V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide

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Necessary infos on setting up your own custom server, be it PvE or PvP or just designed for a comfortable solo experience with your own game rules. Can be used as reference for a short look-up.
 
 

Intro

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This guide will teach you how to make a custom server for free and without registration and sms. It also explains some settings in more detail so you can understand them better.
 
 

NOTE for Solo-Players and small private groups:

 
 

If you are looking for a solo play or if you and your friends know that you are going to play at the same time, it might be more optimal for you to create a Listen Server aka "Private Game" from the game menu itself. In this guide I will describe only Dedicated Server-related things

 
 
Use Dedicated server if:
 
 
– You have a spare PC to run a Server on
 
– Someone from your friends has the most powerful PC
 
– it’s important for you that the server runs separately from the game (you don’t have to launch the game like with Listen Server via “Private game” option)
 
– You need to minimize the ping difference within your group (for example, if you have a spare VDS/VPS located more or less equally close to everybody within your group)
 
 
elsewise, creating a “Private Game” (= Listen Server) and customizing it should be enough for your needs.
 
 
 

Installing a Server

Why

 
 
– You want your server to be running without having to launch the game itself
 
– You want to have full control over the game’s world
 
– You want to fully customize your game
 
– You want to test something out
 
– .. whatever other reason
 
 

How

 
 
There are three ways of setting up a server for VRising:
 
 
1. via Steam CMD
 
2. via Steam App
 
3. via paid game server like GPortal (no actual installation)
 
 
If you just want a little private server for you and your friends, I recommend, going for the 2nd option. If you want to build a community, probably the 3rd option will be a better start.
 
 
The first two can be hosted on your machine as well as on a bought server (I don’t mean a game server provided by GPortal or NITRADO here). I will describe how to install a server on your home PC you usually use to play games. Same will apply to a rented dedicated server.
 
 

You can host AND play at the same time on the same machine.

 
 
The third option won’t be covered as in that case the Server is pre-installed, but you might find this guide useful when it comes to the Server’s settings and modifiers.
 
 
The guide is aimed at Windowsusers, for Linux, please refer to:
 
 
here – [github.com]  or
 
here – [github.com]  or
 
here – [github.com]  or
 
 
These are Docker solutions, shall there be any better options / cleaner projects, please let me know.
 
 
here – [riotbits.com]  is a great guide taking your hand and explaining step-by-step how to install it. It’s CentOS-specific but I’m sure you will find it relevant to your distribution.
 
 


 
Now Let’s see how to set up a server using Steam CMD and Steam App:
 
 
 

— Steam CMD [free]

Fetch the server files with Steam CMD as described below:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - -- Steam CMD [free] - B33476D
 
^ SteamCMD download link. Once on the website, scroll down to see a download link for the Steam CMD
 

 

  • Download SteamCMD from here – [valvesoftware.com] .
  • Extract the contents into a new folder.
  • Run “steamcmd.exe” in the folder and wait for the process to complete.
  • Type into the window
     
     
     
     
     

    login anonymous
  • Hit Enter and wait for SteamCMD to log you in.
  • Type into the window
     
     
     
     
     

    App_update 1829350
  • Hit Enter and wait for the server files to be downloaded.
  • Once the process is complete, type “exit” and hit Enter to exit the window.
     
     
     
     
     
    V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - -- Steam CMD [free] - 9418147
     
     
     
     
     
  • Now from your steamcmd folder, navigate to “..steamapps/common/VRisingDedicatedServer” to find your server files.
  • You can now jump to the Server’s General Folder section and continue reading from there.

 
 
 

— Steam App [free]

Get the Server files using your Steam:
 

  • Open Steam
  • Navigate to your Library
  • From drop-down menu on the left panel make sure “Tools” is checked.
  • Now search for V Rising Dedicated in your Library
  • Install it (you don´t have to install it on the same hdd as your game)
  • Once installed, Right-Click on it and choose “Browse Local Files”

 
 
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^ Screen 1.1 Jump to Server’s files from Steam
 
 
Continue reading from “Server’s General Folder” section.
 
 
 

— Game Server Provider [paid]

NITRADO, GPortal or any other game server providers normally already have a ready solution for certain games and have the server pre-installed. If you want to tweak it, you will have to find the folder with Settings somewhere through the web-interface.
 
 
Contact support of your provider if you feel completely lost.
 
 
 

Server files VS. Local Game files

NOTE — Before you start reading this section:
 
 
1. make backups before changing sth
 
2. you can keep all the default paths, including persistent path, path’s names etc in order to make a custom server and make it work, you don’t have to change everything, the server will work “out of the box” already, all you’d have to do is to change it’s name, set a password and tweak some parameters. For that you need to edit:
 

  • – start-server-example.bat
  • – ServerHostSettings.json
  • – ServerGameSettings.json

that’s it! you can skip this section and jump to corresponding ones which describe how to edit those.
 
 
If you want to know a bit more, continue reading here:
 
 
Since names of folders and some crucial files are mostly the same for the server and the local game, it’s important not to confuse those and understand the differences in paths:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - Server files VS. Local Game files - DB0EAC4
 
 
 

– Server’s General Folder

Once you got your server files installed, navigate to the Server folder which will be located at:
 
 

 

..Steam\steamapps\common\VRisingDedicatedServer\ 

 
 
You will have less Folders than on the screenshot below but as soon as you launched a Server for once and let it run for some seconds, they will appear.
 
 
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^My Server folder.
 
 
To remember:
 
– start the .bat — to start the server
 
– if you do any changes in paths, .txts, .jsons:
 
 
– stop the server first
 
– make your changes, save
 
– start the server

 
 
 

— start_server_example.bat

In order to launch a Server, we need to start a .bat file called “start_server_example.bat”
 
 
This is how the batch-file (.bat) looks like once executed:
 
 
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^ Once launched, it will look sth like shown above: a black window with minimal Infos
 
 
This is how the batch-file (.bat) looks like from “inside” :
 
 
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^ A bat file in Edit mode (not the one executed above)
 
 
In order to open it, Right-Click —> Edit (or open with any source-code program)
 
As the commentary suggests, you can change this file to your content.
 
 
We can change:
 
 
The name of the .bat file – give it any name you’d like, like “myServer”. It’s recommended to do that as the file with the default name could be overwritten once the game recceives an update.
 
 

- persistentDataPath

 
^ a location where our worlds will be saved
 
 

- serverName

 
^ self-explanatory
 
 

- saveName

 
^ tells the .bat file which save it should peek from the “persistent DataPath” and load on the Server
 
 

- logFile

 
^ location where logfiles are saved
 
 
to avoid confusion, make sure that the Server name in the .bat you are going to use and in your ServerHostSettings.json are the same:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - -- start_server_example.bat - C97E7DD
 
 
read on below to know more about .json files:
 
 
 

– Server’s Settings Folder (configuring .txt & .json)

I will describe how to edit standard files to avoid confusion. If you want to keep standard files, either make a backup or refer to the image comparing local vs server paths above to understand how overrides work.

 
 
To find your Setting files, navigate to the folder shown below. The fastest way to do that is to find the Dedicated Server in your Steam library –> Right-Click on it –> Browse Local Files.
 
 
then navigate to the Settings folder:
 
 

..Steam\steamapps\common\VRisingDedicatedServer\VRisingServer_Data\StreamingAssets\Settings

 
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
 
 
Once Opened, you will see 4 files inside the folder:
 
 
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^ Our Server. Default Server Settings Path
 
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
 
 
I have the Server and the Game itself installed on different harddrives. Of course, you might have another Disk volume Letter and “Games” folder name for Steam downloads – use yours there to find.
 
 
Let’s see what each of them does:
 
 

Tip:

if you prefer GUIs to text files when it comes to tweaking, you can do the following:
  • Launch the Game
  • Choose host own game
  • Show advanced settings
  • Tweak it the way you like
  • Save this "Ruleset" (bottom right of your screen)
  • Name and add description to it however you like
  • Close the game
  • Go to %USERNAME%\AppData\LocalLow\Stunlock Studios\VRising\ServerSettingsPresets
  • Find a file named sth like gd344-fs334-434hy4-3434d-3242gh.json
  • Open it and you will see all the settings you just set via the game itself
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Server's Settings Folder (configuring .txt & .json) - 610827E ^pre-set example I made and extracted from the game

You can now just copy these to your server's Settings.
Like this you wont have to manually adjust the .json files at all.

