Author: Tophe
Author Website: http://meadows.se

Version: 2.4

Short description: Tool to customize dedicated servers
Date: 2013-10-02 18:54
Submitted by: Tophe


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Tophe's Arma Dedicated Server Tool (TADST)

by
Tophe


Description:
The Armed Assault series allows an amazing array of settings to freely customize dedicated servers.
This means you will have to edit quite a few config files to get it running the way you like.

TADST is a tool that will greatly simplify this. All you need to do is to choose the settings
you like. Then the application will create all necessary files according to your settings and
start the server with the appropriate arguments.

All necessary files will be created in a folder called 'TADST'.
You can save different profiles to easily switch between server setups.

In the folder TADST a new folder for each profile will be created.
This folder contains all files associated to the profile.


Installation:
Copy the file 'TADST.exe' to your ArmA game folder.
* Note that it's important that the file is in the game root folder i.e. C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arma 3
* If you are upgrading from an earlier version of TADST you should delete your old TADST folder so the program can create new settings files.
You also need to have .NET installed.


Future plans:
* Options to launch headless clients
* Steam server update thingy
* Individual difficulty settings on missions
* System for setting Mission Parameters.
* Start as service.
* Process monitoring, restart server on crash.
* Remote server/client protocol (probably wont't happen, but hey)


Support TADST:
If you like TADST you can support me by donating some coffee-money or follow my music project Meadows ever Bleeding on facebook. Info about both is found at the 'What?'-button.


Credits & Thanks:
To Bohemia for keeping it real
To Australian Tactical Combat League and Rune "TheFlyingCorpse" Darrud for generous donations
To The Arma community for everything
Östgöta Ops for testing, playing and supporting


Changelog:
v2.4
- New: Cleaned up the interface, added icons and some color to the interface
- New: Set the difficulty level on each cycled mission individually
- Fixed: Mission folder wouldn't scan when program starts

v2.3
- New: Added Maximum Packet Size option (class sockets{maxPacketSize = <limit>})
- New: Added Required Secure Id option
- New: Server now supports headless clients
- New: Doubleclick password fields to autogenerate readable passwords (just for fun).
- Improved: Dabbling with some colors to make it less depressing, let me know if you hate it.
- Improved: Arma2/Arma2AO beta servers now uses the correct -beta command line
- Improved: Steam ports moved to top of config file
- Fixed: Persistens Battlefield settings
- Fixed: BattlEye checkbox fixes
- Fixed: Default difficulty in profile
- Fixed: Required Build now collects Arma3.exe build, it also saves to profile.
- Fixed: Kick duplicates checkbox state now saves to profile
- Fixed: Tooltips checkbox state now saves to profile
- Fixed: Launch As Is checkbox state s now save to profile.
- Fixed: Terrain Grid didn't transfer to config file, fixed now.
- Fixed: View distance didn't work, working now.
- Fixed: Server scripting textboxes are now saved and loaded correctly

v2.2
- New: Steam Port and Steam Query Port settings for Arma 3
- Improved: Textboxes change to default/suggested values on double click
- Improved: Brighter background in the netlog/rpt monitor text field
- Improved: Forum link in the info popup
- Fixed: Locality bug for decimals made the program crash
- Fixed: Invalid input in several text fields made TADST crash.

v2.1
- Fixed: Saved default profile not loading when launching TADST
- Fixed: Program would crash when numeric text fields were empty

v2.0
- New: Completely rewritten from the ground up. Less buggy and allows for much faster release cycles.
- New: Added 'Launch as is' option, to launch with manually edited config files.
- New: TADST save file is now binary, a single file for all profiles.
- New: Edit and add custom reporting IP's.
- New: Reset button in performance settings.
- New: Added signatures version option.
- New: Added sort button to missions and folder tab
- New: Mods preview box replaced with Startup Parameters preview box
- New: Preview button will generate all config files and navigate to them
- New: Added netlog monitor
- New: 'Always on top' checkbox to the monitor forms
- New: Arma 3 reporting IP added to the list
- New: A3 profile file is created on launch (untested)
- Improved: Added 'about'-info
- Improved: Difficulty reset button now only affect selected difficulty.
- Improved: Mods output box now has horizontal scroller.
- Improved: Tweaked the profile handling system a bit.
- Improved: Tweaked live log monitor, window will only update when file has changed.
- Improved: Updated and added some information texts and tool tips.
- Improved: Mission filter now filters by available islands (from file names)
- Improved: Refreshing missions and mods will no longer reset order
- Improved: Drag and drop ordering of missions and mods scrolls and works better
- Improved: Config files are more tidy and readable
- Improved: Double click to quickset Server Name and Server File
- Improved: Tweaked export function a bit
- Improved: Tweaked drag and drop adding of mods
- Fixed: Max players only went to 64, limit removed
- Fixed: MOTD max interval limit removed
- Fixed: VoN Codec quality now goes to 20
- Fixed: TADST profile is no longer automatically saved on server launch
- Fixed: Deleting profiles removes the old folder

v1.4
- Live RPT log monitoring (needs som fine tuning).
- Export function for config files and parameters.
- Added "Minimum Error To Send Near" in performance settings.
- Added option for "requiredBuild=xxxxx", with automatic build retriever.
- Drag and drop folders functionality for mods.
- Drag and drop ordering for mods and missions.
- Checked missions and mods now stay checked after refresh.
- Fixed bug - Expert settings didn't work.
- Fixed bug - Initial start would create a TA2DST folder on HD root.
- Fixed bug - Couldn't save settings while server was running.

v1.3
- Mod and Mission loading order is now saved in the profile
- New function to set mission loading order.
- Voting bug fixed. Disabling voting now works.
- MOTD maximum interval is increased to 999 seconds

v1.2
- New function to set mod loading order.

v1.1b
- Fixed bug with 'Precision Enemy' value
- Added checkbox to disable/enable server voting

v1.0b
- Support for beta servers
- Added mod tab
- Added parameters text box
- Added preview
- Several minor bugs fixed

v0.9b2
- Added profiles
- Added error-catches for an unidentified bug that gives some users an error the first time they run the program
- Several minor bugs ironed out

v0.9b
- Initial beta release


Forum topic:
- BI forums



- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5




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