The Unix version of the Outerworlds Server is available for SunSparc computers running
Solaris and x86 computers running Linux Red Hat 6.0 or later. Note that other versions
of Linux may work but are not officially supported at this time.
These installation instructions require that you have downloaded the latest
version of the Outerworlds Server Software from our web site at
Unless you have access to your own Outerworlds Universe, you must also
have purchased an Outerworlds Server license from Outerworlds Corp.
and have received a valid name and password for your world. For more information on acquiring
a license for your world, see our server web
Once you have downloaded the Outerworlds Server and transferred the file to your Unix
host, please follow these simple instructions:
- Install the server software
Create a new directory to store the server files, and place the server file there. For this example,
assume the name of the file is "awssun36.tar.gz":
mv awssun36.tar.gz ~/awserver
Unpack the file:
tar xvf awssun3.tar
The tar file unpacks into the following:
- Modify the world.ini file
After unpacking the .tar file, you need to add an adminstration password to the
world.ini file before starting the server. To do this, first copy the example file
"example.ini" file to the file "world.ini":
cp example.ini world.ini
Then edit world.ini using any text editor such as vi. At the top of the file you will see a section like this:
Choose an administration password for your server and enter it after the password=. The
password can be anything, but as with any password it should be long and hard to guess. For example,
if you chose the password "hobart119$xxa", your world.ini would look like this:
- Specify a backup directory (optional)
The Outerworlds Server has the ability to maintain an
automated backup of itself at all times. You are strongly encouraged
to make use of this feature, as accidents do happen and world data is
occasionally lost due to file corruption, disk failure, etc. If the server
database files are accidentally damaged or deleted and you do not have a backup,
all of the building in your worlds will be lost and cannot be recovered!
To activate the automatic backup feature, simply specify the name of
a backup directory in the .ini file like this (the directory name shown here is
just an example):
Now you can save the world.ini file and exit the text editor.
- Start the server
Start the server by typing:
The process will run in the background automatically. If you return to the command prompt with no
messages, this means the process has started successfully.
- Install the administration client
Next, download and install the administration tool from
The administration tool is a Windows program that connects to your unix server over the network and allows
you to configure it.
- Configure the administration tool to access your server by entering your server's host, port, and password.
See administering multiple or remote servers for details.
- Add your world(s) to the server.
Finally, using the administration tool, add your world to the server,
reset it, and you are done!