How to Host an Unturned Server for Friends

Greetings, Dev! Are you interested in creating your own Unturned server to play with your friends? Well, you’re in luck because in this article, we’ll be discussing step by step how to host an Unturned server for your friends. Don’t worry if you’re not tech-savvy because we’ll be going through everything in easy-to-understand language. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to create your own server, customize it, and have fun with your friends. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Downloading the Server Files

The first thing you need to do is download the Unturned server files. You can simply download them from the Steam website or from the game’s website. After downloading the files, create a folder where you want to store the server files.

Once you’ve downloaded the server files, extract them into the folder you created. You should see a bunch of files and folders in the folder you just extracted the server files into.

FAQ

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Can I use an existing folder to store the server files?
Yes, you can use any folder you want to store the server files.
What happens if I don’t extract the server files?
The server won’t work if you don’t extract the server files.

Now that you’ve extracted the server files, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Configuring the Server

Before we start the server, we need to configure it first. Open the folder where you extracted the server files and find the file called “Commands.dat”. This is where you can configure the server settings.

Open the “Commands.dat” file with a text editor and you should see something like this:

#Server namename=My Unturned Server#Server portport=27015

You can customize the server settings by changing the values after the “=” sign. For example, if you want to change the server name, simply change “My Unturned Server” to whatever name you want. Similarly, you can change the port number to any number you want.

Make sure to save the changes you made to the “Commands.dat” file.

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What other settings can I change in the “Commands.dat” file?
You can change a lot of settings such as the map, the game mode, the number of players, and more.
Do I need to restart the server after changing the settings?
Yes, you need to restart the server for the changes to take effect.

Now that you’ve configured the server, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 3: Starting the Server

Now that we’ve downloaded the server files and configured the server settings, it’s time to start the server. To do this, simply run the “Unturned.exe” file in the folder where you extracted the server files.

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A console window should appear and you should see something like this:

Starting Unturned...

This means the server is starting. After a few seconds, you should see something like this:

Loading level...

This means the server is loading the map. After the map has loaded, you should see something like this:

Game started...

This means the server is up and running! Your friends can now join your server using your IP address and the port number you specified in the “Commands.dat” file.

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How do my friends join my server?
Your friends can join your server using your IP address and the port number you specified in the “Commands.dat” file.
What happens if I close the console window?
The server will stop running if you close the console window.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully created an Unturned server for your friends! Now you can customize the server even further by exploring the “Commands.dat” file and adding mods.