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How to Install Workshop Mods to your Killing Floor 2 Dedicated Server

Last updated: 03/18/20
written by  Nodecraft Staff

Addons for Killing Floor 2 add a lot more variety to the game with custom maps, setting mutators, etc. Killing Floor 2 provides a system that automatically downloads mod files to your server without needing to upload anything. This guide will explain how to set this up on your Nodecraft server.

Find Your Mod's ID number

Every mod in the Steam Workshop for every game has an associated Steam ID number that is unique to the mod. To find this number go to the Workshop Tab for Killing Floor 2 and select which mod you would like to add.

After selecting which mod you would like, you will need to find the mod's web address or URL. This will be located in your Browser's URL bar or you will need to enable the Steam's URL for you too view it. In the URL there will be the ID number of the page you are on that will look like ?id=#########.

Mod ID for Bikini Atoll KF2

Highlight and copy only the numbers in the ID, you will need that information later on. For an explanation on how to enable Steam's URL read the section below.

Enable Steam's URL

Click on the "view" option, on the menu in the upper left corner of Steam, and then click on "settings" in the dropdown menu that appears.

A view of Steam's Launcher, showing how to reach the settings page

On the "settings" window, click on "interface" on the left side.

A view of Steam's launcher, showing how to reach the interface subpage in settings

On the "interface" page, find the setting for "Display Steam URL address bar when available," and click the box to the left of it.

A view of the interface settings page, showing display Steam url being selected

Stop the Server

It is important that the server is offline before you start adding mods. Otherwise the setup will be overridden the next time the server is restarted.

Add the Mod ID to Your Server

Go to the Mods Tab in your server control panel

KF2 Mods Tab

Add each mod ID to its own line in the Workshop Mods section. To add additional lines, click on the + on the right hand side.

KF2 Mods tab with IDs

After you've finished adding all the mods you would like, press the button Save mods. You've now told your server to download these Mod IDs. Simply start up your server and wait for them to download to /KFGame/Cache in your File Manager.

KF2 Cache

Manually Setting Up Auto Installing Workshop Mods

If you would like to know more about what our Mods Interface is doing, or would like to manually set up your server config files to do what was described above, check out this guide on the Killing Floor 2 Wiki.

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