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Tutorial on how to create both listen and dedicated servers for windows and linux

Posted by on - Intermediate Server Tools

*Note that due to an engine bug and valve not allowing "legacy support" on their master servers having bots and showing your game in the server browser (over the internet not local) are incompatible, however direct connections still work with bots (simply give you mates your ip/hostname).

*Also remember that for any of these servers to work over the internet you will need to for the correct ports on your router to your server, this is usually 27015 UPD. Try portforward.com for help on port forwarding for your specific router.

Listen servers (In-Game):
These are very easy to setup, simply go to "Create Server" in-game set your options using the GUI, and click create. Dedicated servers are a different matter on the other hand.

Dedicated Server (Windows):
Download hldsupdatetool (www.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.exe), run this file following install steps (install to a simple to remember directory e.g. "c:\srcds"), run cmd (start->run->cmd)
enter: "cd c:\srcds", then "hldsupdatetool" (this may take a little while to acquire the lastest version) then "hldsupdatetool -command update -game orangebox -dir ." - this may take a while to complete, you may want to grab a beverage of your choice.

Download the cure zip and extract to the "c:\srcds\orangebox" folder (so the gameinfo.txt path is like this "c:\srcds\orangebox\cure\gameinfo.txt"). Now enter "c:\srcds\orangebox\srcds.exe -console -game cure +map cbe_bunker +maxplayers 5 -autoupdate", and your good to go. If you want to you can you create a shortcut to srcds.exe (to the desktop or whatever) "right click->properties" and add "-console -game cure +map cbe_bunker +maxplayers 5 -autoupdate" to the target field.

Dedicated Server (Linux):
Create the directory "srcds" in your home directory, download hldsupdatetool (www.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.bin) and save it in you "srcds" directory. Now open a terminal window and type "cd srcds", then "chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin", and finally "./hldsupdatetool.bin" and agree to the T&C's by typing "yes". Now run "./steam" (this may take a little while to check and acquire the latest version), then enter "./steam -command update -game orangebox -dir ." - again this may take a while to complete, you may want to grab a beverage of your choice.

Download the cure zip and extract to the "~srcds/orangebox" folder (so
the gameinfo.txt path is like this
"~srcds/orangebox/cure/gameinfo.txt"). Now type "cd orangebox" and enter
"./srcds_run -console -game cure +map cbe_bunker
+maxplayers 5 -autoupdate", and your good to go. You can make an executable .sh file to make launching easier, create a file called "server.sh" and using a text editor put in these three lines: "#!/bin/sh", "echo "starting server"" and "./srcds_run -console -game cure +map cbe_bunker
+maxplayers 5 -autoupdate" - save the file and make it executable by running "chmod +x server.sh" on it.

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