This function introduces the opportunity to view your randomly generated world in a similar fashion to Google Maps, without installing any additional software on the game server.
The maps is generated in real-time, allowing you to visually see online players moving around, when viewing it.
Server operators will have the option to toggle what is shown on the map, at any time. You can also pre-generate the map in advance with the Map Generator feature.View Live Example
7 Days to Die Server Map Functions
- View Online Players
- View Player Inventories
- View Offline Players
- View Land Claim Blocks
- View World Chunk Grid
- View Game Time
- View Zombies
- View Animals
- View Supply Crates
- View Owned Vehicles
- View Landmarks (Plots, Vendors, PVP Arenas)
- View "Player Tracking" to see who went where, and reduce grief - View Screenshot
- Improve Your Server Resources*
- External Map Access - View your map without logging into the Server Manager (hot linking)
Server Map Installation
When configuring your map for the first time, you will need to input your Server Control Port.
This is found within your 'serverconfig.xml' in your server's main game folder. By default, it is found as follows: < property name="ControlPanelPort" value="8080"/ >
Note: You do not need to enable the Server Control Panel, only provide the Port number.
Next, you need to ensure the Map port is port forwarded, and externally accessible. The Map port is the Control Panel Port + 2.
In the above example, the Map Port would be 8080 + 2 - Meaning the Map Port to port forward is 8082. That's all! You can now access your map from the sidebar of the server manager.
*If you happen to be a server operator already using the map provided by Alloc @ The Fun Pimps;
There is still reasonable benefit to making the quick change to the one provided here.
While the actual map interface looks and operates the same -- your server is no longer doing all of the work, and it instead lets the Cloud Based Server Manager do it.
Additionally, this mapping function will soon become more closely integrated with other piece of data, within the manager.