Setting up a private Assetto Corsa server can be an exciting endeavor for any racing enthusiast. Whether you want to compete with friends or create a dedicated racing community, having your own server gives you complete control over the racing experience. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up a private Assetto Corsa server, step by step.
Step 1: Installation
The first step is to install the Assetto Corsa Dedicated Server software on your computer or a dedicated server machine. You can download the software from the official Assetto Corsa website. Once downloaded, follow the installation instructions provided by the developers.
Step 2: Configuring Server Settings
After installation, locate the server configuration files. These files contain all the settings that control various aspects of your server. Open the configuration file using a text editor.
Server Name and Description:
Locate and modify the “SERVER_NAME” and “SERVER_DESCRIPTION” fields to set your desired server name and description. This information will be visible to players when they browse for servers.
If you want to restrict access to your server, set a password by modifying the “SERVER_PASSWORD” field in the configuration file. Players will need this password to join your server.
To specify which tracks are available on your server, find the “TRACKS” section in the configuration file. Here, you can add or remove tracks by listing their names one after another.
Similarly, to define which cars are available on your server, locate the “CARS” section in the configuration file. Add or remove car names according to your preferences.
Step 3: Port Forwarding
To allow players outside of your local network to connect to your private Assetto Corsa server, you need to set up port forwarding on your router. Access your router settings and find the port forwarding section. Forward the port used by Assetto Corsa (default is 9600) to the local IP address of your server machine.
Step 4: Starting the Server
Once you have configured all the necessary settings, save the configuration file and close it. Now, you are ready to start your private Assetto Corsa server.
Open the Assetto Corsa Dedicated Server software and select your desired configuration file from the list. Click on “Start Server” to initiate the server startup process. If everything is set up correctly, you will see a console window showing the server status and any connected players.
Step 5: Inviting Players
Players can now join your server using either the LAN or Internet option in Assetto Corsa’s multiplayer menu. They will need to enter the IP address of your server machine along with any password you have set.
If players are unable to connect, ensure that port forwarding is correctly configured on your router and that any firewalls are allowing traffic through on the designated port.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up a private Assetto Corsa server. Enjoy racing with friends or building a dedicated community around your favorite racing game!