Note on numerical Values:

some of the settings in such generated preset will have number parameters instead of text parameters, the latter are used more ofter in this guide, for some parameters I mentioned it, for some - not. If you need to decypher them for whatever reason, reference to the in-game screen like shown below and read the bars from left to right. 0 will always be the most left one:

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— Adminlist.txt & Banlist.txt

These two txts will contain the Steam IDs of Admins and Blacklisted players respectively. Find your SteamIDs here – [steamidfinder.com] .
 
 
Just insert each SteamID in the document. 1 string should contain 1 ID like shown in examples below:
 
 

76561198106273607
76561198041113777

 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - -- Adminlist.txt & Banlist.txt - 711B7A2
 
 
^ Adminlist.txt: Just insert the SteamID64 Decimal values. Use the same method for your banlist.txt
 

  • Putting somebody on the Admin list will enable that person to log in as admin on the server.
  • Putting somebody on the Banlist will prevent them from joining the server.

 
 
 

— ServerHostSettings.json

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^ Screen 2.1 Example of Host File
 
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
 
 
Let’s have a look at each parameter:
 
 

2.”Name”

 
 

"Name": "V Rising Dedicated Server"

 
 
Description: Write you server name here, for example. “[UK] Edward & Bella | Duo | PvE | x2 Harvest |”
 
 

3.”Description”

 
 

"Description": "Roleplay server, join pur discord at xxxxxxxx!",

 
 
Description: placeholder for a short description, you can leave a link to you discrod or purpose of the server, whatever you’d like.
 
 

4.”Port”

 
 

"Port": 9876,

 
 
Description: UDP port for game traffic
 
 

5.”QueryPort”

 
 

"QueryPort": 9877,

 
 
Description: UDP port for Steam server list features
 
 

6.”MaxConnectedUsers”

 
“MaxConnectedUsers”: 40
 
 
Description: Max number of concurrent players on server
 
 

7. “MaxConnectedAdmins”

 
 

"MaxConnectedAdmins": 4,

 
 
Description: Max number of admins to allow connect even when server is full
 
 

8. “ServerFps”

 
 

"ServerFps": 30

 
 
Description: Server FPS is your server’s tickrate, which affects the rate your server will process the game’s data per second. Game’s data contains animations, players’ positions and dozens, projectiles; processing and tons of other things. The more fps – the more accurate and fluid the client’s game will be, it will also mean more stress to the server machine. The value could be crucial for PvP games or actually any intense battle. Consider increasing it if you think that “you totally hit that enemy with your chaos ball but it didnt take any damage!” or if the animations don’t seem smooth enough.
 
 

9. SaveName”:

 
 

SaveName": "world1",

 
 
Description: Defines the name of the paths where saves will be stored. If you rename it, make sure the .bat file you are going to use will “know about” it by editing -saveName parameter there.
 
 

10.”Password”

 
 

Password": "123",

 
 
Description: Insert the password you want to set on the server in order to prevent people who don’t know what the password is to join the server.
 
 

11.Secure:

 
 

"Secure": true,

 
 

--TBD

 
 

12.”ListOnMasterServer”

 
 

"ListOnMasterServer": false,

 
 
Description: Defines whether the server will get visible on the Server list. If set to false, the server will still be accessible, however Players will have to know the exact IPAddress of the server and use Direct Connect function or a console command in order to join. Perfect if you don’t want to advertise or for privacy reasons.
 
 
About direct connect:
 
 
Like mentioned above, If you host on the same machine you host the server from: just use the console command:
 
 

connect 127.0.0.1 9876

 
 
for your friends / players to join, you can also use the same command but you will need a public IPv4 exact address:
 
 

connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 9876

 
 
to know the public address of your server, visit a website like whatsmyip or use cmd command
 
 

ipconfig /all

 
– you will need an IPv4 address from there. If you rented a pre-installed server, you should look for it in the webinterface. the port remains the same in both cases unless you changed them manually.
 
 

13.”AutoSaveCount”

 
 

"AutoSaveCount": 50,

 
 
Description:Number of autosaves to keep
 
 

14.”AutoSaveInterval”

 
 

"AutoSaveInterval": 600,

 
 
Description:Interval in seconds between each auto save
 
 

15.”GameSettingsPreset”

 
 

"GameSettingsPreset": "", 

 
 
Description: Defines which set of rules for your game has to be used. The devs made their own pre-sets – you can find them in
 

steamapps\common\VRisingDedicatedServer\VRisingServer_Data\StreamingAssets\GameSettingPresets

 
 
but you can also make up your own one, name it how you want and indicate it here
 
Name of a GameSettings preset found in the GameSettingPresets folder.
 
 

Debugcommands:

 
 
You can leave everything here as it is unless you want to develop a mod or you know what you are doing
 
 

16.”AdminOnlyDebugEvents”

 
 

"AdminOnlyDebugEvents": true,

 
 
Description:Admins are the only ones who can control debug events
 
 

17.”DisableDebugEvents”

 
 

"DisableDebugEvents": false

 
 
Description:self-explanatory
 
 
 

— ServerGameSettings.json

Here I will describe the parameters of .json files. The number next to each parameter means the number of a string in the document for a faster reference, you can see the strings when you open a file with a source code editor. On the screenshot below you see how it looks like.
 
 
You can also use standard Windows’ Notepad and Ctrl+F function to find a parameter, edit and save the file.
 
 
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^ Screen 2.1 Example of Host File
 
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
 
 
 

– 2-21. General Settings [Part 1]

2. “GameModeType”

 
 

"GameModeType": "PvE",

 
 
Description:Just a label to mark your game type, defines the basics to PvP or PvE gamemode.
 
 

3. “CastleDamageMode”

 
 

"CastleDamageMode": "Never",

 
 
Description: Defines whether Players’ Castles can be damaged and when. The possible values are written below and are self-explanatory:
 

  • “Never”
  • “Always”
  • “TimeRestricted”

 
NOTE: If set to time restricted, refer to 183.”PlayerInteractionSettings” section for tweaking.
 
 

4. “SiegeWeaponHealth”

 
 

"SiegeWeaponHealth": "Normal",

 
 
Description: Siege weapon = Siege Golem. Will define the health pool of the Siege Golem – a Unit you summon and use to Raid someone’s base.
 
 
Possible Values:
 
 

  • “Low” or “1” // (500 HP)
  • “VeryLow” or “2” // (1000 HP)
  • “Normal” or “3” // (1500 HP)
  • “High” or “4” // (2000 HP)
  • “VeryHigh” or “5” // (2500 HP)

 

5. “PlayerDamageMode”

 
 

"PlayerDamageMode": "Always", 

 
 
Description: Defines whether Players can take damage from other Players. The possible values are written below and are self-explanatory:
 
 

  • “Always”,
  • “TimeRestricted”

 
NOTE: If set to time restricted, refer to 183.”PlayerInteractionSettings” section for tweaking.
 
 

“6. CastleHeartDamageMode”

 
 

CastleHeartDamageMode": "CanBeDestroyedByPlayers",

 
 
Description: Defines when Sastle Heart can be destroyed by players. The possible values are written below and are self-explanatory:
 
 

  • “CanBeDestroyedOnlyWhenDecaying” // read: when it ran out of Blood Essence
  • “CanBeSeizedOrDestroyedByPlayers” // = captured or destroyed
  • “CanBeDestroyedByPlayers”

 

“7. PvPProtectionMode”

 
 

"PvPProtectionMode": "Medium",

 
 
Description: The amount of time a Player will be invulnerable to other Players’ attacks together wih not being able to do any Damage to other Players after joining the server for the first time. Use it to protect the players from spawn kill and give them time to settle before they can engage in battle.
 
 
Possible values and time amounts for them:
 
 

  • “0” // disabled
  • “1” // 15 min
  • “2” // 30 min
  • “3” // 1 hour
  • “4” // 2 hours

 

8. “DeathContainerPermission”

 
 

"DeathContainerPermission": "Anyone",

 

 

  • “0” // Anyone
  • “1” // Clan Members
  • “2” // Only Self

 
Description:Defines who can take the items dropped by a player who was slained.
 
 

9. “RelicSpawnType”

 
 

"RelicSpawnType": "Unique",

 

 
Possible values:
 
 

  • “Unique” // only one of each type may exist at a time on the server
  • “Plentiful” // a new one is dropped everytime a soul shard boss is slain

 
Description:Defines if the EndGame Soul shard items should be unique or plentiful. When set to unique, only one of which can exist at the same time.
 
