Dedicated Servers Installation

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Finding Help[edit | edit source]

Please also note that there is a discussion board on Steam for Out of Reach Dedicated Servers which can be found here.

Windows installation notes: The most easy way to install Windows server is to use Steam Tools. Refer to: Windows Server Installation from Steam Tools

Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

Operating system[edit | edit source]

Out of Reach dedicated server supports Linux (tested on Ubuntu server 14.04) and Windows (tested on Windows 8.1).

Hardware[edit | edit source]

CPU Will be specified later on
Memory To host a server you need 2 GB of RAM. Total required amount depends on players count, exact amount per player will be specified later on
HDD 300 MB, working server will generate logfiles which will consume disk space. Please refer to Server logs section for more details.

Download SteamCMD[edit | edit source]

SteamCMD is used for download and installation of Out of Reach dedicated server. Please refer to SteamCMD page for detailed instruction on its installation and usage.

Install database regarding to operating system[edit | edit source]

The dedicated server requires PostgreSQL 9.3 database to operate.

Installation on Linux[edit | edit source]

1. Installation of PostgreSQL with use of apt-get

sudo apt-get install postgresql

If the installation was successful, you should see the process on port 5432 by default (don't copy the prompt character '$'):

$ cat /etc/services | grep postgresql

postgresql      5432/tcp        postgres        # PostgreSQL Database
postgresql      5432/udp        postgres

2. Next, you'll need to create a database for the game to use. The database will need:

  • a database name (e.g. oor_server)
  • a user name (e.g. some_user)
  • a password (e.g. some_password).

Note: In the PostgreSQL command below, PostgreSQL is expecting not the password itself but rather the text md5 followed by the md5 hash of the actual password concatenated with the username. Please refer to this page for PostgreSQL password encryption details or use the commands below to generate the hash for you. Also note that your user / password is currently passed as plaintext via a java command line parameter so you probably don't want to go crazy on special characters (see further notes below or search for java) and you'll want avoid reusing passwords from other accounts.


PWD_HASH=$(echo -n md5; echo -n $DB_PWD$DB_USER | md5sum | cut -d' ' -f1);


You can then verify that login works from the terminal (don't copy the prompt character '$' and make sure to end SQL commands with a semi-colon):

$ which psql

$ psql -U some_user -h -d oor_server
Password for user some_user: <enter your password and press ENTER>

SELECT count(*) FROM pg_catalog.pg_tables WHERE schemaname not in('pg_catalog','information_schema');

(1 row)

<Press Ctrl+Z to close>  

Note: The count will be 0 initially because we haven't done the setup stuff yet; Nothing to be worried about.

Installation on Windows[edit | edit source]

Important note: Currently you don't have to use PostgresSQL to run Out Of Reach on Windows system. You can just skip this step and follow Windows Installation instruction. However if you want to have standalone machine (server) running with Out Of Reach PostgreSQL seems to be a better solution. Anyway as first installation I recommend to start with internal database which is already installed with Dedicated server from Steam tools.

1. Download PostgreSQL 9.3 Windows installer, i.e. from here

2. Start installer to install database

3. When installation is done, start Windows console and paste there following command:

echo CREATE ROLE some_user LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD 'md59e2e8a8fce0afe2d60bd8207455192cd' NOSUPERUSER INHERIT NOCREATEDB NOCREATEROLE NOREPLICATION; CREATE DATABASE oor_server WITH ENCODING='UTF8' OWNER=some_user CONNECTION LIMIT=-1; ALTER ROLE some_user SET search_path = oor_server; | "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.3\bin\psql.exe" -U postgres

Those are default values (user, password and database name) used by the server. You can change them (as well as database host), to do so please refer to Server launch parameters section.

Database is also by default installed at C:\Programme\PostgreSQL\9.3 directory. If you have installed it in some other location, please change it accordingly.

Password is encrypted for some_user database user! If you would like to use different user and password please refer to this page for PostgreSQL password encryption details.

No additional SQLs are needed, database migration is executed each time (if needed) at server startup.

Network[edit | edit source]

By default Out of Reach server binds to network interface which in most cases is fine and there is no need to change it

But if you you would like to change it to different address, two steps are required:

  1. Set IP address as oor.server.ip.address server launch parameter (or environment variable)
  2. Change Smartfox Server configuration in <install_dir>/SFS2X/config/server.xml file. Change addresses in socketAddress section:
    <socket address="" port="27016" type="TCP"/>
    <socket address="" port="27016" type="UDP"/>

Out of Reach dedicated server listens for incoming connections on the ports listed below. Ensure your network configuration allows incoming connections to these ports and directs them to the host that will be running your dedicated server.

Protocol Port number Launch parameter*
Server port TCP/UDP 27016 oor.server.port
Steam's Server browser query port TCP/UDP 27010 oor.steam.master.server.updater.port
Web console port TCP 19933 oor.server.console.port

*Those are default port numbers, they can be overwritten in server launch parameters (or environment variables). Please refer to Server launch parameters section.

In Linux, you can create exceptions for the local software firewall by running the commands below. Note that this is in addition to setting up port forwarding on your router. The following commands assume ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) is being used as that is the default for Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

sudo ufw allow 27016/udp;
sudo ufw allow 27010/udp;

sudo ufw allow 27010/tcp;
sudo ufw allow 27016/tcp;
sudo ufw allow 19933/tcp;

Time zone[edit | edit source]

UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) time zone is preferred as it's 'immune' to DST (Daylight Saving Time) change. After each change of server's system time, Out of Reach dedicated server needs to be restarted.

