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Old 10-16-2007, 01:12 PM
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The game needs to support command line switches for its variables.

Never ever force config files to My Documents let alone anywhere else. Default them to a directory within the game files then let the user change the location to his liking if he wishes.

Keep your admin config files clean! In other words, don't use them for system stuff (read unreal dedicated server) as well as admin switchable variables, keep that stuff separate.

Make your RCON system powerful but easy to understand and use. Give the server admin the ability to easily give and revoke RCON power of various levels to other players based on a unique ID.

Ability to specify port. This is useful for running multiple servers from one machine when that machine does not have multiple IP addresses.

Document all of the server variables and RCON features and release that documentation along side the game at release. Don't leave your community to learn this stuff on thier own.

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Last edited by Wolverine; 10-16-2007 at 01:15 PM.
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