In this guide, you’ll be learning how to setup and install an Unturned server on Linux. Unturned is a popular survival game, that is free to play.
The commands in this tutorial may vary slightly depending on your Linux distribution. It was originally tested against Ubuntu 16.04.
Before starting and running your server, there is compulsory software needed.
Downloading server files
SteamCMD to the server.
Next, simply unzip the file you just downloaded:
Once the file has been unzipped proceed to run
SteamCMD is running, log into your secondary Steam account using the following code. Changing out username and password with your account details:
login username password
Your account is now logged in. It’s time to define the install directory:
force_install_dir (Your servers file directory. Ex: /home/your/unix/folder)
Download the game to the dedicated server using the following command:
You have now successfully installed
Unturned server files on your Linux server.
Running the server
Logged in as root, add a user for Unturned.
adduser unt adduser unt sudo
Now that the user is added, switch accounts.
Install Wine and Xinit:
sudo apt-get install wine xinit
Configure the server to allow any user to start it:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common
Now start it in headless mode.
That’s done, now move to a new shell in TMUX using:
wine to use the headless mode with:
Finally, Start the Unturned server.
wine Unturned.exe -nographics (Add your command line options here) -sv
Unturned server is now up and running.
Extra: Sample command line options
The Unturned command line can be customized with the options below.
- -Port:[PORT NUMBER]
- -Players:[PLAYER MAX]