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Server

Quick setup and advanced configuration for IW4x servers.

Warning

You can only host up to 15 servers on the same IP address, additional servers will be rejected by the decentralized node system. This has been implemented as a security measurement to prevent flooding the server list.

Server types

Party

A party [1] is a dedicated lobby, which uses a playlist for its configuration and will take players back into a lobby after each map. The advantage of the party system is:

  • adjust classes and killstreak rewards without leaving the server
  • vote to skip next map
  • map rotation is random

Because of that, a party server is ideal for a public game servers.

Match

A match is a normal dedicated server, which uses a map rotation, ideal for private servers.

Requirements

You have to fulfill the following requirements to be able to host a server for IW4x:

Quick instructions for hosting a match server

  • Copy your ‘Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2’ folder to another location
  • Extract the archive in your copied folder
  • Download the server.cfg and place it in your ‘players’ folder
  • Download the startserver.bat and edit it
  • Forward the TCP and UDP port you put in +set net_port <port>
  • Run the batch and have fun!

Quick instructions for hosting a party server

  • Copy your ‘Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2’ folder to another location
  • Extract the archive in your copied folder
  • Download the server.cfg and place it in your ‘players’ folder
  • Download the startserver.bat and edit it
  • Forward the TCP and UDP port you put in +set net_port <port> (UDP and TCP)
  • Run the batch and have fun!

Advanced server configuration

Further information for advanced server configuration:

[1]A server starts per default as a party.