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How to install “RUST:IO live map”

RUST:IO allows players to view themselves, team mates and even Bradley realtime using the playrust.io website.

How to install RUST:IO live map on your server:

  1. Login to your Iceline Hosting Game Server panel and choose the Rust server you wish to install RUST:IO on.
  2. Click on Mods on the top menu of the page the choose INSTALL next to the RUST:IO Live Map (Latest) block.

3. Now click on INSTALL MOD.

4. Once the Mod is installed you can see that there will be an UNINSTALL MOD BUTTON.

5. Now click on console in the top menu. If your server is not running click start, otherwise you can manually restart your server.

6. You will see that the mod is installed by the
Rust:IO> Starting HTTP server on your given IP address as well as Rust:IO> Installed.

7. After about 10-15 minutes you will be able to search for your server on WWW.PLAYRUST.IO

8. Once your server is in the list you can click on it and the following will be displayed:

9. The last step is to sign in using the SIGN IN THROUGH STEAM button on the top right corner.

10. Once you have signed into Steam you will be able to see yourself as well as other active objects on the map such as the APC and team mates.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial step by step. If you are still facing issues after checking through the steps, you can always create a support ticket and we will respond back within our business hours.

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How to Install Instant Craft to your Rust Server

Sometimes, some quality of life changes are more than needed to make pleasant most tedious things on a playthrough, such as spending a lot of time waiting for stuff to be done, and that’s where Instant Craft comes in handy

Instant Craft it’s a uMod modification that will allow you to (as the name implies) automatically craft your stuff without having to wait. You can also set this permission to just only a bunch of players/groups

Not only that, but you can even set which objects need to be normally crafted, block items, and it also has compatibility with custom inventories.

Installation (Mod Manager)

  • From your game panel, go to the plugins tab.
  • Using the search bar, search for the “Instant Craft” plugin and press the “Install Plugin” button.
  • Restart your server.

Installation (Manually)

  • Download the plugin directly from the page
  • Go to your server game panel>Files manager.
  • Go to the oxide folder>plugins and drop the file there.
    • Alternatively, you can use SFTP to upload the file, your SFTP details can be found on the Settings menu of your game panel.
  • Restart your server.

That’s it! You can check the plugin page for more information. Remember to add the permission (instantcraft.use) to a designated user/group for it to work.

You can find more details on the plugin’s official page

Facing any issue?

Make sure you granted permission to the adequate group, feel free to contact us for any questions you might have. You can check all our Rust tutorials here.

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How to Install Zone Manager to your Rust Server

In some cases, you may have thought of creating a zone for the new players where they can feel welcome to your server and get familiar with the rules, but being Rust a game focused on PvP and Raids.. this can prove to be a challenge.

Zone Manager is a uMod plugin that allows you to designate and administrate zones with special features, creating non PVP areas to welcome your new players is now possible.

You can also apply other conditions (called flags) such as disabling the chat, buildings, fall damage, and much more! the tools are at your disposal and it’s up to you how to use them!

And, if you want it, you can even design users immune to flags in a determined zone

Installation (Mod Manager)

  • From your game panel, go to the plugins tab.
  • Using the search bar, search for the “Zone Manager” plugin and press the “Install Plugin” button.
  • Restart your server

Installation (Manually)

  • Download the plugin directly from the page.
  • Go to your server game panel>File manager.
  • Go to the oxide folder>plugins and drop the file there.
  • Restart your server.

If done correctly, this plugin should now be installed in your Rust server!

How to create a Zone

First, make sure to have the permissions assigned (zonemanager.zone). 

  • In the chat, put /zone_add to create a zone in your location

That’s it, as simple as that!

How to Edit a Zone

In the following example, we’re going to make a ‘spawn’ zone, put the following command in the chat.

/zone id “ spawn ” radius 14 nobuild true undestr true safezone true

  • id sets the zone id
  • radius sets the size of the zone as a sphere
  • nobuild and the undestr flags (flagged as ‘true’) disable construction and building damage
  • safezone disables PvP damage

You can see the uMod page of the plugin for further information

Facing any issue?

Make sure to set the right permissions and check the plugin has been correctly installed. You can check all our Rust tutorials here. Still having problems? Feel free to contact our support team.

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How to install Admin Radar

Overview

Admin Radar is an ABSOLUTE MUST for any admin. It shows you where items, collectibles, ore nodes, player TCs, players (active and sleepers) are, as well as loot, NPC’s, stashes and more! The best and easiest tool for watching your server and the players on it! Its basically ESP.

To install it, follow the below instructions:

  1. Navigate to the plugins menu and click on the ADMIN RADAR INSTALL PLUGIN button.
  2. Once installed go to your Rust Console page and start your server or restart it if it is currently running.
  3. First check that oxide is running by typing oxide.version into the console and pressing enter. You should get an oxide version number. E.G. Oxide.Rust Version: 2.0.4961.
    If not, you need to uninstall the uMod Mod and reinstall it.
  4. Now we need to grant a user (yourself) or a group of users permission to use the installed plugin. Once again type the following commands into the rust console and press enter:
    oxide.grant user [YOUR STEAM ID] adminradar.allowed
    and
    oxide.grant user [YOUR STEAM ID] adminradar.auto

Using Admin Radar

Now log into your server and you will be presented with the following menu in the bottom right corner of your screen. It has all the options to turn off and on various object/player visibilities. To turn these options on and off you just need to press tab, then use your mouse to toggle each on or off.

