1. GameCreate Introduction
GameCreate makes managing game servers easier. Whether you're doing it at an enterprise level with hundreds of servers, or if you're just a hobbyist running only one server, GameCreate ensures that one of your most valuable assets - time - isn't needlessly wasted. A powerful web-based interface lets you control any number of game servers on any number of hosts, each of which is managed by a lightweight, simple application.
To access the GameCreate Manual document, click on 'Manual Contents' at the top of the navigation pane.
2. GameCreate Features
2.1. General Features
Large number of Games Supported
Voice services, Ventrilo/Teamspeak/Shoutcast support
External server monitoring by UDP
Internal server monitoring by ProcessID
Client supports Windows and Linux
Extencive statistics by Host, Game, Game group, and Platform including CPU/RAM/Players
File creation by GameCreate, deploy config file changes by restart - roll out per game server or game group
Template support, configure mutiple different configs and deploy
Properties / Variable creation, create variables for CVARs that change per server
Bookable server support allows users to book temporary servers on your service
XML state output, configure server lists on your site with all current server status
Define user database GameCreate uses to authenticate your users
Permission system to give Admins of your service limited control
Improved security with GameCreate able to create/modify files by your admins
Game update and game install from GameCreate
Visit the GameCreate.com website for a large collection of in-action screenshots.
2.3. Misc Feature Documentation
Billing Web Services - Documentation on how to make connections to GameCreate using webservices to perform automatic creation of servers, subdomains, and permissions for Rental environments
Authentication Web Services - Documentation on how to interact with webservices on GameCreate to supply your own User database for Authentication of users
XML Server list generation - Documentation on how to use an XML generated list built from GameCreate on the current servers, number of players, etc for use on your site.
GameCreate File Language - Use the inline file language to create or add dynamic elements to your game files prior to GameCreate building them
3. GameCreate: The Basics
GameCreate is a unique client/server management solution for Game Servers, allowing users to manage, maintain, and monitor their game servers via a centralized interface. GameCreate works in two parts:
The GameCreate Client is run on your machine to perform actions to game servers running on your dedicated machine, or host.
The GameCreate service will monitor your system from selected centralized monitors run by the GameCreate team in Various parts of the world.
GameCreate is in constant communication to all clients it manages, it performs various tasks as required such as distributing new or updated game content to all servers managed by its environment, starting/restarting failed game servers, or just updating newer configuration files to your game server as requested by you.
GameCreate is not a 'Game Panel' in the same way that other solutions that are currently in operation for the rental market, while GameCreate may work for the Game Rental market, the GameCreate service is primarily for those that wish to run and manage dedicated game services for a variety of games in a Commercial, extremely powerful and configurable environment to get the most out of their hardware, and maintain a Quality of Service to the users of their service, offering stable quality Public server infrastructure, and unique to GameCreate, the ability to offer a bookable temporary service to any user of your services.
Additionally, GameCreate automates the management of configuration files. Some games require up to 5 or 6 different files to have different settings on a per server basis. When you multiply this number of files across large infrastructure, there is a massive time impact to any changes required on multiple files across multiple different hosts. GameCreate completely automates this process by building the Game files itself, based on generic settings supplied by you. With GameCreate it is possible to make modifications to all files across all hosts with a simple one off change in GameCreate, freeing Game Server Administrators up to be performing other tasks such as managing, and responding to configuration and game state changes being requested from their communities.
List of Supported Games for GameCreate.
4. GameCreate: The Tabs
GameCreate is a simple to use tabbed system, everything within the GameCreate interface has been designed to allow users to navigate around to other parts of the system as fast as possible. When running game services, we understand your time is important, the ability to move around the system via either the Tabs, or the Right Click Menu has been developed to maximise the speed which you can achieve a task in the system.
4.1. GameCreate: Servers
Browse Servers - Overview of the GameCreate Servers Tab
4.2. GameCreate: Games
Browse Games - Browse the Game selection available on your hosts.
Game Overview - Manage and configure Games
Install a new game - How to install new games into your GameCreate System
Update an install game - Games installation on one or more of your hosts
Remove an installed game - How to Uninstall new games from your GameCreate System
Permissions - Give other users permissions to run parts of your environment
4.3. GameCreate: Hosts
Browse Hosts - Add and manage your machines via the GameCreate service
Hosts Overview - Manage specific hosts within your infrastructure
Add a New Host - Add your servers to the GameCreate environment
Remove an Existing Host - Remove redundent or decommissioned servers from the GameCreate environment
Permissions - Add or manage other users permissions to control your servers
5. GameCreate Guides
Here is a collection of Guides, guides and tutorials can be an effective way to quickly learn how to perform complex tasks easily via GameCreate
How To Generate Map Lists - Shows how to make map rotations in GameCreate using Templates rather than files!
User Submitted Guides - Guides submitted by users of the GameCreate service.