Server installation from STEAM[edit | edit source]

1. Create server folder (referred as <install_dir>)

2. Launch SteamCMDand download server

Steam> login anonymous
Steam> force_install_dir <install_dir>
Steam> app_update 406800 validate
Steam> exit

or alternately one can run the above as a single command (don't forget to replace <install_dir> with an actual path first):

steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir <install_dir> +app_update 406800 validate +quit

Windows specific[edit | edit source]

1. Make sure you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64). You can download from here.

Linux specific[edit | edit source]

1. Install required .so libraries

sudo cp $INSTALL_DIR/ /usr/lib/
echo "$INSTALL_DIR/SFS2X/lib/linux64" | sudo tee /etc/
sudo ldconfig

Launching Linux server[edit | edit source]

Linux[edit | edit source]

To launch Out of Reach dedicated server use the following command:

<install_dir>/SFS2X/sfs2x-service start

To stop a server use the following command:

<install_dir>/SFS2X/sfs2x-service stop

Consider adding <install_dir>/SFS2X/ path to you PATH environment variable

After the server has started, you can check if it is still running using the following commands. Please be aware that this currently shows your database password in plaintext so make sure to edit this if you are pasting online.

LIST_OF_SERVER_PIDS=`pgrep -f "sfs2x-service"`;
echo $LIST_OF_SERVER_PIDS | xargs ps -o pid,comm,start,etime,pcpu,pmem,size,args -p > "${TMP_FILE}";
cat $TMP_FILE | perl -p -e "s/\-classpath[ ]+[^ ]+//g";

# Assuming all dependencies are installed, the above commands should give output similar to this:
14511 java            13:41:00       49:14  0.9  2.9 2723044 /path/to/oor-install/jre/bin/java -server -Dinstall4j.jvmDir=/path/to/oor-install/jre -Dexe4j.moduleName=/path/to/oor-install/SFS2X/sfs2x-service -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Dinstall4j.launcherId=23 -Dinstall4j.swt=false -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Xms2048M -Xmx2048M -Djava.library.path=lib/linux64 -Door.database.user=some_user -Door.database.password=some_password -Door.max.players.count=75 -Di4j.vpt=true com.install4j.runtime.launcher.Launcher start com.smartfoxserver.v2.Main false false   true true false sfs-splash.png true true 0 0  20 20 Arial 0,0,0 8 500 version 2.9.0 20 40 Arial 0,0,0 8 500 -1

Launching Windows server[edit | edit source]

To launch Out of Reach dedicated server use:


Windows Server Installation from Steam Tools (internal database, no PostgresSQL needed)[edit | edit source]

There is an easy way to install dedicated server on Windows.

1) Open Steam's Library

2) Open Tools

3) Find '"Dedicated Server Out Of Reach''

Windows Steam Tools

4) After intallation it should be available in your games library

5) Start server and wait about 1-2 minutes

6) Configuration: Web console is available at http://localhost:19933/web-console. Web console user is: admin and password is: pass

Remember to change the password after first login!

You need to chose region and provide name of server (in other case server won't be visible on list of servers in game)

Web consol configuration.png


You need to have fixed IP if you want your server to be visible by other people. If you have router with fixed IP then you need to redirect proper ports: 27010, 27016 both for UDP and TCP protocols to your local machine.

Server Parameters (important if you changed credentials, IP address etc)[edit | edit source]

You need to override server parameters if you have generated custom credentials to database or you have custom IP address.

IMPORTANT!!! Server launch parameters can be specified in <install_dir>/SFS2X/sfs2x-service.vmoptions file in Java Virtual Machine style:



Here you can find the list of all supported parameters:

Parameter name Example value Description
oor.server.ip.address IP address of network interface which will be used by the server
oor.server.port 27016 Game server port
oor.server.console.port 19933 Web console port
oor.steam.master.server.updater.port 27010 Steam master server query port localhost:5432 Database host (address) with port number
oor.database.user some_user Name of user used to connect to database
oor.database.password some_password Password used to connect to database oor_server Name of database OOR server will be using

Web console[edit | edit source]

By default web console is available at http://[host]:19933/web-console URL (port number can be changed, please check Network section for more details). Web console user is: admin and password is: pass

Remember to change the password after first login!

At the first start, server does not have a name and region selected and thus will not be able to connect to Steam Master Server and will not be visible in the game on servers list. To set a name and region go to Server parameters menu.

Adminstrator privileges[edit | edit source]

Any player can be assigned / revoked with administrator privileges from Players menu. Those privileges give access to following in-game commands:

Command Description
/god Enter / leave god mode
/gimiwood [amount] Gives [amount] of wood
/gimistone [amount] Gives [amount] of stone
/gimimeat [amount] Gives [amount] of meat
/gimiflaxfiber [amount] Gives [amount] of flax fiber
/gimiredberry [amount] Gives [amount] of red berries
/gimihide [amount] Gives [amount] of animal hide
/gimibone [amount] Gives [amount] of animal bone
/gimifat [amount] Gives [amount] of animal fat
/gimibronze [amount] Gives [amount] of bronze
/gimiiron [amount] Gives [amount] of iron
/gimisteel [amount] Gives [amount] of steel
/gimicopper [amount] Gives [amount] of cooper
/gimitin [amount] Gives [amount] of tin
/gimicoins [amount] Gives [amount] of gold coins
/tp '[nick]' Teleports to player with given [nick]
/tp [X] [Y] [Z] Teleports to location with given [X] [Y] [Z] coordinates

Default [amount] in /gimiRESOURCE command is 100

God mode[edit | edit source]

Players with administrator privileges can enter god mode (/god command in chat window), this mode gives following abilities:

  1. Immortality
  2. Bypass of all building rights / permissions
  3. Fly mode - to enter / leave this mode press Z

Server update[edit | edit source]

To update server launch SteamCMD and use following commands

Steam> login anonymous
Steam> app_update 406800 validate
Steam> exit

To automate server update please refer to SteamCMD wiki.