through the support portal... I have a pending request already.
  • I know that when the request is approved, they will give me access to necessary mission files
Assumptions based on things I have found
  • I'll need to get copies of Arma 2 and Operation Arrowhead on my server, as well as the DayZ mod files
  • Better instructions will be provided along with the instance ID
  • Ports 2302, 2303 and 2305 (TCP and UDP) need to be opened up to the server
I also came across this wiki page for Arma 2 dedicated servers... assume there's some useful info there which is also relevant to DayZ dedicated servers there as well.

Any information you can provide about setting up a server is greatly appreciated. And apologies for asking a question that I assume must be answered somewhere... though for the life of me I cannot find.

[UPDATE]
My Server was just approved and as stated by a few in this post, everything needed to set up my server was included in the welcome email. For those aspiring to set up your own server, fear not. Also, it took my request 3 days to be approved. I'm not sure if this is an average wait time or not as I have read about others waiting in excess of 1 week.
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Edited by SubEclipse, 22 July 2012 - 04:14 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:07 PM

You have to apply to the dev team. I think there's a thread around here somewhere...

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Fortunately for you, my caustic mode is off at the moment.

Check out the first couple of threads here:

http://dayzmod.com/f...server-general/

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

You have to apply to the dev team. I think there's a thread around here somewhere...

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Fortunately for you, my caustic mode is off at the moment.

Check out the first couple of threads here:

http://dayzmod.com/f...server-general/



I actually mentioned this in my post, I'm currently waiting on the instance ID approval from the dev team.

What I'm looking for is the process of building the server.

Thanks for the reply.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:25 PM

you have to read about DayZ server in the Server General forum there is rules, you cant just download unknown unofficial DayZ server files and setup server on your PC, at least not with help from DayZ dev team.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

Yeah, once they approve you, either the devs or the server hosting company help with that stuff. If you're not approved yet, you're probably gonna have a bad time.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

you have to read about DayZ server in the Server General forum there is rules, you cant just download unknown unofficial DayZ server files and setup server on your PC, at least not with help from DayZ dev team.


That is not my goal... I don't believe I indicated that was something I was trying to do.

To clear the air, I'm looking for the approved, super legit way to build a DayZ server... not on my home PC... on a dedicated server of mine.

I have read through all of the pinned posts in the server general forum, which indicate server requirements (which my server meets or exceeds) as well as answers to FAQs, etc.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:32 PM

Yeah, once they approve you, either the devs or the server hosting company help with that stuff.


I'm hoping they just send out some sort of "getting started" documentation with the approval, but who knows...

If you're not approved yet, you're probably gonna have a bad time.


Why do you say that? From what I understand the devs want to give out these instance IDs to anyone who meets the requirements. Also, I've read that most people wait an average of 3 days before hearing back... I've been waiting less than 24 hours.

Edited by SubEclipse, 19 July 2012 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:48 PM

All you need to do is get ARMA 2 and OA on your server, the rest is all provided if you're accepted.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

All you need to do is get ARMA 2 and OA on your server, the rest is all provided if you're accepted.


Ok... I have that completed in preparation of the instance ID approval.

Thank you for the reply.

Once approved, I'll reply back to this thread confirming that all of the documentation was included. That way, once google indexes this thread there will at least be a place where people in my situation can get the answers.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

Once you are approved, there are instructions in the files. If you follow it word for word and in order, your server will be up in less than an hour (includes downloading time, if any).

If you run into any problems, feel free to contact me personally.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

Once you are approved, there are instructions in the files. If you follow it word for word and in order, your server will be up in less than an hour (includes downloading time, if any).

If you run into any problems, feel free to contact me personally.


Excellent... thank you for the info and I appreciate the offer for the help.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

Expect about a week to get your instance ID ive been waiting almost 5 days now, still waiting on it cant wait to get it setup and play with everyone.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:13 AM

Expect about a week to get your instance ID ive been waiting almost 5 days now, still waiting on it cant wait to get it setup and play with everyone.


Bummer... hopefully everything goes through smoothly once they have time to review our requests.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:13 AM

Expect about a week to get your instance ID ive been waiting almost 5 days now, still waiting on it cant wait to get it setup and play with everyone.


Well that freaking sucks if I had known that I would have requested it long ago while I was setting up my server. I thought their new system would be faster. :(

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:15 AM

Ya i know but you cant even submit one without the ip. I wish i knew about it too im hoping to get mine before the weekend.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

Ya i know but you cant even submit one without the ip. I wish i knew about it too im hoping to get mine before the weekend.


Me too, but it's out of our hands... I'm just grateful that we don't have to pay server rental fees, which is the reason why I don't host a BF3 server.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:28 AM

It took about 8 days for my server to get approved
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:48 AM

It took about 8 days for my server to get approved


Ok, good to know. I think I can manage to be patient that long.

Hey, another question... When I was filling out the request form, I was unsure what they were looking for in the fields for: Network Port Speed Upload (mbps) & Network Port Speed Download (mbps).

Are they looking for what your bandwidth from your ISP is allowing, or for what the NIC card is capable of (eg I get 40MBps up & 40MBps down vs having gigabit NIC or 10/100MBps NIC). I assumed the former and listed the upload and download speeds, but have been second guessing myself there.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:56 AM

Are they looking for what your bandwidth from your ISP is allowing, or for what the NIC card is capable of (eg I get 40MBps up & 40MBps down vs having gigabit NIC or 10/100MBps NIC). I assumed the former and listed the upload and download speeds, but have been second guessing myself there.


The former, though 40/40 seems odd for a datacentre line.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Ok, good to know. I think I can manage to be patient that long.

Hey, another question... When I was filling out the request form, I was unsure what they were looking for in the fields for: Network Port Speed Upload (mbps) & Network Port Speed Download (mbps).

Are they looking for what your bandwidth from your ISP is allowing, or for what the NIC card is capable of (eg I get 40MBps up & 40MBps down vs having gigabit NIC or 10/100MBps NIC). I assumed the former and listed the upload and download speeds, but have been second guessing myself there.


It would be from your server. I went onto my server with RDP and did speedtest.,net
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