HOW TO: Hosting with SteamCMD and Paid Content

Discussion in 'Hosting Help' started by Christopher Elliott, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Goanna

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    No, whatever content the server is running the client must have installed.
     
  2. Rantal

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    Thank you. I was hoping for some workaround but as you say you can't.
     
  3. Ozzie

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    Thanks for the info Chris! Really helped out!
     
  4. Tom Lory

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    Installing paid DLC to a remote server (our provider is NRT Servers)

    The process described in the original post works but there seems to be some details that affect the outcome.

    It failed for me at least a dozen times last night and many times before which is at least 1/3rd the reason we haven't had paid DLC on our server; too much work.

    Ultimately successful:

    1. Dedicated Server closed on remote server
    2. Steam and rFactor2 closed on my game PC
    3. deleted ServerKeys.bin, ServerUnlock.bin and Unlock.bin from both the remote server and my game PC.
    4. deleted all paid DLC from the remote server (Installed/vehicles; basically never worked for us)
    5. followed the steps in the first post
    6. used SteamCMD workshop_download_item 365960 xxxxxxxxxx to get the paid DLC onto the remote server the same way as I do free Workshop content

    If I can find it again, I'll post a link to the Steam ID numbers (xxxxxxxxxx).
     
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  5. Davy Jones

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    I've never used the command line to download paid content but I guess it should work in theory - whether downloaded as a package or the installed it should not matter but I guess simpler since you are using a remote server. Interesting one that...
     
  6. Tom Lory

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    The download from Steam to NRT is very fast. No longer a theory at this point ;)
     
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  7. Davy Jones

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    Tom if you don't mind me asking which IDs did you use to DL the DLC items via CMD since as far as I'm aware they don't have IDs to refer to or have I missed something? :D
    steamcmd.exe +login USERNAME PASSWORD +workshop_download_item 365960 xxxxxxxxx +quit
    MCLAREN 720S GT3 https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/20/
    FERRARI 488 GT3 EVO 2020 https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/47/
     
  8. Tom Lory

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    I subsequently discovered that the most easily repeated way to get the ID numbers is to go to my inventory @ Steam, click on the thumbnail for the item then [View Worskop Item] which links to webpage whose URL includes the item number.
     
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  11. jonno

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    Hi guys having a slight issue with my server with paid content.

    My server has been running for a few years now and recently wanted to add paid content i downloaded all files made sure all rfcmp files are were they should be created an event but when i load my server it shows no cars to pick.??? Could this be an issue with the serverbin.key.??.. If i wasnt bald allready id be pulling my hair out by now.
     
  12. M.H. van Oosterhout

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    Hi,
    Indeed after adding paid content (updates) you have to re-generate the server unlock key again. I've run into the same issue
    So, first add/update all content, then do the keys 'trick' again.
     
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  13. jonno

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    Ok so im a step closer than i was yesterday my server is running however i get an error saying

    No mod specified. If using + one click run dedicated server atleast once to set.

    Any ideas.
     
  14. jonno

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    Also when i try to join my server from other pc it says invalid server details.
     
  15. jonno

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    Ok never mind turns out i was using a vmod before i installed new mods lol my bad just had to make a new pack of mods all good now.
     
  16. RealGT

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    Where is myserver\userdata? I can't find it. Thanks!
     
  17. redapg

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    Did you do this?

    If you already have a server installed make sure and rerun the SteamCMD and update your server.
    - Next run your server once with free content does not matter which car track.
    Make sure you go all the way to the last screen, as if you were putting the server online.

    If yes, the UserData Folder should be generated in the main Directory of the Dedi (same Folder Structure as in the Game).
     
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  18. RealGT

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    Hey there, I apologize, what is Dedi? I think a lot of confusion with rfactor are these acronyms.
     
  19. jonno

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    Dedicated server
     
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  20. RealGT

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    I'll try again, it's just really difficult. We need a soup to nuts tutorial with no acronyms, and written in a way that just normal people can do it. I think a lot of RFactors issue is this technical hurdle. It's a wonderful simulator, but I'm technically proficient and have been struggling with this for days. I built an advanced simulator from scratch but can't get the game to do what I want it to do because of the hurdle. Thanks
     

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