How to Create Your Own Call of Duty 1 Server

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How to Create Your Own Call of Duty 1 Server
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Dedicated gaming servers let online video game players control their own gaming arenas and allow for a private room in which they can host their friends or organise team-based games. Online playability is a standard for many video games, allowing for players to compete or cooperate across the globe in game play. A notable video game series played online is Activision's "Call of Duty" franchise, a first-person shooter game. As with many other online games, users can set up dedicated servers for "Call of Duty" with a little patience and computing knowledge.

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Things you need

  • FireDaemon

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Update your version of "Call of Duty" by visiting the official product website and downloading the patch updates.

  2. 2

    Download and install FireDaemon. This software will configure and run your desktop computer as a dedicated server. Use the default installation settings to set up this software.

  3. 3

    Create a new file in Windows Notepad and name it "serversetup.cfg". This is your configuration file that you will use later with the FireDaemon tool. Input the following information into this file:

    set sv_mapRotation "gametype sd map mp_brecourt gametype re map mp_carentan gametype tdm map mp_depot gametype dm map mp_harbor gametype sd map mp_hurtgen gametype bel map mp_railyard gametype tdm map mp_rocket"

    Save the file and place it in your Call of Duty's "Main" folder. (C:\Program Files\Call of Duty\Main)

  1. 1

    Run FireDaemon. Type "Ctrl + N" to create a new Service Definition. A new dialogue box will pop up titled "New Service Definition".

  2. 2

    Under the "Program" tab, input the following information:

    Short Name: Cod Display Name: CallofDuty Description: Call of Duty Server Executable: C:\Program Files\Call of Duty\CoDMP.exe Working Directory: C:\Program Files\Call of Duty Parameters: +set dedicated 2 +exec serversetup.cfg +map_rotate Start-up Time: 3000ms

  3. 3

    Under the "Settings" tab, check the box titled "Interact with Desktop". This will allow you to observe the status of your server on the desktop of your computer.

  4. 4

    Click the "Install" button. The server console for "Call of Duty" titled "CoD Console" will run, indicating that your server is now up and running. Click on the "Quit" button if you wish to end your server.

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