How Do You Make a Private Server on PC?


Scott Campbell is a popular online multiplayer game where players control a cell and aim to become the largest one in the arena. While playing on public servers can be exciting, creating your own private server on PC allows you to customize the gameplay and play with your friends. In this tutorial, we will explore how to make a private server on PC.

Step 1: Downloading the Server Files

To set up a private server, you first need to download the server files. These files are available for free from various sources online. Make sure to download them from a trusted website to ensure their authenticity and security.

Step 2: Setting Up the Server

Once you have downloaded the server files, extract them to a location of your choice on your computer. Open the extracted folder and locate the server.ini file. This file contains various settings that you can modify to customize your private server.

You can use any text editor, such as Notepad or Notepad++, to open and edit the server. Here are some important settings that you might want to consider:

  • Server Name: Change the value of this setting to give your private server a unique name.
  • MOTD (Message of The Day): Customize this setting with a message that will be displayed when players join your server.
  • Password: Set a password for your private server by modifying this setting. Only players who know the password will be able to join.
  • Skin Name: Modify this setting if you want all cells in your private server to have a specific skin.
  • Server Size: Adjust the size of the game arena by changing this setting. A larger value will result in a bigger playing area.

Feel free to explore other settings available in the server.ini file and experiment with different values to create the desired gaming experience on your private server.

Step 3: Running the Server

To run your private server, you need to execute the agar-server.exe file included in the downloaded server files. Double-click on this file, and a command prompt window will appear.

The command prompt window displays various information about the server, such as its IP address and port number. Make note of these details as you will need them to connect to your private server later.

Step 4: Connecting to Your Private Server

To join your private server, open on your PC and click on the “Play” button. In the game menu, select “Direct IP” and enter the IP address and port number of your server that you obtained from the command prompt window. Click “Connect,” and you should be able to join your own private server.


If you are running the server behind a router or firewall, you might need to forward ports or configure firewall settings to allow incoming connections to your private server.

Congratulations! You have successfully created and connected to your own private PC server. Now you can enjoy customized gameplay with your friends or invite others to join your exclusive gaming experience!