How to make a server with new UI

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  1. Charles Geday

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    HI all,

    Recently updated to public beta so I could use broadcast overlays. But found that I couldn't create a server as there is no longer a launcher, like there is in non-beta. I tried using steamcmd but it wouldn't execute the commands and it's not very intuitive. Is there another way?

    Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. CIP060

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    For months I have been asking for a button to start a server !!!
    Nobody ever answers me about it
    Peacefully return to the old interface without much regret
     
  3. Bernd

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    Try this.
    Navigate to the folder
    ..\Steam\steamapps\common\rFactor 2\Bin64
    Rightclick on the rFactor2 Dedicated.exe and select create shortcut in the opening menu.
    Rightclick on the shortcut and select properties.
    In the field target, enter a space behind of the entry and then add +path=".." and click ok.
    Doubleclick on the shortcut to start the server.
    You can move the shortcut to wherever you want.
     
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  4. Charles Geday

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    Where you said: ' add +path=".." ' am I supposed to put something where it has the two dots?
     
  5. Charles Geday

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    I tried clicking on Rfactor Dedicated.exe and it says no mods loaded
     
  6. Bernd

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    Read what i have written.
    You must start the server with the shortcut .
    And no, the 2 dots have to stay as they are, it's needed to move to the main installation folder.
     
  7. Charles Geday

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    There is no shortcut binding option
     
  8. Bernd

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    ? not binding, rightclick on the rFactor2 Dedicated.exe and in the then opening context menu should be something like "create a shortcut".
    Read what i have written.
     
  9. Charles Geday

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    I set the shortcut but it says not valid

    I currently have in the box:
    +path="..""C:\Program Files......"
    ^there is a space at the start, like you said
     
  10. Bernd

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    Sorry but i have to ask: did you read what i have written or do we have a language problem?
    I had written:
    In the field target, enter a space behind of the entry and then add +path=".." and click ok.
     
  11. Charles Geday

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    Did that now. And then used the shortcut keys... and nothing
     
  12. Bernd

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    What does "used the shortcut keys" mean?
    You have to doubleclick on the shortcut.
     
  13. Charles Geday

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    Got it!! Realised that you said double click on shortcut! Thanks for your help.
     
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  14. Bernd

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    You're welcome
     
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    It didn't work. What am I missing?

    Nah, just kidding. Thanks for the advice!!!

    This was fun to read...
     
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  16. Bernd

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    Thank you.
    Yes , the conversation between @Charles Geday and me was a bit "bumpy", but successful in the end. :)
     
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    thank you Bernd! you just made my day! Vielen Dank..mal wieder! :rolleyes::D
     
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    Is it possible to run dedicated server and new UI on the same PC at the same time? I can get the server running ok using the method above but RF2 will no longer open using the new UI while the server is running. This wasn’t an issue with the old launcher. In the launcher I could set up a server, then select multiplayer and join my own server.
     
  19. Bernd

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    Start steam, then start the single player and then the dedicated server with the above described method.
    That should work.
     
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    Thanks Bernd. That worked.
     

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