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How to Host Your Custom In-Game World on a Friend’s Server

Are you curious about how to host a game world you’ve created on your friend’s server? Perhaps you’ve used the in-game random world generator and inserted your custom POI prefabs. But how do you transfer that world so your friend can host it on their second computer? Here’s a step-by-step guide to make it happen.

Step 1: Locate your world save file

The first thing you’ll need to do is find the save file for the world you’ve created.

  • On your computer, go to the %appdata% folder.
  • Locate the world save you created.

The file should be relatively small and easy to transfer.

Step 2: Zip the world save file

For easy transfer, it’s best to compress (or “zip”) the world save file.

  • Right-click the world save file and choose the ‘Send to’ option.
  • Then, choose ‘Compressed (zipped) folder’.

Step 3: Send the zipped file to your friend

Once you’ve zipped the file, you’re ready to send it to your friend.

  • You can do this through email, cloud storage (like Google Drive or Dropbox), or direct file transfer if you’re on the same network.

Step 4: Place the file on the friend’s computer

Now, your friend will need to place this file in the correct spot on their computer.

  • They should go to the %appdata% folder on their computer.
  • They can then unzip the file you sent them and place it in the appropriate folder.

When they create the game, your world should now appear in the list of maps they can choose from.

Step 5: Send Prefab Files (Optional)

The above steps should be enough if all the prefabs were already loaded in the game world. But if the world contains new areas that haven’t been loaded yet, and need to pull prefab files, it might be safe to also send the prefab files.

  • Locate the prefab files on your computer and zip them like you did with the world save file.
  • Send them to your friend who can then unzip them and place them in the appropriate folder.

This way, if any new area needs to pull the prefab file, your friend will already have them.

The entire process is relatively simple, and you should be able to play in your world on your friend’s server with ease. Just remember, when in doubt, it never hurts to send over all files associated with the game world. Happy gaming!

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