Here’s our essential guide to the key software and hardware required and how to set up a RUST Dedicated Server.
RUST Server Requirements
RAM: Minimum RAM requirements is 4GB of RAM, but 8GB+ is recommended for optimal performance.
Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 or Linux: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or CentOS
Processor: Dual-core 3.4GHz or greater
Disk Space: 32GB+
Connection: Minimum 100Mbps+ Recommended 1Gbps
Be sure to download and install SteamCMD for Windows, and of course RUST Dedicated Server for Windows or LinuxGSM on any Linux distro.
Downloading and Installing SteamCMD on Windows
To do this, pinpoint the drive you want to install the SteamCMD to, create a new folder and download SteamCMD for Windows from the SteamCMD – Valve Developer Community website.
Once this has been done, right click on the file and select “Extract All.” Find the new folder that you have created and select this folder. Click “Extract.”
SteamCMD should open automatically but if not, click it. You’ll then see a pop up that will show you the progress of the most recent downloading updates. Once this is done, it will take you to the SteamCMD prompt.
Login to SteamCMD
In order to authenticate yourself as a user, you can log in anonymously or with your Steam account. If the latter, you’ll need to enter your password next and also the Steam Guard access code, if applicable.
Once this is done, a “Logged in OK” message will appear. Keep the SteamCMD console open for the next step.
Also, note that only one Steam account can be logged in at one time.
Downloading and Installing the RUST Dedicated Server
Still in the SteamCMD prompt, set an installation folder location for your RUST Dedicated Server. Use this command: force_install_dir C:steamcmdrust_server
Next, go to the SteamCMD prompt so that you can download and install the RUST Dedicated Server using this command: app_update 258550 validate
When the download is done (how long it takes varies between user and system) there will be around 5.6 GB+ worth of files in your RUST server directory folder.
Run and Join RUST
Find your new RustDedicated.exe executable file, double-click it and load it. A control panel will materialize, which is where you will enter your commands.
To join RUST, load the Steam Library and run the RUST program as usual. After it loads, choose F1 to summon the RUST Console and type this command: client.connect localhost:28015
You will now be connected to the Dedicated Server.
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