Run a Rend Server

Currently we only support a Windows build of the server but a Linux distribution may be available in the future.

Retrieving the server build via Steam:
  • In your Steam library, above the games list and to the right of the search box, click Games, which will open a dropdown.
  • Select 'Tools' from this list.
  • Scroll down and find Rend Server, and install it.
  • Right click it once installed, select Properties, click the LOCAL FILES tab, and click BROWSE LOCAL FILES...
  • This will show you the directory where the Rend server files are located
Retrieving the server build via SteamCMD:
  • Download SteamCMD from here
  • Extract the contents of to a folder on your hard drive
  • Create a second folder on your hard drive where you would like to download the Rend server files (e.g. C:\RendServer)
  • Open a command prompt and change directory to where you extracted the zip file
  • To get the server, run this command (change C:\RendServer to your desired server path):
    steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir C:\RendServer +app_update 550790 -beta public +quit
  • SteamCMD will first patch itself, and then proceed to download the Rend server files
Configuring the server:
  • Browse to the directory containing the Rend server files (e.g. C:\RendServer or steamapps\common\Rend Server)
  • In the SampleConfiguration folder, there are three files, SampleGame.ini, SampleServer.ini, and SampleEngine.ini
  • SampleGame.ini contains all of the server customization parameters you have available to tailor the experience on your server
  • SampleServer.ini has a few variables that will let you administrate your server
  • SampleEngine.ini will eventually contain some settings to tweak server and network performance
  • Copy all 3 into the Otherlands/Saved/Config/WindowsServer directory, and rename them to Game.ini, Server.ini, and Engine.ini respectively
  • Feel free to modify them
Running the server:
  • In the root, find RendServer.bat and edit it in a text editor
  • We have documented this file with how to configure ports, and some extra command line arguments you can use and what they do
  • Double click RendServer.bat or run it from a command prompt to start your server!
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