Configuration Template

The SampSharp package comes with a server.cfg.template file. You can either rename this file to server.cfg and configure it, or, if you don't want to loose your existing configuration, your can add to your existing configuration.


After you have installed SampSharp to your server, you need to enable the plugin. Edit server.cfg inside your server directory and add SampSharp to your plugins line. If you don't have a plugins line in your configuration file, add it at the end of the file. If you are running your server on Linux, use instead of SampSharp.

Because SampSharp provides the gamemode, we need to disable the PAWN gamemode by setting gamemode0 to empty.


To let SampSharp know which gamemode you want to start add the following line to your server.cfg file:

gamemode YourGameMode:GameMode

YourGameMode and GameMode represents the namespace and class of the entry point.

Debug symbols

If any errors occur in your gamemode, SampSharp will try to print the error and stack trace to the console. To display information such as file names and line numbers, SampSharp will need a .mdb symbols file. If you use Visual Studio to develop your gamemode, Visual Studio will automatically generate .pdb symbol files. The plugin can convert these files for you, but you'll need to specify which files need to be converted. To do this, add the following line to your server.cfg file:

symbols YourGameMode.dll

Change YourGameMode.dll to the file name of your gamemode. If you need multiple symbol files to be converted, add them, seperated by a single space, to the same line.


SA-MP uses the ANSI character encoding, but the .NET/mono run time uses unicode characters. SampSharp will handle this conversion for you, but you'll need to specify which ANSI code page to use. By default codepage 1250 will be used.

SampSharp currently supports the following codepages:

Identifier .NET Name Description
437 IBM437 OEM United States
720 DOS-720 Arabic (Transparent ASMO); Arabic (DOS)
737 ibm737 OEM Greek (formerly 437G); Greek (DOS)
775 ibm775 OEM Baltic; Baltic (DOS)
850 ibm850 OEM Multilingual Latin 1; Western European (DOS)
852 ibm852 OEM Latin 2; Central European (DOS)
855 IBM855 OEM Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857 ibm857 OEM Turkish; Turkish (DOS)
858 IBM00858 OEM Multilingual Latin 1 + Euro symbol
862 DOS-862 OEM Hebrew; Hebrew (DOS)
866 cp866 OEM Russian; Cyrillic (DOS)
874 windows-874 ANSI/OEM Thai (ISO 8859-11); Thai (Windows)
1250 windows-1250 ANSI Central European; Central European (Windows)
1251 windows-1251 ANSI Cyrillic; Cyrillic (Windows)
1252 windows-1252 ANSI Latin 1; Western European (Windows)
1253 windows-1253 ANSI Greek; Greek (Windows)
1254 windows-1254 ANSI Turkish; Turkish (Windows)
1255 windows-1255 ANSI Hebrew; Hebrew (Windows)
1256 windows-1256 ANSI Arabic; Arabic (Windows)
1257 windows-1257 ANSI Baltic; Baltic (Windows)
1258 windows-1258 ANSI/OEM Vietnamese; Vietnamese (Windows)


Example configuration

The following example configuration is a modified version of server.cfg.template:

echo Executing Server Config...
lanmode 0
rcon_password changeme
maxplayers 50
port 7777
hostname SA-MP 0.3 Server running SampSharp
announce 0
query 1
chatlogging 0
onfoot_rate 40
incar_rate 40
weapon_rate 40
stream_distance 300.0
stream_rate 1000
maxnpc 0
logtimeformat [%H:%M:%S]

gamemode0 empty 1
gamemode YourGameMode:GameMode

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