1 of 2 < >

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:
2 of 2 < >

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.
  • If you have a complaint regarding another user, PM the appropriate moderators, or if you have an administrative issue, [RO]schneidzekk.

General Behaviour
  • Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been answered.
  • Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention either in the title or the body of the post.
  • Up to 10 emoticons are allowed in a post
  • 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:
    1. Personal attacks, insults, antagonism of any forum-goers, moderators or Tripwire Interactive staff.
    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!

  • DO NOT Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable. This includes publicizing private information, such as individual's real names, IP addresses and anything else that might be used to identify them to the freakier members of the internet. This also means you may NOT publically share private communications (PM, email or anything else) without the original poster's permission.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
  • DO NOT link to posts on any other forums, or any other form of media, that breaches our rules. It will be treated just the same as if you had posted it here.
  • DO NOT Double Post, cross Post, "necro post" or restart closed threads.
  • DO NOT Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
  • DO NOT Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
  • 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.
  • No offensive user names
  • Avatars:
    Avatars are disabled.
  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
  • - For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 100 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • - For images in signatures: 1 image up to 400 pixels wide, 150 pixels tall and 100kb in size plus 2 lines normal size text and up to 100 chars per line
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.
See more
See less

RO2 Web Admin Guide

This is a sticky topic.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • [Info] RO2 Web Admin Guide

    This is a collection of basic questions and answers (using pictures as much as possible!)about the web admin interface included with the server files for RO2

    This is a ongoing project. To add a question or a solution either PM it or post it here.

    Table of Contents:

    Starting up tasks

    General Admin tasks
    Last edited by 8SS.Steiner; 09-03-2011, 07:49 PM.
    [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]

  • #2
    How do I start using the web admin?

    First you must have your Server files, and the game successively running on your server (For the purpose of this guide it is assumed you have taken care of these issues)

    Second Webadmin will be on port 8080 by default, this can be changed by doing the following:


    Once your server has successfully hosted the game close it.

    Now that your server is not running do the following:


    And there you go!
    [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


    • #3
      How do I login to my Web Admin?

      Using your browser type in the address to your server with the listen port in the address

      You will be greeted by a page that looks like this:


      Your first log on will have your username and password as Admin and Admin (case sensitive!)

      Once logged in you will be greeted with your Web Admin dashboard.
      [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


      • #4
        How do I change my password?

        To change your admin password (possibly the first thing you should do once you get the WebAdmin up and running)

        Click the tab labeled "Administrators":

        Then select the admin you wish to change the password on:

        Once you do so you will get a page where you can edit all sorts of things on the Admin however for this question you are only changing the password. To Change the password simply type the new password in the "Password" box and confirm it by typing it again in the "Confirm password" box and click "save":

        [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


        • #5
          How do I logout of the WebAdmin?

          Using the logout button found on the bottom of the dashboard

          [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


          • #6
            How do I change the name of my server?

            You can change it by going to your general tab of your dashboard found here:


            Then you edit where it says "Server Name":


            click "save settings" when you are done.
            [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


            • #7
              What are "Server Messages" and how do i add them?

              In RO2 there are 2 types of server messages:

              1) Welcome Screen - This is the screen that players see before entering the game on your server.

              You can get to it by clicking "Welcome Screen" on the dashboard


              Once there you will have the following:


              RED = Your Banner, you must enter a URL to where the image is located that you wish to use, if it can be used it will display below the text box

              BLUE = This is where you would put your first welcome message (possibly introducing the server)

              GREEN = This is where you would put your first welcome message (possibly server rules)

              YELLOW = This is your Web site address line (possibly to put your web site's address)

              ORANGE = This boxes allow you to change the color of the text in the boxes it's next too.

              After you are done click "save settings"

              NOTE:There is a bug with this as of version 6 which the webadmin tool saves the text color incorrectly and making it invisible. To fix this you must do the following:


              2) Advertisement Messages - These are messages that scroll where the chat is on your server

              To edit them you go to your General tab on your Dashboard:


              Then you will be displayed with the following:


              RED = Advertisement Interval: The time in seconds you want the messages to scroll (30 = every 30 seconds a line of the Advertisement Messages will show)

              BLUE = Advertisement Messages: This is where you will put your Advertisement Messages, one per line. These messages can be your server rules, or general information.

              NOTE: It has not been confirmed how many lines/messages you can have at this time.

              After you are done click "save settings"
              [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


              • #8
                How do I change maps?

                To change the current map on your server, click your "Change Map" tab on your Dashboard:


                You will then be forwarded to this page:


                RED= Game type: Changing this selects the game mode you wish to run. (For the purpose of this guide i will not get in depth what each game mode is.)

                BLUE= Map: Changing this selects the map you wish to play on. (For the purpose of this guide i will not get in depth what each map is.)

                After you are done selecting the game mode and map click "change game"

                NOTE: This will instantly change the map being played on your server!
                [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


                • #9
                  Thanks for doing this. I spent an entire day chasing down a solution to this. Right from the very first question of "How do I set it up and log in?" Gameservers (my GSP) finally answered my question when I asked.

                  This will be helpful for many others and should probably be stickied! Thanks again!


                  • #10
                    Very Nice! Thank you.


                    • #11
                      Nice work. I know it's already been posted, but a blow by blow guide on setting up webadmin for Multiple Admin logins would be very useful for some people.
                      [URL=""]Custom Map - TE-DieBresche B5[/URL] | [URL=""]RO2 Cache Extractor and Map Downloader v1.2[/URL]


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LordGleedo View Post
                        Nice work. I know it's already been posted, but a blow by blow guide on setting up webadmin for Multiple Admin logins would be very useful for some people.
                        It's on the list of things to do, but alas I need to go to work as well
                        [B][I]Leutnant[/I] Steiner,[/B]


                        • #13
                          I've stickied this, just send me a pm once you have multiadmin setup Ill then remove my thread from there.


                          • #14
                            I think i have all the fields matching this post , but i already had a pw entered in the game.ini so i could log in the admin while in game using the in game console and commands. I cant log in the web admin with the default admin/admin or the pw i have set in the defaul cfg ini. Any suggestions where to specificaly look.


                            • #15
                              If anyone knows how to give an admin rights to change the ps for the game but deny them for changing the admin password, please advise.

                              I've gotten the allow/deny parts down, but cannot figure out how to restrict imput for a field on a page.

                              Nice work there, Steiner. Will be a big help to new admins and those unfamiliar with UE.