 

10. “CanLootEnemyContainers”

 
 

"CanLootEnemyContainers": true,

 
 
Description:When set to True, Players are allowed to loot other Players´ containers (stashes, crafting stations etc). Set to Falseto prevent Players from doing so.
 

 

11. “BloodBoundEquipment”

 
 

"BloodBoundEquipment": true,

 

 
Description:When set to True, Players will not drop their Equipment (not to be confused with resources!) upon death. Set to Falset o disable.
 
 

12. “TeleportBoundItems”

 
 

"TeleportBoundItems": true,

 

 
Description: when enabled, some items will prevent you from using waygates. Set to “Fasle”to disable.
 
 

13. “AllowGlobalChat”

 
 

"AllowGlobalChat": true,

 
 
Description: Set to Trueto allow players to write messages that all players on the server can read, set to Falseto disable global chat.
 

 

14. “AllWaypointsUnlocked”

 
 

"AllWaypointsUnlocked": true

 
 
Description: This will not reveal the Entire map, it will only allow you to use all the waypoints without having to discover them manually. Affects all players on the server.
 
 

15. “FreeCastleClaim”

 
 

"FreeCastleClaim": false,

 
 
Description: Defines whether Players will need Keys to Seize Castles. When set to True: seizing an enemy player castle heart requires no keys, when set to False: – Players will need to craft a key first.
 
 
To destoy a Castle(Heart) you will need 1 key. To seize control over it – 3 keys. Here is a quick note on Keys needed to destoy a Castle of each Level and ingredients needed to craft 1 key:
 
 

Key tier (ascending 🠗)Destroys (x1) / Seizes (x3)cost if “RecipeCostModifier” is 1.0:
Bone KeyLevel 1 CastlesV Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 2-21. General Settings [Part 1] - F4F97C3
Copper KeyLevel 2 CastlesV Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 2-21. General Settings [Part 1] - 541D347
Iron KeyLevel 3 CastlesV Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 2-21. General Settings [Part 1] - B6AFF44
Golden KeyLevel 4 CastlesV Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 2-21. General Settings [Part 1] - D0A729F

 
 

These keys can only be used on servers that allow destruction and/or seizing of enemy castles.

 
 

16.”FreeCastleDestroy”

 
 

"FreeCastleDestroy": false,

 
 
Description:Defines whether Players will need Keys to DestroyCastles. When set to True: seizing an enemy player castle heart requires no keys, when set to False: – Players will need to craft a key first.
 
 
Please see a Note in 15. “FreeCastleClaim” to know more about keys.
 
 

17-21. “InactivityKill…”

 
 

 "InactivityKillEnabled": false,
 "InactivityKillTimeMin": 3600,
 "InactivityKillTimeMax": 604800,
 "InactivityKillSafeTimeAddition": 172800,
 "InactivityKillTimerMaxItemLevel": 84,

 
 
Description:
 

  • “InactivityKillEnabled”Inactive players are automatically killed after a set duration
  • “InactivityKillTimeMin”Minimum timer before inactive player is killed in seconds based on gear level
  • “InactivityKillTimeMax”Maximum timer before inactive player is killed in seconds based on gear level
  • “InactivityKillSafeTimeAddition”Additional time before an inactive player is killed in seconds when standing in a castle territory
  • “InactivityKillTimerMaxItemLevel”The maximum gear level that the inactivity min and max timers are based on from 1 – this value

 
 
 

– 22-42. General Settings [Part 2]

22-23. “DisableDisconnectedDead…”

 
 

"DisableDisconnectedDeadEnabled": true,

 
 
// If dead disconnected players are disabled
 
 

"DisableDisconnectedDeadTimer": 60, 

 
 
// The time for a disconnected dead player to become disabled
 

 

24 .”InventoryStacksModifier”

 
 

"InventoryStacksModifier": 5.0,

 
 
min possible: 0,25
 
max possible: 5
 
 
the more = the less stacks of items will be required to carry more of the items, meaning 1 stack will contain more items.
 
 
Description:multiplies a standard stack of a certain item. Stacks vary for different items.
 
 
For example, default max stack (1.0 aka 100%) for Blood Essence would be 250.
 
set the value to 5.0 and you will be able to carry 250 x 5 = 2500 Units of Blood Essence in 1 stack.
 
 
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NOTE: the stack will affect not only your inventory but those of any game container, be it a smelter, chest or castle. That means the default Level 1 Castle Heart (with 2 slots available for BE) will be able to contain 1250 + 1250 = 2500 Blood Essence (consider tweaking CastleBloodEssenceDrainRate in that case).
 
 

25. “DropTableModifier_General”:

 
 

"DropTableModifier_General": 1.0,

 
 
min possible: 0,25
 
max possible: 5
 
 
the more = the faster Players become rich on ressources and loot
 
 
Description: multiples the amount of loot dropped from general sources such as enemies, chests and other containers upon opening or destruction.
 
 

26. “DropTableModifier_Missions”

 
 

"DropTableModifier_Missions": 1.0,

 
 
min possible: 0,25
 
max possible: 5
 
 

  • 1.0 would just mean a default value (100%)
  • set to 0.75 to decrease teh amount of loot and get onlu 75% of teh defaul value.
  • set to 2.o to double the loot
  • etc.

 
Description: multiples the amount of loot brought by your servant after a successful hunt
 
 

27. “MaterialYieldModifier_Global”

 
 

 "MaterialYieldModifier_Global": 5.0,

 
 
min possible: 0,25
 
max possible: 5
 
 
Description: Mulitiplies the amount of materials received from harvesting resource nodes.
 
 

28. “BloodEssenceYieldModifier”

 
 

"BloodEssenceYieldModifier": 5.0,

 
 
min possible: 0,25
 
max possible: 5
 
 
Description:Multiplies the amount of blood essence received from defeating enemies.
 
 
Example:
 
set to 2.0 to get 200% = 2 times more
 
set to 5 to get 500% = 5 times more
 
set to 0.5 to get half as much (50%)
 
 

“JournalVBloodSourceUnitMaxDistance”

 
 

"JournalVBloodSourceUnitMaxDistance": 25.0,

 
 
— TBD
 
 

30. “PvPVampireRespawnModifier”

 
 

 "PvPVampireRespawnModifier": 1.0,

 

 
The more = The slower the player would spawn.
 
 
Description: Defines how slow a player can respawn after being slained in a PvP battle. Multiplies the additional respawn duration players suffer from being slain in PvP.
 
 

31. “CastleMinimumDistanceInFloors”

 
 

"CastleMinimumDistanceInFloors": 2,

 
 
Description: A minimal disctance allowed when placing floors next to an enemy castle measured in Floors. A Floor is what you normally claim your territory with once you’ve built a Castle Heart.
 
 

32. “ClanSize”

 
 

 "ClanSize": 4,

 
 
max possible value: 10
 
 
Description: Sets the maximum amount of people who can group up in 1 clan. set this value to 1 if you want to create a pure solo server, set to 2 for duo, etc. etc. In the example given above clans can consist of 4 people.Players in a clan can rise together, share progress and build castles together.
 
 

33. “BloodDrainModifier”

 
 

"BloodDrainModifier": 1.0,

 
 
higher rate = higher blood consumption.
 
 
Description: This value will define how fast players will lose their Blood. Higher value will mean players would have to refresh their blood pool more frequently. Set the value to zero if you want to completely turn off this mechanic.
 
 

34. “DurabilityDrainModifier”

 
 

 "DurabilityDrainModifier": 0.01,

 
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the faster items will break
 
 
Set to 0 to completely disable this mechanic.
 
 
Description: Multiplies the amount of durability suffered from dealing or receiving damage.
 
 

35. “GarlicAreaStrengthModifier”

 
 

"GarlicAreaStrengthModifier": 1.0,

 
 
min value: 0 (completely disabled)
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the more stacks of debuff will players gain per second.
 
 
Description:Defines how fast the players will gain stacks of Garlic debuff. Garlic Debuff causes players to be more susceptible to damage.
 
 

36. “HolyAreaStrengthModifier”

 
 

 "HolyAreaStrengthModifier": 1.0,

 
 
min value: 0 (completely disabled)
 
max value: 5
 
 
Description:Multiplies the effect of the Holy element.
 
 

37. “SilverStrengthModifier”

 
 

 "SilverStrengthModifier": 1.0,

 
 
min value: 0 (completely disabled)
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the less silver needs to be in Player´s inventory to cause damage.
 
