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Hello all,

I've got an idea for a PVE RP server I'd like to set up but don't have the required knowledge to make it happen.  I'm willing to learn and will handle all the map/world building aspects of the project, but would like some help with setting up a server and some (patient) guidance on server-side administrative aspects. I'll work on my scripting knowledge but will need some basic assistance at first to get the server functional. 

I also welcome suggestions for paid hosting.  Target audience is approximately 10-20 online players with both fixed and wandering AI/horde placements. There will be a ton of placed objects on the map, if that also affects the server requirements.

Setting will be Namalsk, tweaked to be a fictional island off the coast of Maine (so I'll need some help with changing map location names). Want to create a horror/survival atmosphere with zombies, human NPC/AIs, and some monstrous Call of Cthulhu aspects.  Some of the models from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R mod would be perfect but I've no clue if its feasible to use them or how (with the owner's permission, if possible) .  Advice for something like that would be most welcomed. May be willing to expand the scope to include a few new creature models if there's no way to use the STALKER ones.  I don't anticipate needing any custom buildings.

Targeted mods would include Exile (obviously), Extended Base (will need help tweaking costs/radius), CUPs, Ryan Zombies (need assistance with sounds and behaviors), TRYKs uniforms, and NIArms. I'd like to have cold-weather survival stuff implemented too so would need advice on incorporating this.  Vendors, but pretty simple and limited in scope. I think most of the scripting will be related to AI behaviors and mood/atmosphere but I don't know enough about what's required to make a basic server run to know if this is actually the case. Hence my willingness to learn and put some serious time into the project. To be clear, I have time and the dedication. I just don't have the knowledge and am willing to pay to jump-start this project.

I'm willing to pay for the assistance so working with the same individual(s) that are providing hosting would be ideal but not required. I'm familiar with Windows server side administration so I'd prefer that environment rather than Linux/Unix (I have an IT background).

Please contact me to review the scope of work and projected costs if interested.

Thank you kindly,

Silas

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25 minutes ago, Silas said:

Hello all,

I've got an idea for a PVE RP server I'd like to set up but don't have the required knowledge to make it happen.  I'm willing to learn and will handle all the map/world building aspects of the project, but would like some help with setting up a server and some (patient) guidance on server-side administrative aspects. I'll work on my scripting knowledge but will need some basic assistance at first to get the server functional. 

I also welcome suggestions for paid hosting.  Target audience is approximately 10-20 online players with both fixed and wandering AI/horde placements. There will be a ton of placed objects on the map, if that also affects the server requirements.

Setting will be Namalsk, tweaked to be a fictional island off the coast of Maine (so I'll need some help with changing map location names). Want to create a horror/survival atmosphere with zombies, human NPC/AIs, and some monstrous Call of Cthulhu aspects.  Some of the models from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R mod would be perfect but I've no clue if its feasible to use them or how (with the owner's permission, if possible) .  Advice for something like that would be most welcomed. May be willing to expand the scope to include a few new creature models if there's no way to use the STALKER ones.  I don't anticipate needing any custom buildings.

Targeted mods would include Exile (obviously), Extended Base (will need help tweaking costs/radius), CUPs, Ryan Zombies (need assistance with sounds and behaviors), TRYKs uniforms, and NIArms. I'd like to have cold-weather survival stuff implemented too so would need advice on incorporating this.  Vendors, but pretty simple and limited in scope. I think most of the scripting will be related to AI behaviors and mood/atmosphere but I don't know enough about what's required to make a basic server run to know if this is actually the case. Hence my willingness to learn and put some serious time into the project. To be clear, I have time and the dedication. I just don't have the knowledge and am willing to pay to jump-start this project.

I'm willing to pay for the assistance so working with the same individual(s) that are providing hosting would be ideal but not required. I'm familiar with Windows server side administration so I'd prefer that environment rather than Linux/Unix (I have an IT background).

Please contact me to review the scope of work and projected costs if interested.

Thank you kindly,

Silas

ill try to help you out if you would like. send me a pm 

for server hosting i would recommend https://qualitygameservers.com/ great support and easy to install mods 

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their a spin off from gtx who don't allow access to the crucial main files to make your server different, customer care will to some extent try to apply your requests, but that doesn't always work out, and its always a wait wait, try nitrado for a better overall deal, inc a second free game server,  no restrictions to any files, as for building a server how much are you offering?

from start to finish inc tweeks is usually around 3 weeks to 1 month, some off my servers took 6 years, constantly editing and then theres updating, like right now 9.8 and to quote their own speel, advise total re write. 

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my advice to you is this, install a home based server , download scripts and mods and learn how. in fact there is so much pleasure in arriving at  a finished server knowing you know how to fix it, with a lot off good peoples mods you cooked up a unique server. and always credit people like axecop, zuppa, etc etc for thier amazing input, youll have many annoying nights but it gets into your system

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Started building my own servers two weeks ago. First was Ark Survival, then Arm2 Dayz, then Arma 2 Epoch, this weekend got first Arma3 Exile .9.8 and now working on Esseker map which is up but just figuring out Cups TP.

So agree with Chap released I just needed to put time on to learn mysql, scripting and tools.  
Support form devs on this forum is great , sometimes there are gaps in how to but you learn from finding out for yourself.

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Hi all,

Thanks for the replies and advise.  I set up an account with Nitrado after failing to get something working at Quality Game Servers.  I think the new version of Exile is messing things up for QGS and after serveral days of trying, no joy. 

 

I'm going to do the install on Nitrado using a vanilla setup of Arma 3 on there. Going to try to figure this stuff out from scratch and will call for help if I get stuck. 

 

In terms of my budget, I was thinking around $200.00.  Not sure how much help that gets me but we'll see where things stand in a few days after I mess around with the system.

 

Thanks again.

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