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How to change your server name and message of the day

Changing your server name and motd can be confusing at times. In this guide, we'll show you how to do this by editing your configuration file!

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Before We Get Started

Space Engineers uses two configuration files, one for the dedicated server client, and one which is read by the client, which reflects changes on your server. The one which is read by the dedicated server client is in charge of setting the parameters which are used to generate a new save, this file is SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg. Then, once the world is generated, a new file will be made under WORLD/Saves/World Name/Sandbox.sbc. Sandbox.sbc is the file which controls changes you experience in game including Administrator rights and Mods.

From there, make sure you log into your TCAdmin user panel with the information we provided you within your verification email. Next, go to configuration files. From there you'll see both configuration files, one for your SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg and one for your Sandbox.sbc file.

The file we will be editing in this guide, is the SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg file.

Note: If your server is running on Torch, your Sandbox.sbc file can be found in the instance/saves/yourWorldName folder. The rest of the guide will stay the same

Modifying Your SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg to change the server name

Before we start to edit your file, make sure you stop your server. So we can be sure nothing will break whilst we edit.

Now, from TCAdmin's home panel, navigate to the configuration files. Then find your SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg and click on "Text editor". You will now see a file which contains your server settings. We want to scroll down untill you find the

<ServerName>

tag. To change the server name, you want to edit the text which is between the <ServerName> and the </ServerName> tags.

Modifying Your SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg to change the server MOTD

To change the server MOTD, from TCAdmin's home panel, navigate to the configuration files. Then find your SpaceEngineers-Dedicated.cfg and click on "Text editor". You will now see a file which contains your server settings. We want to scroll down untill you find the

<MessageOfTheDay />

tag. To change the message of the day, a bit more editing is required. Let's get started. You'll want to change

<MessageOfTheDay />

to

<MessageOfTheDay>Your message of the day here</MessageOfTheDay>

so that the tag is now enabled. So now that this is done, we can actually put in our message of the day by editing the text between the <MessageOfTheDay> and the </MessageOfTheDay> tag.

Finalizing the change

Now that your new settings have been configured. Press the "save" button, and navigate to your panel's home. From there, start your server. And everything should now be ready for you to enjoy!

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