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How to Create a Citadel: Forged With Fire Server Guide

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Creating a Citadel: Forged With Fire game server is an easy process that can be done from either a dedicated server or your home computer.

Option #1: Renting a Citadel server (see example control panel below!)

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Option #2: Creating a Citadel Server From Your Home Computer or Dedicated Server

Server Requirements

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2008, Server 2012 & 64-Bit

Quad Core processor (requires up to 2 full cores)

Up to 16GB memory (currently uses around 6GB memory minimum and up to 15GB of memory for a full server)

2GB disk space (install folder)

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

Step 1: Fetching Game Server files from SteamCMD

The best method to get game server dedicated hosting files is via SteamCMD.

  1. Create a folder where you wish to store your Citadel: Forged With Fire game server hosting files
  2. Inside of the folder, place the newly downloading SteamCMD.exe file
  3. Create a batch file named SteamCMD.bat
  4. Place the following code in this batch file:
@echo off
start "" steamcmd.exe +login anonymous +force_install_dir "C:\Some\Path\Where\You\Want\Game\Server\Files\To\Go" +app_update 489650 validate +quit
  1. Right-click SteamCMD.bat and Run as Administrator
  2. Your game server files should be completely downloaded by now

Step 1 (alternate method): Locating Game Server Files on Hard Drive

You can host Citadel: Forged With Fire directly from the game itself. If you want to change any settings, locate your common folder:

  1. Right-click Citadel: Forged With Fire from Steam, select Properties
  2. Click Local Files tab
  3. Click 'Browse Local Files button

Step 2: Setting up a Citadel: Forged With Fire Dedicated Server

  1. Create a batch file named CitadelServer.bat in your newly created SteamCMD folder (Step 1) or your Steam common folder (Step 1: (alternate method)).
  2. Place the following code in this batch file:
start "C:\citadelserver\Citadel\Binaries\Win64\CitadelServer.exe" -nosteamclient -game -server -log
  1. More information will be coming on July 26 as server files are released

Step 3: Port Forwarding

Add an incoming rule to your Windows Firewall to allow UDP port 27015 as well as 27016 (or whichever port you are using).

You may additionally need to add a forwarding rule to your network router. You can use to read how to do this.

How to Join Your Server ( Customers)

STEP 1: Update your server to the newest Citadel version, then click the green update button at the bottom of the panel. * If you are not a Survival Servers customer ask your game server host about this.


METHOD 2, STEP 1: Find your server from the in-game server list!


METHOD 2, STEP 2: Right click Steam in the task bar icons of your PC and select servers as pictured below.


METHOD 2, STEP 3: Select Citadel: Forged With Fire as your game at the bottom. Join your server!


Configuring your Citadel: Forged With Fire Game Server!

Now comes the fun part, setting up your Citadel: Forged With Fire game server to your liking.

You must specific the port in \Citadel\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\Engine.ini


To modify game server settings you can open the \Citadel\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\Game.ini

You can modify settings in here (in addition to the launch line) - these settings overwrite your launch line settings:



WorldCreationSettings=(ServerName="My Private Server",Password="",ServerType=PVP,PlayerLimit=40,bPrivate=true,ExperienceMultiplier=1.000000,InventoryCapacityMultipler=1.000000,KnowledgePointEarnedMultiplier=1.000000,CharacterPointEarnedMultiplier=1.000000,bUnlimitedResources=false,PlayerDamageMultiplier=1.000000,ArmorMultiplier=1.000000,BaseManaRegen=1.000000,bInventoryWeightRestrictions=true,MagicFindMultiplier=1.000000,CraftingMagicFindChanceMultiplier=1.000000,FlyingCostMultiplier=1.000000,FlyingSpeedMultiplier=1.000000,ResourceCollectionMultiplier=1.000000,StructureDamageMultiplier=1.000000,bRespectNoBuildZones=true,MagicStructureManaRegenerationMultiplier=1.000000,MagicStructureManaConsumptionMultiplier=0.000000,bFreeBuildMode=false,TimeOfDayLock=Auto,NPCPopulationMultiplier=1.000000)

Location of World Save Data



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