The Widow Maker Jun 9, 2013 @ 2:11pm
Rising storm for LAN and Bot Play
Its rising storm any good for LANand Bot play? i ask this because i was heavily dissapointed with RO 2's bots and LAN options.
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♫Vinyl Scratch♫ Jun 9, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Yes rising storm is alot better with the bots good luck :)
The Widow Maker Jun 9, 2013 @ 3:10pm 
cool, is it easy to set up my own LAN server or is it a nightmare like RO 2?
♫Vinyl Scratch♫ Jun 9, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
Its easy
The Widow Maker Jun 9, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
thank you for your reply i appreciate it. Iam seriously considering getting this now.
♫Vinyl Scratch♫ Jun 9, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
No problem bro happy hunting!
BlitzKrieg Jun 9, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
How do you set up a LAN server?
♫Vinyl Scratch♫ Jun 9, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
Its easy you set up your own server and it connects to lan its not very hard as it was in ro2.
The Widow Maker Jun 10, 2013 @ 9:49am 
I cant find any easy way to setup a lan server that you can level up on, is this possible?
WhiteKnight77 Jun 10, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Where is that option to set up your own server in the RO2/RS menu?
BlitzKrieg Jun 10, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
I spend some time today to figure out how to get RO2 running in LAN since there is no button in the menu. The server is not distributed with RO2 and you need to download it separately but thankfully the whole process is very simple, just not well explained.

Here is how you do it:
1.Download hldsupdatetool.exe
2.Run it and let it install to the default folder. It will be "C:\Program Files (x86)\Valve\HLServer" or something similar.

Now open a command prompt and enter these commands:
cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Valve\HLServer"
hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game redorchestra2 -dir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Valve\HLServer\ro2"


Now hldsupdatetool will probably prompt for admin access and download about 700MB and drop them into the ro2 folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Valve\HLServer\ro2). Open it with the windows explorer.

The next stop is important: Select the RO2 folder in windows explorer switch to the security tab in the preferences and click "edit". Then select "Users" and give it full control. If you want you can also just give your user full control. Click okay and then on "Advanced". In the Permissions tab select "Users" again and click "Change permissions". In the new dialog select "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and click "OK" again. Click "OK" for the other two dialogs as well.

At that point your server is pretty much ready to use. To start it doubleclick "ro2server.bat" and wait for it to start up. Give it about a minute to boot and then stop it again. On the first start the server will have created some config files in "ro2/rogame/config".

The file "ROWeb.ini" is important. Open it and change the following entry:
[IpDrv.WebServer]
bEnabled=false


To
[IpDrv.WebServer]
bEnabled=true


Then save and edit "ROGame.ini" and change this entry:
[Engine.AccessControl]
AdminPassword=


To a password of your choice:
[Engine.AccessControl]
AdminPassword=yourpassword


Also you want to enable LAN mode:
[ROGame.ROGameInfo]
bLANServer=true


Save again.

Now you can start up the server again. To configure your server without having to edit files you can at this point go to http://127.0.0.1:8080/ and the web admin will wait for you. Pretty much all the settings can be changed there (with some exceptions such as VAC, passwords etc.). The username is "admin" and the password is what you set in the config.

If you don't see your server in the LAN tab now make sure that you have not filtered it out by accident. The server by default will be in relaxed realism mode so you might not see if it you have a filter set.

Have fun LAN partying :-)
The Widow Maker Jun 10, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
awesome thanks for this, will this server allow you to level up your weapons and classes etc?
♫Vinyl Scratch♫ Jun 10, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
No thats because it needs to a orginal ranked server.
The Widow Maker Jun 10, 2013 @ 6:04pm 
so to get access to all the stuff in the game we need to play on their servers?
♫Vinyl Scratch♫ Jun 10, 2013 @ 6:04pm 
Yes
The Widow Maker Jun 10, 2013 @ 6:06pm 
Ok i will pass on this purchase then, thanks for your help.
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