In this guide, you will come to know how to Host a Dedicated Project Zomboid Server for Multiplayer. Follow the steps in this guide to do so.
First, you need to make a dedicated server and find out how your port forwarding works. And then, you have to plug in the following numbers:
|Service Name||External Ports||Internal Ports|
These ports are through the UDP protocol, and you will manage to communicate with the server with these ports. The TCP protocol indicates the players you can have on the server. You have to open the Zomboid and tweak your server settings. You need to click on the host and manage settings, as shown in the image below.
In the manage settings option, you can change the details like the server’s file name, and you can also add the description for the server, which will help other players know about the server.
After that, start up the server before hosting, make a quick character and spawn in. When you spawn in, you have to quit the desktop and go to your C-drive users, and there you will find a folder named Zomboid, as shown in the image below.
You have to go to the server folder, and you will find a find named Subscribeplease.ini; this is the file of the server you just made. If you want to edit anything regarding the server, you can do it in this file.
Next, you will need to head back, right-click on the file “StartServer64mp.bat”, and select the edit option, which will open the file in the notepad. You must select and delete “-nostrum” from the second last line. At the end of that line, you need to change the 16g to 2g; it occupies two gigabytes of the memory, as shown in the image below.
Now you need to save the file and close it. You have to run and start the server, open the zomboid, enter the server details. Now save the server in the favourites list so that you can access it easily, as shown in the image below.