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Kiotie Feb 9, 2013 @ 6:54pm
Workshop Files on Dedicated Server

I have a dedicated L4D2 server on a Windows machine, is there an easy way to retrieve Workshop items such as maps for a dedicated server?

Last edited by Kiotie; Feb 9, 2013 @ 9:02pm
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2point4 Feb 9, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
The only way I know so far is to copy them over to the addons folder on the server. CS:GO recently got Workshop and server integration looks pretty decent so far:


Maybe once L4D2 is on the new CDN Valve will add in a similar feature for us.
Kiotie Feb 9, 2013 @ 9:00pm 
Yeah, that's what I've done for now. Thanks for the info!
Vermilicious Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:40am 
Is there any support for "host_workshop_collection" (or similar) yet?
ReelGenius May 14, 2014 @ 3:25pm 
Still no host_workshop_collection in L4D2?
Geam Apr 15 @ 4:16am 
Hi, I write this little python3 script to dl collection from the workshop.
You just need to download the workshop.py script, make it runable and run it with the id of the collection(s) as arg.
Make it runable (unix like system):
chmod +x workshop.py
Run it *unix like system)
./workshop.py <collection_id>
You can add as many collection as you need.
If the script is not place in the addon directory, you need to tell it where the addon dir is (unix like system)
./workshop.py -o /path/to/l4d2/addons/workshop <collection_id>

Honnestly, I did not try it on windows machine but if you download python3 for window, it should work. Report to this page https://docs.python.org/3/faq/windows.html
If I've read correctly, you should then run the script like this
python workshop.py -o C:\path\to\l4d2\addons\workshop <collection_id>
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