Below are guides to help you with any server issues you may have with IW6x.

IW6x Server Install Guide


Server Setup:

  1. Download the IW6x Dedicated Server Full torrent and place it in a location of your choosing on your VPS or PC.
  2. Download the IW6x client from the X Labs Download and place it into your server folder.
  3. Download the server configurations from GitHub, and place the files in the server folder.
  4. Carefully review and edit the configuration settings file to your liking. Give it a hostname, gametype, and remove/add maps that you want on the rotate, etc.
  5. Save the server.cfg file you just edited after you are done.
  6. Forward the TCP and UDP port (27016). If you changed the default port or are adding another server, you may need to open the following addition ports: 27017, 21018, etc.
  7. Run the DedicatedServer.bat or ExtinctionDedicatedServer.bat and the server should begin to load.

Extinction Mode Server:

If you want to set up an Extinction server, you must do the following:

  1. Add +aliensMode 1 to your .bat file or launch parameters.
  2. Adjust your map rotation to use the Extinction maps. Example: set sv_maprotation "gametype aliens map mp_alien_town map mp_alien_armory map mp_alien_beacon map mp_alien_dlc3 map mp_alien_last"

Known Issues:

  1. Currently, g_gametype in server.cfg does not work. Game type must be set in the map rotation. Example: set sv_maprotation "gametype war map mp_prisonbreak map mp_dart.
  2. The port cannot be set manually. The server will run on the default port of 27016. Should you decide to set up a second server, the server should automatically assign itself the next highest port.
  3. A bug has been identified which crashes dedicated servers. We suspect it is related to a map change. If you are a server owner, you can try extending your matches to infinity by doing scr_war_timelimit 0; scr_war_scorelimit 0. This will prevent TDM matches from ending and should thus be a workaround for the bug (if you are hosting other gamemodes, replace war accordingly). The X Labs team is working on a fix as fast as possible.
  4. Other issues may exist that are not covered here. This is an initial release, so be aware that you might experience difficulties running dedicated servers for IW6x.

Server Administration Software:

IW4madmin partially supports IW6x. Not all functions work but full support is planned as the client is further developed. For downloads and more more information, please visit IW4MAdmin.