Release 181124: Insurgency: Sandstorm

A new release of LinuxGSM introduces Insurgency: Sandstorm as the latest server addition. As well as various bug fixes and improvements.

Changelog

  • New server inssserver: Insurgency Sandstorm #2004
  • editor config created to help developers with code conventions. @borzaka #2076
  • arkserver: updated parameters adding AltSaveDirectoryName= and -automanagedmods #1965
  • csgoserver: added new game mode examples #2067
  • standardised default servername in parameters
  • Discord Alert: only use public IP #1664
  • fix: Monitor for codserver #2028
  • fix: External IP never gets populated #2056
  • Design tweaks and JSON-safe escaping string @diamondburned #2046
  • New csgoserver mods: GOKZ and TTT are only CS:GO @ borzaka mods #2075
  • fix: Discord Profile Picture #2072
  • fix: Minor code improvements
  • fix: gamedig tried both –query_port and –port argument
  • added: donate option to encourage donations
  • fix: restored legacy free command so older distros can use it if numfmt is unavailable
  • tidy up of info_glibc.sh
  • updated installation header

Support LinuxGSM

If you use LinuxGSM to manage your Clan/Community game servers consider supporting the project.

You can also buy games using the below affiliate links:

Linode Supporting LinuxGSM

Linode has been very kind in supporting LinuxGSM development by providing some great advice and servers to the project.

This has allowed the creation of reliable test servers for development. They have also given guidance on documentation and pointers on ways to help automate some game server tests. This has given some great ideas on how to grow the project. I got to speak with some really friendly and knowledgeable people. I look forward to continuing our partnership with them in tp the future.

So if you want to set up a new game server check out Linode. They have just released a new cloud management interface as well.

Linode

Release 180908: Wurm Unlimited

A new release of LinuxGSM introduces Wurm Unlimited as the latest server addition.

  • New Server: Wurm Unlimited #1460
  • Details no longer exit if no ip is set #1385
  • Codacy is now used to check the code state
  • arkserver: now uses defaultmap var
  • csgoserver: Wingman mode added to config #2027
  • Running ./csgoserver install as root will run a dependency check #2017
  • Ubuntu: LinuxGSM Will check that universe repo is active
  • svenserver: Updated dependency requirements #2029
  • mumbleserver: now uses tmux for status check #1892
  • mcserver: can now be queried with monitor #1955
  • mumbleserver: can now be queried with monitor
  • post details and details now match ip addresses #1857.
  • unreal engine servers requiring restarts on install work again
  • fixed numfmt error #2005
  • details: master server details will only be gathered if jq is installed
  • csgoserver: Mods added GOKZ and Trouble in Terrorist Town
  • Factorio: Improvements to updater #1933
  • ts3server: improvements to updater #1931
  • fixed ansi colors not displaying correctly #2006
  • [ut2k4server] adds Escape characters to server config #1448
  • added .gtattributes file to ensure crlf line endings
  • use branch name while checking for updates 9d005b0

The following servers are currently broken due to dependency issues.

  • Serious Sam 3
  • Goldeneye: Source

LinuxGSM has a Vagrant File

I have been playing with Vagrant recently and have created a basic Vagrant file that will setup a VM ready to deploy any LinuxGSM game server. For those that know about Vagrant know its great at quickly creating virtual environments in a specific way. Eliminating the requirement to manually install a VM.

Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments

Vagrant will download Ubuntu 16.04, install dependencies and download linuxgsm.sh ready to install a game server of your choice.

This could be very useful for people who want to quickly setup a game server on there local PC for LAN use or testing.

The Vagrantfile is still very basic and early development so its not recommended for production servers.

I am still learning about Vagrant so if there are any Vagrant experts/enthusiasts that want to assist in improving the LinuxGSM Vagrantfile please let us know and submit any pull requests.

For more info visit the GitHub Repo and the Vagrant website for a getting started guide.

https://github.com/GameServerManagers/LinuxGSM-Vagrant

Updated Website

Welcome to the updated LinuxGSM website with new domain linuxgsm.com.

  • Changes include:
  • Updated streamlined design
  • New domain linuxgsm.com
  • New merchandise shop from redbubble
  • Various page updates

As you can see there is now a news section and all updates will be posted here instead of the steam group.