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  • Steam is required to play error?

    I keep getting the error "STEAM is required to play the game."

    The server is 2016

    The bat file I am using is:
    start .\Binaries\win64\vngame vnte-hill937?port=9090?maxplayers=32?adminpassword=xxx -multihome=x.x.x.x -log=MyServerLog.log

    Server was installed via steamCMD, nothing has been changed from default, just refuses to start, even with the firewall disabled ?

    Log file is empty.

    I have attempted installing steam and running it from that, the same error appears.

  • #2
    Don't know if the last bit is required, but I have VNTE-CuChi?minplayers=0?maxplayers=64?port=XXXX?querypo rt=XXXX?webadminport=XXXX -seekfreeloadingserver as my startup code and it is working. Everything else, I just configured through webadmin or through configs when I got the base server up. I know R02 some times through a fit about multihome when I have tried to set it up in the past. Maybe that is your issue?


    • #3
      Server specs? Installed the pre requisites ?
      Server Prerequisites
      Recommended Hardware for a 64 player server:

      Intel Xeon E3-1270 3.4 GHZ
      2Gigs of Memory (per server instance)
      Visual Studio 2012 redist

      Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
      do not suggest $hit you do not know about


      • #4
        If you are running a Steam client on the same box, try running the server batch first then launching steam.
        Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos


        • #5
          "STEAM is required to play the game." comes when ports are already in use. Check your port definitions in roengine.ini and don't use ?port=NNNN in start line at all.

          Edit: in roengine.ini ofc, not rogame.ini
          Last edited by Rivimies; 05-31-2017, 03:48 AM.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Rivimies View Post
            "STEAM is required to play the game." comes when ports are already in use. Check your port definitions in rogame.ini and don't use ?port=NNNN in start line at all.
            First time I ear about that but OK. I would assume server would crash when you try to bind it to already used ports. Also why wouldn't you use ?port=xxxx in start command line and use the ini file to set the port?

            Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
            do not suggest $hit you do not know about


            • #7
              Originally posted by omano View Post
              Also why wouldn't you use ?port=xxxx in start command line and use the ini file to set the port?
              I just think it is easier to have port definitions in one place, in roengine.ini. Maybe I am just a stubborn oldf-ashioned server keeper


              • #8
                That's why it' weird, because THE place to have port definition is the command line where, you define all the ports the server uses lol.

                VNTE-Compound?Port=7777?MaxPlayers=64?AdminPassword=superSecretPassword?EnableWebAdmin=true?WebAdminPort=8080 -log=ServerLog.log -MultiHome= -QueryPort=27015 -UNATTENDED

                Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
                do not suggest $hit you do not know about


                • #9
                  I use command line "VNTE-CuChi?minplayers=40?maxplayers=64 -brewedloading" to start the server. Minplayers value is irrelevant I guess. And idk if that -brewedloading does anything with RS2. I run vngame.exe as Windows service.


                  • #10
                    I don't know about -brewedloading as we have zero documentation yet (not even a sample server start batch shipped with server), but I don't use it. Minplayer is irrelevant yes as there is no bots. I run server in WINE lol.

                    Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
                    do not suggest $hit you do not know about


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rivimies View Post
                      "STEAM is required to play the game." comes when ports are already in use. Check your port definitions in roengine.ini and don't use ?port=NNNN in start line at all.

                      Edit: in roengine.ini ofc, not rogame.ini
                      where is roengine.ini ???