I am very excited to announce that OVHCloud US has partnered with LinuxGSM. They are supplying me with 2 of their beefy INFRA-2 servers.
Over the past month, I have setup Proxmox on both and paired them using the OVH vRack. It has been a great learning experience to start using an Open Source Hypervisor. I have migrated over my webserver and I am very pleased with the speed increase of now having nVMe drives and a sizable CPU increase from my existing Dedicated server.
These new servers have also allowed me to set up several permanent Official LinuxGSM Servers that will always allow me to quickly test and monitor the most popular Game Servers. Having a new partner has allowed me to diversify my production servers and test environments.
If you are in the market for a new dedicated server to host your LinuxGSM server check out the OVHCloud Game Range that is designed to handle the most demanding of game servers and comes with a gaming firewall as standard, for DDOS protection specifically adapted for dealing with UDP traffic.
I have been in contact with James MacKenzie at OVHCloud who has produced a brilliant LinuxGSM tutorial for Rust and is planning to add another for Valheim in the future.
I would like to thank all my partners, sponsors and everyone who has contributed to and supports LinuxGSM.
core: fix start paramerter reloading (#3380) config: parms setting will work again if present in configs (#3381) valheim: disable queryport if public is set to 0 (#3374) start: revert commit removing quotes from tmux
This release sees the new addition of PaperMC and Waterfall popular forks of Minecraft server. I completed some research on Minecraft to get my head around the difference between mods and plugins as part of this. Patch updates for ET:Legacy and Unreal 99 also added. For supported games, the send command has been added that allows you to send commands to the console without needing to enter the console. A couple of fixes for Valheim based on feedback and 60% of game servers on LInuxGSM are Valheim. A security fix now applied to prevent server join passwords showing on post-details.
🎉 New Features
install: add support for PopOS! dependency checks (#3274)
I have completed a special release of LinuxGSM to add Valheim to the list of supported servers. This is because Valheim has just been released as early access and have been getting requests for it. Since a LinuxGSM release is around once a month I thought it was a good idea to do this.
Hello everyone, LinuxGSM continues to grow and improve all the time.
Over the past few months, I have seen steady growth in engagement from people both trying out LinuxGSM for the first time and existing users helping out on discord.
Looking at the stats it appears that there has been a sharp uptake of Rust servers meaning it is now the #1 most popular game server on LinuxGSM, overtaking ARK and CS:GO. All stats can be viewed on the website.
With the recent addition of discussions to GitHub I decided to lock both the forum and the steam group in favour of keeping things together on GitHub rather than using several services. So if you have any non-development related questions please check out discussions (or discord).
This release sees some awesome new features and 3 game servers added, Vintage Story, Colony Survival and SCP: Secret Laboratory. New secret configs that allow you to separate and exclude sensitive info from other configs. check-update command that will simply inform you that an update is available and not apply the update. This is useful for some servers that have to wait for mods before updating.
An annoyance within LinuxGSM configs that meant the start parameters were kept in a function fn_parms has now been resolved. You will now see start parameters within _default.cfg simply listed as startparameters="". Backwards compatibility should mean custom settings should continue to work. Work also continues to migrate settings into _default.cfg making it easier to release new game servers.
There are plenty of bug fixes as well, with a big fix for Minecraft users allowing java ram to be correctly allocated. Rust users have further fixes applied to the wipe command.
For the full list of changes please check out the changelog below.
GitHub sponsors matching has now ended so I wanted to thank everyone who has (and continues) sponsored me over the past year (especially as it has been tough year for many). All sponsors will be messaged soon about the general plans and direction for 2021.
If you are a fan of LinuxGSM and want to sponsor me please check out the sponsor page. If you use PayPal, people often leave me a message which I always enjoy reading. It is always great to hear how you are using LinuxGSM with your Clan or Community.
? New Features
config: add secrets config to store sensitive settings (#3080) by @dgibbs64