Killing Floor – How to Host a Server

Hello Dev, have you ever wanted to host your own Killing Floor server? Perhaps you want to invite your friends to play or maybe you just want to have a fun time playing solo. Whatever your reason may be, hosting your own server is easier than you might think. In this article, we will guide you through the process of hosting a Killing Floor server step-by-step. Let’s get started!

Table of Contents

  1. Requirements
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Port Forwarding
  5. Starting the Server
  6. Adding Custom Maps and Mods
  7. FAQs

Requirements

Before we start, let’s make sure you have everything you need to host your own Killing Floor server. Firstly, you will need:

  • A computer running Windows or Linux
  • The Steam client installed on your computer
  • A copy of Killing Floor installed on your computer
  • A stable internet connection

Once you have all of these requirements, we can move on to the installation process.

Installation

The first step is to download and install the Killing Floor Dedicated Server software from the Steam Tools section. You can find this by following these steps:

  1. Open the Steam client and click the “Library” tab
  2. Click the “Tools” dropdown menu and select “Killing Floor Dedicated Server”
  3. Click “Install” and wait for the software to download and install

Once the installation is complete, we can move on to configuring the server.

Configuration

Before we can start the server, we need to configure a few settings. The easiest way to do this is to use the web admin interface provided by the Killing Floor Dedicated Server software. Here’s how:

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080
  2. Log in using the username and password you set during installation
  3. Click “Settings” and configure your server settings
  4. Click “Save” to apply your changes

Note that you can also configure your server settings by editing the KillingFloor.ini file located in the “KFSystem” folder.

Port Forwarding

If you want your friends to be able to join your server, you will need to forward the necessary ports on your router. The default port for Killing Floor is 7707, but you may need to forward additional ports for Steam and other services. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your router configuration page by typing your router’s IP address into your web browser
  2. Navigate to the port forwarding section and add a new rule
  3. Set the protocol to UDP
  4. Set the external and internal port to 7707
  5. Enter your computer’s local IP address as the destination
  6. Save your changes and restart your router if necessary

You should now be able to host a Killing Floor server and have your friends join you. Let’s move on to starting the server.

Starting the Server

To start the server, simply run the “KillingFloorServer.bat” file located in the “Binaries” folder of the Killing Floor Dedicated Server installation. Alternatively, you can run the server from the Steam client by following these steps:

  1. Open the Steam client and click the “Library” tab
  2. Click “Tools” and select “Killing Floor Dedicated Server”
  3. Click “Play” and wait for the server to start
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You should now be able to join your own server by opening the Killing Floor client and selecting “Multiplayer” > “Internet” > “Filter” and setting the filter to search for your server’s name or IP address.

Adding Custom Maps and Mods

If you want to add custom maps or mods to your server, simply place the files in the appropriate folder. Here’s where you can find them:

  • Maps: KillingFloor\System
  • Mods: KillingFloor\System
  • Server Packages: KillingFloor\BrewedPC\ServerPackages

Once you have added the files, you can configure them by editing the KillingFloor.ini file or using the web admin interface.

FAQs

Question
Answer
Can I host a Killing Floor server on Linux?
Yes, the Killing Floor Dedicated Server software is available for Linux.
Do I need a powerful computer to host a Killing Floor server?
No, a basic computer should be sufficient for hosting a small server.
Can I run other applications while hosting a Killing Floor server?
Yes, but be careful not to use too many resources as this may affect server performance.
Do I need to open any additional ports for mods or custom maps?
It depends on the mod or map. Check the documentation for the mod or map for information on required ports.
Can I password protect my server?
Yes, you can set a server password using the web admin interface or by editing the KillingFloor.ini file.

That concludes our guide on how to host your own Killing Floor server. We hope you found it helpful and that you enjoy playing with your friends. Good luck and have fun!