Pi server setup
Good evening all. I've spent the evening trying to get a server setup on a RPI 3. I've gotten so many error messages I don't even know where to start anymore.
I'm going to reload the OS tomorrow and start over. Does anyone know of a good guild online that details the proper steps? How about an image that's already been setup?
I'm definitely in need of some help.
IndiJosh last edited by
I've got to be honest, I have quite a bit of experience with the PI and I don't think this is a good idea. The PI is a good all-purpose portable micro-processor but, unless you're running a processing farm with multiple pis, I don't think it'll be able to effectively handle the load of a server.
Don't let me discourage you, though.
I appreciate the input and the time you took to reply. I've seen several posts were individuals have stated they've been able to run a server just fine for a few people. I have a spare model 3 sitting around and thought it would be worth the attempt.
I'll be happy if I can get it installed even if it fails to function. I'll only be out my time and effort and I'll undoubtedly learn quite a bit in the process.
Can you help?
iron last edited by
I've managed to get this working on a pi3b+, it really didn't work very well I'm afraid.
I can connect, I can upload a script and it will run fine for a short while before hanging.
Perhpaps it could be optimized, installing MongoDB or something... but honestly I just think the pi couldn't handle it.
I believe I may still have a pi image with screeps installed, that'll include the bash history and things to help out.
SemperRabbit last edited by
the last i heard in the slack, was that the build takes more memory than running it in the first place (causing it to fail on a lot of RasPIs). you might need to build it piece-meal, or build it elsewhere and migrate it onto the PI afterwards.
I'd still say that it will not be a very good server, but if youre willing to get it working just as a challenge, i say go for it.
Thanks for the responses. I never did get the server completely installed. Seems there was always one problem or another.
I'm still interested in getting a private server set up. What are my options? I don't have another computer that I can dedicate.
Any place online I can rent one?
iron last edited by iron
You can build on a pi if you change the pagefile size, that way it has enough space to build.
change the option CONF_SWAPSIZE in /etc/dphys-swapfile to something higher.
I set it to 1gb then once the build completed, I changed it back so I didn't shred my partition.
You can also run a private server for yourself on a reasonable home computer... I do some testing here and there on a local screeps server running on the Win10 machine I am using.
That, or buy a reasonable server for cheap on ebay?
Thanks for the input iron. I did increase the pagefile size.
If I were to buy a cheap server I would still need to host it out of my home. Anyone offering a commercial service? The idea of using the pi is because I had it sitting around available. If I need to spend money on this I would rather a good solution. Often the internet at my place is unreliable.
I'd ask at #servers channel of the official game Slack for recommendations about hosting for private servers