You can press enter to open global chat then type /radar help for more info.

Conclusion

For the full options and configs of the plugin, visit the plugin page located at: https://umod.org/plugins/admin-radar

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial step by step. If you are still facing issues after checking through the steps, you can always create a support ticket and we will respond back within our business hours.

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How to update your Rust Server

You will need to update your server once in a while when facepunch adds more content or has mandatory updates on either their client side or server side. This tutorial shows you how to go about updating your server to the latest version.

Backing up your server

Backing up your server is always good practice when you have to update your it as some things could go wrong, having a backup enables you to restore it and attempt the server update again. You can delete the backup if everything goes to plan or you can keep it for a preset amount of time.

  1. Under backups in your main menu click on the CREATE BACKUP button.
  2. Give your backup a name and click START BACKUP.
  3. The backup process can take some time. Wait for it to complete before proceeding to the next step.

Updating your Rust Server

  1. Navigate to Settings on your top menu and click on the UPDATE SERVER button.
  2. To continue with the server update, you will have to type the word “update” in the text box, then click the UPDATE SERVER button.
  3. You will then be presented with a “Your server is installing.” screen as shown.
  4. Once installation is complete you will automatically be redirected to the settings page.
  5. You can now re-install uMod and any other plugins on your new server that you had previously. You might have to uninstall then re-install the uMod mod.

Conclusion

This concludes the backup and update tutorial of the Rust Server.
When re-installing plugins, the configuration of the plugins is NOT lost.

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Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial step by step. If you are still facing issues after checking through the steps, you can always create a support ticket and we will respond back within our business hours.

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How to Install Save Announcer to Your Rust Server

What is Save Announcer?

Save Announcer is a simple plugin used to make an announcement to all players in your chat when your server is saving. It’s a good idea to run this plugin if your server has a large amount of entities, as saving the world can cause a split second of lag and it’s reassuring for players to know what the cause is.

How to Install Save Announcer to Your Rust Server

  1. To begin, start by downloading the ‘Save Announcer’ plugin by navigating to the Iceline panel, select the ‘plugins’ tab, and click install on ‘Save Announcer’. You can now skip to step four. Alternatively, you can install the plugin manually from here and follow the steps below.
  2. Connect to your SFTP via FileZilla (We have a guide on how to do this here).
  3. Upload the ‘SaveAnnouncer.cs’ file to your /oxide/plugins folder.
  4. You can now restart your server.
  5. Save Announcer is now installed and you’re good to go!

This plugin doesn’t really require any configuration out of the box, however if you’d like you can customize more features such as enabling a GUI popup message as apposed to a chat message. If you’d like to make any additional changes to the config, more information can be found on the official uMod page for Save Announcer here.

Facing any issues?

The format is very important when editing .json configuration files so the use of a JSON editor or validation site will help with any formatting issues you might be having. Also, check your server console for any errors! Still having problems? Feel free to contact our support team.

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How to Install Sign Artist to Your Rust Server

What is Sign Artist?

Sign Artist is a plugin that provides players with the ability to load custom images onto signs, picture frames, etc, on your Rust server. This plugin can provide a lot of entertainment to your server, however, just be sure to moderate what images players are importing! To install Sign Artist to your Rust server, you’ll need to ensure that you have Oxide installed. You can view our knowledgebase guide on how to install Oxide here.

How to Install Sign Artist to Your Rust Server

  1. To begin, start by downloading the ‘Sign Artist’ plugin by navigating to the Iceline panel, select the ‘plugins’ tab, and click install on SignArtist. You can now skip to step four. Alternatively, you can install the plugin manually from here and follow the steps below.
  2. Connect to your SFTP via FileZilla (We have a guide on how to do this here).
  3. Upload the ‘SignArtist.cs’ file to your /oxide/plugins folder.
  4. You can now restart your server.
  5. To be able to use the Sign Artist commands, you’ll need to make use of Oxide’s permission system.

To assign a permission through Oxide, use the following syntax:

  • oxide.grant <user or group> <name or steam id> <permission>

The main permission you’ll need to assign yourself, or a group in order to use Sign Artist is “signartist.allow”, however you can find a full list of the permissions on the official uMod page for the plugin here.

  1. Once you’ve assigned the necessary permissions, to add an image in-game, simply upload it to an image sharing site such as Imgur.
  2. Place down a picture frame / sign in-game and type the following command whilst looking at it “/sil <imageURL>”

You should see that your image has now been imported in-game!

Facing any issues?

If you’ve loaded into your Rust server and you’re unable to assign permissions or enter any commands, ensure that you’ve assigned yourself as an admin by viewing the following guide. Also, check your server console for any apparant errors! Still having problems? Feel free to contact our support team.

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How to Wipe Your Rust Server

Why Wipe My Rust Server?

