Empyrion - Galactic Survival

Empyrion - Galactic Survival

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EmpyrionGame  [developer] Oct 22, 2016 @ 11:57am
Problems with downloading Dedicated Server?
In Alpha 4.0, we have finally separated the Client and Server. You can now download “Empyrion - Galactic Survival Dedicated Server” from the Steam client via Library -> Tools

If the Empyrion dedicated server does not show up under Tools in your Library, you can install it via SteamCMD as follows:

1. Install SteamCMD from https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD
2. Exit SteamCMD with "Quit"
3. Open console/command line prompt (http://www.wikihow.com/Open-the-Command-Prompt-in-Windows) and navigate to the directory you installed SteamCMD. E.g.: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamCMD
4. Enter the following command:
steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir "../Empyrion - Dedicated Server" +app_update 530870 +quit

Following this procedure will install the Empyrion Dedicated Server in the folder “Empyrion – Dedicated Server” besides the folder where steamcmd is installed. If needed, you may change the folder name to your liking.

You can also create a script that will automatically update the server when you click on it. See "Automating SteamCMD" https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD#Downloading_an_app
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Jake9123 Nov 10, 2016 @ 11:35pm 
this doesnt work for me, can you post a video link? i get a "command not found "steamcmd" when i copy and past in the command... this is what it all looks like before i hit enter [[Steam>steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir "../Empyrion - Dedicated Server" +app_update 530870 +quit]]
jimbobslimbob Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:03am 
Originally posted by Jake9123:
this doesnt work for me, can you post a video link? i get a "command not found "steamcmd" when i copy and past in the command... this is what it all looks like before i hit enter [[Steam>steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir "../Empyrion - Dedicated Server" +app_update 530870 +quit]]
That is the command-line, if you were to enter it in SteamCMD directly (as it sounds like you have - you have effectively gone wrong from number 3 on the instructions) then you would need to remove "steamcmd" from the command. If you are running it via batch file, command-prompt or other means then you would do as the OP says.

EDIT: Additional note: don't forget to alter the install path to your desired location.
Last edited by jimbobslimbob; Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:09am
Jake9123 Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:17am 
i cant open the link for #3 for some reason so what do i need to do? what does it mean to navigate to the directory? does it mean run the command "start C:\steamcmd\" ??? becuse that just opens the folder...
jimbobslimbob Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:19am 
Press WIN+R. Type CMD and press enter. Then navigate to your SteamCMD folder. e.g
C: <enter>
cd\ <enter>
cd steamcmd <enter>
steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir "../Empyrion - Dedicated Server" +app_update 530870 +quit <enter>
Jake9123 Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:22am 
thanks! that all i needed! it was the "cd" part i was missing.. i thought it was "start" or "open" for some reason... looks like i need to brush up on my skills in command prompt. again thanks for the help
jimbobslimbob Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:27am 
lol. Anytime my friend - glad you got it working!

Alternatively you can create a .bat (batch) file with the commands to do this - or even use the Game Server Manager to do this all automatically (e.g. updates etc.).

Batch File Method
Create a file - call it whatever you like as long as it has the ".bat" extension. Edit the file in notepad and put the following in there:
@echo off C: cd\ cd steamcmd steamcmd +login anonymous +force_install_dir "../Empyrion - Dedicated Server" +app_update 530870 +quit

Run the batch file.

If you want the window to stay open after completion (so you can see what happened), add "pause" (sans-quotes) as the last line in the file.

Game Server Manager
Check out the guide below - the program contains a wealth of features to help you.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=690899777
purplelynx7278 Nov 27, 2016 @ 1:09pm 
How about a step by step on setting up a dedicatedserver w/o using steamcmd (hate it).
Also would be nice for a dedicatedserver readme.txt doc that comes with the dedicated server in the tool section. Not really hard to keep that updated everytime you change it! is it?
Kadah Jan 1 @ 2:07pm 
Originally posted by purplelynx7278:
How about a step by step on setting up a dedicatedserver w/o using steamcmd (hate it).
Also would be nice for a dedicatedserver readme.txt doc that comes with the dedicated server in the tool section. Not really hard to keep that updated everytime you change it! is it?
STEAM -> LIBRARY -> TOOLS -> Empyrion Dedicated Server
Hey guys. I have made my own dedicated server(from the steam download not steamCMD)
but every time i try to start it it instantly shut down. anyone that knows why??
Kadah Jan 7 @ 1:48pm 
Originally posted by DarknessGaming:
Hey guys. I have made my own dedicated server(from the steam download not steamCMD)
but every time i try to start it it instantly shut down. anyone that knows why??
Check task manager, it might already be running.
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