Using dcs.exe –server ( no -w option )

In this mode, LotAtc server can be installed and use as no dedicated mode, see server install and server manual.

Using dcs.exe –server -w (multi-instance mode)

By using the -w MYSAVEDDIR option, you will use another Saved Games/DCS directory (here Saved Games/MYSAVEDDIR) and you have to be sure that LotAtc is correctly installed and configured.

Installation

Using OVGME or equivalent

Get the OvGME package LotAtc_server_mod_1.2.3.zip from download page and install it with MYSAVEDDIR as root.

Manually

Get the OvGME package LotAtc_server_mod_1.2.3.zip from download page and extract the directories in MYSAVEDDIR:

  • LotAtc_Server_1.2.3_Package/LotAtc_Server_1.2.3/Mods
  • LotAtc_Server_1.2.3_Package/LotAtc_Server_1.2.3/Scripts

Check

You must have the following structure in MYSAVEDDIR now:

  • MYSAVEDDIR/Mods/tech/LotAtc
  • MYSAVEDDIR/Scripts/Hooks/lotatcGameGUI.lua

Configuration

2.x version

Only for LotAtc 2.x, for 1.x, check next part

Edit MYSAVEDDIR/Mods/tech/LotAtc/config.lua and:

  • set dedicated_mode to true (instead of false).
  • set the profile you want to use in dedicated_profile

If you are using server side licenses, you must put them in MYSAVEDDIR/LotAtc Data/Licenses

That’s all!

1.x version

In this configuration (with -w MYSAVEDDIR), you cannot change LotAtc options from the DCS GUI, you must either copy it from Saved Games/DCS or manually edit.

To change LotAtc options seen in DCS > Options > Special tab:

You must either:

  • copy the Saved Games/DCS(.openbeta)/Config/options.lua to your MYSAVEDDIR/Config/options.lua
  • edit MYSAVEDDIR/Config/options.lua and modify/add the following lines
      ["plugins"] = {
          ["LotAtc"] = {
              ["enable"] = true,
              ["profilefile"] = "realistic.lua",
          },
    },
    

    Modify the values as desired.

To check your install…

In all cases, check the dcs.log to get more information and check it with server install checklist.