Basic Server Settings
For more information on getting started running a server, visit how to run a server.
- 1 Master Server Communication Settings
- 2 Network Settings
- 3 Advertising Settings
- 4 Privacy Settings
- 5 Client Connections
- 6 Useful Commands
Master Server Communication Settings
Usage: addmaster (ip/domain:port)
Adds a master server which the server will advertise to if usemasters is enabled. Server can be added by domain name or ip address followed by port.
Usage: delmaster (ip/domain:port)
Deletes a master server which the server will advertise to if usemasters is enabled. Server is deleted by typing delmaster and then any information before the brackets.
Lists master servers which the server will advertise to if usemasters is enabled.
Usage: sv_usemasters (0-1)
If this cvar is enabled, your server will use all of the defined master servers. See masters for more info on managing contacted master servers. If disabled, your server will be a "private" server and will not show up on launchers.
Universal Plug and Play
Universal Plug and Play, or UPnP for short, is a set of networking protocols used mainly by residential networks that allow ease of use in connecting computers, routers, printers, and other similar devices to find and communicate with each other seamlessly. This is particularly useful for Odamex in that it allows easy setup of Odamex servers without the need to modify router port forwarding manually.
Usage sv_upnp (0-1)
Enables Universal Plug and Play to autoconfigure on compliant routers.
UPnP Discover Timeout
Usage sv_upnp_discovertimeout (#)
Length of time that Odamex will seek for UPnP compliant routers at server start up.
Usage sv_upnp_description "Odamex Server"
UPnP Internal IP
This cvar stores the internal IP address of the router. It cannot be changed.
UPnP External IP
This cvar stores the external IP address of the router. It cannot be changed.
Usage: sv_maxrate (500-200000)
The maxrate cvar puts a soft cap on the amount of bytes per second to send to each client. Certain kinds of important information will still be sent when this cap is reached, but most will not be.
Usage: sv_natport (Port #)
Sometimes NAT software (if running) will skewer a server's port number in the ip/udp header. This cvar can be used to bypass this. If a server is not being reported to the master, try setting this to the specified port number.
Usage: sv_networkcompression (0-1)
The network compression cvar compresses network packets to make them smaller, lowering bandwidth usage. However, this cvar is currently experimental, so server administrators should use at their own risk.
Usage: sv_email "email@example.com"
The email cvar is an optional cvar used to display the contact information of a server administrator. It may be left blank.
Usage: sv_hostname "Example Server Name"
Your hostname is what your server will appear named as in launchers. It is essentially your server's identity to the outside world.
Usage: sv_motd "Welcome to Odamex!"
The motd (which stands for message of the day) is displayed to players on connect. In the example above, players would be greeted with the message "Welcome to Odamex!". This field may be left blank.
Usage: sv_website "http://odamex.net/"
The website can be used to display your server's official website or perhaps the location of the wads that you run on your server. This field may be left blank.
Bans & Exceptions
Read ban and exception lists for more information.
Usage: join_password "example"
If you wish to make your server open to only those you know, you can create a password that is required to join your server. To set a password on your server, simply type join_password followed by your actual password. To have no password on your server, leave the password blank.
Usage: rcon_password "example"
The rcon (or remote console) password is used for controlling a server from clients or other utilities. Using the above example, a client could connect to and control a server through their console by using the command rcon_password example. They could then execute commands or change cvars on the server through their client by using rcon [command].
For information on protecting your server from malicious users, visit Abuse Prevention.
Usage: sv_maxclients (1-255)
The maxclients cvar determines how many total clients may connect to a server (and spectate). Though there is theoretical support for up to 255 players in Odamex the true limit depends on the machine running the server and will vary.
Usage: sv_maxplayers (1-255)
The maxplayers cvar determines how many total clients may actually join in the game and play. The number of players allowed in a server must be equal or less than maxclients.
Usage: sv_ticbuffer (0-1)
Enables Odamex's tic buffer feature. Buffers player's controller input to help provide smoother movement when lag spikes occur.
Usage: sv_unlag (0-1)
Enables Odamex's unlagged feature.
Usage: sv_waddownload (0-1)
The wad downloading feature takes it cue from more modern gaming engines. Much like games such as Quake and Half-Life, Odamex allows players that connect to download the map files required to play (if they do not already have them).
If enabled, any client connecting that does not have the needed wad will download it directly from the server.
Outputs a list of all available console commands to the console. This command works on both servers and clients.
Outputs a list of all available variables to the console. This command works on both servers and clients.
For full information on modifying and maintaining a map list, refer to Map List.
For full information on modifying and maintaining client vote privileges, refer to Voting.