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EnzoMatrix

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Hi there,

Glad to be a member of the forum and loving the game.

Is it possible to run the server just as a server?  At the moment, the server has to be a ship in the game, but say I wanted two ships and to use the server as the GM computer, is this possible?

I don't want the server to be used for an actual ship.

Thanks all!

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The GM console can be run from any PC, so yes you could run a bridge and GM console on the same computer if it has multiple displays or if you use windowed mode.

But no, you can't run a server that is not also a ship because that's how Artemis works - the server *is* the ship.
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It is not possible to keep the server from being the first ship, but it is possible to create a Mainscreen for the first ship and IGNORE the server. If you have the server in a separate room from the players, this is usually how it is handled. The only issue is, some sounds are only played to the server computer, such as Comms audio messages in scripts.

Also, the server has to be controlled from its own mainscreen. So if you want to stop, pause or restart the game, you have to do it from the server. There have been requests for a so-called "headless" server, but nothing has come of it so far.

I'll add that this is how you have to play online, since the server is somewhere across the network from you. [biggrin] You have to create a Mainscreen for yourself if you want to see it.

User McUser's suggestion requires creating another client on the server system for the GM screen, but it works. The GM screen is usually associated with the first ship by default, for things like the VIS and TAC tabs, but it is technically not part of any ship. It does make sense for the same person to be the GM and handle the controls on the server.
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Oh, and I almost didn't notice. That is an AWESOME user name! I love Reboot! [biggrin]
EnzoMatrix

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Thanks heaps for the answers!

I also love Reboot!  Not many people remember it though :'(

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