Guide – How To Start – Space Engineers Game Server on Windows Server 2016

Ready-to-run template with Space Engineers Games Server, which features a realistic, volumetric-based physics engine: everything in the game can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

How to create and connect to Space Engineers Game Server on Windows Server 2016

  1. Click on the “SpaceEngineersDedicated” shortcut on the desktop.
  2. Click “Continue to server configuration”.
  1. If you want to know what parameters you can configure at this stage, then follow this link:

  1. Click “New Game”, select a map, enter the Server and World name and then “Save” and “Start”.
  1. Wait until a message appears in the console with the text “Game ready…”, which means that the server has started.
  1. Start the game Space Engineers.
  2. Go to “Options – Game”, turn on the “Experimental mode” item, and click OK.
  1. Return to the main menu and go to the section “Join Game”.
  2. Click Direct Connect.
  1. In the window that opens, enter the address of your VM following the example: %vm_ip%:27016.
  1. Сlick “Connect”.

Server update

If you get an error “The server is using a different version of the game,” then you should update the game server.To do this, connect to the VM through RDP and do the following:

  1. Go to the “C:\steamcmd” folder and open the “steamcmd” file
  2. Enter the following commands in sequence:

> login anonymous

> force_install_dir C:\space

> app_update 298740 validate

  1. Wait until the server is updated, run “SpaceEngineersDedicated” and start the server again.

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