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I have server files for a mmorpg maplestory cept i don't know how i would even begin running a game server off of my computer. Can i even do that?
I mean my computer in my specs is more than capable of doing it right?
would i have to use a virtual machine of linux to boot it?

please list all apps i may need to get this server running.

ps. My router wrt54g v5 is custom firmwared flashed to dwrt24 if that means anythign i did it myself
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If you have the server files, all you would need to do is either setup a computer as a server, or use your current one. I suggest using another computer because to host and play on the server on the same computer really makes it lag.

After you have setup the files and such, you need to open up and forward the correct port on your router. Usually for a gameserver, the port is 27015.

After all that it should be working. Thats what I did to get my CSS server online.
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I have a windows 2003 Server edition cd, should I run a virtual machine and boot up the files on it?
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You shouldn't have to. Basically, you SHOULD be able to find a dedicated server .exe that will open up the server app. Make sure you look at the readme to see what ports need to be opened. Also, look at the readme to see how to configure the server- At least in the FEAR dedicated server, configuration had to be made by access of the .ini file that was with the program.
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I've never delt with anything outside of traditional gameservers (like CSS, BF2, CoD, ect.)

I know people do private WoW servers, but I've never heard of a MapleStory server.
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