How do I load custom maps on hosted server

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cpaquin
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How do I load custom maps on hosted server

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I am running OpenRA on RHEL 8 - locally hosted and available online. I am looking to load some of the custom maps and make them available to players who connect to the server (myself and my son thus far).

Can anyone help me understand how exactly to accomplish this.

I dropped several orafiles in

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/root/.openra/maps/ra/release-20200503

My Engine support dir is shown below as part of the startup command.

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./OpenRA-Red-Alert-x86_64.AppImage --server \
     Server.Name="$Name" \
     Server.ListenPort="$ListenPort" \
     Server.AdvertiseOnline="$AdvertiseOnline" \
     Server.EnableSingleplayer="$EnableSingleplayer" \
     Server.Password="$Password" \
     Server.GeoIPDatabase="$GeoIPDatabase" \
     Server.ProfileIDBlacklist="$ProfileIDBlacklist" \
     Server.ProfileIDWhitelist="$ProfileIDWhitelist" \
     Server.EnableSyncReports="$EnableSyncReports" \
     Server.EnableGeoIP="$EnableGeoIP" \
     Server.ShareAnonymizedIPs="$ShareAnonymizedIPs" \
     Engine.SupportDir="/root/.openra"
Can someone tell me if I am doing this correctly? Do I need the absolute path to the directory? Or is there another start up option that I should use?

I believe that I should see some sort of import map dialog.

Or do I need to load the maps locally on my laptop to make them available on the server? I would not think so, but just asking. Thanks.

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Sleipnir
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Re: How do I load custom maps on hosted server

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OpenRA doesn't support sharing custom maps directly from servers, instead https://resource.openra.net acts as a central location that both clients and dedicated servers will query. If you upload your maps there they will be available on any dedicated servers.

cpaquin
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Re: How do I load custom maps on hosted server

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Thanks, so where should I drop the maps on my local machine? Linux?

Is this the correct path? Thanks

/home/USERID/.config/openra/maps/ra/release-20200503/

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Re: How do I load custom maps on hosted server

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I made a dedicated server to show off some of the maps i've made to my friends, but i have no idea how to add custom maps to the map pool. can i get some help?


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Sleipnir
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Re: How do I load custom maps on hosted server

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The first (and only!) step is to upload the maps to https://resource.openra.net. You will then be able to select them on the server.

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