Making your server "Private"

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Ragonz
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Making your server "Private"

Post by Ragonz » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:15 pm

Space Engineers utilizes a steam group system to keep your server private. To set it up just follow the instructions below

1. Create a steam group
2. When you have created your steam group go to http://steamcommunity.com/groups/[groupname here]/memberslistxml/?xml=1 (inserting your group name into the url)
3. Copy the ID64 then log into your game panel > game services > select your server > configuration files > configuration editor
4. paste your group ID in the field "Steam Group ID"

Your server should now only appear to those in your steam group
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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by CaptainBurns » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:35 am

Does this actually private the server?

By this I mean, can only the people in the steam group join the server?

can a steam group member's friends connect using steam's "join game" feature, even if the friend is not in the group??

can people not in the steam group connect using a direct IP shortcut?

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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by Ragonz » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:02 am

According to the developers and from what we have seen so far, only people within that group can access the server.
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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by nuvix » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:49 pm

Hi all,

Does this still apply? I made a Steam group and got the ID of the group but somehow I can't find the Steam Group ID in the .sbc file?

Thanks!

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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by Ragonz » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:56 am

The steam group does not go in the sandbox.sbc file, it needs to go into the main config file in your game panel (Configuration files > SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg)
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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by nuvix » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:06 am

Hi, thank you for your reply. But I can't find this option in SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg? And what about an existing server does it work the same?

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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by nuvix » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:15 am

I found the Group ID option, but still my question remains how do I do this for an existing world?

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Re: Making your server "Private"

Post by Ragonz » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:30 pm

Still goes in the main config. its one of the few settings that doesnt need to be edited in the actual world you are using.
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