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    I thought I would bump this up, does anyone know how to password the dedicated server when starting it with HL? Will HL do it?
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    Troll2k's Avatar Senior Member
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    Yes you can.The answer is in the console commands.
    Check the readme .
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    Bonehead

    I'm not sure if the answer is in the read me but I figured it out awhile back and unlike some non-helpful people I'll post the answer here.

    And no, H/L will not p/w the game. You have to start the game; then in the console, type "server PWD <whatever you want the password to be>"

    If you launch through UBI, ubi will p/w the launch but not the game. If someone has a utility to bypass UBI, they can still join your game. But you can always p/w it after it starts using the console and typing the "server PWD <> command.

    TinMan
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    Thanks for that fella! I did read the read me and didnt see it in there Ill go and take another look before I flame Troll

    Will that command not work if I enter it in the server.cmd file (I guess you tried already).

    We are running FBDaemon, do you know if that will loose the password when it changes maps? Maybe I could add the pass to the FBD files somewhere?
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    Troll2k's Avatar Senior Member
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    I am sorry I should have been more specific.

    I said it involved the use of console commands.

    Also from the readme:

    Type

    ? or help - displays a list of available commands.

    Then typing "help server" gives you the answer.

    Also remember the console commands are case sensitive.

    Although I do not run FBD(so I can not vouch that it works) this was also in the readme:

    All the commands may be included into a script
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    Never tried it in the server.cmd

    I'm sure it'd work though

    I doubt that a map rotation would affect it.

    TinMan
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    Yes, I believe you can have the server.cmd assign the password. In my (somewhat limited) experience, having the server.cmd assign a password on startup neither affects, nor is affected by, a map rotation. Also, you can password protect your server from the in-game chat by sending console commands to the server (I believe you must have "superuser" rights to send console commands). Note the double "less than sign" syntax.

    <<server PWD mypassword
    recommend you send "TO Server"

    Also, see the GreaterGreen website for a complete list of client and superuser commands.

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    Thanks for the help guys.
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    I finaly got around to testing this today

    It works; if you have a dedicated server and you want to password it just add

    server PWD yourpasshere to the top line of the server.cmd file.

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