Arma Reforger: How to Host a Server

Hello Dev, are you interested in hosting an Arma Reforger server? If so, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the process of setting up and hosting an Arma Reforger server from scratch. We will cover everything from system requirements to custom configurations. So, let’s get started!

System Requirements

Before we dive into the details of hosting an Arma Reforger server, let’s first take a look at the system requirements. To run an Arma Reforger server, you will need:

Minimum Requirements
Recommended Requirements
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-2300/AMD FX-6300
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K/AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
RAM: 8GB
RAM: 16GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7870
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

Keep in mind that these are just minimum and recommended requirements. Depending on the size and complexity of your server, you may need more powerful hardware.

Software Requirements

In addition to the hardware requirements, you will also need to install some software to host an Arma Reforger server. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Arma Reforger Dedicated Server Software
  • SteamCMD
  • Notepad++ or any other text editor

You can download the Arma Reforger Dedicated Server Software from the Steam store. SteamCMD is a command-line tool used for installing and updating game servers. Notepad++ is a free, open-source text editor that we will use to edit server configuration files.

Setting up the Server

Now that you have all the necessary requirements, let’s start setting up the server.

Step 1: Install SteamCMD

The first step is to download and install SteamCMD. You can download it from the official Valve website. Once you have downloaded SteamCMD, extract it to a folder on your computer.

Step 2: Install Arma Reforger Dedicated Server Software

The next step is to install the Arma Reforger Dedicated Server Software. Open SteamCMD and type the following command:

login anonymousforce_install_dir C:\ArmaReforgerServerapp_update 107410 validatequit

This will download and install the Arma Reforger Dedicated Server Software to the C:\ArmaReforgerServer directory on your computer. You can change the directory to any location you prefer.

Step 3: Configure the Server

Once the server software is installed, you will need to configure it to your liking. This involves editing configuration files using a text editor like Notepad++. Here are some important configuration files:

  • server.cfg: This file contains general server settings, such as server name, password, and mission type.
  • basic.cfg: This file contains basic server settings, such as server port, max players, and server IP address.
  • profile.cfg: This file contains player profile settings, such as player name, loadout, and respawn settings.

You can find these files in the C:\ArmaReforgerServer\@ArmaReforgerServer\userconfig directory. You can edit these files using Notepad++.

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Starting the Server

Once you have configured the server, it’s time to start it up. To do this, open the SteamCMD console and type the following command:

start "Arma Reforger Server" /D "C:\ArmaReforgerServer" /HIGH "C:\ArmaReforgerServer\@ArmaReforgerServer\arma3server_x64.exe" -config=userconfig\basic.cfg -profiles=userconfig -name=ArmaReforger

This will start the Arma Reforger server with the settings you have configured. You can now connect to the server using the Arma Reforger client.

FAQ

Q: Can I host an Arma Reforger server on Linux or Mac?

A: Unfortunately, Arma Reforger server software is only available for Windows at this time.

Q: How many players can I have on my Arma Reforger server?

A: The maximum number of players you can have on your server depends on the server hardware and bandwidth. With a powerful server, you can host up to 100 or more players.

Q: Can I customize the mission on my Arma Reforger server?

A: Yes, you can customize the mission by editing the mission.sqm file located in the C:\ArmaReforgerServer\@ArmaReforgerServer\mpmissions directory.

Q: How do I update my Arma Reforger server?

A: To update your server, simply run the SteamCMD console and type the following command:

login anonymousforce_install_dir C:\ArmaReforgerServerapp_update 107410 validatequit

This will update your server to the latest version.

Conclusion

Hosting an Arma Reforger server may seem daunting, but with a little bit of knowledge and effort, anyone can do it. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily set up and host your own server. We hope you found this article helpful. Good luck!