Installing IW4MAdmin to your dedicated server. [Windows] WIP

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  • About

    IW4MAdmin is an administration tool for IW4x, Pluto T6, CoD4x, TeknoMW3, and most Call of Duty dedicated servers. It allows complete control of your server; from changing maps, to banning players, IW4MAdmin monitors and records activity on your server(s). With plugin support, extending its functionality is a breeze. Also includes a web Interface so you can keep track of your server anywhere.

    Requirements

    • IW5 and/or T6 Dedicated Server with RCON password and game log enable. (Which we go over that in a min)
    • Known your way of editing json code with Notepad.
    • ASP.NET Core 3.1 Runtime Hosting Bundle installed.

    Preparing IW5/T6 Dedicated Servers

    You must edit your server.cfg or all of them if you run multiples. Make sure your g_logSync is set to 2 and your g_log file is included which they both should be by default. Also be sure to set a rcon_password as that would be required for IW4MAdmin to login your gameserver. you can set the same password to all of them or different. your choice and strength on security.

    If you run mutliable gameservers. make your g_log command is different on each server config files you have.

    For example: server2.cfg would be g_log "games_mp2.log"

    That way IW4MAdmin won't be confused which players join the servers or register stats.

    Now run the game server like you normally do and leave it on.

    Download

    Latest binary builds are always available at Github

    Installation Videos

    This is for the Tl;dr guys. The creator Raidmax made some youtube videos on how to install it. That way you get a better clear understanding.

    1. IW4MAdmin Setup - Pre Requisites and Background Info
    2. IW4MAdmin Setup - Basic Walkthrough

    Installation

    Install the .NET runtime Hosting Bundle in the requirements section if you haven't already. Extract IW4MAdmin-<version>.zip somewhere. I may suggest C:\servers\IW4MAdmin\ so you don't run into problems.

    Seems to break shit if you put it on desktop folder. Like Windows 10 screws up it's permissions.

    Once you extracted everything. run the StartIW4MAdmin.cmd and command window will prompt it's first run Initial Configuration.

    If you figure out the questions on your own then consider yourself done, Do !iamgod on the chat and skip the initial configuration section if you interested in more stuff you can use with it.

    Initial Configuration

    This section is for people that don't understand IW4MAdmin setup. So we going to break it down each question you want yes or no or customize to your preferences.

    Enable RSS message Feed?

    RSS is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format like in the game chat auto messages..

    My recommendation would be "No" as I don't think nobody hosting a website with RSS feeds now days but I could be wrong. lol

    Require privileged client login?

    That's if you want users to login to kick/ban/change map of players that way if someone spoof your XUID but the problem with T6 that you can't hide your chat commands so you basically risking your password.

    My recommendation would be hell no.

    Enable profanity deterring?

    Kind of like a christian minecraft server. This is up to you. If you want to warn people with bad or racist words on the in-game chat

    Enable server-side anti-cheat (IW4 Only)?

    Why not? just put yes for now. Custom callbacks gsc/chai would be required in order the Anti-cheat to work on this. So I suggest yes on this in case you do have a working script. PlutoT6 gsc does work however but in early Work-In-Progress! If you wanted to test. Feel free. Just don't be a meme like me and skip StatsPluginSettings.json edits or you get some angry players with false positive bans of no recoil. As the anti-cheat was only made for MW2 (IW4x).

    Enable webfront?

    Web interface you can visit to check the status of your servers, stats, reports and bans.
    For example: https://cod.awog.at/ and http://server.reactiongaming.us

    My recommendation would be yes but that's up to you.

    Enable Multiple Owners?

    This is up to you. If you a lone wolf on this. Then you can choose no. If you have a buddy or co-owner that checks on the server with you that you want to give him the same exact level/permissions as you do.. I would suggest yes.

    Enable Stepped privilege hierarchy?

    Allows privileged clients to promote other clients to the level below their current level.

    My recommendation would be no.

    Enable Custom say name?
    Shows a prefix to every message send by IW4MAdmin -- [Admin] message
    This feature requires you specify a custom say name if you chose yes.

