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Rust

How to Fix “Waiting for Rcon to Come Up…”

What Is Rcon?

RCON is a remote console and allows you to change your game server hosting variables without restarting. Please make sure to have a strong password to keep the hackers out of your virtual private server!

How to Fix “Waiting for Rcon to Come up”:

  1. Make sure your RCON doesn’t include symbols or special characters.
  2. Create a ticket and ask for the startup port to be added to your Rust virtual private server.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure your RCON password doesn’t include symbols or special characters. If your console is spamming with “Waiting for RCON to come up” check your password to see if it includes symbols or special characters. Do you still have problems? Feel free to contact our support team for help with your virtual private server.

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Rust

How to Install Plugins on Your Rust Server

What Is a Plugin?

A plugin is a file that goes onto your Rust virtual private server in order to change certain aspects of the game. A whitelist system and Airloot are examples of plugins that are commonly used. You can find many different plugins for your virtual private server!

How to Install Plugins on Your Rust Virtual Private Server

  1. Go to your favorite plugin website, we recommend UMod
  2. Download the plugin you want, and save it on your desktop. 
  3. Login to your FileZilla account, and go to the folder “Plugin”
  4. “RustDedicated_Data” > “Plugin” > Drop your plugin into the folder.
  5. Restart your Rust server, and try to login to your Rust servers. 

Facing Any Issues?

If you have installed a plugin and it’s not loaded into your virtual private server, make sure that your server is running without errors and check that the plugin version you downloaded is the same version of Rust that your server is running. Do you still have problems? Feel free to contact our support team!

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Arma 3

How to Connect to Your Arma 3 Server

Why Have an Arma Virtual Private Server?

Arma 3 is one of the most popular games available due to the realism-based, open-world aspects of the game. However, playing alone can become boring. That’s why with Arma 3, you can create virtual private servers and play with your friends in a multiplayer environment. Once you create an Arma 3 virtual private server, you can join it very easily and this tutorial will show you the steps on how to do so.

How to Connect to Your Arma Virtual Private Server

  1. Launch your Arma 3.
  2. Select “Servers” in Arma 3.
  3. Click on “Direct Connect” at the bottom.
  4. Enter the IP and port, and press connect.

Facing Any Issues?

If you have followed all the steps correctly, there shouldn’t be any problem. Please ensure you are entering the correct IP and port. If you are still facing issues connecting, feel free to contact our support team!

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CSGO

How to Upload Custom Maps

What Is a Custom Map?

There are hundreds of maps available for CSGO. Downloading a custom map can be used to create a unique CSGO server. This may range from a surf CSGO server to a zombie escape CSGO server. You can either upload a custom map you created yourself or install one from various websites.

How to Upload Your Custom Map

  1. Locate and find the map you want, we recommend the following site: https://gamebanana.com/maps/games/4660
  2. Download your map, and extract it to a folder.
  3. Open your Filezilla, and log in to your CSGO server.
  4. Go to /csgo/csgo/maps/ – and upload the .bsp and .jpg files.

How to Change Your Map on Your Server

  1. Head to the Iceline Game Panel and select your CSGO server. 
  2. Select “Configuration”
  3. Select “Startup Parameters”
  4. Change the current map to your new map.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors. If the map doesn’t work, please contact the map developer before contacting us. If any issues occur, check the console for the error message, if you are still unsure of how to fix the errors, feel free to contact our support team.

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CSGO

How to Create a Steam Token for a CSGO Server

What Is a Steam Token?

A Steam Token is a unique key you need to create before running a CSGO server. This Steam token is uniquely registered to your steam account. Valve requires all CSGO server owners to make a Steam token so the CSGO server can be registered to a Steam account.

How to Create a Steam Token?

  1. Go this link Steam Game Server Account Management
  2. Log in to your Steam account.
  3. Type “730” in the “App ID” field.
  1. Press create in the button.
  2. Copy all the numbers.
  3. Insert the numbers in the “Checkout” page, or in Startup Parameters

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure to login with your own steam account and the steam account has CSGO to connect to the CSGO server. If there are any Steam related problems, please make sure to contact Steam Support. If you have any problems with your CSGO server, please open a ticket and we will assist you.

 

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Rust

How to Whitelist a Player With Rustadmin

Why Use a Whitelist?

Using a whitelist system adds an extra layer of protection for the other players on your Rust server. Whitelists restrict access to your Rust server, only allowing players who have the whitelist permissions. Why is it important to have an extra level of protection? Well, we all know that sometimes our Rust servers will attract cheaters/people who just don’t want to follow your server rules. We get it, it’s a pain for admins to have to be dealing with players like that. With a whitelist, you get to choose who’s allowed in your Rust server by manually giving them permission to join.

I Don’t Want Cheaters on My Rust Server, How Do I Set It Up?