 
If 1.0 will mean default value, then:
 
0.75 – only 75% of the default value = lesser damager taken by players.
 
2.0 – 200% from the default value = higher damage taken by players.
 
 
Description:Silver carried in Inventory causes player take damage over time. The more silver the player has on them – the more hp will they lose per second. Increase the value to make players suffer from a greater penalty of carrying silver.
 
 

38. “SunDamageModifier”

 
 

 "SunDamageModifier": 0.05,

 
 
min value: 0 (completely disabled)
 
max value: 5
 
 
Description: Affects the duration a player may stand in the sun before starting to take damage.
 
 

39. “CastleDecayRateModifier”

 
 

 "CastleDecayRateModifier": 1.0, 

 
 
the more = the faster the castle will dissappear
 
 
Description: Rate for how quickly a castle deteriorate when the castle heart run out of blodd essence. For players it means how much time they have left to farm for blood essence and bring it to their castle if they don’t want it to disappear.
 
 

40. “CastleBloodEssenceDrainModifier”

 
 

"CastleBloodEssenceDrainModifier": 1.0

 
 
higher rate = higher blood essence consumption
 
 
Description: Rate for how quickly a castle consumes blood essence.
 
 

41. “CastleSiegeTimer”

 
 

 "CastleSiegeTimer": 420.0,

 
 
min value: 1
 
max value: 1800
 
default value: 420
 
 
Description:The amount of time a castle is deemed as breached when enemy players breaks through the outer defenses. Players may not construct new structures or walls while a castle is breached and all structures are susceptible to damage while in this state. Time is defined in seconds.
 
 

42. “CastleUnderAttackTimer”

 
 

 "CastleUnderAttackTimer": 60.0,

 
 
min value: 1
 
max value: 180
 
default value: 60
 
 
Description:The amount of time where players are blocked from building structures or walls while being under attack. A castle is deemed under attack whenever enemy players manages to deal damage to any wall or door using explosives or siege golems.
 
 
 

– 43-61. General settings [Part 3]

43. “AnnounceSiegeWeaponSpawn”

 
 

 "AnnounceSiegeWeaponSpawn": true,

 
 
Description: Will leave a message in a global chat warning about a Siege Golem being spawned.Set to Falseto disable and prevent players from getting notified on this one.
 
 
Looks like this:
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 43-61. General settings [Part 3] - 1BF8F18
 
 

44.”ShowSiegeWeaponMapIcon”

 
 

 "ShowSiegeWeaponMapIcon": true,

 
 
Description:Will mark the Golem on the map for everybody on the server.
 
 

45.”BuildCostModifier”

 
 

 "BuildCostModifier": 0.5,

 
 
min value: 0
 
max value: 10
 
 
Description:Multiplies the amount of materials required to build structures.
 
 

46. “RecipeCostModifier”

 
 

 "RecipeCostModifier": 0.5,

 
 
min value: 0
 
max value: 10
 
 
Default = 1.0 (100% of default values)
 
the more = the more expensive
 
set to 0.5 to make items two times cheaper
 
set to 2.0 to make everything twice as expensive.
 
etc.
 
 
Description:Defines how expensive (= how many ingredients) crafting is.
 
 

47. “CraftRateModifier”

 
 

 "CraftRateModifier": 1.0,

 

  • set to 0.75 to slow the standard crafting time on 25%
  • set to 125% to grant 25% speedup with crafting times
  • set to 2.0 to double the crafting speed
  • etc. etc.

 
Description:defines how fast items will be crafted (not to be confused with refinement!)
 
 

48. “ResearchCostModifier”

 
 

 "ResearchCostModifier": 0.5,

 
 

-- TBD or
-- doesn't seem to be working but sounds like it should define amount of paper, scrolls etc to unlock a random research item drom Research Desk, Study and the other thig I forgot the name of.

 
 
Description:affects how many scrolls,
 
 

49. “RefinementCostModifier”

 
 

 "RefinementCostModifier": 0.5,

 
 

-- doesn't seem to be working properly?

 
 
Default = 1.0
 
 
for example
 
the more = the more expensive
 
the more = the more units of iron ore you will need to produce 1 iron ingot
 
 
Description:Defines how many units of an ingredient of a lower tier will be needed in order to produce an ingredient of a higher tier / a new ingredient. Multiplies the cost of refining items.
 
 

50. “RefinementRateModifier”

 
 

 "RefinementRateModifier": 0.5,

 
 
higher value = faster speed
 
 
min value: 0.1
 
max value: 10
 
 
Description:
 
 
A multiplier for how fast the refinement process will be finished. Affects the speed of all refinment-type building = buildings which produce a new type of materials: Sawmill, Grinder, Smelter, Loom, Alchemy table etc.
 
 

51. “ResearchTimeModifier”

 
 

 "ResearchTimeModifier": 0.5,

 
 

--- TBD or does not work correclty atm

 
 

52. “DismantleResourceModifier”

 
 

 "DismantleResourceModifier": 0.75,

 
 
set to 1.0 to get the whole price back in terms of ressources
 
set to 0 to receive nothing
 
default: 0.17
 
 
the value should not exceed “1”
 
 
Description:The material reimbursement players receive from dismantling a structure. In other words, how much of the spent ressources you will get once destroying sth you’ve built.
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 43-61. General settings [Part 3] - BB54B67
 
^ value set to 0.8
 
 

53. “ServantConvertRateModifier”

 
 

 "ServantConvertRateModifier": 1.0,

 
 
the more = the faster servants will convert
 
 
Description:Defines the rate at which your servants will join your side after being put into Servant Coffin.
 
 

"RepairCostModifier": 1.0,

 
 
higher value = more expensive repairs
 
 
Description:Defines how expensive it will be for the Players to repair items which lost some of their Durability.
 
 

54-55. “Death_Durability”

 
 

"Death_DurabilityFactorLoss": 0.25,

 
 
min value: 0
 
max value: 1.0
 
 
the higher the value = the more broken the items will be
 
 
Description: A multiplier for how damaged the equipment will become upon death in PvP. Players are deemed as in PvP for a duration after dealing damage to another player or receiving damage from another player.
 
 
Default value – 0.25, which makes 25% of the Items´ durability value.
 
 
Example:
 
use 1.0 for 100% (fully destroyed)
 
use 0.50 for 50% damage
 
use 0 .0 to set a 0% damage = no durability penalty.
 
etc.
 
 

 "Death_DurabilityLossFactorAsResources": 1.0,

 
 
Description: Durability loss suffered upon death is dropped as materials. This value defines the amount of materials that are either lost or dropped. A value of 0 results in all materials being lost while a value of 1 results in all materials being dropped.
 
 
Example:
 
1.0 = 100% which means you will drop all the ressources upon death
 
set to 0.5 – lose only 50% of ressources
 
set to 0 – not to lose anything = respawn with the ressources you had.
 
etc.
 
 

56.”StarterEquipmentId”

 
 

"StarterEquipmentId": 0,

 
 
Default – 0, means everybody would start with nothing on the server.
 
 

"StarterEquipmentId": 0,

 

 
Possible values:

 

  • -376135143 // for Copper Equipment (Lvl 30)
  • -1613823352 // for Iron Equipment (Lvl 50)
  • -258598606 // for Darkslver Equipment (Lvl 70)
  • 1177675846 // for Sanguine Equipment (Lvl 80)

 
Description: Sets what kind of equipment players will start with.
 
 

57. “StarterResourcesId”

 
 

"StarterResourcesId": 0,

 
Default – 0, means everybody would start with 0 resources on the server.
 
 
Possible values:
 
 

  • -696202180 // for Copper Material (Lvl 30)
  • 481718792 // for Iron Material (Lvl 50)
  • -766909665 // for Darksilver Material (Lvl 70)

 
Description: Sets what kind of recources players will start with in their inventory.
 
 

59. “VBloodUnitSettings”

 
 

"VBloodUnitSettings": [], // by default it is empty

 
 

 "VBloodUnitSettings": [
 {
 "UnitId": -1905691330,
 "UnitLevel": 11,
 "DefaultUnlocked": false
 },
 {
 "UnitId": -1659822956,
 "UnitLevel": 38,
 "DefaultUnlocked": true
 },
 {
 "UnitId": -740796338,
 "UnitLevel": 83,
 "DefaultUnlocked": true
 }
 ], 

 
 

  • “UnitId” // Tells what Boss you are tweaking. Please, refer to Appendix: “VBloodUnitSettings” to see the full list of Bosses, their IDs and stuff they unlock.
  • “UnitLevel” // Defines the Level of that Boss
  • “DefaultUnlocked” // Defines whether the Boss will be unlocked for Players.

