Uploading a world from your computer to your server

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Finding your world on your computer

On your own computer, your generated worlds are in a folder depending on whether you're on Windows, macOS, or Linux.

  • Windows: C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\7DaysToDie\Saves
  • macOS: /Users/YOUR_USER_NAME/Library/Application Support/7DaysToDie/Saves
  • Linux: /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.local/share/7DaysToDie/Saves

You'll see a folder for each world, like 'Vumedu Territory'.

Uploading your world to your server

You can upload files to your server using FTP. You'll need an FTP program - for example, FileZilla. Find your server's FTP connection details on your server's Files page in the control panel.

On the server, world saves go here: .local/share/7DaysToDie/Saves

Upload your world folder from the Saves folder on your computer to the Saves folder on your server.

Random generated world? There's one more thing to upload

Hop back one folder on your computer, and on the server, to the 7DaysToDie folder. Alongside the Saves folder, you'll see a folder called GeneratedWorlds (so this will be at something like C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\7DaysToDie\GeneratedWorlds).

Inside, there will be a folder for each generated world, just like there was in the Saves folder. You'll need to upload your world folder from GeneratedWorlds on your computer to GeneratedWorlds on your server.

Then, follow the next section for configuring your world depending on whether your world was a random generated world, or Navezgane (or another pre-generated world).

Configuring your server to load your saved random generated world

Follow this section if the world you uploaded was randomly generated. Your world will have a name like 'Vumedu Territory'.

Head to the Configuration page for your server in the control panel.

You'll need to change these settings. It's important you pick the right settings, otherwise your world won't load.

  • GameWorld: Set to RWG
  • GameName: Set to what you picked for your 'Game Name' when you started your world. Usually this is My Game.
  • WorldGenSeed: Set to what you picked for your 'World Generation Seed' when you started your world. By default this is blank.
  • WorldGenSize: Set to what you picked for your 'World Size' when you started your world. By default this is 8192.

You might have noticed something — the folder you uploaded was called something like 'Vumedu Territory', but you didn't enter that as a configuration setting anywhere. How does it know to load that world?

Here's the tricky part: The game uses the combination of WorldGenSeed and WorldGenSize to make a 'generated world name'. This ends up being the name of your folder, like 'Vumedu Territory' or 'East Tausa County'. This is why your WorldGenSeed and WorldGenSize must match what you picked when you started your world. Otherwise, the server will come up with a different 'generated world name', and it'll generate that world fresh because it won't exist.

All done? Restart your server and it should load your existing world!

Can't remember your world's seed and size?

That's okay, it happens! Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to find this out.

Remember that GeneratedWorlds folder from earlier? Open the folder for your world, and you'll find a text file called GenerationInfo.txt. Open that file. Inside, there's a line that'll say Original Seed: YOUR_SEED_HERE. Bingo!

Forgotten which size world you picked? The 7 Days to Die menu only supports two options - 4096 or 8192. So it has to be one of those!

Since Alpha 18.4, the world generation menu shows you what the 'generated world name' will be for a given seed and world size. You can launch the game and use this menu to make sure that your seed and world size are generating the right world name.

Configuring your server to load your saved Navezgane world, or other pre-generated world

Follow this section if the world you uploaded was a pre-generated world. Your world will be called Navezgane, or PREGEN01/02/03. It might be called something different if you downloaded your world from somewhere else.

Head to the Configuration page for your server in the control panel.

You'll need to change these settings. It's important you pick the right settings, otherwise your world won't load.

  • GameWorld: Set to the name of your world. This should be Navezgane, or PREGEN01, or maybe something different.
  • GameName: Set to what you picked for your 'Game Name' when you started your world. Usually this is My Game.

Unlike random generated worlds, you don't have to change WorldGenSeed or WorldGenSize. These won't have any effect.

All done? Restart your server and it should load your existing world!

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