How to Install Starbound Server on Ubuntu 16.04
- You need to own this game on your Steam account.
- A sudo user.
- A Vultr Ubuntu 16.04 server instance.
Before starting, let's be sure that the system is up-to-date. Then we will create a new user for the server. When prompted, specify a strong, secure password for this user.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade adduser starbound passwd starbound
Let's also open the necessary firewall port.
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=21025/tcp --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
Install the system libraries needed to run SteamCMD.
sudo apt-get install lib32g
Switch to the user account that was created earlier.
su starbound cd ~
Install the SteamCMD software.
wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz tar xf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz
Next, we will use SteamCMD to install the game server files. If your Steam account has Steam Guard enabled, you need to check your email inbox for the login code.
./steamcmd.sh login YourAccount *input password and steam guard code* force_install_dir ./starbound app_update 211820 validate
When the screen reads
Success! App '211820' fully installed., simply type
quit and press ENTER.
Your Starbound server is now installed.
Customizing the server
Server customization is done by editing the file
sbboot.config. Only change the value after the colon
- On line 47, change
A Starbound Serverto the server name desired.
- On line 48, change
8to the amount of slots desired.
Updating your server
First, create the file
Populate it with the following contents.
login YourAccount YourPassword force_install_dir ./starbound app_update 211820 quit
You can update your server anytime using the following command. Please note that if you have Steam Guard enabled, you will need to enter the code again during the update process.
cd ~ && ./steamcmd.sh +runscript update_starbound.txt
Running your server
To start your server, run these commands.
cd /home/starbound/starbound/linux64 screen -dmS starbound ./starbound_server
Your server is now running in a screen session. You may shut it down anytime with the following command:
screen -S starbound -X quit