Next generation of PvPGN server
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Player vs Player Gaming Network - PRO

PvPGN is a free and open source cross-platform server software that supports and and Westwood Online game clients. PvPGN-PRO is a fork of the official PvPGN project, whose development stopped in 2011, and aims to provide continued maintenance and additional features for PvPGN.

License (GPL version 2) Language (C++) Language (Lua) Github Releases (by Release)

Compiler (Microsoft Visual C++) Compiler (LLVM/Clang) Compiler (GCC)

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Deleaker helps us find memory leaks.


By default, tracking is enabled and is only used for the purpose of sending informational data (e.g. server description, homepage, uptime, amount of users) to tracking servers. To disable tracking, set track = 0 in conf/bnetd.conf.


Create an issue if you have any questions, suggestions, or anything else to say about PvPGN-PRO. Please note that D2GS is not part of the PvPGN project and is therefore unsupported here.


Submit pull requests to contribute to this project. Utilize C++11 features and adhere to the C++ Core Guidelines whenever possible.


See docs/ for operating systems and compilers that have been confirmed to work with PvPGN. Any operating system that supports WinAPI or POSIX, and any C++11 compliant compiler should be able to build PvPGN.


Use Magic Builder.

Alternatively, use cmake to generate the .sln project and build it from Visual Studio.

cmake -g "Visual Studio 14 2015" -H./ -B./build

This will generate .sln in build directory.

Linux in general

Do not blindly run these commands. The main problem with older distributions is installing CMake 3.2.x and GCC 5, so external repositories are used in the examples.

apt-get install git install cmake make build-essential zlib1g-dev
apt-get install liblua5.1-0-dev #Lua support
apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev #MySQL support
cd /home
git clone
cmake -D CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/pvpgn -D WITH_MYSQL=true -D WITH_LUA=true ../
make install

Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get -y install build-essential git cmake zlib1g-dev
git clone
cd pvpgn-server && cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -H./ -B./build
cd build && make

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get -y install build-essential zlib1g-dev git
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get -y install gcc-5 g++-5
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-5 60 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-5
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:george-edison55/cmake-3.x
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install cmake
git clone
cd pvpgn-server && cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -H./ -B./build
cd build && make

Debian 8

sudo apt-get -y install build-essential zlib1g-dev clang libc++-dev git
tar xvfz cmake-3.7.1-Linux-x86_64.tar.gz
git clone
cd pvpgn-server && CC=/usr/bin/clang CXX=/usr/bin/clang++ ../cmake-3.7.1-Linux-x86_64/bin/cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -H./ -B./build
cd build && make

CentOS 7

sudo yum -y install epel-release centos-release-scl
sudo yum -y install git zlib-devel cmake3 devtoolset-4-gcc*
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/cmake3 /usr/bin/cmake
git clone
cd pvpgn-server
CC=/opt/rh/devtoolset-4/root/usr/bin/gcc CXX=/opt/rh/devtoolset-4/root/usr/bin/g++ cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -H./ -B./build
cd build && make

Fedora 25

sudo dnf -y install gcc-c++ gcc make zlib-devel cmake git
git clone
cd pvpgn-server
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -H./ -B./build
cd build && make

FreeBSD 11

sudo pkg install -y git cmake
git clone
cd pvpgn-server
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -H./ -B./build
cd build && make

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