Two months after the Allied military victory in Takistan, the new government is restoring the war-torn country. NATO forces assisting in this effort face the threat of insurgency, waged by the remnants of the defeated Takistani army in the mountaineous regions of Takistan. Company team of British paratroopers patrolling the treacherous mountains in Zargabad's vicinity is ordered to battle the amassing guerilla warriors.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - Linux Standalone Server 1.59 BETA Copyrigt (c) 2010 Bohemia Interactive Studio. All rights reserved.
Note: it requires Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead data to be updated to version 1.59 first in order to run properly.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead - Linux Standalone Server 1.59
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1. Following programs must have been installed on your Linux-box:
tar, gcc. Optional: md5sum (for setup integrity check)
1a. On some verions of Linux (this was reported for RedHat 9
and Gentoo linux 2.4.20) the NSCD deamon must be installed to
run ArmA 2 server successfully. Caching of DNS would be sufficient.
2. Copy the whole "ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead" directory from Windows
to some Linux-directory (arma2arrowhead). DON'T DO ANY DATA CONVERSIONS
(even "dos2unix" translation of text files is not necessary).
Example: you can use PKZIP (WinZip, PowerArchiver, etc.) on
Windows and "unzip" on Linux.
Don't use upper case letters in the ArmA2 directory name
(/home/bob/arma2arrowhead will be good, /home/bob/ArmA2ArrowHead
may cause some troubles).
ArmA2 directory should contain subdirectories "Addons", "Bin",
3. Copy the "server-x.xx.tar.gz" (x.xx is version number) file into
the arma2arrowhead directory. Unpack and install it with commands:
arma2arrowhead$ tar -xjf server-x.xx.tar.bz2
Watch the messages - they will inform you whether your installation
4. Dedicated server can be started in foreground:
Or in background:
o$ nohup ./server > out.txt 2> err.txt &
5. Running server can be stopped by executing:
$ kill -s SIGINT
Where is process-id of mother server thread (printed out in
6. ArmA2 ArrowHead server has a feature: command-line parameter
"-pid=". It causes creation of with
PID of root ArmA2 process. If IP port specified in "-port="
parameter is busy (in usage), ArmA2 will terminate immediately
and won't be written..
7. The "arma2server" script is provided for automatic server
start/restart/status query/etc. Please be sure to edit
CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS in lines 12 to 18 !
After this is done, install (hard-link?) the script into
"/etc/rc.d/init.d/arma2server" file. After that it can be managed
by "chkconfig" (see info/man).