IW4x Server Install Guide (Windows)

You will need the following:


  1. Install the IW4x client distributed by the launcher. Download it and place it into your game folder. Then run it so it automatically downloads the client files. Pro tip: use the terminal to run the launcher with the --update command line argument.
  2. Download the server configurations from our Git, and unzip the contents of the iw4serverconfigs folder into the game folder.
  3. Carefully review and edit the configuration settings file to your liking. Give it a hostname, gametype, and remove or add the maps you want, etc.
  4. Save the server.cfg file you just edited after you are done.
  5. Forward the net_port (default value: 28960) which is defined in the “start” bat scripts. If you changed the default port or are adding another server, you may need to open the following additional ports. This step is not required on a dedicated server or VPS. If you enabled the firewall. Make sure to open the net_port for both UDP and TCP traffic.
  6. Run the “start” bat file for the type of server you want and it shall open provided you completed all the previous steps successfully.