Ok, I didnt see any "how to host" threads here, except "how to host with a router".
So I decided to copy paste the instructions how to host from Jason's post in GU. (Also hosting a dedicated server including! (to LieroXtreme 0.6*))
Hosting a server
This comes up a lot so i thought i'd make a thread about issues when hosting a server. If people have any helpful input or additions, reply here.
* If you want to make your server public you need to make sure that the 'Register Server' checkbox is ticked. This is on the initial host setup menu.
By public, i mean your server listed on the public server list for other people to see.
* If you have a firewall running, you need to make sure it will allow incoming traffic on the port that your server is using. By default, LieroX will use port 23400.
You can change the port it uses by going into Options and clicking on the System tab.
Some firewalls have an application setup. So you'll need to add the LieroX.exe application to your firewalls allow list.
* If you are connected via a router, you need to setup a map or forwarding on a particular port.
To do this you need to get your local IP address and you also need access to your routers admin section. This is usually done via a web browser.
All routers are different, so this is only generic information:
o First you need to get your local IP address. Go into the command prompt. Do this by going to the Start menu and clicking run.
For win95/win98/winMe users type "command".
For Win2k/winXP users type "cmd". Then hit enter.
In the command prompt, type "ipconfig". It should show your local IP address. It'll be something like 192.168.*.* or 10.0.*.*
Make a note of this address and close the command prompt.
o Next go into your router config setup. This is usually done via web browser and entering your router's IP address into the browsers address bar.
The address varies, so you need to check out your router manual.
o Next go into the router's mapping/forwarding menu:
The destination/target field will be your local IP address.
The destination port will be your LieroX server port.
The source/gateway/trigger port should be the LieroX server port too.
The interface/protocol should be UDP
Note that your gateway/proxy address may be different then your actual net address. If this happens, then your server will not register correctly on the master server list. Just get your proper net address and give it to other people to join manually.
Hosting a dedicated server in v0.6*
1. Right click 'LieroX.exe'
2. Go to 'Create Shortcut'
3. Right click 'Shortcut to LieroX.exe'
4. Go to 'Properties'
5. In the target bot, add the following:
6. Run 'Shortcut to LieroX.exe'
Too many people were asking how to do this.
For those who don't know what the dedicated server is, it is a way to run a lierox server in the background of windows using minimal CPU power. It is made for computers with a dedicated connection and allows one to host a game as long as needed in a continuous cycle without the host having to start a new game. The host cannot interact in any way, however the host may join his/her own dedicated server by running the game itself.