How to host a server.
To host a server, you must construct a message to send to the channel #bestever. The hosting command starts with .host, and you can add features by adding the options below.
Hostname is fairly straightforward, it changes the displayed name. You will need to add quotes around this though, so the bot recognizes where the hostname starts and ends. Example: hostname="Cool server"
Iwad is the iWAD that the server will run on. Only one of these will work. Example: iwad=doom2.wad
Gamemode is the gamemode you want. Possible gamemodes are: coop, ctf, dm, duel, invasion, lms, skulltag, survival, tdm and tlms. The final product would look like this:
.host hostname="Cool CTF server" iwad=doom2.wad wad=idl2012.wad wad=ssgfix.wad gamemode=ctf
The additional parameters are below and are completely optional. Please note that default flags are used based on the gamemode selected before, so you do not need theme.
Mapwad adds a wad and checks if for potention maps to add to the maplist. Please only use mapwad for wads that have maps in them, not resource wads like music, textures, etc.
Wad adds a map to the server and does not check it for potential maps.
Data loads the default skulltag files (skulltag_data.pk3 and skulltag_actors.pk3). Turn this off if you do not need these.
Config will run the server with a custom configuration specified in the config repository
. If you're tired of changing everything through rcon, just upload a config!
Dmflags sets the dmflags.
Dmflags2 sets the dmflags2.
Dmflags3 sets the dmflags3.
Compatflags sets the compatflags.
Compatflags2 sets the compatflags2.
When your server is up, the bot will private message you the RCON password. You can then change almost anything! Servers are limited to two per person.
We hope you enjoy using our services!
Don't know how to make an IRC account?
Creating an IRC account on Zandronum is very easy, and can be done is three simple steps!
First, type /msg nickserv register <password> <email> to register your account.
Then, check your email and follow the instructions to activate your account (usually you will only have to paste a simple line into IRC).
Finally, type /msg nickserv identify <password> and you're all ready to go!
Make sure you do not forgot your password, as you will need it to identify every time you connect to IRC.
Don't know how to remove your hostmask?
Removing and re-claiming your hostmask can be done in two simple steps.
First type /msg hostserv off
Then type /msg hostserv take $account.users.zandronum.com
After this, everything should be okay, and you should be able to host servers!