  1. Navigate to ( https://umod.org/games/rust ). There you will download a plugin called Oxide. Make sure that you are always using the latest version or it could cause errors.
  2. After you have it installed you are ready to start adding plug-ins! Navigate to ( https://umod.org/plugins/whitelist ). There you will download another plug-in called “Whitelist.” Drag and drop the Whitelist.cs into your oxide folder then plug-ins (\oxide\plugins).
  3. Start your Rust server up so that Whitelist.cs loads into the server. It will then create a file inside of the config folder (\oxide\config). Open up this file and you will see configuration to ignore admins from the whitelist & to reset on restart (you can read more about these in the documentation for the plug-in).

Adding Yourself and Other Players to the Whitelist

  1. Go into your console, or for this tutorial, we will be using RustAdmin which is a remote console or RCON. You can download RustAdmin here: ( https://www.rustadmin.com/ ).
  2. Once you have downloaded and installed RustAdmin, you need to go to the top left where it says “server.” Click on it and click connect. It will then ask you for your server’s IP, Server Port, RCON port, and password. You can find your server port, RCON port, and password in your servers start.bat file.
  3. Once you have entered your info click “save” at the bottom. Go back to the top right after you hit save, and hit connect again. At this point, you should now be connected to RustAdmin RCON. Once in RustAdmin on the left-hand side, you should see Console, Oxide, and chat. We need to be focusing on the Oxide tab. Click the oxide tab on the left and then where it says “Type a command to execute” at the bottom, you want to put oxide.grant user STEAMIDHERE whitelist.allow

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have typed in the right server IP, server port, RCON port, and password. Also make sure that you have followed the tutorial 100% so that oxide, whitelist, and RustAdmin have installed correctly. Even after you checked all of this, are you still having issues? You can submit a ticket at any time and we will get back to you within our office hours.

 

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Garry's Mod

How to Set a Password on Your Server

Why Have a Password on Your GMod Server?

Having a password on your GMod server is similar to a whitelist, you can decide who can join your server and whether you only want to play with your friends or not. The password is for those that want to protect their GMod server and develop on the server in peace without the worry of trolls or players joining.

How to Add Password to Your GMod Server

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to File Management 
  3. Click on the “garrysmod” folder 
  4. Click on the “cfg” folder
  5. Click on “server.cfg”
  6. Go to “line 44”
  7. Add a new line at the bottom with sv_password “passwordhere”
  8. Save the file, and restart your server.

Connect to your server like this: connect ip:port; password yourpassword

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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Garry's Mod

How to Setup a Steam Workshop Collection

Why Create a Steam Workshop Collection for Garry’s Mod?

A Steam workshop collection is the fastest and most efficient method to install addons to your GMod server. There are many addons from a range of developers on the Steam workshop. When you have found the addon you want, you can just add it to the collection and restart your GMod server.

How to Create a Steam Workshop Collection

  1. Open your steam client. 
  2. Find your Garry’s Mod, and click on “Workshop”
  3. Click on “Browse” > “Collections”
  4. Create a collection
  5. Select the category “ServerContent”
  6. Save the collection
  7. On the next page, you can subscribe to the “Addons” you want on your server
  8. Once you have added all your favorites ones, click “Save and Continue”
  9. Click on Publish, and select your collection to be “Public”

How to Add Your Workshop Collection to Your GMod Server

  1. Login to your Control panel
  2. Go to “Configuration” > “Startup Parameters”
  3. Head to “Workshop ID”.
  4. Go back to your workshop, copy the link
  5. Copy the link into a document, and copy all the numbers after =
  6. Past all the numbers into your “Workshop ID” and restart the server

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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Garry's Mod

How to Add an Admin

What Is an Admin?

An admin is an administrator of your GMod server, they can kick and ban people from the GMod server. We recommend ULX as an admin mod, check our tutorial for installing ULX here.

You can create different groups on your GMod server, so the owner has more permissions than other groups. You should only give administrator powers to people you trust!

How to Create a Group

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to your console
  3. Type “ulx addgroup <group> [<inherits from>]”

How to Add a Person to Superadmin on Your GMod Server

  1. Log in to your control panel
  2. Go to your console
  3. Type “ulx adduser <player> <group>”

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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Garry's Mod

How to Install a Custom Map

Why Install a Map on Your GMod Server?

When first joining a GMod server, you are spawned into the default map Flatgrass. As this world is default and pretty bland, you may want to add your own custom map to your GMod server. This can be done pretty easily whether you are grabbing a map that you found online or if you have created your own map. In this guide, we will be teaching you how you can add a custom map on your GMod server.

How to Upload a Map

  1. Login to your FTP
  2. Go in to “Garry’s Mod” > “maps” 
  3. Upload your files to the “maps” folder.

How to change the map on the server

  1. Login to your Control panel
  2. Go in to “Configuration” > “Startup Parameters”
  3. Change the current map “gm_flatgrass” to your map name.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed this guide properly and checked your console for errors.

When an issue occurs, check the console for an error message, and try Googling it first… It’s likely that other people may have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the reoccurring errors, feel free to contact our support team!

 

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