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    Are you having issues setting up a server? Go ahead and order from our partner SurvivalServers.com they have everything up and running. Here's a quick peek at their control panel which has lots of customization options for your Atlas server! You can even create your own Atlas grid up to 4x4 with 16 servers! So you are the do-it-yourselfer type, eh? Follow along below! Hey folks.. I am making using of this fan created community forum to post my way of how to create my own locally hosted (ON YOUR PC) server that everyone can join. Do i need SteamCMD? The best method to get game server dedicated hosting files is via SteamCMD. Create a folder where you wish to store your Atlas game server hosting files Inside of the folder, place the newly downloading SteamCMD.exe file Create a batch file named SteamCMD.bat Place the following code in this batch file: @echo off start "" steamcmd.exe +login anonymous +force_install_dir "C:\Some\Path\Where\You\Want\Game\Server\Files\To\Go" +app_update 1006030 validate +quit Right-click SteamCMD.bat and Run as Administrator Your game server files should be completely downloaded by now Creating the Server! Where can i find my "ShootGameServer.exe" file? This file is located in the folder where you put your files C:\Some\Path\Where\You\Want\Game\Server\Files\To\Go Setting up the .bat file! So, we want to create a bat file to Start the ShooterGameServer.exe and put in some commands. You should create this in the Folder mentioned above! Right click in the folder and create a new Text Document. Name it what you want. I named it "StartServer". Open it up and copy the following: start "" /NORMAL "\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64\ShooterGameServer.exe" "Oceans?Multihome=123.123.123.123?Port=44015?QueryPort=44016?SessionName=YOURSERVERNAME?MaxPlayers=100?listen?ServerPassword=YOURSERVERPASSWORD?ServerAdminPassword=YOURADMINPASSWORD?RCONEnabled=True?RCONPort=44017" -NoBattleye -nosteamclient -game -server -log Make sure that you change the capslock texts: > 123.123.123.123: This is your remote IP (get from https://www.whatismyip.com) > YOURSERVERNAME: This is the name of your Server in all lists etc. > YOURSERVERPASSWORD: This is the Password that you need to join the server. > YOURADMINPASSWORD: This is the Password a Player needs to type into the console to use cheat/admin commands. > MaxPlayers: This is the amount of Players that are allowed to connect to the Server. Once you finished setting this up, go to "File->Save As" in your Text Editor and save the file like this: Launch.bat Hosting the Server! Check your Ports! Make sure that you open the ports 44015, 44016, 44017, 44018 on both your router and your Windows Firewall! This is important, but i can't really help here, since this depends on the router you are using. Starting the Server! Move back to the .bat File folder and double click the .bat file. This should create a small CMD window after a few seconds, which looks like this and will always stay like this: With this, the Server is running. It will take a few MINUTES for it to be fully registered with the Atlas master server to show up in the Server Lists. Joining the Server! Others Joining the Server! First of all, make sure that the Server is running by doing the following: Open up your main Steam window and open the upper left tab called "View". There should be a point called "Server" which opens the good old server browser from Steam. Go to "LAN" and select Atlas as a Game in the lower left filter. Refresh the List until you see your Server, this can take some time. And yes, you are seeing your own Server as a LAN Server. We will get to this in a sec. As soon as you see the Server, you know it is up and running! After you see your own Server in the Lan List, you can find your server using one of the following third party resources: http://atlas-servers.com/ - web browser for Atlas servers In the upper right search field, search for your Server, either by the Name you took for it or by using your IP (not the local one, use "whatismyip.com" to find out what your IP is). At least THERE you should find it. Otherwise there is something fishy with the Ports i guess. If you found it, click on it and send your friends the link to your Server. Tell them to close the Game and click on the IP. Clicking on the IP will let them Connect to the Server. This is how my friend joined my Server and it worked. It could also work through the normal UNOFFICIAL Server List or the Steam Internet Server List, but this is how it worked for us. Joining the Server yourself! This is the tricky part, but I found a workaround to solve this: Once the Server shows up in LAN, start your game. Move to the ServerList and search for "UNOFFICIAL" Servers and make sure you hit the "Password Protected Server" thingy. Let the Search finish and make sure that you CAN'T SEE the server in this list. Admin Commands and additional Server Settings! You can find a list of admin commands (that you can type in through the console) and Server Settings here. You press the tilda ` in game and then type: enablecheats changeme (replace changeme with your password from ServerAdminPassword above) Some helpful commands: cheat ShowMyAdminManager setcheatplayer true I tested things like "cheat god" or "cheat fly" and they are working. To add additional launch params to the bat file: Behind the last "Password=YOURADMINPASSWORD" section, add something like this: ?ShowMapPlayerLocation=True No space between this and the Password (the ? is important), but a space between the rest "-nosteamclient....". Troubleshooting! How to update my SteamCMD Server after Atlas was updated? Go ahead and launch SteamCMD again. Login again like you did the time you installed the Server. Make sure that you, again, select the Install Directory by typing: force_install_dir YOUSERVERDIRECTORY And example would be: force_install_dir C:\AtlasServer Now type in the following: app_update 1006030 validate Which will update the Server App. I can't find my own Server in the List? First of all, which list? If you can't find it in the LAN list, make sure that you at least waited 5 minutes. Could even take more time. The Server needs time to register with the Master Server from Atlas. If it is still not visible, check the Settings and .bat file again. Maybe you misstyped something. Also make sure that your Ports are forwarded! If you can't find it in the UNOFFICIAL list inside of the game, this is normal. You won't find it yourself. You still need to search for it with the correct filter settings (Check Password Secured Servers if needed), although it won't find the Server. This is a work around for Server Hosts, because they can't find their own Server without. After you received the UNOFFICIAL Server list, switch the Filter from UNOFFICIAL to Favorites. After a few seconds the Server should show up. If not, please check the whole tutorial and make sure that everything is running to this point. If everything seems correct, but the Server is not showing up, i guess you still have problems with your Ports. Check if others can find and join your server (the normal way. They don't need the workaround). Additional Information! This is how it works for me. I hope it will do the same for you. I can't really give your support here, since i'm not a developer of this game. Please be nice to each other and the Devs, and let us enjoy this awesome game!
