To start a server, just type
xpilotsIf the installpaths were correct when Xpilot was compiled, this will load the defaultmap, called "The Globe". Otherwise it will just generate a random map.
Other maps can be loaded too, since just one map would be pretty boring.
There are already a lot of maps in ..../lib/maps in the xpilot-directory.
I have made some maps too, which you can find here.
Need even more maps?
Vincent's mappages is a good place to find good maps.
And xpilot.org houses a lot too in it's FTP.
You don't even have to gunzip them, since xpilots can even read them while gzipped.
To load in a map, just type
xpilots -map <mapname>where <mapname> is subtituted by the mapfile.
xpilots -map <mapname> -noQuitWhen the server is running it will print out a message to the terminal whenever someone joins or leave. This text can be outputted in a file.
xpilots -map <mapname> -noQuit > <filename>All server activity will now be logged into the file called <filename>.
xpilots -map <mapname> -noQuit > <filename> &And it won't bother you anymore.
To stop the server running with the -noQuit-option you can either kill the xpilots-process or shut it
down in a more gentle way.
To kill the process, type
psThis will list a few processes, just find the number of the xpilots-process and just type
kill <number>A more gentle way of shutting down the server is done by typing
xpilot -textFollowed by
dYou can now enter the number of seconds the server should wait for shutdown and you can enter the reason why you are shutting down the server.
This more gentle way of shutting down the server is more polite if people are still playing on your server. However this doesn't always work, since the server doesn't always recognize you as the owner. If that happens, you should just kill the process.
Error, corrupted file
Error, id 201 does not exist