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Old September 1st, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: Linux Admining

It looks like alot but its simple to use. You just change the first two lines to start a new game. The GAME and PORT variables.

Then it makes a gamesave directory. I know that the game makes one once the game starts but I need it before that.

This script generates a random map for the game to use that is named the same as the game. In this case, Armageddon. Thats a new Dom3 feature. When people join the game they will get the map sent to them. There are many map switches if you want to mess with them. Just add them there.
Just insert a # and remark it out if you dont want a random map. Change the --mapfile setting from $GAME to whatever map you want to use.

The game call itself adds many things you might not want. the ddddd heavy level of debug creates HUGE logs but they are fun to look at. You can change that to one d or take it off completely. I direct all of the games text responses to a log and the errors to an err file named for the game. In this case Armaggedon.log and Armageddon.err

the last 3 lines make sure that you have a pre and post shell that are in the right place and executable. They start out empty but you can easily edit them anytime even if the game has already started. They are great for various cleanup or management needs that popup.

Digest that abit and then I will put up a more complicated one. >
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