Dedicated Server Video

uem_s04_end_of_course_wrapup

#1

It was mentioned in the course wrap up video that dedicated servers aren’t a topic as they share many of the same concepts. I’d love to see some links to a reference, or a quick video describing the basic process in a future update!

Anyway, thanks for the course. It’s been great fun!


#2

Well done for getting all the way through. Dedicated server is a topic we would like to cycle back to. I may have under appreciated how much there is to do. But basically I think all you need to do is create a server only build:
https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Dedicated_Server_Guide_(Windows_%26_Linux)

Admitedly that’s a long process but it’s very likely to change frequently so building it into the course would be really painful as I would be teaching a tool not a skill.


#3

I completely agree with @sampattuzzi here (about the pain for teaching the tool not the skill).
I can say I followed the mentioned link using UE4 4.19 and it worked flowlessly. Just a word of warning: there are many sub-steps to be executed in order to do a working server build and the build operations are very long. With my PC (which is a bit old but not outdated - still able to play recent AAA games at max framerate with good or max settings) they took 1.5 hours per build and you have to do at least 4 builds (two in Visual Studio and two in Unreal Editor for client and server versions).
Regards,
Fabio


#4

Thanks for mentioning that you have tried this. Good to see that the instructions are workable then!