Decided to run a Rust Dedicated Server? The installation and set-up for the Rust Dedicated Server is very easy and straightforward. This guide is for the installation of a server on a Windows PC. For Linux, please check out our How to host a Rust server in Linux guide. The Rust server can be taxing on your host but maybe not as much as you would think. As a baseline a 3 square km default gen size map freshly generated will run at close to 2 gigabytes of ram. So I would suggest having at least 7 gigs allocated per server. SteamCMD is the command-line console used to install the Steam related files and the mechanism by which the Rust server is installed and updated. Extract the contents of the zip file to the folder you created for steamcmd. Execute the steamcmd.
For the first few months of Rust's "experimental" development, most player variables such as the nudity censor and mouse sensitivity were controlled only by console commands aka "cvars". Thankfully, most of these controls are now in the game menu for your tweaking pleasure. Simply hit the escape key and open the options tab! While it's now easier to edit many things, console commands still come in handy. Below is a list of use Rust console commands for both players and admins. These may be used interchangeably when entering console commands that have an "on or off" state. The long running replacement for fps.
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After performing the initial setup of a dedicated Rust server, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. You may be wondering how to change your Rust max player count, how to change your map, or secure your server. This guide will cover the various configuration options you have for vanilla, before delving into some additional parameters that you can tweak with the help of the Rust console. In Windows, you can change parameters via the. This will be located in the main server directory. Simply edit the text of the file with notepad or another suitable text editor. If you installed via Rust Server Manager, the config parameters will be under the 'Server Config' tab. Linux users should be using LGSM to edit their config via command line. Typing nano rustserver. Otherwise, it will be trivial for someone to make unauthorized changes to your server.
Admin commands can be used in and out of the game to initiate actions, such as kicking or banning players, and other related administrative tasks. These admin commands, also known as server commands, can be issued from different locations, such as:. The data table below contains an updated list of all RUST admin and server commands. Use the search field above the data table, to quickly search and filter the list for specific terms. In addition to admin commands, there are server variables, otherwise known as CVARs or simply server settings. These server variables can also be issued through the various console types and will take effect immediately just like admin commands. Be warned, however, when server variables are issued through the console they are not automatically saved and can be lost on the next server restart.