Soldat is a free-to-play multiplayer side-view action 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 set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.
Soldat Dedicated Server Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
Download the Soldat game files from the official website.
Unzip the Soldat .zip file to the directory of your choice. Run the included SoldatSetup.exe file and follow the instructions. For the purposes of this HOWTO, we have specified C:\Soldat for the installation directory.
In C:\Soldat, open the soldat.ini file with the text editor of your choice. Scroll down to the Network section and find Dedicated=0. Change this setting to Dedicated=1. Edit any other settings to suit your preferences and save the file.
Now run the Soldat.exe file located in your Soldat folder. Click OK.
Edit the settings to suit your preferences. Quit the game so your preferences will be saved.
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 soldat.exe file. The default path is C:\Soldat\soldat.exe.
- Working Directory: The directory containing your soldat.exe file. The default path is C:\Soldat.
Parameters: -dedicated -start
- -dedicated: Starts the dedicated server instead of the game.
- -start: Starts without entering the game menu.
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 Soldat 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 OK to finish setup and start your Soldat dedicated server!