Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

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    Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to be exact.

    Just the server applications to host the game, not the game client itself. I want it to run 24/7 so I dont have to keep my own PC running just so a few friends can play at all times.

    I want to run Gabriel's LeaderMS v62
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    Will any server resources choke on the hardware limitations of the Pi? I just don't want to pay a monthly fee for a VPS just so a handful of friends at most can play on a private server.


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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    Depends on amount of memory leaks, etc.

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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberly View Post
    Depends on amount of memory leaks, etc.
    So are you suggesting there is a possibility of it being feasible? I just want a small box dedicated to hosting the server, plug it in and forget it so others can play as long as they want without interruption or hassling me to turn on my own PC to turn the server on. Its for a handful of friends like 5-10 and I dont want to pay for a VPS for such a small group which is why I'm looking at this as an alternative. Hope that explains things better.

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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    If the emulator is written in Java, C++ or .NET Core then yes you can.

    However you need to keep the PI's resources in consideration. If you run or on a Model 3 You should be fine.


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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    My last question for now. Would it be worth it to get a large capacity microSD like 64GB and have half of that (if not more) swappable to RAM to offset the memory leak issues that could potentially affect a server host?

    Regardless I'm going to give this a try and see how this turns out.

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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    looking at the specs for the model 3, imo memory is the bottleneck here -- honestly i doubt you'd be able to host a server on it. consider the amount of memory used for the jvm, the game itself, the memory leaks, plus os and mysql. additionally, i'd caution against using flash memory for swap space due to wearing the flash mem out.
    ms is dead

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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    Quote Originally Posted by s4nta View Post
    looking at the specs for the model 3, imo memory is the bottleneck here -- honestly i doubt you'd be able to host a server on it. consider the amount of memory used for the jvm, the game itself, the memory leaks, plus os and mysql. additionally, i'd caution against using flash memory for swap space due to wearing the flash mem out.
    What would be the next best thing. Mini ITX?

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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    i've never attempted this, nor will i ever -- but consider clustering like 3 rpis? could have one dedicated to db, etc.
    ms is dead

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    Re: Could I realistically host a MapleStory server 24/7 on a Raspberry Pi?

    Quote Originally Posted by s4nta View Post
    i've never attempted this, nor will i ever -- but consider clustering like 3 rpis? could have one dedicated to db, etc.
    I just want one device to host the server. I can manage the Database just fine from my own personal PC which wouldn't always need to be on.

    I'm gonna try to find an Android box with at least 4GB of RAM to see if it can perform the job.



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