Rcon

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Rcon
Levels: Rcon, Modding Rcon
Author: Jens Erik Vaaler, Scooper_nr, SixxGunz
See also: Server Configuration.

Remote Control (RCON) for Conan Exiles.

Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Conan Exiles uses the same network protocol as minecraft for its remote control functionality, so you should be able to use any minecraft-compatible rcon tool to manage your server. The one suggested in this guide is mcrcon by Tiiffi.
  • Valve Developer Community: Source RCON Protocol.

Configuring your server[edit | edit source]

You have two options to configure your server to use rcon, and you can mix and match the different options between the two if you want to.

Game.ini method[edit | edit source]

Add the following section (with your modifications) to your servers Game.ini file.

[RconPlugin]
RconEnabled=1				; 1 to turn on, 0 to turn off, or just don't add any of this to the file
RconPassword=YourRconPassword		; Write a password that only you and your enemies know, otherwise it won't work. (Disclaimer: These comments are not to be completely trusted, use common sense)
RconPort=25575				; Default port is 25575, you can skip adding it if that's fine with you. In all cases, if you use the default value, it will automatically be removed when the server shuts down.
RconMaxKarma=60				; Default max karma is 60. This is a protection against brute force attacks or spam. You can skip adding this one

Your dedicated server's Game.ini file's location is dependent on how you host it. If you are using a hosting company you can ask them for assistance, or they might already support RCON through their control panel.
If you are hosting your own, a typical location for the Game.ini could be:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Conan Exiles Dedicated Server\ConanSandbox\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\Game.ini

Commandline method[edit | edit source]

You can also configure rcon through commandline options.
Basically all the options under the Game.ini section also function as commandline arguments, with the same type of formatting as in the Game.ini

ConanSandboxServer.exe -RconEnabled=1 -RconPassword=YourRconPassword -RconPort=25575

Using Rcon[edit | edit source]

Assuming that you're using the mcrcon tool, you can connect to your server with the following command in a terminal window:

mcrcon.exe -c -t -H 123.123.123.123 -P 25575 -p YourRconPassword

Once connected, the first command you should try is "help":
Conan exiles rcon help.png
All rcon commands used on your server will be logged to a log file in your servers Logs folder. The file will be named RconCommandLog.log
All connections will be logged in the regular ConanSandbox.log file.

Commands[edit | edit source]


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  • con 0 setstat level 60 should set the player in slot 0 to level 60.

Server Settings[edit | edit source]


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Note: Not every setting can be changed and see the effects live. Some settings will revert back to default or last load up if not done at the correct time (like having the server offline for it to actually work correctly). When you make your ServerSettings.ini read-only, you also miss out on updates because the server will always pull in new settings (does not always work 100% - verifying files works for this and then new settings are entered in on next restart as they are loaded from default configurations - some custom edits to these files will actually hinder them from updating correctly)

Modding Rcon[edit | edit source]


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Modders can add their own Rcon commands in the DevKit.

References[edit | edit source]