 
Description: Everything written in […] will define the level of the VBlood Creatures and it’s status in your Journal VBlood creatures are the in-game Bosses listed in the Blood Altar They are also killable and discoverable without one, the Altar will give new players an Idea where to go and whether they are close to be strong enough to beat the bosses.
 
 

60. “UnlockedAchievements”

 
 

 

"UnlockedAchievements": [], 

 
 
Default is empty [], meaning the players start with 0% Progression. Progression is a current “mission” players see on the top left of their screen. “Achievement” here means a mission.
 
 

 

"UnlockedAchievements": [
 -2071097880,
 1695239324
 ],
 

 
 
Possible values:
 
 
Please, refer to Appendix
 
 

61. “UnlockedResearchs”

 
 

 "UnlockedResearchs": [], 

 
 

 "UnlockedResearchs": [
 -1292809886,
 -495424062
 ], 

 
 
The Arguments […] will define Reasearches available for the player
 
 
 

– 62-71. Game Time Modifiers {}

63.”DayDurationInSeconds”:

 
 

"DayDurationInSeconds": 1080.0,

 
 
min value: 60
 
max value: 86400
 
def: 1080
 
 
Description: Sets the total duration of the in-game day-night cycle in terms of real-life seconds. Basically affects the speed at which the clockface on top right will rotate. In real life we have 86400 seconds in 1 Day (24 hours), in vanilla VRising experience – 1080 seconds which is 18 minutes. Use this option to set the desired length of the day. The parameters 64-67 will let you define at what in-game hour and minute daylight phase and night shall start.
 
 
Examples:
 
 

"DayDurationInSeconds": 3600.0, // to set the day to 1 Hour

 
 

"DayDurationInSeconds": 86400.0, // to set the day to 24 Hours like IRL

 
 

64-65.”DayStartHour” & “DayStartMinute”:

 
 

 "DayStartHour": 9,
 "DayStartMinute": 15,

 
 
Description: Sets the exact time for the last nighttime hour and minute thus triggerting the beginning of the daylight phase. Sun mechanic is only present during this phase. Note that the parameters affect the in-game hours and minutes – those you see on the clock face next to minimap, not the ones from real time nor those from the server’s local timezone or whatsoever.
 
 
Examples:
 
 

"DayStartHour": 9, 

 
 

"DayStartMinute": 15, // 

 
 
in the example above the night will end at quarter past 9. (9:15am in-game clock time)
 
 

66-67.”DayEndHour” & “DayEndMinute”:

 
 

 "DayEndHour": 10,
 "DayEndMinute": 0,

 
 
Description: Sets the exact time for the last daylight hour/minute, thus triggerting the beginning of the night phase. Sun in non-present during a night phase.
 
 
Examples:
 
 

"DayEndHour": 10, 

 
 

"DayEndMinute": 0,

 
in the example above the Sun will start to go down at 10pm sharp. (22:00)
 
 
More visual examples:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 62-71. Game Time Modifiers {} - 30E6532
 
 

68-69. “BloodMoonFrequency_ … “

 
 

"BloodMoonFrequency_Min": 10,
"BloodMoonFrequency_Max": 18,

 
 
^ default values
 
 
// The minimum frequence for how often a blood mon may occur
 
// The maximum frequence for how often a blood moon may occur
 
 
min possible value for both: 1
 
max possible value for both: 255
 
 

70. “BloodMoonBuff”

 
 

"BloodMoonBuff": 0.2

 
 
min value: 0.1 // 10%
 
max value: 1.0 // 100%
 
default is 0.2 meaning 20% of a max possible value
 
 
Description:The amount of additional movement speed in % that a player gain during blood moon
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 62-71. Game Time Modifiers {} - 862EAEE
 
 
^ value set to 0.1
 
 
 

– 72-81. “VampireStatModifiers”

73. “MaxHealthModifier”

 
 

"MaxHealthModifier": 2.0,

 
 
the more = the more default HP players will have.
 
 
Description:Multiples the max amount of health. Basically the number your HP bar has.
 
default is.

 
 

74. “MaxEnergyModifier”

 
 

"MaxEnergyModifier": 2.0,

 
 

-- TBD

 
 

75. “PhysicalPowerModifier”:

 
 

"PhysicalPowerModifier": 2.0,

 
 
min value: 0.1
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the more damage dealth with weapons
 
 
Description: multiples Players’ physical power, affects the amount of DMG dealt using weapons attacks and weapon skills.
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 72-81.
 
 

76. “SpellPowerModifier”

 
 

"SpellPowerModifier": 2.0,

 
 
min value: 0.1
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the more damage / more efficient healing dealth with spells,
 
 
Description: multiples Players’ spell power, affects the amount of DMG and healing dealt using with spell skills
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 72-81.
 
 

77. “ResourcePowerModifier”

 
 

"ResourcePowerModifier": 2.0,

 
 
min value: 0.1
 
max value: 5
 
 
Description: Multiplies the amount of damage players deal to resource objects.
 
 

78. “SiegePowerModifier”

 
 

"SiegePowerModifier": 1.0,

 
 

-- TBD

 
 

79. “DamageReceivedModifier”

 
 

"DamageReceivedModifier": 1.0,

 
 
the more = the more vulnerable Players are.
 
 
Description: multiples amount of damager Players will receive upon getting attacked.
 
 

80. “ReviveCancelDelay”

 
 

 "ReviveCancelDelay": 5.0

 
 
should be left as it is.
 
 
 

– 82-85. “UnitStatModifiers_Global” {}

83. “MaxHealthModifier”

 
 

"MaxHealthModifier": 1.0,

 
 
min value: 0,1
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the more HP hostile AI non-VBlood units will have.
 
 
Default is 1.0 = which makes 100% of normal value
 
set to 2.0 to double the amount of HP AIs will have
 
set to 0.75 to mae AIs health pool 25% less.
 
etc. etc..
 
 
Description:Defines how big the health pool of AIs will be. Affects ordinary units, not VBlood Bosses. For VBlood Bosses check out “UnitStatModifiers_VBlood” setting below.
 
 

84. “PowerModifier”

 
 

"PowerModifier": 1.0

 
 
min value: 0,1
 
max value: 5
 
 
the more = the more damage hostile AI non-VBlood units will deal.
 
 
Description:Defines how much AI will hurt. Affects ordinary units, not VBlood Bosses. For VBlood Bosses check out “UnitStatModifiers_VBlood” setting below.
 
 
 

– 86-89. Unit Stats [vblood] {}

“UnitStatModifiers_VBlood”: {

 
 
These stats will affect the Boss creature who have VBLOOD indicator on them
 
 

87. “MaxHealthModifier”:

 
 

"MaxHealthModifier": 1.0,

 
 
Description: Multiplies the maximum amount of health of V Blood units
 
 

89. “PowerModifier”

 
 

"PowerModifier": 1.0

 
 
Description:Multiples the dmg output of V Blood Units
 
 
 

– 90-98. Equipment Stats {}

“EquipmentStatModifiers_Global”: {

 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 90-98. Equipment Stats {} - 75D7247
 
 
– Defines buffs received from items. Different Items will give differnet Buffs, for example, most of armor will give you +maxhealth, rings +spellpower etc. The values written below will be applied to such buffs:
 
 
min for all values: o.1
 
max for all values: 5
 
default far all: 1.0
 
 

91. “MaxEnergyModifier”

 
 

"MaxEnergyModifier": 1.0,

 
 

TBD or not used or not working

 
 

92. “MaxHealthModifier”

 
 

"MaxHealthModifier": 1.0,

 
 
Description:Multiplies the amount of health received from equipment
 
 

93. “ResourceYieldModifier”

 
 

"ResourceYieldModifier": 1.0,

 
 
Description:Multiplies the resource yield modifiers from equipment
 
 

94. “PhysicalPowerModifier”

 
 

"PhysicalPowerModifier": 1.0,

 
 
Description:Multiplies the physical power gained from equipment , this value affects the amount of damage players deal using weapon attacks and weapon skills.
 
 

95. “SpellPowerModifier”

 
 

"SpellPowerModifier": 1.0,

 
 
Description:Multiplies the amount of spell power gained from equipment, this value affects the amount of damage and healing players deal using spells.
 
