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How to configure The Forest server

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Configuring The Forest server adapts it to the individual needs of owner and players. A person with access to server files can change almost all parameters, such as maximum number of players, password or difficulty.

Follow the steps below to learn how to configure The Forest server:

1. Go to the server panel.

2. Stop your server by clicking on the “Stop” button in the “Console” tab.

3. Go to the “Startup” tab.

“Startup” tab contains the most important parameters of your server. You can change the variables described below without editing the configuration file.

Difficulty Normal Set server difficulty (Peaceful – Normal – Hard – HardSurvival)
Steam Account Token Assign Steam Token to your server (Steam Token is required for the server to save player progress)
Server Password Set server password
Admin Password password Set admin password
Max Players 10 Set maximum number of players allowed on server
Enable VAC off Enable/disable Valve Anti-Cheat
Auto-Update ON Enable/disable auto-update for your server
Server Name default hostname Assign name for your server
Tree Regrowth Mode off Enable/disable tree regrowth mode (10% of trees will regrowth when you sleep)
Building Destruction off Enable/disable building destruction
Allow Cheats off Enable/disable cheats on your server
Reset Holes Mode off Enable/disable reset holes mode (structure holes will reset when loading a save)
Vegetarian Mode off Enable/disable vegetarian mode (enemies will spawn on surface only at night)
Vegan Mode off Enable/disable vegan mode (enemies will appear only in caves)

4. If you need more advanced server configuration go to the “Files” tab.

5. Follow this path to access the main configuration file of The Forest server: /home/container/config.cfg

In the config.cfg file you will find all available variables that can be modified by server administrator.

6. After all changes you need to restart your server by clicking on “Restart” button in the “Console” tab.


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