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Send RCON Commands to Quake Based Games

, 6 Dec 2007 GPL3
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This project sends RCON commands to Quake based games.
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This is my first article on CodeProject.

RCON (Remote Console) is used to manage game servers remotely. RCON commands can be sent through games. But in my recent project, I had to send RCON commands through software. After doing a lot of R&D, I was able to find a way in which Quake based games send RCON commands to the server.

RCON command syntax is as follows:

0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0x02 rcon password command

The first five characters are special and should be sent before any RCON command. Every RCON command should contain the RCON password. I set the RCON password for MOHAA by executing the following command in the console:

set rconpassword 123456

I test the code on MOHAA and Medal of Honor SpearHead. But I think it will work fine on other games which are based on Quake Engine.

Using the Code

I have written a class with the name RCON. It has one method, sendCommand. Pass it a game server IP, port, password and RCON command and this method returns a response from the server.

I use this method for Mohaa as follows:

rcon.sendCommand(txtCommand.Text, txtGameServerIP.Text, "123456", 12203);


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)


About the Author

Waqas Badar
Software Developer (Senior) EBusiness
Pakistan Pakistan
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Comments and Discussions

QuestionNot receive all response (COD2) Pinmemberasdfaf325-Mar-12 1:02 
Generalput these value's in a table Pinmembertheunynck21-Jul-09 10:48 
GeneralNumbers Pinmember3thr10-Jun-09 1:26 
GeneralNicely done :P PinmemberJohn4313-Apr-09 12:02 
GeneralThanks PinmemberMr_Adder19-Dec-08 2:03 
GeneralThank you! PinmemberWubbo12-Nov-08 5:01 
GeneralRCON Commands PinmemberMember 320218714-Dec-07 3:51 
GeneralRe: RCON Commands PinmemberWaqas Badar31-Jan-08 2:09 
GeneralRe: RCON Commands Pinmemberklopfer122-Oct-08 6:20 
GeneralRe: RCON Commands PinmemberWaqas Badar22-Oct-08 22:15 
GeneralRe: RCON Commands Pinmembersandaasu24-Sep-14 22:38 
GeneralRe: RCON Commands PinmemberWaqas Badar25-Sep-14 21:35 

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