 

96. “SiegePowerModifier”

 
 

"SiegePowerModifier": 1.0,

 
 

TBD or not used or not working

 
 

97. “MovementSpeedModifier”

 
 

"MovementSpeedModifier": 1.0

 
 
Description:Multiplies the amount of movement speed players gain from equipment that affects movement speed
 
 
 

– 99-182. Castle Stats {}

“CastleStatModifiers_Global”: {

 

 
Some castle-related things.
 
 

100. “TickPeriod”

 
 

 

"TickPeriod": 5.0,

 
 
Description: How often the castle decay damage should tick. Leave the value unchanged.
 
 

101. “DamageResistance”

 
 

"DamageResistance": 0.0,

 
 

not used or nor working correctly

 
 

102. “SafetyBoxLimit”

 
 

"SafetyBoxLimit": X

 
 
min value: 0
 
max value: 20
 
 
Description: The number of vampire lockboxes players may build in a single castle.
 
 

103. “TombLimit”

 
 

"TombLimit": 12,

 
 
min value: 1
 
max value: 20
 
 
Description: The number of tombs players may build in a single castle.
 
 

104 “VerminNestLimit”

 
 

"VerminNestLimit": 4,

 
 
min value: 1
 
max value: 20
 
 
The max amount of Vermin Nests which can be built within a single castle.
 
A vermin Nest will lure rats into your castle. Also used to summon the Rat boss.
 
 

105. “PylonPenalties”

 
 

 "PylonPenalties": {
 "Range1": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 0,
 "Higher": 2
 },
 "Range2": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 3,
 "Higher": 3
 },
 "Range3": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 4,
 "Higher": 4
 },
 "Range4": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 5,
 "Higher": 5
 },
 "Range5": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 6,
 "Higher": 254
 }
 },

 
 

TBD

 
 

132. “FloorPenalties”

 
 

 "FloorPenalties": {
 "Range1": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 0,
 "Higher": 20
 },
 "Range2": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 21,
 "Higher": 50
 },
 "Range3": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 51,
 "Higher": 80
 },
 "Range4": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 81,
 "Higher": 160
 },
 "Range5": {
 "Percentage": 0.0,
 "Lower": 161,
 "Higher": 254
 }
 },

 
 

TBD

 
 

159. “HeartLimits”

 

 
 

 "HeartLimits": {
 "Level1": {
 "Level": 1,
 "FloorLimit": 30,
 "ServantLimit": 3
 },
 "Level2": {
 "Level": 2,
 "FloorLimit": 80,
 "ServantLimit": 5
 },
 "Level3": {
 "Level": 3,
 "FloorLimit": 150,
 "ServantLimit": 7
 },
 "Level4": {
 "Level": 4,
 "FloorLimit": 250,
 "ServantLimit": 9
 }
 },

 
 

!!! -- Do NOT exceed 250 Floor limit - it'll crash your server -- !!! 

 
 
Description: these values describe how many Floors you can build within a Castle of a certain level. See a picture below how the values affect the in-game mechanic:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - 99-182. Castle Stats {} - 400B7E5
 
^ In this screenshot I’ve already upgraded my castle to Level 2 thus expanding my territory as building even more Floors become available. I’ve also built 5 Servant coffins – the max amount possible for lvl 2 Castle according to my server settings.
 
 
My subjective thoughts on this value:
 
 

I personally find the default floor limit too high, especially for public servers.

The 250 tiles are just much more than enough for the level 4 castle, same goes for the values of previous levels.

If your server is public, consider decreasing the amount of floors for both PvP and PvE, as the Floors placement , regardless of the "CastleDisctanceSetting" value, can be abused to blocking off the crucial paths to/out of your base. It would also somewhat decrease honeycombing bases when players use claimed space to make rows of empty rooms separated by reinforced walls. Up to you whether you like it or now.

The lesser amount of available space will stimulate its' more effective use in terms of placement of necessary buildings: make the amount which you will think will be just enough for crucial constructions: smelters, sawmills, devourer, prison, servants' tombs, research tables and others,

Of course if you want to make an epic wild server with big 10-men clans, scale the amount. Again, it all comes what server / community you want to build.

So, make a bare necessary minimum if you want to force control on your server and minimize the risks of getting path blocks blocked. Make that floors amount becomes super precious to the Players. Pair it up with the "Minimum castle distance" - and you will close the blocking path problem.

However, consider keeping or even increasing the floor limits if you want a building / creative server - only or if you know that people are going to stick to coop PvE behaviour.

Of course, descreasing the Floor Limit will cause the bases be significantly smaller and more susceptible to a siege, it will also force players to build as closer to cliffs/edges as possible, keep that in mind.

Don't set the limits if you aim at lawless PvP though, there are people who enjoy abusing game mechanics for their goals. Just make sure to mention what your server's environments and mechanics are so people know and everybody is having fun.

 
 

181. “CastleLimit”

 

 
 

"CastleLimit": 2, 

 
 
min value: 1
 
max value: 5
 
 
Description: Sets the max number of castles a player can build. In the example above a Player will be able to place 6 castles on the map.
 
 
 

– 183-210. Player Interactions {}

The parameters described below control at what time Versus mode will be active. In other words, you set the time limit for PvP-Events. The events should be set within 1 day.
 
 

183. “PlayerInteractionSettings”

 
 

 "PlayerInteractionSettings": {
 "TimeZone": "Local",
... }

 
 
Description: In the example above the time will be set to that of the server machine.
 
 
Possible values:
 

  • “Local” // Local server time
  • “UTC” // Coordinated Universal Time
  • “PST” // (UTC -8) = Pacific Standard Time
  • “EST” // (UTC -5) = Eastern Standard Time
  • “CET” // (UTC +1) = Central European Time
  • “CST” // (UTC +8) = China Standard Time

 
The events listed below will be triggered accordingly to the current Hour:Minute of the chosen timezone. Note that hours and minutes are real time hours and minutes and are defined by the timezone you set.
 
 

185. “VSPlayerWeekendTime”

 
 

 "VSPlayerWeekdayTime": {
 "StartHour": 17,
 "StartMinute": 0,
 "EndHour": 23,
 "EndMinute": 0
 }, 

 
 
Description: will define when Players will be disposed to DMG on Weekdays (Mon-Fri).
 
Leave empty to disable. In the code piece given above all Players on the Server can take Damage from 5pm sharp till 11pm sharp.

 
 

191. “VSPlayerWeekendTime”

 
 

 "VSPlayerWeekendTime": {
 "StartHour": 17,
 "StartMinute": 0,
 "EndHour": 23,
 "EndMinute": 0
 }, 

 
 
Description: will define when Players will be disposed to DMG on Weekends (Sat-Sun).
 
Leave empty to disable. In the code piece given above all Players on the Server can take Damage from 5pm sharp till 11pm sharp.

 
 

197. “VSCastleWeekdayTime”

 
 

 "VSCastleWeekdayTime": {
 "StartHour": 17,
 "StartMinute": 0,
 "EndHour": 23,
 "EndMinute": 0
 },

 
 
Description: will define when castle heart will be disposed to DMG on Weekends (Mon-Fri). Leave empty to disable. In the code piece given above all Castles on the Server can take Damage from 5pm sharp till 11pm sharp.
 
 

203. “VSCastleWeekendTime”

 
 

 "VSCastleWeekendTime": {
 "StartHour": 18,
 "StartMinute": 30,
 "EndHour": 22,
 "EndMinute": 0
 }

 
 
Description: will define when castle heart will be disposed to DMG on Weekends (Sat-Sun). Leave empty to disable. In the code piece given above all Castles on the Server can take Damage from half past 6pm till 10pm sharp.
 
 
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
 
check out the castleheartexposure setting to tweak this event even more
 
 
 

Admin console commands

Enable your console:

 

  • In game, go to Menu, select “Options” in Main Menu / Pause Menu.
  • Under General, check “Console Enabled“.
  • Return to your game and hit “~” on your keyboard.
  • To close the console, hit same key.

 

Using commands without looking up for a reference:

 
Try starting to type in console, you will see that it will give you suggestions of commands and the arguments when applicable. Use arrow keys on your keyboard to “scroll” down the list, TAB to chose and option and Enter to call the command.
 
 
In this guide I just grouped some commands I believe to be important.
 
 
 

– General

CommandDescriptor
Adminauthgive admin status
Admindeauthgive up admin status
Killkills your character.

