This page is intended to guide you through configuring and running your own Terraria multiplayer Server for LAN or Internet play. From 1. For more info, see the Guide:Setting up Steam Multiplayer. Before you begin setting up the server, consider these network changes that may be necessary if your server is in your home network. See multiplayer for an explanation of the differences. This is the simplest way of playing multiplayer, and works well for in-home LAN or short online co-op games. Select a world to play in or create a new one then enter a password or leave blank if you would prefer no password.
Connecting to the server
Before diving in, here are a few notes. Terraria has a server setup wizard, which makes the process dead simple. This varies wildly from router to router, but we have a few helpful resources at the end of this section.
Setting up the server
A Terraria server provides a platform for players to connect over the internet or other network for multiplayer games. Windows installations of Terraria include its server software. For running on a Linux distribution, you must download the server files. See the Downloads section. A server can also be used for standalone single-player gameplay. This offers the ability to adjust the in-game time at will. The server runs on TCP port by default. If you are behind NAT e. The default max players is 8 16 as of 1.
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