To run an Arma 3 server on Linux, you need to know a little bit of bash, but only a little bit. The files are case sensitive, so if you have a folder named MYMOD, then it will need to be specified the same way in your server command line. Below is an example. The example above will start an Arma 3 dedicated server, then return to the command prompt, with it running in the background. Once it is running, use the ps aux command to find the PID of the Arma 3 server and use the kill PID command to kill the server if required. I am using the default folder names for CUP terrains, but since the mods line is enclosed with double quotes like the below example, it does not matter. This is how you can run a dedicated server on Linux with mods easily. A server admin could rename the mod folders to easier names, and this does work, but the trick with double quotes is easier to manage.
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Creating a dedicated Arma 3 server in Windows
This article covers some of the aspects of the dedicated server for Armed Assault , Arma 2 and Arma 3. Arma 3 : You need a Microsoft Windows or later Vista, , Seven, 8 computer to run an Arma 3 dedicated server, yet a version of Linux server will be also available. See Arma 3 Dedicated Server page for more detailed informations. The rest of this section covers installation on a Windows computer.
This page contains useful information on how to install and configure an ARMA 3 server and includes step by step guides of the install process. Also information on how to configure and run a server. The majority of directories and paths are customizable, however those defined are all consistent with the tutorial instructions. Much of the tutorial here was created using this forum guide. The following instructions will guide you through setting up one Arma 3 server on 1 box, however they will also set the foundations for installing multiple servers on that same box:.