    I choose no as I don't feel like it's needed.

    Use custom encoding parser?

    Allows alternative encoding to be used for parsing game information and events
    Russian users should use this and then specify windows-1251 as the encoding string

    As a English person. no for me.

    Display social media link on webfront (discord, website, VK, etc...)?

    This is up to you. If yes, a link will be added on top right corner of your web interface page.

    Enter server IP Address:

    For almost all scenarios 127.0.0.1 is sufficient.

    Enter server port

    The port that your server is listening on. Can be obtained via net_port on the bat file or get net_port on your dedicated server window.

    Enter server RCon password

    The Remote Console password set in your server configuration Can be obtained via server.cfg or get rcon_password on your dedicated server window.

    Do not give it out or exposed it in the general public. if so you would have to change the rcon password again and you would have to edit json file on the IW4MAdmin's configuration folder. OOF

    Enter number of reserved slots:

    Setting it to 1 will only allow 17 players on your server while 18th slot is a open spot for you to join in your own server. This is optional but be warned if someone !report a cheater. you can't join a full server until someone leaves. My recommendation would be 2 in case I have another admin checking things out for me or play.

    Enter RCon parser
    Do I have to really explain this? parser is a way how IW4MAdmin communicates to your game servers as every game engine runs different. (for a reason too as they would caused conflicts)

    If you setting up PlutoIW5. Go with 3
    If you setting up PlutoT6. Go with 4

    Enter event parser version

    Same information as the rcon parser

    Configuration saved, add another?

    This is up to you if you have more then 2 servers go for it. You will be asked some repeated steps again. Scroll up to "Enter server IP Address" if you already forgot.

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    If you get this. That means IW4MAdmin is ready. Now join your server and claim ownership by typing !iamgod in the game chat after that you should get a reply back from IW4MAdmin that you successfully claim ownership.

    Backup Backup (Recommended)

    Just backup configuration and database folder. Maybe the VPNDetection.js if edited.

    It's important that you should backup each time you mess with the files. 1 tiny little fuck up or a update build will wipe your entire IW4MAdmin configuration files for good. If you new to json. be sure to validate before running IW4MAdmin again.

    Discord

    IW4MAdmin have it's own discord that you can visit here so you can join with other members that's supporting it. If you come over for help. Give him or others some time to reply back.

    Plugins (Optional)

    Best thing about IW4MAdmin is plugins can be made for it. Like VPN detection, Shared GUID Kicker, Live Radar and many more.

    YADB - Yet Another Discord Bridge
    As the name suggests YADB - Yet Another Discord Bridge is a Discord bridge styled tool. It uses Discord’s Webhook functionality to allow you to send certain events to your Discord servers.

    So if someone !report. you can get a discord alert. Handy tool

    Ping Limiter
    As the name suggests this plugin will help you to keep your servers free from laggers by periodically checking for players with a high ping. You can custom the way you want it. It will also temp ban users.

    Weapon Restrict
    A simple plugin that warns and/or kicks players when they use certain weapons against other players.

    Common used chat commands

    !map mp_xxxxx
    If you want your server to change to a certain map. Just use the map short names. Which you can find on some server.cfg file or download this maps.txt to your computer.

    For example: !map mp_rust

    !list
    Use this to identify players id # that is currently on the game from your IW4MAdmin database. that way if you want to ban some bad player with a funky name. you can use !ban @1234 reason

    !whoami
    To show your own ID # on IW4MAdmin

    !kick playername reason (or !k @1234 reason)
    Kicks the player off the game with reason message.

    !ban playername reason (or !b @1234 reason)
    Bans the player off the game with reason message.

    !unban playername reason (or !ub @1234 reason)
    Unbanned the player from the servers.

    !help
    Gives you a list of commands you can used on IW4MAdmin in-game that I didn't go I didn't go over with you...
    See more on what they do on Raidmax's Github Page.

