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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
  • Any decisions made by any member of staff or moderator are final and not subject to discussion. Doing so may result in a ban from the site. The owners of Tripwire Interactive Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, as well as to remove access to the forums for any individuals with or without warning for breaches of the rules.
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  • Political discussions are prohibited.
  • Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
  • Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait' type messages is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
  • Personal insults (directed at anyone) will result in a ban. If the behavior is not corrected, it will be made more permanent.
  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
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    2. Name Shaming and Public "Witch Hunts" are also not allowed.
    3. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    4. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.

  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
  • We understand that people have strong feelings about our games, what we do for a living and how we respond (or don't) to comments on the forums. We all aren't going to agree about everything. So, BE CIVIL in your disagreements!

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  • DO NOT complain about being banned from a server and DO NOT complain about other players on servers - that is between you and the admin, no need to get the community involved.

Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
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  • Avatars:
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  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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How to host a Killing Floor 2 Server

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  • #91
    Originally posted by Skalli View Post
    has anyone tested Windows Server 2016 Preview 4 yet?
    Thinking abouth installing the Preview 4 on my root server and then trying out a few things (and see stability etc.).
    Have been running a server on 2016 preview 4 for quite some time. The only problem I have had is Windows Update running when people are in server causing issues.


    • #92
      Hi Yoshiro.

      Just an update to the wiki that was confusing when I first set up my server to host Steam workshop custom maps.

      Section 7.4.1 Get Custom Maps to Show in Web Admin is still relevant for section 7.3 Setting up Steam Workshop for Servers. The statement "Depreciated by SteamWorkshop" in section 7.4 implies that all of the subsections are also depreciated while that is not the case at all.

      So I suggest either move subsection 7.4.1 to subsection 7.3.1 or add a duplicate of subsection 7.4.1 as subsection 7.3.1 (to keep the depreciated information intact).


      • #93
        I need some testing. I have opened 2 servers for players who want to play on Endless/Survival

        the IP's are and

        Please join and test the server if they are working 100%


        • #94
          Originally posted by TrialMacameau View Post
          I need some testing. I have opened 2 servers for players who want to play on Endless/Survival

          the IP's are and (Both are hosted in Virtual Machines)

          Please join and test the server if they are working 100%
          Updating my post since I can't edit it ._.


          • #95
            Hello Trail. You are going to have problems with your server ports. The default port of 7777 needs 7778 as the "Peer Port" as found in KFEngine.ini. If you set server 1 to port 7777 and server 2 to 7779 you won't have any issues with tangled ports if you follow the 7777 as a base and the offset all the other ports as found here "" . Also remember to forward the ports in your router.



            • #96
              Originally posted by PAINguin View Post
              My server is up, no problem... My problem is...

              So, as the title states, my dedicated server is up and running. I do not keep it up though because I have an issue. The issue is not that people cannot join, they can join and my server shows up in the list. As I said, no problems... I can access the web admin interface, I'll say it again, no problems.

              But, when trying to allow for my friend's to join my server and download custom maps I have in my map cycle they receive an error. I can see them (their IP's, and I've verified that the IP's are theirs) in the KF2 Server Log Console that runs in the background.

              I have logs and screen caps of these instances for troubleshooting. But all I can do is follow the instructions set forth in the TW forums, these forums. Nothing helps, no matter what redirect I use they receive the error. I've even started the game using one of the vanilla maps such as Biotics Lab having one of the custom maps next in line in my map cycle. After our initial game and it's time to join download the custom map for the new game all of my friends receive an error and are kicked.

              I, however, and left in the lobby hopelessly waiting for my friend's and fellow players to return. Instead, I receive chat messages from them saying that it didn't work again.

              So what am I doing wrong? What am I missing? I know this can be done because people host Custom Map servers and they work every single time. If I do not have the map KF2 downloads it for me. Usually it just downloads it regardless of rather I have it already or not. (weird)

              I posted a similar question in the "Dedicated Server Support" thread but no one has responded and I even sent a message to one of the admins and I think the OP of that response.

              Christ! I just want to know how to allow my friends to download the custom maps I have setup.

              Someone, help, please!!!!

              Thank you,

              I too had almost the same problem and I asked the question to an administrator just insist and you will have an answer
              I thank you and do not worry