How to run Double Action: Boogaloo as a Windows Service with FireDaemon Pro.
What is Double Action: Boogaloo?
Double Action: Boogaloo is a free-to-play action parkour game. The dedicated server component can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to start the dedicated server automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the dedicated server and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.
Double Action: Boogaloo Dedicated Server Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
First download and extract SteamCMD. The download is small (< 2 MB).
Go to the directory where you installed SteamCMD and create a shortcut to "SteamCMD.exe". Next edit the properties of the shortcut and in the target box, at the end of it (with a space before the following), put:
+login anonymous +force_install_dir "C:\Double Action" +app_update 317800 validate +quit
The Target box should now look like:
C:\SteamCMD\steamcmd.exe +login anonymous +force_install_dir "C:\Double Action" +app_update 317800 validate +quit
Now click the shortcut you created and let it run to download the server files. It might take a few hours to update everything. You should also run the shortcut every week or so to grab the latest server updates. Make sure to stop your server first.
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. Note the required parameters.
- Executable: The path to your srcds.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\double action\srcds.exe.
- Working Directory: The directory containing your srcds.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\double action.
- Parameters: -console -game dab +map da_rooftops +maxplayers 10
- -console - Specifies to run the console version of the server.
- -game dab - Specifies which game to load.
- +map da_rooftops - Specifies which map to load.
- -maxplayers 10 - Specifies the maximum number of players.
- You can learn more about Source's parameters here.
Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see your dedicated server running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You may optionally run Double Action: Boogaloo as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. 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 Double Action: Boogaloo doesn't respond to it.
Now click OK to finish setup and start your dedicated server!