Victory! Been wrestling with this thing on and off during the day. Finally everything has clicked. Launched DServer without a password so anyone could join and I got a bite! I imagine there will be no problems putting a password in place. I'll post something on setting up DServer so we can all host as required.
To start a server you need to be authorized on the Master server with a key for this purpose. To get the login and password for this account you need to submit a request to our Customer service helpdesk. Note that this is provided at no charge, i.e., free.
Attention! To get your ticket processed please follow the following template precisely: 1. login to your account at il2sturmovik.com/ 2. follow this link 3. put this as the ticket title: DSERVER please 4. enter the text of the ticket as follows:
Hello! Please, provide me with a special account that I would like to use to host a dedicated server. I know that such account would not let me play the game and that it doesn’t have planes on it, and I acknowledge that such account is the property of 1C Game Studios.
5. send this request and wait for response; 6. the account credentials will need to be entered into the .SDS server configuration file.
FYI: The file with .SDS extension saves all the settings of your server. A mission can be saved as .MISSION, or .MSNBIN - for ranked servers. To help you to get to know the new features we suggest you take a look at the configuration files that we used on the BOS EU Normal server. The archive that you can get via this link contains the following files:
Recently decided to launch DServer after having a break from the game. When players tried to connect, got the dreaded #10019 error - usually a Firewall error. Took awhile but finally figured out the IPv4 value had changed. This means that all my Firewall settings for il2 BOX needed updating to the new value. Note that the IPv4 value appears when you launch DServer. This value must match the Port Forwarding IP value for UDP and TCP for ports 28000 and 28100.