Installation & Network configuration

See Server Installation Guide

First launch

After the server installation succeeded and you have configured the network access authorization, you must enable LotAtc server to run within DCS World (default setting is off). To do this: Go to the DCS World Options page, then display the “Special” tab and finally the “LotAtc 4 DCS” sub-tab. Tick the “Enable LotAtc” switch to allow LotAtc server to run.

Running LotAtc server

Well, it’s pretty simple. All you have to do is to run a DCS server. As usual.

LotAtc server can only work if you’re the DCS host for the mission. You cannot act as a LotAtc server if you’re a client of DCS, nor if you’re playing DCS single player mode.

Being a DCS World module, LotAtc server is merged into DCS and will become live as soon as you launch a multiplayer host (provided you enabled it to do so in your Options>Special>LotAtc page).

Note: If there is no connected LotAtc client, then LotAtc server doesn’t do much and thus won’t hit your FPS or anything. Hence, from a performance point of view, you may let this switch enabled at all times. That’s up to you.

Options for LotAtc

DCS UI Options page

On the Options>Special>LotAtc page you may:

  • Enable or disable LotAtc, as explained above.
  • Set which Detection Profiles your LotAtc server will use.

Those settings apply to all potential LotAtc clients that connect (or can’t connect if you disable LotAtc) to your server. There is no blue/red specifics here.

Outside DCS UI: LotAtc passwords

DCS Option page is not able to manage text fields at the moment. Then, to change the passwords that LotAtc clients have to use to connect to your LotAtc server, you have to manually edit the server.lua file in your C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts\net\ folder.

We advise you to use Notepad++ to edit DCS LUA files. +Avoid+ using Windows’ default notepad as it usually makes (not so…) “funny” changes to LUA files (changes that transform into bugs).

Locate those lines at the beginning of the server.lua file:

local atc_add_options = {   --- Options that cannot be added yet in DCS Options
	red_password="red" , 
	blue_password="blue"
}

Set the password by replacing default ones (between double quotes). Passwords are case sensitive. Save & exit the file.

FAQ

Read some tips on server

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