In Rust, it’s very important to wipe your server. The most common wipe cycle you’ll come across is weekly map wipes, with a forced blueprint wipe upon the release of a game update. You might be thinking to yourself “Why are rust servers wiped so frequently?“. The reason being is that after around a week of consistent playing, most players will have achieved ‘end-game’ and the pace of gameplay will gradually slowdown.

How to Wipe Your Server Through The Iceline Panel

This first method will show the easiest way of wiping your Rust server.

  1. Navigate to the Iceline game panel.
  2. Stop your server.
  3. Scroll across to the settings tab and you’ll notice a ‘Wipe Rust Server’ section, like the one pictured below:
  1. If you select the dropdown box, you can choose from the following wipe types; Maps, Blueprints, or Full wipe, which wipes both maps and blueprints together. Once you’ve decided what type of wipe you’ll be performing, select ‘Wipe Server’. Keep in mind, you may want to create a backup as this action is irreversible.
  2. Restart your server and it will have successfully wiped.

How to Wipe Your Rust Server Manually

This second method will show you how to wipe your Rust server manually through the use of the panel file manager, or through FTP.

  1. Navigate to the Iceline panel.
  2. Stop your server.
  3. Select the file manager tab, or connect through FTP. We have a guide on how to connect to your server through FTP here.
  4. Navigate to the following directory /server/rust
  • To perform a map wipe only, simply delete all the files with the .map file extension in the directory mentioned in Step 4.
Example of map files.
  • To perform a blueprint/playerdata wipe only, delete all the files with the .db extension in the directory mentioned.
Example of playerdata files.

If you’d like to perform a full wipe, combine both of the methods mentioned above.

  1. Once you’ve successfully removed the files necessary for the type of wipe you’re performing, restart your server and you’ll be good to go!

Facing any issues?

Please ensure you follow this guide step-by-step and only remove the files necessary to this guide! As mentioned previously, it’s a good idea to create a backup on the off chance you accidentally delete the wrong files. Still having problems? Feel free to contact our support team.

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How to Increase Gather Rates on Your Rust Server

Why would you want to increase gather rates?

Increasing gather rates is an essential process for most modded servers on Rust. It allows players to farm resources at a higher rate and thus progresses through the game a lot faster. The plugin we’ll be using to achieve this is called ‘Gather Manager’ and will require you to have Oxide installed on your server. You can view our knowlegebase tutorial on how to install Oxide here.

How to Install Gather Manager to Your Rust Server

  1. To begin, start by downloading the ‘Gather Manager’ plugin by navigating to your game panel, select the ‘plugins’ tab, and search for ‘Gather Manager’. You can now skip to step four. Alternatively, you can install the plugin manually from here and follow the steps below.
  2. Connect to your SFTP via FileZilla (We have a guide on how to do this here).
  3. Upload the ‘GatherManager.cs’ file to your /oxide/plugins folder.
  4. You can now restart your server.
  5. In this example, we’ll be changing the resource gather rate by 10x the base game value. To do so, from the Iceline panel or the in-game console, type the following command “gather.rate dispenser * 10
  6. If you’d also like to change the multiplier of pickups (items you can find on the ground) you can use “gather.rate pickup * 10

These are the basic modifications that can be made through the use of Gather Manager. If you’d like to configure the plugin in more depth you can view more information of the official uMod page here.

Facing any issues?

If you’re attempting to enter the commands above through the in-game console, ensure that you’ve assigned yourself as an admin. You can view our guide on how to do this here. Be sure to also check your console for any plugin errors! Still having problems? Feel free to contact our support team.

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How to Install Better Chat to Your Rust Server

What is Better Chat?

BetterChat is a plugin that can be used to revamp and replace Rust’s default chat system. It allows you to customize things such as the color of player’s names and even gives you the ability to add prefixes to make it easier to see which users are donators, staff members, etc. To install BetterChat on your server, you’ll need to ensure that you have Oxide installed. You can view our tutorial on how to install Oxide here.

How to Install Better Chat to Your Rust Server

  1. To begin, start by downloading the ‘BetterChat’ plugin by navigating to your game panel, select the ‘plugins’ tab, and click install on ‘BetterChat’. You can now skip to step four. Alternatively, you can install the plugin manually from here and follow the steps below.
  2. Connect to your SFTP via FileZilla (We have a guide on how to do this here).
  3. Upload the ‘BetterChat.cs’ file to your /oxide/plugins folder.
  4. You can now restart your server.
  5. By default, players on your server will have the [Player] prefix. To change this and configure the plugin, navigate to “/oxide/data/BetterChat.json” either through the file-manager on the Iceline panel or through FTP. You will be presented with a .json file similar to the one below.
  1. For this example, we’re going to change the prefix to ‘Member’. To do this, all you need to do is find the “Text”: “[Player]” field and change it to “Text”: “[Member]”. Below this, you can also change other parameters such as the prefix color through the use of hex codes.

These are the basic modifications that can be made through Better Chat, more in-depth information can be found on the official uMod page here.

Facing any issues?

The format is very important when editing .json configuration files so the use of a JSON editor or validation site will help with any formatting issues you might be having. Also, check your server console for any errors! Still having problems? Feel free to contact our support team.