Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is a recreation of the first multiplayer game set in the Half-Life universe. Features all the classic weapons and most-played maps, now running on the Source engine.

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This is the simplest way to setup a dedicated server for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source that anyone will be able to join.

Posted by ytres on May 29th, 2010
Basic Server Tools.

This is the simplest and easiest way to set up a dedicated server for Half-Life Deathmatch:Source.

Note: You Must Own Half-Life Source/Half Life Deathmatch:Source to do this.

1. Download Source Dedicated Server - If you do not already have this on steam, go and download it. It is free and is in the tools section of your main steam window.

2. Go and download GCFScape - Download just the installer here.

3. Extract the GCFs - Extract all the files from the GCF files half-life source.gcf and half life deathmatch source.gcf, which are located here: C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/
Extract these files into the following folder: C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/YOURUSERNAME/source dedicated server/

Note: If you have a 64 bit operating system like I do, then "Program Files" will be "Program Files (x86)" because Steam is a 32 bit application.

4. Launch Your Server: Go to your steam main window and go to the tools section. Click on Source Dedicated Server, which you should of installed earlier, and wait for it to load. Select under the "game" menu "HALF-LIFE: Deathmatch". Then choose your map and other server options and, finally, launch your server!

It's that simple!

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TacoDeBoss Jan 17 2011, 1:13am says:

Hi i'm Liam9787 and i need to know, WTF? i tried this and every step of it worked, RIGHT up until i tried to create the server. i need help with this. me and my friends are remaking the Gman Squad, so we NEED this. What happened is i click the "Create Server button", and then Source Multiplayer Dedicated Server just CRASHES right then and there.

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TacoDeBoss Aug 6 2012, 4:47pm replied:

Note that this was when I was a young and lesser being, I use HldsUpdateTool now :b

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Koor54 Oct 17 2012, 2:24am replied:

where do i put the HldsUpdateTool and how do i use it?

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Gman1255 Apr 2 2011, 3:23pm says:

when i start this up it just says "starting dedicated server" then it closes a few seconds later and i see no error messages. i check hldm:s and i dont see mai server D:

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FJS Apr 2 2013, 10:09pm says:

You all people should know that this wont work with the SteamPipe version of the game!

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TeHaVoK Aug 2 2013, 12:22pm replied:

Half-Life Deathmatch Source ins't on steampipe.

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