    !set password XXXXX
    Setup a password so you can login the web interface so you can view a player's profile, check their GUID/IP and ban them if you want. I recommend doing this on a empty server on T6 since you can "/!" the command like you can on IW4x and PlutoIW5. Hopefully a T6 update will fix that.

    Figure out your ID #. Do !whoami or visit your IW4MAdmin profile and look at the very end of your URL.
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    !sl @1234 level
    This will give you permissions to certain users in-game chat. Which you can do the same on the web interface too. The level would be:

    Senior Administrator
    Administrator
    Moderator
    Trusted

    Example: !sl Fry Senior Administrator

    FAQ

    Q: What if I want to add another server?
    Most of the settings is under IW4MAdminSettings.json including your gameservers. So scroll all the way down to "Servers" and should see IP, Port, Password, etc etc. Now what you want to do is copy the brackets ( the [ and ] ) and paste the new bracket below the existing one. Just don't forget the ], on the end of your existing one. Just make sure you validate before saving it.
    You can use this referneces below to give you a good idea of how IW4x, PlutoIW5, PlutoT6 works.

      "Servers": [
        {
          "IPAddress": "192.168.0.111",
          "Port": 28960,
          "Password": "YouthinkIamdumb?",
          "Rules": [],
          "AutoMessages": [],
          "ManualLogPath": null,
          "RConParserVersion": "IW4x (v0.6.0)",
          "EventParserVersion": "IW4x (v0.6.0)",
          "ReservedSlotNumber": 0,
          "GameLogServerUrl": null
        },
        {
          "IPAddress": "192.168.0.111",
          "Port": 27016,
          "Password": "YouthinkIamdumb?",
          "Rules": [],
          "AutoMessages": [],
          "ManualLogPath": null,
          "RConParserVersion": "IW5 MP 1.9 build 388110 Fri Sep 14 00:04:28 2012 win-x86",
          "EventParserVersion": "IW5 MP 1.9 build 388110 Fri Sep 14 00:04:28 2012 win-x86",
          "ReservedSlotNumber": 0,
          "GameLogServerUrl": null
        },
        {
          "IPAddress": "192.168.0.111",
          "Port": 4976,
          "Password": "YouthinkIamdumb?",
          "Rules": [],
          "AutoMessages": [],
          "ManualLogPath": null,
          "RConParserVersion": "Call of Duty Multiplayer - Ship COD_T6_S MP build 1.0.44 CL(1759941) CODPCAB2 CEG Fri May 9 19:19:19 2014 win-x86 813e66d5",
          "EventParserVersion": "Call of Duty Multiplayer - Ship COD_T6_S MP build 1.0.44 CL(1759941) CODPCAB2 CEG Fri May 9 19:19:19 2014 win-x86 813e66d5",
          "ReservedSlotNumber": 2,
          "GameLogServerUrl": null
        }
    

    Q: How do I update?
    All you gotta do is drag and drop the files from the zip and overwrite. But be sure you replace your VPNDetection.js once again if you did edit that file!

    Q: How do I make VPN detection ignore certain users?
    Open VPNDetection.js with notepad and look in line 8.

    Just add whoever ID # from your IW4MAdmin's database. As you can see the preview below. you can add as many as you want.
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    However, If you don't want VPN detection at all. Simply delete the file and restart IW4MAdmin.

    Q: How do I edit auto messages?
    Just edit your IW4MAdminSettings.json with notepad and look for AutoMessages. You can change the time and also add colors on your text like you normally do with dedicated servers hostname.

    Q: I have a IW4x server. What if I want to apply Anti-cheat on it?
    You just simply add customcallback.gsc in userraw/scripts on your IW4x dedicated server game files.

    You can also do PlutoT6 but it's in early stages and not the best way of setting it up yet. However the aimbot detection seems to be on point as far as I know.

    Q: I don't have the same permissions as my other server.
    If you flipping back and forth between IW4x, PlutoIW5 and PlutoT6. that's because your XUID is different from all 3 games. You would need to do !whoami on your in-game chat and go over to your server desktop and do !sl @1234 owner on your IW4MAdmin console window.

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