REPLACED BY: https://planetaryannihilation.com/guides/hosting-a-local-server/ Original Post The exodus esports guide is outdated since it uses the old and soon-to-be deprecated PA Stats API. I'm using debian "stretch". First, check that you have the papatcher dependencies: Code: $ python3 Python 3.5.3 (default, Jan 19 2017, 14:11:04) >>> import pycurl We will need to install some stuff now. Update your package lists: Code: sudo apt-get update Install an opengl library: Code: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx If you got an error on "import pycurl", we need some additional things: Code: sudo apt-get install python3-pip sudo pip3 install pycurl Now that we have our dependencies installed, we can install PA. Code: wget "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/flubbateios/papatcher/master/papatcher.py" -O papatcher.py python3 papatcher.py -u YOUR_UBERNAME -p YOUR_PASSWORD -s stable --unattended It's now time to start the server. To ensure that it stays up after each game finishes, we'll need to make a short bash script to startup the server. Code: while true;do "$HOME/.local/share/Planetary Annihilation/stable/server" \ --allow-lan \ --game-mode "PAExpansion1:lobby" \ --server-name "Your server name" \ --enable-crash-reporting \ --mt-enabled \ --max-players 32 \ --max-spectators 5 \ --output-dir "/data/replays" \ --replay-filename "UTCTIMESTAMP" \ --replay-timeout 10 \ --gameover-timeout 30 \ --headless \ --community-servers-url "auto" --community-server-region "your_server_region" \ --server-password "your_server_password"; sleep 2; done Some explanation on some of the options: Spoiler: Command line options --game-mode must be either "lobby" or "PAExpansion1:lobby" (the latter is for TITANS) --mt-enabled enables multithreading --output-dir is where replays are saved (/data/replays is just an example) --replay-filename is the format of the replay file name. It should be left on UTCTIMESTAMP. I don't know of any other formats. --replay-timeout is the amount of time in seconds for the replay to be saved after the game ends --gameover-timeout is the amount of time in seconds for the server to shutdown after the game ends --headless prevents a window from being opened --community-servers stuff is for the community server feed Save this somewhere with your favourite text editor. I'm going to save it as startpa.sh. Make sure you can execute it, then start the server. Code: chmod +x startpa.sh nohup ./startpa.sh & disown If you need to kill the script that's starting the server after each game (replace PID with the PID that you find from ps -aux): Code: ps -aux | grep startpa kill PID https://wiki.palobby.com/wiki/Planetary_Annihilation_Custom_/_Dedicated_/_LAN_/_Local_Servers for more info. Since ~June 2018, custom servers (other than PA Inc's community dedicated servers) no longer show up on the public server browser. To connect to one of these servers you'll have to use wondible's Connect Buttons mod.