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--start-server SAVE

Console Command
Command --start-server SAVE
Command Category Description Command line parameters can be used to set settings in the command line before the game launches, this is useful mainly for advanced users or server hosts.
Description Will start a Headless (Dedicated) server, with no GUI.
Example None
Admin None
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How To Use

The command console is Factorio's command-line interface, which can be used for running cheat commands, as well as chatting with other players and receiving occasional status updated.

To open the console, press the / or ~ key. The ~ key is usually located below the Esc key. The / key is also usually the ? key.

The console can accept raw Lua code as well as game commands.

Use the Tab key to auto-complete commands and player IDs. Enter the first few letters and then press the Tab key.

Disclaimer: Because commands can sometimes make unexpected changed to your game, it is recommended that you save your game before using any commands.

--map-preview-size SCALE (=1,024)
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Size (in pixels) of map preview
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--bind ADDRESS[:PORT]
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
IP address (and optionally port) to bind to
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--shader arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
enable/disable shader postprocessing (saved to configuration)
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--max-texture-size N
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
maximal size of texture that the game can use (saved to configuration). Should be power of two greater than 2048
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--mp-connect ADDRESS
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
start factorio and connect to address
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--gfx-safe-mode
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
resets some graphics settings to values that should work on most configurations
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--server-id FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Path where server ID will be stored or read from
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--force-d3d
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
use Direct3D for rendering
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--start-server-load-latest
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
start a multiplayer server and load the latest available save
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--server-settings FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Path to file with server settings. See data/server-settings.example.json
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--benchmark FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
load save and run benchmark
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-m [ --scenario2map ] arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
scenario to map conversion
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--version
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
show version information
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--server-banlist FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Path to file with server banlist.
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--rcon-port N
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Port to use for RCON
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-c [ --config ] PATH
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
config file to use
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--apply-update arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
immediately apply update package
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--start-server FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
start a multiplayer server
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--map-settings FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Map settings for use with --create. See data/base/prototypes/map-settings.lua
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