This tutorial will show you how to host a dedicated Jedi Knight 2 server on Linux.
Install the necessary packages.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 screen
Install the game on Windows and copy the GameData folder over to your Linux server. In this guide, I’m just installing everything in the home directory.
Go into the GameData directory and download the jk2linuxded104b package.
tar xvf jk2linuxded104b.tar.gz
Per the instructions that come with the jk2linuxded104b package, change the permissions on libcxa.so.1 (so you can run a JK2 server without root) and move it to your systems shared library directory.
chmod a+x libcxa.so.1
sudo mv libcxa.so.1 /usr/lib
Create a server.cfg in your base directory and you are ready to host a JK2 server. It’s recommended to use screen so you can continue to run the server but be disconnected from SSH or the GUI terminal you’re using.
sudo apt-get install screen
screen -S jk2
~/jk2/GameData/jk2ded +exec server.cfg
Ctrl+A, D to disconnect from screen, and bring it back with
screen -r jk2
I basically play nothing but CJK Instagib, so these are the rest of my notes regarding that. If you are installing a different mod, the instructions should be similar.
cp CJK-Mod/CJK-Mod\(0.6.0\).pk3 base
Make changes to server.cfg and place a copy in base.
cp CJK-Mod/server.cfg base
Start the server:
~/jk2/GameData/jk2ded +set dedicated 2 +set fs_game cjk-mod +exec server.cfg
Remember to forward port 28070 on your router before trying to find your server in the server list or telling people outside your LAN to connect.