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  1. New Discord RCON Bot

    Hello everyone, I've been working on an RCON bot that allows you to manage your squad server from Discord. I did this simply as an experiment with Discord bots and many of you may not find it useful outside of mobile server management via the Discord app. The available commands are as follows: (prefix can be changed) !bot help {Command (optional)} !bot clear !match broadcast {Message} !match restart !match end !map list !map change {MapName} !map next {MapName} !player list !player ban {Name, SteamId, or PlayerId} {BanLength} {Reason} !player kick {Name, SteamId, or PlayerId} {Reason} !player swap {Name, SteamId, or PlayerId} This was built pretty quickly and may be prone to errors. Feel free to leave bug reports on GitHub or here. GitHub Setup instructions in Readme Screenshot
  2. Howdy folks, There's been a lot of discussion about RCON lately. We've just released our web-based RCON tool for Squad. We support a few other games (ARK, ArmA, & Rust) and we hope to bring a wide variety of admin tools to Squad. Some of our key features are: VAC ban detection on any player Extensive player logging Admin logging, admin permissions A fix for the listplayers command (we found a way to get around the character problems) Triggers to automate routine tasks (auto-kick/ban players with VPNs, VAC bans, etc) And many more. For a more comprehensive list of features, you can visit our about page at: https://www.battlemetrics.com/rcon/about . We currently support free trials for seven days every three months so that you can check out our features without making any up-front commitment. We've had many Squad communities test the tool and the reviews are entirely positive so far. Please let us know your thoughts and we hope you find this tool useful! Note: some of the best work we do is with chat logging. When Squad supports chat for RCON, we will promptly add it to our features. Feel free to reply here with any comments, suggestions, or feedback. We are always looking to improve our services.
  3. More server options

    As discussed here I figured I would post this in the proper forum along with some other info. It would be nice if in general server admins had more say on how exactly they want to run their games. Below are some options that would be useful for certain kinds of gameplay scenarios that give servers more flexibility in gameplay style (suggested default in bold). It would be also nice to set this per team or universally. Friendly tags: on/off Flag capture rate: 25/50/75/100/150/200% Flag radius: 50/75/100/150/200/250% Main base protection radius: 50/75/100/150/200/250% Automatic kick after TK: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/off Automatic kick after TK in main base: 1/2/3/off Automatic kick after friendly vehicle destruction: 1/2/3/4/5/6/off Vehicles: on/off APCs/IFVs: on/off Transports: on/off HMMVV/Technical/BRDM: on/off Logistics Trucks: on/off etc, etc. (could also be done per vehicle type instead of categories) Squad vehicle claiming Must have 2 players to claim vehicle: true/false Squad vehicle limit: 0/1/2/3/4/any Number of squad members per squad vehicle claim: 4/3/2/none Vehicle timeout: none/3/5/10/15 minutes Transports/Logistics trucks require two people to claim: true/false Can place FOBs: on/off HAB: on/off Sandbags/HESCOs: on/off Static weapons: on/off Razorwire: on/off etc, etc. Can place Rallypoints: on/off Ticket count: 25/50/75/100/150/200% Kit counts (per squad) Medics: 0/1/2 Rifleman optics: 0/1/2/3/4/any Anti-Tank: 0/1/2/3/4 Automatic Rifleman: 0/1/2/3/4 Grenadier: 0/1/2/3/4 Marksman: 0/1/2/3 Marksmen per team: 0/1/2/3/4/5/6 Heavy Anti-Tank: 0/1/2 Heavy Anti-Tank per team: 0/1/2/3/4/5/6 etc, etc. Kit contents Medic number of bandages: 2/3/4/5/6/8/10/20 Rifleman bandages: 0/1/2/3/4 Frag grenades: 0/1/2/3/4 White smoke grenades: 0/1/2/3/4 Colored smoke grenades (ea.): 0/1/2/3 Rifle magazines: -4/-3/-2/-1/0/+1/+2/+3/+4 (this isn't great, but per kit would make the UI huge) Anti-tank rounds: -1/0/+1 Pistols: on/off Pistol magazines: -1/0/+1/+2 Some benefits: More customized gameplay for people that like certain gameplay styles. More options for servers that host events (a la SquadOps) More options for servers that have more or fewer administrators regularly online. Temporary solutions to balance problems (OP weapons/vehicles) by allowing servers to limit or remove them until fixed. I would also be necessary to allow players to view these options before joining and during the match so they know what kind of server they are joining. If we want to keep the licensed/unlicensed server concept then parameters would have to be fixed or within a set range to qualify the server as licensed.
  4. Hello, Can someone shed some light on the following: Server hosting - will this be done via specific hosting services?Can I host my own SQUAD game server?Does SQUAD provide any administrative API (RCON)?Are there built-in tools for managing the server (map changes, ban, kick, move etc)?If there is a management API, is there any documentation?Thanks, Zee
  5. I've had a look through the forum using the search function and haven't found any posts directly talking about the ability for players/admins to change the factions fighting on a map. What I mean by this is that on the present map Logar Valley the factions are the US vs Insurgents, but when other factions are added to the game it would bring a lot more longevity and variety to the SQUAD if the players of a server had the ability to either vote on what factions they want to play as (Mount & Blade Warband did this effectively) or for administration on a server to change it. The way I envision a system like this working is once the server changes map the factions are set as default, so for Logar valley it would be US vs Insurgents. Then before the match begins, perhaps in a lobby of some sort, the players are able to initiate a vote to change the factions to something like UK vs RU, RU vs Insurgents or even US vs UK and if the vote passes the factions are set to those factions for that round and then the factions go back to their default for every map change. From a systems perspective I assume this would probably require some changes to the current system where the map has faction's assets set for things like vehicles (lots of assumptions here). With that being said the class system for infantry could be pretty easily changed just by flicking a switch and saying everyone pick Russian instead of US classes for this round. A way to get around the problem of vehicles being set for each map could perhaps be that each vehicle could be given a class, for example an Abrams would be an MBT class, and the class is what is set to spawn on the map instead of the specific faction tank. Each faction's vehicle class' don't need to be balanced in a system like this; US would have the Abrams as their MBT for example, UK would have the Challenger 2, Russia would have the T-80 or T-72 and you could even give insurgents something like a T-55. The point being that the actual vehicle doesn't necessarily matter for the map it is more the role that is important. To put all of this into an example we go back to Logar Valley, it's US vs Insurgents and the US have a single Bradley APC (be kind if I get the vehicles wrong) and the Insurgents have two anti-tank technicals armed with SPG-9s. So the vehicle classes for this map are Faction A has an APC and Faction B has two Soft-AT. Then the server's players decide to vote for the factions to be UK vs RU. UK get's a Warrior instead of a Bradley and RU gets two Metis armed UAZs (Arma 2 may have warped my understanding of Russian equipment). These vehicles spawn in the same places as they would have for the default factions and the game proceeds. Sorry if this has already been suggested and discussed, and thank you for reading this idea that has been eating away at the back of my mind since I pledged. TL;DR It would be great if players could vote to change the factions on a map.
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