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2020-09-23, 19:01
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I was playing with the idea to set up a QW server, but honestly, I have no idea what kind of specs I should look for.

I read about AWS EC2 but they have a lot of different versions.

Can anyone recommend a service? Additionally, is there any European city we are lacking a server in to improve games between certain areas?

Thx a lot in advance
2020-09-24, 06:19
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nix wrote:
I was playing with the idea to set up a QW server, but honestly, I have no idea what kind of specs I should look for.

I read about AWS EC2 but they have a lot of different versions.

Can anyone recommend a service? Additionally, is there any European city we are lacking a server in to improve games between certain areas?

Thx a lot in advance

The free-for-one-year (you just have to give up your credit card details) EC2 servers are enough for QW servers, probably quite a few QW servers running on it already at the moment.
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2020-09-24, 08:44
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Hey Ake,
Thanks a lot. I have no idea what speccs the server (aws ec2 t2.micro) has and QW needs. Will the AWS just run QW or almost not be bothered by the work load of being a QW server. How strained is the AWS in your experience by function as QW server?

Does it make sense to get a server in Milan or Paris instead of the typical locations Franfurt/London/Stockholm to improve games for players from e.g. Portugal and Central Europe? And if yes, Milan or Paris?
2020-09-26, 01:43
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nix wrote:
Hey Ake,
Thanks a lot. I have no idea what speccs the server (aws ec2 t2.micro) has and QW needs. Will the AWS just run QW or almost not be bothered by the work load of being a QW server. How strained is the AWS in your experience by function as QW server?

Does it make sense to get a server in Milan or Paris instead of the typical locations Franfurt/London/Stockholm to improve games for players from e.g. Portugal and Central Europe? And if yes, Milan or Paris?


Possibly. Hit up Dirtbox or any other server owner on Discord and I'm sure they'll help you out with everything you need, it's possible that they miss this thread or that it gets lost in other spam.

http://discord.quake.world/

Good idea btw!
2020-09-27, 14:59
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FYI: AWS Instance Types. I think t3.small would be enough for 1v1 and 2v2.
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2020-09-28, 20:05
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Keep in mind that QW is almost 25 years old. Server requirements from ~20(?) years ago: Quakeworld game server howto. Also some testing was done with Raspberry Pi.

Sure the server requirements have increased but I think most of AWS instance types would be more than enough to run two or three 4on4 servers. We used to have 20 players on TeamFortress server which had Pentium Pro 200 with 64MB of memory and 10Mbit/s Internet connection.
2020-09-30, 14:29
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the lowest spec should be fine for 90% of the scenarios.
there are already servers using amazon EC2 and google Cloud.
Milan would be only helpful if we had players in north africa or the middle east, not for west europe

I don't think right now there are needs to spawn new servers. i would save your "free tier" for the future.

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