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Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • FreeBSD

Required Dependencies

Name Description Download page URL Ubuntu Package ArchLinux Package
GCC/G++ Gnu C Compiler with C++ support Homepage build-essential base-devel
CMake Build system Download cmake cmake
GeoIP (optional) IP address to country lookup database Download libgeoip-dev geoip
SQLite3 Database engine Download libsqlite3-dev sqlite
ZLib Data compression library Homepage zlib1g-dev zlib
Git Open source version control system Homepage git git
MySQL (optional) Open source database Download libmysqlclient-dev libmariadbclient
OpenSSL Open source implementation of SSL/TLS Download libssl-dev openssl
Boost Provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries. Homepage libboost-all-dev boost

Download the Source Code

svn checkout suckerserv

But suckerserv is no more updated on google code, the new commits are made on github, so to download that new one :

git clone

Build and Install

cd suckerserv/suckerserv-v5
chmod +x


The server configuration file exists at conf/server.conf.

Main Server Variables

Name Default Value Description
servername “SuckerServ-v5” A name to identify your server that will appear on the server browser
serverip “” Game server listen address
serverport 28785 Game server listen port
publicserver 1 Register the server on the masterserver to appear on the server list
maxclients 8 Maximum number of client connections
specslots 0 Switch to 1 to increase maxclients for each spectators
reserved_slots 1 Number of reserved slots for admin
reserved_slots_password “” Password for reserved slots without giving admin privilege
motd “” Message Of The Day, sent on player connection
admin_password “” Used to gain admin status in-game by typing /setmaster <admin_password>. (See alternative: Authkey authentification)
master_password “” Used to gain master status in-game by typing /setmaster <master_password>. Only useful if /setmaster 1 isdisallowed (See alternative: Authkey authentification)
server_password “” Used to prevent player connection without giving a password
intermission_time 30000 Time to wait at intermission before loading next map
ctf_teamkill_penalty true Toggles wether teamkilling the flagrunner disallow the teamkiller from stealing the flag

Game Customization Variables

Name Default Value Description
default_gamemode “ffa” The game mode used for the first game
default_game_on_empty 1 Switch back to default game mode when the server goes empty
allowed_gamemodes <all> List of acceptable game modes that players can vote for
allow_mapvote 1 Ban map voting by setting this var to 0
use_best_map_size 0 Next map is chosen for its appropriate size based on the number of players
use_server_random_maprotation 0 Next map is randomly chosen
mapvote_disallow_unknown_map 1 Disallow map votes for maps not found in the current game-mode's map rotation list

The map rotation lists are located in conf/maps.conf and conf/new_maps.conf

Server Configuration Exemples

Startup and Shutdown


To immediately shutdown the server:

./bin/server stop


If you're having any problems installing or configuring SuckerServ feel free to drop by our IRC channel at #suckerserv on the Gamesurge IRC network and we'll help you out (, or our Jabber room at

en/suckerserv/installation.txt · Last modified: 2015/11/03 23:14 by piernov