Linux FSD Server


Did you read the UBUNTU page? Did you install the GNU C++compiler, otherwise you never ever get the server to work! Ok, let’s start the installation of the FSD Server.

  1. Get the FSD archive: fsd-ubuntu-120413.tar.bz2 (file size 618.03 KB) from our
    cloud server FSD_Server  through double clicking the folder icon.
  2. Place this file in the Download folder (Home/Downloads)
  3. Let’s see what we got on board: double click the fsd-ubuntu-120413.tar.bz2 icon
  4. In the sub screen that opens, click on Extract, then again, select Extract.
  5. Now the files from the archive are extracted in a new folder in /Downloads named:
    fsd-ubuntu (or fsd-serverdatabase). This folder contains the (7 items ) following folders and files:
  6. In the /Home folder create a folder name: fsd-server (right mouse click)
    1. Out of the earlier folder (step 5) /Home/Downloads/fsd-ubuntu we will copy the folders /docs,  /fsd and/unix and Past Into Folder ../fsd-server.
      Hold down the CTRL key, select the folders and right mouse | Copy
    2. Now we have in ../fsd-server the folders /docs , /fsd and /unix
    3. Get into the ../unix folder and read the file names as there are:
      1. adminhelp.txt
      2. cert.txt (Look here for modifications)
      3. fsd (executable)
      4. fsd.conf (Look here for modifications)
      5. fsd.sh
      6. fsd_d.sh
      7. killfsd.sh
      8. motd.txt (Look here for modifications)
  7. Open the file fsd.conf [double click] and a program called “gedit” shows a sample configuration file for your FSD Server. Since we copied all from the original location, we cut the crap  we don’t need. But first: READ, READ, READ until you understand…
    1. Every line that starts with a “#” sign is just for information. So after reading, delete all the lines beginning with a “#”. When something goes wrong, don’t worry, just copy/paste the file again from the original location. OK?
  8. Now we are getting somewhere…this is all there is left: check the contents and close the file with Save.
    Done. Good job!
  9. Below is the stripped and adapted contents of the file fsd.conf
  10. After this first step we will go into a terminal mode to compile the files. Check this page.

[system]
clientport=6809
serverport=3011
systemport=3010
ident=FSD
email=yourname@yourprovider.com
name=FSD Unix server
hostname=localhost
password=disable
location=your city [space] country
mode=normal
certificates=cert.txt
maxclients=200
whazzup=whazzup.txt

[connections]
#connectto=
#allowfrom=

#[hosts]
#certificates=
#weather=

[weather]
source=download
#server=tgftp.nws.noaa.gov
#place # before server when not applied)
server=weather.apoll3.com
dir=data/observations/metar/cycles
ftpmode=passive

Note: the noaa.gov server does not permit anonymous access; use the weather.apollo3.com server in the [weather] section.

Resources used: www.apollo3.com

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Windows FSD Server


  1. Get the FSD for Windows archive from our OneDrive FSD for Windows from the folder Server-Software
  2. Extract the files in a folder e.g. directly in the root of C:/.
    This is what you get:
  3. After extracting the server software is placed in the folder
    C:FSD for Windows fsd Nothing to change here!
  4. In the folder C:FSD for Windows you will find the following files. If there is any thing to change for your server environment, just (Click to read the changes) and a post will open to tell you. NEVER, EVER separate these 2 folders!
    1. bad_names.txt (No changes to the file)
    2. cert.txt (Click to read the changes)
    3. fsd.conf (Click to read the changes)
    4. fsd.exe (No changes to the file)
    5. log.txt  (Click to read the changes)
    6. metar.txt  (Click to read the changes)
    7. motd.txt (Click to read the changes)
    8. network-stats.txt
    9. Readme.txt
    10. Run.bat
    11. server.ini (No changes to the file)
    12. server_windows.exe (for TeamSpeak) (No changes to the file)
    13. Service Install.bat (No changes to the file)
    14. Service Uninstall.bat (No changes to the file)
  5. Router ports to open:
    Take care that the ports in your local router are forwarded with the IP address from the server running FSD.
    The ports are as mentioned in the fsd.conf file.
    (TCP/UDP 3010-3011-6809- see the sample below)
    fsd4w05
  6. Starting the server:
    Place the Run.bat in the start up folder of Windows or send a shortcut to your desktop. Changes in the configuration files of the server during operation are not taken into account. You need to restart the server.
  7. Using FSD Server for Multiplay with FSX
    Use FSInn and FSCopilot. Read more here.