Gaming Server Help

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  1. Recolas

    Recolas Bring me back to fallen town Where someone is stil

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    Ok... im starting a gaming league. I have to have organized games and such, so i decided to buy a server. The problem is, i dont know what exactly im going to need to run all the games. Its going to run on a T1 line btw. Here are the games i need to run: Battlefield Vietnam, UT2003 + 2004, Counterstrike, America's Army, MoH:AA , and maybe Savage. Can someone help me out and give me a ballpark figure of what i am going to have to buy to run these games without too much lag?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i'm not sure about the specifics of all of these games, but typically if you own a copy of the game, you can run a server. Many games, as i have seen in the past, will actually let you download a free version of the server software to host. I'm just speaking from my experience though, which is very general.
     
  3. perry

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    EA's recommendations for BFV

    http://www.planetbattlefield.com/bfv/game/intel/readme.shtml

    Free BFV server downloads: http://www.planetbattlefield.com/bfv/game/server/

    Check http://www.unrealadmin.org/ for Unreal info... http://www.unrealadmin.org/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=7#requirements
     
  4. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    I would get a lot of Ram.... 1 gig would be nice, doesn't have to be expensive ram just a lot of it. I would think along the lines of.

    Generic case $20
    power: Leadman 400w dual fan, amd/p4 approved $35
    CPU: Athlon XP 2500 retail with hs/fan $80
    motherboard: Asus A7V8X-X 6ch audio, lan $53
    ram: Viking 1024 (512x2) pc3200 DDR 400 $178
    drive: NEC 16xdvd / 48x cd (future games will come on DVD's likely) $21
    floppy drive: $8
    HDD: WEstern digital 80 gig 7200 8meg buffer $66
    Intel pro 10/100 intelligent server adapter NIC with onboard i960 processor (perfect for server i know mobo has network card too) $42
    video: sapphire Radeon 8500LE 128meg $64. can spectate / admin matches with decent video performance if need be, might as well have something \

    I think that basically covers it, that's about $567. If you go with half the ram it comes out around $480 or so. There's always the option of the motherboards' network card too to get it down to $440 or so. You could also go with any old crappy video card if you didn't plan to do anything on the computer like spectate within the game or play anything on it yourself and get it down to like $400 on the dot.

    -Alex
     
  5. Ximian

    Ximian New Member

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    Lots of low latency RAM and fast disks, latency-wise. (seek time, so high RPM drives) Get the AMD processor that has 1MB L2 cache.

    What really matters is latency, not really speed and you don't need a very fast processor. If you could get a dual 1.4GHz (at least) system, then it would be great. Most of the CPU and HDD intensive operations come during map changes, other than that, it's a fairly small load. Now, BF1942 on the other hand, with 64 players, you'll need a very fast line, fast disks, SCSI 320/15k in RAID 1, or lots of RAM so you can make a RAM drive and install the server there and dual 2GHz CPUs.
     

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