Dedicated Server Released for Shattered Horizon

Posted by at 8:59 am on December 4, 2009

Futuremark Games Studio today released the dedicated server for Shattered Horizon, their multiplayer first-person shooter played in zero gravity. With dedicated servers, PC gamers can choose how they want to play Shattered Horizon and who they want to play with, giving them greater protection from cheats, hackers and griefers and more control over the game’s settings.

Dedicated server features

  • GUI for creating custom level rotations, game settings and player limits.
  • Custom server name, graphic and information URL.
  • Optional password protection for private matches.
  • Remote admin console accessible within Shattered Horizon game client.
  • Configurable auto-team balancing.
  • Configurable auto-kick / ban for team-killers and high-ping connections.
  • Built-in anti-cheat detection with configurable auto-kick / ban.
  • Admin manual kick / ban.
  • Support for VAC.
  • Registered servers can submit player stats and achievements to the official leaderboards (registration is optional and free).
  • LAN game support.
  • Supported operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Note, DirectX 10 is not required for running a Shattered Horizon server.

Game Update

The release of the dedicated server was accompanied by a minor game update and a new bundle offer from the Futuremark Store that includes Shattered Horizon and 3DMark Vantage Advanced Edition (Futuremark’s DirectX 10 gaming benchmark) together for only $29.95 / €24.95.

Players and server hosting companies can download the Shattered Horizon server files now from the “Tools” tab within Steam.   Learn More at http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/

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