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How to Parse a Valheim Server Log and Locate Player Activity

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JP Valheim's Avatar JP Valheim
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Welcome to the world of Valheim, where you get to explore landscapes, fight mythical creatures, and check the server logs to find out who's been terrainblocking the longhouse.

In this tutorial, we'll be looking at how to manage a dedicated server like a pro. First up, let's take a quick peek at the server logs. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Logs? That sounds boring!" But trust me, they're anything but boring.

The server logs are like a secret diary of all the naughty things players have been up to. Have you noticed that your shiny new castle suddenly has a giant hole in the wall? Or maybe your favorite sword is missing from your inventory? Well, the server logs can sometimes help you identify a culprit behind these dastardly deeds. Unfortunately, valheim server logs are notoriously lacking in detail, so you won't always be able to get exactly what you want.

To access the dedicated server logs you need to use FileZilla and login to your server. Look for a screenlog.0 file. The .0 file is the most recent, the other files are from earlier today, last night, etc. To open the log just download it and right click and pick edit. You can also open it in notepad or something similar.
You can use the logs to find out who destroyed or stole your stuff, and even ban those players from your server.

But the fun doesn't stop there. You can also use the logs to find out where players are exploring on your server. It's like playing a game of hide and seek, but with Vikings and monsters. Personally I take it a step further and actively track and challenge players on the server to mess with their heads.

If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can even use the logs to check the size of dungeons that spawn on your server. It's like a sneak peek into the inner workings of Valheim's procedurally generated world. Who knows, you might even discover a dungeon so massive that it'll make your head spin.

So there you have it, folks. Managing a dedicated server in Valheim is a lot of fun. With the power of the server logs at your fingertips, you can identify mischievous players, ban them from your server, and even explore the hidden depths of Valheim's world. Who said server management had to be boring?


Here's a secret that most Valheim players don't know: as the host of a dedicated server, you have the power to use a clone world to teleport anywhere on your server. You'll have to watch the video to find out. With this trick up your sleeve, you'll be able to check exactly what the players on your server are doing, spy on them, etc.

With the power of the server logs and the teleporting abilities of the clone world, you'll be a force to be reckoned with. Just remember to use your powers for good, surprising players with something fun they did not expect!
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