You can play Wallheim You can choose to play solo if you want, but there is much more to be said for the cooperative experience. The game can accommodate up to ten people multiplayer game, And going to Purgatory accompanied by the entire Viking clan can certainly be of great help.
Whether you build a solution from scratch or face-to-face with a nightmare boss inspired by Nordic mythology (just far more scary), working with other players means more people need to solve the problem.
Since the co-op is very suitable for Valheim’s design, you have many good choices for multiplayer games.
Smaller groups who always plan to play together can create one Locally hosted games. For established groups with more complex requirements, Private server May be the answer.For solo players seeking partners, there are Community server there.
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How to set up local hosting in Wallheim
If you and your partner are very confident that you will always be able to play Valheim with the same smaller team, then setting up in this way may make the most sense.
Just ask a player to save the game file to their personal computer. It can be anyone, but we recommend the person with the best hardware and/or Internet connection in the group.
If you know your team well, the person who does things on time most often is another powerful choice for the host. This is because (unlike setting up a dedicated server), locally hosted games can only be played when the host is online and in the game.
When the host is loaded into the game, they can invite other members of the group to play alone by right-clicking on the friend’s Steam profile and selecting “Invite to Play”. Other players should be able to join the game by selecting the “Join Game” option in the main menu, searching for the saved game by the name provided by the host, and entering the password.
This method is only suitable for only two or three people who have reliable time to play with.
How to set up a dedicated Valheim server
Valheim’s dedicated server provides many useful applications for the cooperative group.
Even if they always play together, larger groups may benefit. The server can be run from another computer instead of the computer the host uses to actually play the game, and the local host cannot.
The local host may find that even on high-end equipment, when the number of players starts to approach the ten-player limit, Walheim becomes unplayable. Therefore, if you are lucky to have a large and close group of Vikings in the game, you can definitely consider using a dedicated server.
And, regardless of the size of your team, if the entire team is not always able to play together, or cannot be accompanied by someone who can always be hosted, then a dedicated server is a good idea.
If no one on your team can host the server, you can still consider renting a dedicated server from a third-party hosting provider.
Setting up a Valheim server: a step-by-step guide
step 1: Open Steam on the computer that will be used to host the server.Anyone who owns Wallheim will automatically visit Valheim Dedicated Server A tool created specifically for this purpose.Will be at tool In your Steam library. Download and install.
Step 2: Right-click the Valheim dedicated server tool in the Steam library and navigate to management > Browse local files. This will open the tools folder in a separate window.Find the file named “start_headless_server“, and then back it up to another folder.
third step: Go to your router software. To do this, you can type in the router IP in any search engine. You will need administrator rights to make changes, so please provide the router password. Select “Port Forwarding” (this may be under “Advanced Settings”, but it will vary depending on your service provider). Make sure to forward ports 2456-2458 through the local router and firewall at the same time.
If you need more help with this step, you will need to visit the internet provider’s website for details on how their software handles this issue.
Step 4: Right-click the original version of the “start_headless_server” file in the tools folder. select”edit“. Find the beginning file line valheim_server And make the following changes:
- -Name “My Server”: Name the server by changing the text in quotation marks.
- Port 2456: Make sure that the four-digit number matches the port forwarding number on the router in step 3.
- World “dedicated”: Give your world a name by changing the text inside the quotation marks. The name cannot be the same as the server name. At best, include the server name in the game world name, and vice versa, this will prevent your server from showing up on Valheim’s community server list.
- -Password “Secret”: Provide your server with a password that does not include the server name or world name. (Theoretically, leave this blank should Make the server public, but this does not seem to be particularly reliable during the early access stage, and may just cause the server to be unlisted. )
- -Public 1: (Optional) If you do not want the server to appear in Valheim’s community server list, please change “1” to “0”.
After completing all these operations, save and close the file.
Step 5: Return to Steam and run the Valheim Dedicated Sever tool. A command prompt box will pop up and start scrolling through the text line. Wait until the line shows “Game server is connected“appear.
Your server is now online! Unless you change the privacy, it will start appearing on Valheim’s “Community Servers” list in the next 15 minutes or so.
After setting up a dedicated server, other players can join the server by joining the local server. On the main menu, skip to “Join Game” and search for servers by name. Then enter the password.
How to join a community server in Wallheim
If you are looking for a group to play with, you can also browse the community server. These are non-private servers that anyone can join, not dedicated servers set up for groups you already know.
However, you still need to enter the password. This means you can contact players on that server through Steam chat, Discord, etc. before playing.
Password protection around community servers is unusual, and as Valheim goes through Early Access, it may change a lot over time. However, at the moment, developers are very worried about fighting potential cheating, especially grief-so password protection is required.
In addition, although you can play the same character on multiple servers, the Walheim developers strongly recommend creating a separate character dedicated to the community server. This way, if you do foul someone who misbehaved, your protagonist will not be affected.
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