A Dedicated Server is a method of hosting an Unturned server that does not require the host to be an active player in the game. The host can choose to play on the server, or just leave it running in the background while others play on it. Unlike a Local Server , port forwarding is required. A Dedicated Server also allows for vastly increased versatility in configuration of the server. Many server options become available through the Commands.
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This article covers some of the aspects of the dedicated server for Arma 2. This software is released under end user agreement terms as the original game so you should agree with the terms of the end user agreement of Arma 2 as found in the manual before installing and using this software. The rest of this section covers installation on a Windows computer. For installation on a Linux computer see the Linux section.
Dedicated servers in Space Engineers allow players to connect to a third party host, rather than using a player-host, in a peer-to-peer set-up. They are game instances intended for long time multiplayer games. This will result to a faster connection and a more fluent multiplayer performance with less lag. Dedicated servers are available for everyone who owns Space Engineers. However, to obtain the game server files, at least one Steam account needs to have a valid license.