Running a server
This section will guide you through the basic installation of Sven Co-op's dedicated server application.
1 Starting up a game quickly for your friends
If you're looking to begin a game to play with your friends as quickly as possible you should use the game's built-in "listen server", which is launched by using the Create Game option in the main menu.
You can find a more detailed explanation of this, and how it works, at this Guide on Steam Community: Creating a game for your friends without ANY port forwarding or firewall configuration at all.
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2 Choosing a server package
Our dedicated server package comes in two variants both with different benefits. One is distributed to you through your Steam client (the same application you use to launch games in Steam) as a tool, and the other is distributed through Steam's console client (SteamCMD) as a standalone application.
Here are the basic differences and benefits of them both:
|Steam tool||Standalone application|
3 Further reading
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