There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!
This ZIP file contains the files necessary to setup a Jailbreak: Source 0.6 Server on Windows. The description below contains a guide to setting up a server on Windows using SRCDS. An Orange Box mod differs from the usual setup of Source Mod Server.
Below is a guide to setting up an SRCDS based Jailbreak: Source 0.6 server.
SRCDS is a stand alone dedicated server, it doesn't run through Steam. So grab yourself the Windows version of the HLDSUpdateTool from SRCDS (sorry, this is windows only for now, once we've got a Linux server running, we'll do another post) and save it somewhere.
Once it's downloaded, run the tool and go through the installation process. You'll need to install it to somewhere on your server (or home computer for testing), and in a location without spaces in the folder name (e.g. C:\SRCDS\ or C:\Servers\SRCDS\).
Once it's finished installing, go to Start; Run and type cmd which opens a command prompt and enter the following:
This gets the latest version of the HLDSUpdateTool which is used to download the server files. You then need to type the following into the same command prompt:
hldsupdatetool -command update -game "orangebox" -dir C:\srcds\
This step can take a while depending on the speed of your connection as it's downloading all the files it needs from Valve's servers.
Once that's finished you'll have all the files you need, but there are a few other steps needed to get the server working.
The next step is to open the SRCDS directory and inside you'll find two directories, one called "orangebox", the other called "hl2", move the "hl2" directory into the Orange Box directory and overwrite any files it asks you about.
Copy the Jailbreak directory into the "orangebox" directory, so it sits beside the "hl2" directory.
At this point the server should be good to go, so the final step is launching the server, which can be done on the command line with:
srcds.exe -console -game Jailbreak +map jb_abalos +maxplayers 16
You could create a batch file with that code in for easy server launching too!
So there you go, nice and easy, if a little time consuming!