NOTE: Both variants of the dedicated server are considered beta software at this time. The information here and in the user guide along with the features and operation of the server app/addons is subject to change. Only the Windows version is currently the linux build should be ready in time for V1.0 or AMS2. Automobilista 2 has an accompanying dedicated server distribution which can be installed without the need for the machine running the server to have an account with a license for the full game. The app is lightweight and allows setting up events and track rotations etc which can be enforce on the server as well as being able to server as a rebroadcaster to reduce the bandwidth requirements of game client controlled sessions. There is no benefit to running the dedicated server on the same machine as the game client if you will be present at the event's start. A full user guide is included in the installation as well as attached to this post. Install via Steam client To install via the standard Steam desktop client find the entry in the tools section of the library if using an account which owns AMS2/AMS2Beta or open the link below on the machine you wish to install on in your browser or 'Start > Run' steam://install/1338040 (release) or steam://install/1338240 (beta) The tool will be listed in the library if the tools filter is enabled Install via SteamCMD Valve provides the SteamCMD tool to users as a means to perform the installation, update, and validation, of games from the command line without the need for the standard Steam desktop client, making it ideal for use in server installations. It has many benefits including being scriptable, allowing automation of the process, and not being limited to a single installation of each appid as the main desktop client is. SteamCMD direct download: https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steamcmd.zip The complete documentation for SteamCMD is location on Valve's wiki: SteamCMD - Valve Developer Community The dedicated server can be installed using anonymous login. SteamCMD Quickstart Attached to this post is a quick start zip file which contains the steamcmd binary and update scripts for a single installation of each of the beta and release variants of the dedicated server. Simply unzip the files where you wish to install the dedicated server and run the batch file for the variant you wish to install. The dedicated server app will be installed into 'ams2_release_dedicated' or 'ams2_beta_dedicated' as appropriate. At any time run the script again to update to the latest version. NOTE 1: When first running the script SteamCMD will be updated and download any files it requires from steam before installation of the app. NOTE 2: Any default file may be overwritten during an update, please make copies of example configs etc before editing if you wish them to persist between updates. Running the Server First of all create a config and name it server.cfg. Place it next to DedicatedServerCmd.exe and run the exe. Full documentation of the configuration file is detailed in UserGuide.pdf and some example configs are available in the installation directory under 'config_sample'