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Running The Arbitrator

This is how to run the dedicated server arbitrator:

  1. Go to the build root folder.
  2. Set net_dedicatedServerArbitratorPort=<port> in system.cfg to a sensible value.
  3. Go in to the Bin32 or Bin64 folder and double click on DedicatedArbitrator.exe.
  4. The Dedicated Arbitrator window will pop up, allow the application a few seconds to load fully.
  5. The arbitrator can now be left running in the background

Registering a Dedicated Server With The Arbitrator

This is how to register a dedicated server with the arbitrator:

  1. Set net_dedicatedServerArbitratorIP=<address> to the arbitrator's IP address.
  2. Set net_dedicatedServerArbitratorPort=<port> to the arbitrators listen port.
  3. Set gl_serverIsAllocatedFromDedicatedServerArbitrator=1 to inform the lobby it is an arbitrated server.
  4. Run the server, registration will happen automatically and should be ready to go.

Requesting a Dedicated Server From The Arbitrator

This is how to request a dedicated server from the arbitrator:

  1. Set net_dedicatedServerArbitratorIP=<address> to the arbitrator's IP address.
  2. Set net_dedicatedServerArbitratorPort=<port> to the arbitrators listen port.
  3. Set gl_getServerFromDedicatedServerArbitrator=1 to inform the lobby that it should request a server from the arbitrator on Start Match.
  4. Run the game, you should now be able create and host sessions as before, the server will be requested for use when the match starts.

Arbitrator Commands

Commands that may be useful when running an arbitrator:

  • net_dedicatedServerArbitratorListFreeServers - list servers the arbitrator has to allocate.

Known Issues

  • If a levelrotation.xml is present when the arbitrator is run, it will load, create and advertise it's own session using this, try to avoid this.
  • This goes for the dedicated server too.
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