Battleye Extended Controls (Bec) is an automated Battleye rcon tool for Arma 2 and Arma 3 dedicated servers. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser. This HOWTO explains how to set it up.
NOTE: Battleye Extended Controls is meant to be run on the same computer as the game server. If you run it on a different computer then features might have a delayed effect or might not even work at all.
Battleye Extended Controls Setup Under FireDaemon
- Download the latest .zip file from the BEC website here.
- Extract the zip someplace on your hard drive. For the purposes of this HOWTO, we will be using C:\BEC
- All configuration is done through the text files located in "C:\BEC\Config". You can find detailed configuration help in "README.txt" located in "C:\BEC".
- If you don't want the chat area of your server spammed with news about Mod releases, then delete the "Rss" folder in the "C:\BEC\Plugins".
- Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.
- Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Pay special attention to the Parameters list.
Executable: The path to your Bec.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\BEC\Bec.exe.
Working Directory: The directory containing your Bec.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\BEC.
The most important field on the tab is the Parameters. The Parameters define the initial setup of your server.
Here’s the full parameter list you should have:
-f config.cfg --dsc
- -f config.cfg Loads the configuration file C:\BEC\Config\config.cfg. If you change the filename in the config directory, you will need to change it here too.
- --dsc Disables version checking which slows down the startup of BEC. It also allows you to run the FireDaemon service without the use of an account that has Administrator privileges.
Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see Battleye Extended Controls running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select "Hidden" from the "Show Window" dropdown. You can optionally run Battleye Extended Controls as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (eg. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to the dedicated server or specify which CPU or core the dedicated server will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).
Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as it can slow the shutdown of Battleye Extended Controls.
Now click on the OK button to finish setup and start Battleye Extended Controls!