Eden Star is a sci-fi survival game. The dedicated server component can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the dedicated server start 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.

Eden Star 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:\Eden Star" +app_update 419790 validate +quit
Be sure to replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Steam username and password. The target box should now look something like:
C:\SteamCMD\steamcmd.exe +login anonymous +force_install_dir "C:\Eden Star" +app_update 419790 validate +quit

Now click the shortcut you created and let it run to download the Eden Star 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.

You will also need to download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 files. You can download them from the Microsoft website here. Be sure to choose the 64-bit version.

We recommend running the Eden Star server once, as you will be prompted by the Windows firewall the first time whether to allow this server to run on private or public networks. Select one or both, and then let the server run. Now you won't have to do this in future sessions.

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 EdenGameServer.exe file. The path we have specified for this HOWTO is C:\eden star\EdenGame\Binaries\Win64\EdenGameServer.exe.
  • Working Directory: The directory containing your EdenGameServer.exe file. The path we have specified for this HOWTO is C:\eden star\EdenGame\Binaries\Win64.

Here’s the full parameter list you should have:

  • -log enables a console log for your game server. Using this parameter ensures you can see a console running your game server.
  • Many other parameters are available; the Eden Star documentation contains a full list.

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 can optionally run Eden Star 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 Eden Star doesn't respond to it.

Now click OK to finish setup and start your Eden Star dedicated server!