 

CommandArgumentDescriptor
Connectaddress/steamid port passconnect to server
Disconnectdisconnect from server
MultiCommandcommands separated by semicolon (;)execute multiple commands
givecheck in consoleuse to grant items
toggleobservetoggle being observer

 

adminonlydebugeventsAdmins are the only ones who can control debug events

 
 
 

– Manage players

CommandArgumentDescriptor
Bancharactertype Character Name hereban a player with that character name from the server
Banusertype Steam ID hereban a player with that Steam ID from the server
Bannedlists all players who have been banned
Changehealthofclosesttomousetype desired value b/w –2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647modifies the health of the target unit/object closest to the admin’s cursor, allowing admins to deal damage or heal targets. Can also be applied to the AI units. Has to be a whole number (Integer)
Kicktype Character Name herekick a player from the server (they can still enter it again)
Listuserslists all players on the server
Unbantype User Index hereunban a player to allow them back into the server

 
 
 

– Teleportation

CommandDescriptor
GatherAllAlliesteleports allies to mouse cursor position.
GatherAllAlliesExceptMeteleports all allies but you to mouse cursor position.
GatherAllNonAlliesteleports all players who are not allies to mouse cursor position.
GatherAllPlayersteleports all players to mouse cursor position.
GatherAllPlayersExceptMeteleports all players but you to mouse cursor position.

 

CommandArgumentDescriptor
TeleportPlayerToMecheck in consoleTeleports a Player to your location
TeleportPlayerToMousePositioncheck in consoleTeleports Player to your mouse position
TeleportToChunk *refer to a map grid belowteleports you to a certain chunk*

 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Teleportation - 80A6BB2
 
^ WorldMap Grid for TeleporttoChunk command. I made this image by eye with the help of PS Grid and a bit of guessing, so it’s by no means 100% accurate. The Waypoints coordinates fit perfectly though, so I think it’s pretty close to the actual chunk scaling map.
 
 

V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Teleportation - 055EF5C* A word about Chunks. A chunk is a piece of the World, an area. The gameworld of V Rising consists of Numerous Chunks which are being streamed to the Player upon their movement and "disappear" for the player when they are located farer away from a chunk. This is why V Rising doesn't have loading screens, while it has a huge gameworld.


V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Teleportation - E453AC6 ^ Here is how a Chunk look like + it's position on the map.

The map above was made so you have an idea what coordinates to put while using the corresponding console command. Should the worldmap of Vardoran get expanded, I will update this section of the guide. For now these infos are more or less relevant.

 
 
TeleportToChunkWaypoint
 
 

CommandArgDescriptor
TeleportToChunkWaypoint14, 8Farbane Woods Waygate South-East
8, 8Farbane Woods Waygate South-West
9, 10Farbane Woods Waygate West
14, 11Farbane Woods Waygate North-East
15, 13Hallowed Mountains Waygate
13, 13Dunley Farmlands Waygate South-East
9, 13Dunley Farmlands Waygate South-West
12, 15Dunley Farmlands Waygate East
13, 19Cursed Forest Waygate
6, 16Silverlight Hills Waygate

 

TeleportToNetherteleports you to the Cave you start in at the very beginning.
TeleportToPlayerteleports you to Player upon your choice
PlayerTeleportteleport player to ..

 
 
 

– Clans

CommandDescriptor
Clanacceptaccept clan invitation
Clandeclinedecline clan invitation
Claninvite(Unnamed Argument) //invite player to your clan
Clanleaveleave clan

 
 
 

– RCON

RCON is a protocol used to communicate with and issue commands to your game server. In other words, it’s a console which allows server owners to control the game server without having access to the machine their server in running on.
 
 
in ServerHostSettings.json, which is located in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Stunlock Studios\VRisingServer\ServerHostSettings.json, add the following:
 
 

"Rcon": {
"Enabled": true,
"Password": "somepassword",
"Port": 25575
},

 
 
! — Password field has to be filled.
 
! — Port can be changed to any valid TCP port.
 
 
In order to use the RCON console, you need to download a client, for example:
 

 

Available commands:

 
I will fill up this table once more commands will become available.
 
 

CommandTypeDescriptor
announcestringSends a message to all players connected to the server.
announcerestartnumberSends a pre-configured message that announces server restart in x minutes to all players connected to the server. Less flexible than announce but has the benefit of being localized to each users language.

 
 
 

Managing Save Files

 
 
 

— Character & World Migration

Migrating from local Game to Server:

 
 
Let´s say, you´ve played for a while in single game mode, your friends would like to join you, and you decide to set up a server to play together but independently. You would like not to lose the progress you achieved with your character and want to start with the same character on a fresh server or even on a server with the same settings you had in your local game.
 
 
In order to do that, you need to place your character files into the Server´s folder.
 
 
The default location for save files are:
 
 

 .. %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Stunlock Studios\VRising\Saves

 
 
Navigate to the folder as shown below:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - -- Character & World Migration - 380A4AC
 
 
In the “v1” folder you will find the actual save folders for the local saves/sessions. Your Folder should look something like this set of numbers and letters: db4b1c0e-2b7d-430a-87ef-4b6c09398dcf
 
 
in case you had multiple worlds there will also be multiple folders, you can identify the one you need by navigating to each of such folders and checking on the ServerHostSettings.json file where you can see the Name you gave to that Game (= that server you hosted).
 
 

"v1" will be probably replaced through other Name during the further game updates.

 
 
As soon as you found the correct one, copy the Autosaves from this Folder, then Navigate to your Dedicated Server path:
 
 

[Drive]:\...\Steam\steamapps\common\VRisingDedicatedServer\save-data\Saves\v1\world1

 
 
Delete all the Saves that exist there and paste the ones you copied.
 
 
and paste them there. “world1” is of course the default name for that folder, you can change it to yours.
 
 
you can copy that local Game’s settings from:
 
 

[Drive]:\Users\Sage\AppData\LocalLow\Stunlock Studios\VRising\Saves\v1\9512b294-cb52-48c2-b910-4a8ff3ce7f50

 
^your last folder will look different of course.
 
 
and paste them to those of your Server’s:
 

[Drive]:\...\Steam\steamapps\common\VRisingDedicatedServer\VRisingServer_Data\StreamingAssets\Settings

 
 
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Appendix for IDs {…}

 
 
 

┝– “VBloodUnitSettings”: []

Separated into 3 parts due to Steam Guide sections’ character limit. The Bosses below are listed in the same order as they appear in the Player’s Blood Altar, assuming the default values like level for those bosses stayed unchanged.
 
 
 

– Part I [LVL 16-37]

ID value
 
 
 
(use in .json)
NameLvlPower unlockBlueprint or
 
 
 
Recipe unlock
-1905691330Alpha Wolf16V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - BBB3B40
 
 
 
Wolf Form
N/A
2122229952Rufus the Foreman20V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - A41215A
 
 
 
Blood Rage
Woodworking Bench; Hunter’s Crossbow; Fishing Pole; Sculptured Wood; Painting Frame
-2025101517Erol the Stomebreaker20V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 790941B
 
 
 
Aftershock
Big stash
1124739990Keely the Frost Archer26V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 773FCA8
 
 
 
Frost Bat
Tannery, Traveller’s Wrap, Empty Canteen, Leather
763273073Lidia the Chaos Archer26V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 202123F
 
 
 
Chaos Volley
The Devourer
1106149033Grayson the Armourer27V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - E56A0BA
 
 
 
Crimson Aegis
Five-Finger Workboards; Longboards; Whetstone
577478542Goreswine the Ravager27V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - F30F688V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 333E672
 
 
 
Corpse Explosion, Veil of Bones
Tomb; Skeleton; Ghoul
-2039908510Putrid Rat30V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 3A68178Rat FormN/A
1896428751Clive the Firestarter30V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - B2C807E
 
 
 
Veil of Chaos
Alchemy Table; Sulphur; Minor Explosive Box
-484556888Polora the Feywalker34V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - F57B846V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 539A43F
 
 
 
Spectral Wolf, Veil of Illusion
Vampire Waygate; Garden Floors; Minor Garlic Resistance Brew
-1391546313Ferocious Bear36V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 5C02301
 
 
 
Bear Form
Fur Rugs
-1659822956Quincey the Bandit King37V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - C9A3055V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part I [LVL 16-37] - 38AC674
 
 
 
Chaos Barrier, Merciless Charge
Smithy, Tailoring Bench, Iron Ingot, Iron Weapons, Hollowfang Battlegear

 
 
 

– Part II [LVL 37-60]

