How to set up a Dedicated WAW Server Using FireDaemon
February 23, 2009 by Jake
Video Tutorial on how to run and set up your CoD WAW Dedicated Server and run it as a Service, Using FireDaemon.
In CoD WAW, to run it as a service using FireDaemon. You need to set all your Parameters and use this command line in there, dont use the arrows.
Notice: I am running this on a dedicate Windows 2003 server in my house. So make sure if it is Vista or other OS the paths i descrive below are correct.
< +set dedicated 2 +set fs_game mods/mp_Jmod +set fs_localAppData +set net_ip xx.xxx.xxx.xx +set net_port 28960 +set sv_maxclients 10 +set sv_punkbuster 1 +exec server.cfg +map_rotate >
Leave out the>>> +set fs_game mods/mp_Jmod <<< if you are running a standard server with no mods or custom maps.
You can put your server.cfg in the MAIN folder…
Your commad line Parameters may differ a little form mine, the fs_mods/yourmodfoldername (only use this if you run mods) and +set fs_localAppData must be there, like i said +set fs_localAppData must be in there no matter what. Make sure your Mods and custom user maps are in the proper place. They do not go in the game folders under program files, they must be located in the folder path i show below…
Windows XP, Server 2003 Path below to your Mods and Maps folders
MODS>>> C:\Documents and Settings\your Windows account name\Local Settings\Application Data\Activision\CoDWaW\mods\YOUR MOD FOLDER HERE
USERMAPS>>> C:\Documents and Settings\your Windows account name\Local Settings\Application Data\Activision\CoDWaW\usermaps\YOUR CUSTOM USER MAPS FOLDERS HERE
Windows Vista Path below to your Mods and Maps folders
MODS>>> C:\Users\yourWindowsaccountname\AppData\Local\Activision\CoDWaW\mods\YOUR MOD FOLDER HERE
USERMAPS>>> C:\Users\yourWindowsaccountname\AppData\Local\Activision\CoDWaW\usermaps\YOUR MAPS FOLDERS HERE
IF you donot run custom mods or maps dont worry about the folders above, for standard game and standard maps.
Also go to Settings Tab and Put your Windows user Name and Password in the “Logon Account” area. If not the service will not run, but show that it is, even though it isn’t.
I sure hope this helps everyone understand how to run this now…you may need to refine and look up more info on the net…but this does work for me with custom mods and usermap.
Thank you: Jake