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Palworld server: how to configure and host a game?

 Learn how to set up your own dedicated server in Palworld for a personalized and private gaming experience with your friends!

Palworld server: how to configure and host a game?

In Palworld, if you are looking to play with your friends in a private environment, you will have to create a server. If you have never done this operation, no worries, we will explain how to do it.

We'll walk you through the steps to setting up your own dedicated server on Palworld, a game that combines adventure and strategy with a unique twist. Whether you are a computer expert or a beginner, follow our advice for an optimized and personalized gaming experience.

Palworld: how to configure a server?

Dedicated server configuration on Steam

  • Required :
    • CPU: 4 cores (recommended)
    • RAM: 8GB+
    • Network: UDP Port 8221 (default) with port forwarding required.
  • Installing via Steam :
    • Search for "Palworld Dedicated Server" in your Steam library. Enable the tool filter if necessary.
    • Launch the application and follow the instructions to start the server.
    • Check the IP address and Windows security settings in case of connection problems.

Dedicated server configuration on SteamCMD

  • SteamCMD installation :
    • Download SteamCMD and run the appropriate commands to install the Palworld dedicated server.
    • Use the command steamcmd +login anonymous +app_update 2394010 validate +quitfor download.
    • Launch the file PalServer.exe for Windows or for Linux.

Advanced options

  • Settings :
    • -port 7777: Change the port number.
    • -players 16: Change the maximum number of players.
    • -useperfthreads -NoAsyncLoadingThread -UseMultithreadForDS: Optimized for multi-threaded CPU environments.

Some info:

  • Server Restrictions: No major restrictions, except for the missing [Viewing Cage] on dedicated servers, which will be added in a future update.
  • Password Issues: A known bug prevents password entry when connecting directly via IP. To secure your server, configure it as a community server, accessible from the in-game server list.

Setting up a dedicated server for Palworld can enrich your gaming experience, especially if you want to play in a private environment with friends. With these instructions and tips, you are now ready to dive into this thrilling adventure with full control over your gaming experience. Remember to check updates regularly for continuous improvements to the server and its features.