ID value
 
 
 
(use in .json)
NameLvlPower unlockBlueprint or
 
 
 
Recipe unlock
153390636Nicholaus the Fallen37V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - B944B85V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - 16D8792
 
 
 
Pestilence; Ward of the Damned
Study
-1942352521Beatrice the Tailor38V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - 5EA8DA8
 
 
 
Human Form
Loom, Hunter’s Cloak, Cloth, Cotton Yarn
-29797003Vincent the Frostbringer40V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - F25C0D4V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - EB8BA09
 
 
 
Frost Barrier, Veil of Frost
Prison Cell, Reinforced Plank
-99012450Christina the Sun Priestess44V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - E3BE1C9
 
 
 
Purgatory
Glass, Empty Glass Bottle, Blood Rose Potion, Holy Resistance Potion
939467639Leandra the Shadow Priestess46V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - 178AB71
 
 
 
Spectral Assassin
Jewelcrafting Table, Scourge Pendant, Scourgestone, Skeleton Priest
-1449631170Tristan the Vampire Hunter46V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - 23F6849
 
 
 
Blood Hunger
Greater Blood Essence (*to be produced from lesser BE in a Blood Press)
-1065970933Terah the Geomancer48V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - E022A88
 
 
 
Spectral Guardian
Gem Cutting Table, Siege Golem Stone, Regular Gems
850622034Meredith The Bright Archer52V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - D0E41B7
 
 
 
Sanguine Coil
Wool Thread
24378719Frostmaw the Mountain Terror56V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - 155EA82
 
 
 
Ice Nova
Scroll
1688478381Octavian the Militia Captain58V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - B5562D0
 
 
 
Mirror Strike
Anvil, Dark Silver Ingot, Dawnthorn Regalia, Dark Silver Weapons
-680831417Raziel the Shepherd60V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - 9BD22EE
 
 
 
Crimson Beam
Athenaeum, Silver Resistance Potion, Corrupted Artefact
-548489519Ungora the Spider Queen60V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part II [LVL 37-60] - DA99308
 
 
 
Volatile Arachnid
Ghost Yarn, Silk, Spiderling

 
 
 

– Part III [LVL 62-80]

ID value
 
 
 
(use in .json)
NameLvlPower unlockBlueprint or
 
 
 
Recipe unlock
-203043163The Duke of Balaton62V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - B865D0BToad FormN/A
-1968372384Jade the Vampire Hunter62V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 9C07135
 
 
 
Chaos Barrage
Major Explosive Box, Primal Blood Essence
-1208888966Foulrot the Soultaker62V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 0522F5F
 
 
 
Mist Trance
Phantom’s Veil, Spectral Dust, Banshee
-1007062401Willfred the Werewolf Chief64V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 90B0159
 
 
 
Heart Strike
Holy Resistance Strike
-2013903325Mairwyn the Elementalist64V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - DF9AAE2
 
 
 
Crystal Lance
Imperial Thread
685266977Morian the Stormwing Matriarch68V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 37CC88D
 
 
 
Void
Flawless Gems
114912615Azariel the Sunbringer68V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 70CBA23
 
 
 
Power Surge
Gold Ingot
-1347412392Terrorclaw the Ogre68V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - DE6900E
 
 
 
Arctic Leap
N/A
-910296704Matka the Curse Weaverr72V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - BD1A3A1
 
 
 
Unstable Mosquito
Schematic, Mosquito
1112948824Nightmarshal Styx the Sunderer76V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - C820FAA
 
 
 
Bat Form
N/A
-1936575244Gorecrusher the Behemoth78V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 57CBE20
 
 
 
Wisp Dance
N/A
-393555055The Winged Horror78V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - 4207BD1
 
 
 
Frost Vortex
N/A
-740796338Solarus the Immaculate80V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - - Part III [LVL 62-80] - BFCD1AE
 
 
 
Summon Fallen Angel
N/A

 
 
 

┝– “UnlockedAchievements”: []

ID value
 
 
 
(use in .json)
NameNo. ↓Objective TextReward
1770927128Collecting the Remains1
  • Collect 30 bones
Recipe: Bone Sword
436375429Wielding the Sword2
  • Craft a Sword
  • Slay 3 enemies using Bone Sword
Recipe: Bone Ring
-1400391027Mastering Magic3
  • Craft a Bone Ring
  • Hit enemies using Shadowbolt
Recipes: Boneguard Vestment; Vermin Salve
-2071097880Armour of Bones4
  • Craft a Boneguard Chestguard
  • Craft Boneguard Leggins
  • Craft Boneguard Gloves
  • Craft Boneguard Boots
Recipe: Bone Axes
1695239324Into the Woods5
  • Craft Bones Axes
  • Cut down 3 Trees
Recipe: Bone Mace
1502386974Stone Breaker6
  • Craft a Mace
  • Smash 3 rocks into pieces
Blueprints: Castle Heart; Borders
1694767961Lord of Shadows7
  • Construct and interact with a Castle Heart
  • Expand your territory by placing 3 Borders
Blueprint: Walls & Structures
-1899098914Fortify8
  • Protect your territory by placing 3 Palisades
  • Place a Wooden Coffin
  • Place a Wooden Stash
Blueprint: Basic Crafting & Refinement
560247139Getting Ready for the Hunt9
  • Construct and interact with a Sawmill
  • Construct and interact with a Simple Workbench
  • Increase your Gear Level by crafting stronger equipment
Blueprint: Blood Altar
-1995132640Blood Hunt10
  • Construct and interact with a Blood Altar
  • Uncover knowledge and new powers by drinking the blood of a V Blood carrier
Blueprint: Research Desk
-1434604634The First Book in the Library11
  • Construct and interact with a Research Desk
Blueprint: Walls & Structures
1668809517Expanding my Domain12
  • Upgrade the Castle Heart and interact with it
Blueprint: Mirrors
334973636Building a Castle13
  • Complete a Castle room by laying down floors and building surrounding Castle walls to generate a roof
Blueprint: Stone Coffin
606418711Lord of the Manor14
  • Bind to a Stone Coffin
Blueprint: Servant Coffin
-892747762Servants15
  • Construct and interact with a Servant Coffin
Vampire Power: Dominating Presence
-437605270Army of Darkness16
  • Use Dominating Presence to convert a human into a Servant and interact with the servant
Blueprint: Castle Throne
-2104585843Throne of Command17
  • Command your Servants from the Castle Throne
Blueprint: The Eye of the Twilight
-327597689Soul Stones18
  • Construct and interact with the Eye of Twilight
Blueprint: ‘Imperious’ Wall Panels
1762480233Blood of Luminance19
  • Drink the blood of Solarus the Immaculate
Recipe: Blood Key

 
 
 

┝– “UnlockedResearchs”: []

to unlock Tier 1:

 
 

-495424062

 
 
These include:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - ┝--
 
 


 

 

 

to unlock Tier 2:

 
 

-1292809886

 
 
These include:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - ┝--
 
 


 

 

 

to unlock Tier 3:

 
 

-1262194203

 
 
These include:
 
 
V Rising How to Make Dedicated Server & Setup Guide - ┝--
 
 
 

References & Updates

– V Rising Dedicated Server Instructions from github – [github.com] (made by the dev)
 
– Devs’ website – [stunlock.com]  for some images
 
– Devs’ reference – [stunlock.com] 
 
– The in-game console mostly for commands’ descriptors
 
– The game files especially for finding out IDs
 
– The game itself for numerous screenshots and descriptions
 
– Screenshots taken and images edited by me
 
– Used some recipes infos from vrising-academy dot info(site contains trackers)
 
 
Hopefully the game won’t change a lot in terms of internal data, so the guide will stay relevant for a long time. If you too performed some test to find out the meaning of some values and would like to point out that my infos are bs, please do.
 
 

Guide Updates:

 
 

Upd. 4 June 2022

- Slightly changed the order in "Manage Players" commands table;
- Added Changehealthofclosesttomouse to "Manage Players" section with description and possible values (possible values based on assumptions that these are C# int32 values);

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Upd. 5 June 2022

- Added Tier 3 image in UnlockedResearches []
- Added a screenshot to SteamCMD method sectipon
- Credited VrisingAcademy for looking up and using infos on keys from there
- In 15. "FreeCastleClaim" under -- ServerGameSettings.json - added images and infos on Keys to destroy/seize castles to give an idea about keys' tiers and resources needed for that game mechanic

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Written by Sage

 
 
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