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How to change server settings

Last updated: 03/07/18
written by  Nodecraft Staff

Starbound is one of the easier games to modify your server's settings for. If you want to edit the raw config file you can find it under the /storage/starbound_server.config file. Use the File Manager to quickly make changes to this file.

There are a lot of options in this file, but these below are the highlighted options that we recommend making changes to.

Important Options

maxPlayers

Sets the maximum number of players. Be sure to provide a number without any quotes.

allowAdminCommandsFromAnyone

When allowAdminCommands is turned on, this setting allows anyone to send admin commands. It's recommended to turn this off, and selective provide admin privileges to trusted players.

Optional Settings

maxTeamSize

Maximum number of players that can work together on the same team.

tutorialMessages

When set to true, will send tutorial messages to all new players.

Technical Settings

bannedIPs

This is an array of IP addresses that are banned from joining your server. Make sure to wrap your list like the example below:

"bannedIPs" : ["127.0.01", "127.0.02", 127.0.03"  ],

bannedUuids

This is an array of player IDs that are banned from joining your server. Make sure to wrap your list like the example below:

"bannedUuids" : ["127.0.01", "127.0.02", 127.0.03"  ],

allowAdminCommands

This enables in-game admin commands to cheat, manage players, or other administrative commands.

allowAnonymousConnections

If set to true (as it is by default) then any user can connect to the server without providing a username or password.

anonymousConnectionsAreAdmin

When enabled allows anonymous users to send admin commands. This works similar to allowAdminCommandsFromAnyone.

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