Hassle Free Dedicated Servers

Game servers traditionally are not easy to manage yourself. Admins often have to spend hours just messing around trying to get their server working. LinuxGSM is designed to be a simple as possible allowing admins to spend less time on management and more time playing Quake 2.

Benefits

  • Easy to install
  • Simple CLI
  • Well documented
  • Automated
  • Regularly updated
  • Open source
  • Compatible

Features

  • Simple installer
  • Monitor
  • Alerts
  • Updater
  • Backups
  • Console (tmux)
  • Server details
  • Mods Installer

Getting Started with q2server

Below are the basic instructions you need to get your own Quake 2 server up and running.

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Install

Compatibility

q2server should run well on many distros as long as the minimum requirements are met.

Recommended Distros

  • Ubuntu Icon Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or greater.
  • Debian Icon Debian 6 or greater.
  • Fedora Icon Fedora 17 or greater.
  • Centos Icon CentOS 6 or greater.

Other Distros

Although not tested, any distro with glibc => and tmux => 1.6 should also be compatible with Quake 2 servers.
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Dependencies

Before installing, you must ensure you have all the dependencies required to run q2server.

Ubuntu 64-bit

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get install mailutils postfix curl wget file bzip2 gzip unzip bsdmainutils python util-linux ca-certificates tmux

Ubuntu 32-bit

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 sudo apt-get install mailutils postfix curl wget file bzip2 gzip unzip bsdmainutils python util-linux ca-certificates tmux

Debian 64-bit

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install mailutils postfix curl wget file bzip2 gzip unzip bsdmainutils python util-linux ca-certificates tmux

Debian 32-bit

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 sudo apt-get install mailutils postfix curl wget file bzip2 gzip unzip bsdmainutils python util-linux ca-certificates tmux

Fedora 64-bit

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dnf install mailx postfix curl wget file bzip2 gzip unzip python tmux

Fedora 32-bit

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dnf install mailx postfix curl wget file bzip2 gzip unzip python tmux

CentOS 64-bit

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yum install mailx postfix curl wget bzip2 gzip unzip python tmux

CentOS 32-bit

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yum install mailx postfix curl wget bzip2 gzip unzip python tmux
Want to test out q2server on a cloud server? Try Vultr or DigitalOcean. Both offer free credit.

Install

1. Create a user and login.
adduser q2server
passwd q2server
su - q2server
2. Download and run the script.
wget -N --no-check-certificate https://gameservermanagers.com/dl/linuxgsm.sh && chmod +x linuxgsm.sh && bash linuxgsm.sh q2server
4. Run the installer and follow the instructions.
./q2server install
Further documentation and support visit the support page. https://gameservermanagers.com/support

Basic Usage

All Commands

A complete list of commands can be found by typing
./q2server
Below are the most common commands available.

Running

start

./q2server start

stop

./q2server stop

restart

./q2server restart

console

Console allows you to view the live console of a server as it is running and allow you to enter commands; if supported.
./q2server console
To exit the console press “CTRL+b d”.
Note: pressing “CTRL+c” will terminate the server.

Updating

update

Update checks for any server updates and applies them. The server will update and restart only if required.
./q2server update

Debugging

Details

You can get all important and useful details about the server such as passwords, ports, config files etc.

./q2server details

Debug

Use debug mode to help you if you are having issues with the server. Debug allows you to see the output of the server directly to your terminal allowing you to diagnose any problems the server might be having.

./q2server debug

Logs

Server logs are available to monitor and diagnose your server. Script, console and game server (if available) logs are created for the server.

/home/q2server/logs

Backup

Backup will allow you to create a complete bzip2 archive of the whole server.

./q2server backup

Monitor

LinuxGSM can monitor the game server by checking that the proccess is running and querying it. Should the server go offline LinuxGSM can restart the server and send you an alert. You can use cronjobs to setup monitoring.

./q2server monitor

Configure LinuxGSM

For details on how to alter LinuxGSM settings visit LinuxGSM Config Files page.

Documentation Wiki

Further Information

For more information and documentation about LinuxGSM see the wiki that will give you plenty of detail about how everything works.

Documentation Wiki

Documentation

GitGub Wiki

GitHub Wiki

The GitHub wiki is a useful resource for various LinuxGSM related topics.

General Support

Steam Group

Steam Group

LinuxGSM has a Steam Group where you can get general support for LinuxGSM related stuff.

Bugs/Feature Requests

GitHub Issues

GitHub Issues

LinuxGSM has a GitHub Page where you can submit any bugs and feature suggestions.

Community

Developer - Daniel Gibbs

Me

I am the main developer of LinuxGSM. I have several years experience with Linux servers and enjoy learning and working on Linux projects. The most successful project being LinuxGSM which started as a simple Killing Floor Script. I have spent the past few years working on LinuxGSM to improve, document, add features and support more servers. I get great satisfaction and enjoyment from working on LinuxGSM and will continue for a long time to come.

Contribute

Know some BASH or want to learn? Why not contribute code? There are always new features and issues being raised. Your contribution will help benefit many game server admins.

Not interested in coding? You can contribute documentation, support admins, report bugs and submit new ideas.

LinuxGSM has already had many people contribute in different ways to help make it even more awesome!.