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    So I have been playing for a couple of days now, below is my thoughts. I get some may not agree but I wanted to give my feedback: 1) Sailing is boring and unrewarding - If i have sailed two hours across the map because i cant find Sugarcane to tame a horse (more on that later) then I really don't want to cross a zone and find 7 Ship of the Damned waiting for me! To make it worse...even with the wind i cannot escape them, tried to turn around and died before my crew could repair and let me cross back into the last zone. I then tried the same journey again...this time i was chased for 12 mins by the same SoTD and ran out of repair materials to escape...in 4 hours i made 0 progress! 2) Taming sucks - you have taken the foundations of a game that mostly worked (ARK) and then ruined everything about it...(more on this shortly)...I really don't care if the animal wants to be tamed or not...bring back the tranq and feed mechanic that worked perfectly in ARK...remove this Bola bullsh*t! Keep a passive, sneak taming for things like sheep, cows or monkeys. My clan and I tried taming wolves...that was a total mess! made a taming pen...damage...bola...feed...5% tame...breaks bola...damage....bola...have to start from scratch...it sucks! 3) Eating mechanic sucks - I don't mind needing to eat more then just meat like in ARK that's a cool concept but I don't think 4 food groups is a good idea...i have enough cr*p to deal with in this game rather then having to fish, kill, farm and gather contently to keep food balanced. I have taking to just ignoring it and dying then carrying on. A better idea for me would be 2 meat and then veg and then we have water. Also some recipes at early levels that includes meat and veg would make it more sustainable. 4) Temperature changes - this is ridiculous...I live in a temperate climate...it is 34c during the day (always over heating while naked) and then it is 0c at night and i am freezing (with hide armor). It needs to be more realistic...32c during the day fine...but them at night it should be like 15c not 0c! Also...i dont want to put all my points into Fortitude...i want to be able to carry some thing because i need such a vast vast quantity of materials! 5) Material spawns - I am fine having to travel and explore to collect items...BUT if you have an island that has silver as its metal type...maybe actual put some Gem stones in the same tile so we can make alloy rather then having to do a 1h journey just to make some alloy! Also...maybe but the food spawns on islands for the animals that live there...horses for days but they need sugar cane which is a 2h ride north....no thanks...(that's if taming actually worked). 6) Animal spawns - Again a little stupid...Where i have setup camp in temperate zone we have constantly about 3-4 giant snakes always attacking...kill them....2mins later they are back...lets reduce the re-spawn times and the density of spawns! Second point on animals....sort out the spans for the zone they are in...why there are vultures, elephants and lions in the Arctic i have no idea! No I know it seems like a lot of moaning but this game just has no feeling of reward. I think it needs adjusting and I look forward to what it can be! Thanks
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    Pretty straightforward. Every Island I go to in a territory where claim flags can be placed is completely saturated, usually by one or two people or a couple of companies. Some of the flags are placed just to prevent other people from building. This may be understandandable on pvp servers, but on pve it is not. I think placement of claim flags should be limited to one per grid square per person, and I also think the amount a single company can place should be limited as well, maybe based on how many members it has.
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    Hey, I think the ship of the damned needs a big nerf... I lost more than 20 hours of pure farm to not even make 2 tiles... lost 2 ships... cant outrun them, they cant miss... its really a problem... Im sick of starting form zero... and not only that... the ships are so expensive, its unplayable The only thing I see as good to sail and come out alive is the raft that doesnt get targeted by ships of the damned... but the sails are so bad I cant keep building ships just for them to die as soon as I take them in to water Whats the point of wasting more than 20 hours to build a ship if he is going to get destroyed in a matter of minutes?
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    I agree that (some) of the animals are too strong, however in my opinion the bigger problem is frequency of hostile animals that spawn. The level system seems to not matter that much unless there is a great difference in lvl between the mob and you. I'm lvl 20 or 21 right now and a lvl 3 wolf still chunks my health a quarter at a time. I can 1 shot a lvl 15 seagull but that same wolf will take 3 or more shots with a bow and arrow. It would be great to get some kind of clarification on how the system works. Because from what I can tell the level system seems to only matter when you are talking about base line stats and the skill trees.
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    In B5 all the islands on the north side of the zone have had all their metal nodes bugged. They are not respawning at all... The same seems to be happening for SOME trees, stones, coal and quartz too, but it is a great deal less of an issue. Every single metal node is gone and not respawning.