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Dockerize Your Palworld Server: A Step-by-Step Guide


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Are you ready to embark on an adventure in Palworld but dread the tedious server setup? Fear not! In this article, I'll show you how to effortlessly launch your Palworld server using Docker, making your setup process as smooth as sailing the calmest seas 🌊. Whether you're aiming for a casual getaway or a challenging survival experience, this guide is your treasure map πŸ—ΊοΈ to a customized Palworld server.

Why Dockerize Your Palworld Server?

Dockerizing your Palworld server offers several unbeatable advantages:

  • Simplicity: Say goodbye to complicated setup processes. With Docker, you can get your server up and running with just a few commands.
  • Consistency: Docker ensures your server environment is consistent, mitigating the dreaded "it works on my machine" syndrome.
  • Customization: Easily switch between different game modes (casual, normal, hard) or fine-tune settings to your heart's content.


Before we dive in, make sure you have Docker and Docker Compose installed on your machine. These tools are your Swiss Army knife πŸ› οΈ for managing containerized applications.

Configuration Options Galore

One of the coolest aspects of dockerizing your Palworld server is the plethora of configuration options at your fingertips. Want to control the speed of time? Adjust the DAY_TIME_SPEED_RATE and NIGHT_TIME_SPEED_RATE. Looking to tweak the experience points rate? The EXP_RATE setting has got you covered.

And there's more! Customize everything from Pal capture rates to the number of cooperative players allowed. The sky's the limit when it comes to tailoring your Palworld experience.

Let's Get Dockerizing!

Here's a simple docker-compose.yml snippet to start your Palworld server:

version: "3.8"
    image: mbround18/palworld-docker:latest
      PRESET: "casual"
      - "8211:8211"
      - "27015:27015"
      - "./data:/home/steam/palworld"
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With this setup, you're just a docker-compose up away from your Palworld adventure. Customize the environment variables as you see fit to create your perfect game world.

Custom Configuration: Beyond the Presets

While presets are a fantastic way to quickly launch your server, don't forget that you can dive deeper into customization. Modify the docker-compose.yml to include any specific settings you desire:

  EXP_RATE: "1.5"
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Updating Your Server

To update your server settings, simply adjust your docker-compose.yml file and restart your server. This flexibility ensures your Palworld server can evolve alongside your adventures.

Embarking on your Palworld journey has never been easier. With Docker, you're equipped to launch, customize, and manage your server with unprecedented ease. So gather your Pals, set sail for adventure, and remember: in Palworld, your imagination is the only limit! πŸš€πŸŒŒ

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dpark profile image

hahaha this is so timely, well done