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Arma3 Server.cfg Explained

This article deals with the server.cfg, a configuration file which you can use to configure various server settings such as the difficulty level, how many votes are needed, and welcome messages. etc.

Server Options

passwordAdmin = "password";
This is to the Password to protect/login to admin access.

password = "ChangeME";
This is to set the Password to connect to the server, (empty will not set a password

hostname="My Server";
Server name that will be vsible in the game browser / steam

motd[]= {"Welcome to my server.", "HostedBy serverblend."};
You can have up to two lines welcome message. Comma is the 'new line' separator.

Server Behaviour

voteThreshold = 0.33;
Percentage of votes needed to confirm a vote. 33% in this example. so for ever 0.01 is 1% of total players

voteMissionPlayers = 3;
Start mission-voting when X numberOfPlayers connect. 3 players in this example.

verifySignatures = 1;
Players will require the exact same mod folder naming, order and amount as the server. 1 means active, 0 disabled.

maxdesync = 150;
Max desync value until server kick the user (since Arma 3 1.56+)

maxping= 200;
Max ping value until server kick the user (since Arma 3 1.56+)

maxpacketloss= 50;
Max packetloss value until server kick the user (since Arma 3 1.56+)

randomMissionOrder = true;
When enabled, the server random start / next selection with one of missions from mission rotation list. ( setting goes outside(before) Mission class {}; )

Arma server only

verifySignatures = 2;
Enables or disables the signature verification for addons.
The default is 2. Verification disabled = 0 use only level 2 (level 1 is deprecated and defaults to 2)

Updated on: 10/11/2021

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