>Forward ports 10480-10488 on both UDP and TCP.
Forwarding 10480-10483 or 10480-10487 may also work, but i have not verified
>Select "Host Server"
>select the "quick start" tab
>name your server, this is how your server will be seen by others.
>choose your player name, this is what people you play with will see you as.
>change "game type" to "coop" this will popuate the maps. always remember to change this setting to see your maps.
>keep rounds at 1 unless you want to replay the same map
>keep internet/lan on internet
>select which maps you want to be in your server's "playlist"
>go to the "advanced" tab.
>i suggest turning friendly fire to 0
>personally i leave the bottom all checked except "launch as dedicated server" but thats all personal preference.
>go to the "voting" tab
>set this to your personal preference. i left it all at default.
>go to "equipment" tab
>personally i remove any item restrictions
>the right side is for assigning that loadout to allies behaving badly.
>lastly, go to "admin" tab.
>leave he 3 boxes at bottom checked
>leave the port number alone (at _)
>click the custom bubble, then create atleast 1, but i suggest 2 new roles.
>create one that will be for you to take full control of the server while playing.
>give this one all available permissions and give it a good password that you'll remember. this is for you.
>next create one so you can give someone permission to take over some fucntions if you want to AFK.
>i suggest giving them switch maps, end/start levels, and chat.
>give it a differnt password.
>with custom bubble still selected, go to the top right of the screen and hit "quit"
>this will save your settings and exit to windows.
>now load "dedicated server.bat" from your swat\SEF directory
>an icon will appear in your task bar by your clock.
>right click that icon and open advanced options
>Networking>public server information and see if servername matches what you put earlier. if not just change it again here.
>everything else can pretty much be left alone here.
>now leaving that server on, load your SEF game and go to join.
>select "LAN" and see if you see your server in there. join it.
>now you can play, or enter your admin password to give yourself elevated privledges.
>use vote to change levels, use admin to kick/ban people, or make them less lethal.
>you can also change the rules of voting, etc.
to get people to join just give them your public IP and tell them to join via direct connect.
Feel free to ask questions ITT.