nil and I were discussing on Mumble the possibility of making a synthetic hosting script or using a ported version for linux/unix. Having spoken with Richard Wolfson about the game, I learned that he maintains the game on the PC side of things. I asked him about porting the dedicated server tool to unix/linux:
Sparky wrote:Mr. Wolfson,
We've had some great success getting our multiplayer lobby to run from
Now I wonder if it would be possible to run a Halo dedicated server on
a command-line unix server (which can't run screen or any other display
interface). Does Halo PC's Dedicated Server tool use a user interface or
command line, and would it be possible to port that application to linux
through Wine or something like that?
Thank you in advance.
EDIT: Found it! But this comment says it requires screen, which is not an option for me: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... &iId=12014Roger Wolfson wrote:It's a command-line app so that's in your favor, but I don't know anything about porting apps to Linux or how Wine works.
I've attached the output of Microsoft's "depends" tool that shows what DLLs a program tried to load; there's nothing exotic here like directx (we made sure of that so it could run on servers without graphics hardware)