By following this guide, you will be able to download custom rust maps via one of our command line settings. Keep in mind, you must verify that your custom map was generated on the latest version of Rust. If your map has not been generated on the current wipe cycle, or patch, you may not be able to use your map file or generate files required to run your server. There is NO WAY AROUND THIS. Please verify this first before moving forward, thank you.
How to install a custom map using a private web server
If you have access to a web server, you will be able to use the "Custom Map HTTP Download" default command line. You must set your hostname, as well as your URL for your custom map hosted on your web server. Lastly, you must not have a landing page for your file, it must be an automatic download link. Alternatively, if you do not have either a web server or an automatic download link, you may use Dropbox.
How to use dropbox to download a custom map to rust
To use Dropbox for your custom map download link, select the "Dropbox Custom Map" default command line option. From there, create a Dropbox account located at dropbox.com. Next, upload your custom map file to drop box. Now that your file is uploaded, you'll have to make a public link so that your server may access it. To do this, click "Share" next to your file, then copy your share link by clicking "copy link." Go ahead and paste it into your browser. You will see that the URL ends in "?dl=0" this signifies that this is not an automatic download link. To use this link for your server, remove the "?dl=0" parameter at the end of the URL and paste that into your command line parameter for Dropbox URL.
How to figure out bugs while using custom maps in Rust.
Once you've made all of your changes, click apply, then restart your server. You can watch your file download progress within your web console. We've found a bug where, depending on the host server which holds your map file, it may take a while to set it up the first time it's used. You may find that your server is stuck on "Generating Ocean Patrol Paths" or a similar generation step. This is in many cases normal, and shouldn't have to do anything other than wait. If this process lasts for more than two hours, please contact us and we'll verify everything is set up properly.