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    • Can you share your logs.zip file found in C:\Users\YourUserName\Zomboid? And do you perhaps have any antivirus on your PC? Some of them can block certain connections from the game. Additionally, make sure that your Network Profile Type in your Windows Settings is set to "Private" on both computers.
    • That might be a clue actually, can you make sure that you have the latest Windows Updates installed? Since some older Windows versions might have issues with the 64 bit version of the game, due to the latest Java Garbage Collector that the 64 bit version uses.
    • Hi! Windows that pair sliding doors look untouched when in reality they are broken. Current screenshots are made on 6560x5550х0 in Riverside. Also there's still a problem with some bathtubs not having option to wash. I repoted about them here.   Its CDDA challenge the only mod is Zombie Counter to make zombie counter more visible to stream viewers
    • The software to do it is definitely included with the game, the documentation on it, like many things on the Wiki, are lacking however   You need to get it running from the terminal, thats all I know
    • 1 - I run a 6 core, Zomboid seems to prefer 2-3 cores but will use all 6 under heavy use. Generally higher clockspeed is preferable over more cores on comparable processors for game servers. But more importantly processor architecture matters way more nowadays, gone are the days of the GHz race. Pick the newest if you want performance. There are not many tests carried out for 'optimal' as far as I'm aware. There do be some variables and you'd need a lot of hardware. Such is the life of server hosting.   Last I read it was recommended to have 2GB + players * 0.5 in memory. I run nowhere near 32 players, no idea how well it scales. Don't be too worried about RAM frequency, servers often run ECC memory which is a tad slower anyway at standard JEDEC speeds. I think you'd have to run a pretty strange setup to run into massive memory speed bottlenecks.   2 - Linux has less overhead, that is an advantage. I doubt there'd be much difference for actual server performance but on windows you'd need to add a bit more RAM.   If you are completely unfamiliar with linux and terminal, probably go for Ubuntu Server and prepare for a lot of googling. Main advantage of Ubuntu over Debian is it's a bit less barebones and not so outdated on the package management side. Not really an issue but nicer if you're new. Regardless go for a well supported distribution/OS. I'm sure there are some small distributions that try and lure people in with promises of bare essentials and highest performance but you will require some help and an answer to a question at some point. That is a lot easier when you can just google "Debian steam.sh spitting out error X".   3 - No idea. The ping/latency problems should be negligible though.   4 - You really don't need third party software. But if you want there are some examples on these forums of discord bots, third party apps and whatnot. Personally I just use a small bash script to check/start/stop/update the server. You really don't need much at all, CRON or Windows Task Scheduler will do the heavy lifting for you.   If you are unsure about this I would highly recommend just dipping your toes in the water, host a small server just for yourself and/or some friends, get familiar with the ins and outs of your chosen setup. Afterwards you can always scale it up, make it more complicated/convenient (those two go hand in hand) and invest more money in to it if needed.
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