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Salamanderrake May 6, 2013 @ 9:15am
[L4D2][Linux] Dedicated server connection issue
>>> This is a copy of the bug report from the valve github issues tab
Issue #485 just in case no one from the l4d2 team does not check there <<<

The server starts up fine but connecting to it is a nightmare since you need the ip and port of the server your trying to use, so no pub joins. I have to enter mm_dedicated_force_server ip:port in order to connect to a dedicated server, and I can not leave out the port or it wont connect to my second server, it will never be accessed. sv_search_key and sv_steangroup are useless. Also had to install the dedi on my vps via steamcmd.sh,don't know if that's how its set up on purpose.
Last edited by Salamanderrake; May 6, 2013 @ 9:29am
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< > May 6, 2013 @ 11:08am 
we also got a dedicated up and running.
we downloaded the files using the steamcmd and started the server via hlds. We did not install metamod...just plain beta, but we encounter the same strange behavior.
Neither the server is listing in steamgroup, nor can you start a lobby and pick it up.
You have to connect via console by ip:port

Its ok for now, cause once a player is connected, the server is listed under campaign open games, and everyone can join.

I guess we will have to wait for an update.
Salamanderrake May 6, 2013 @ 11:21am 
lol I installed the full game steamcmd. no just the dedi cause the dedi files are in there.
Last edited by Salamanderrake; May 6, 2013 @ 11:21am
Kerry  [developer] May 6, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
The beta is using the Steam Pipe content system, so you'll have to use steamcmd.sh to install it. Also, when you launch the server make sure you're setting the game to "left4dead2_beta". If that doesn't help, send me the IP and I'll see if it's showing up on the master server.
Salamanderrake May 6, 2013 @ 3:42pm 
how do I send you my ip just put it in here?
Kerry  [developer] May 6, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Here or email it to kerry@valvesoftware.com. Thanks!
Salamanderrake May 6, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
Does left4dead2 beta have its own steam ID or do we just use the one for the beta its self, I ask cause some one told me the beta and the dedi have different steam ID's.
Darth planet May 7, 2013 @ 5:59am 
How do you install the dedi servers for mac is there a way?
Salamanderrake May 7, 2013 @ 6:07am 
Do you mean on a server or a desktop enviroment? if you mean desktop then its already in the games folder its srcds_run, if you mean server enviroment then you have to install it via steamcmd. https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD using the steam id 223530
Salamanderrake May 7, 2013 @ 6:16am 
${username_who_owns_l4d2} put in your username ${username_paww} put in your usernames password and everything else except ../l4d2b can bee the same. the l4d2b is just an install folder you can use what ever you want for that.
./steamcmd.sh +login ${username_who_owns_l4d2} ${username_pass} +force_install_dir ../l4d2b +app_update 223530 verify +quit
spacepope May 7, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Same problem here, I have to use `mm_dedicated_force_server' to connect to my dedicated server, it doesn't show up as group server either. Is 223530 the correct AppID? The 11GB download was a little off-putting...
Salamanderrake May 7, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
from what Kerry was saying in an email was that the servers are not showing up on the master server list. said he was going to see why that was.
Darth planet May 8, 2013 @ 5:20am 
I am on desktop i did not know it was in the game but i still cant connect to it
Casimer the Adequately Skilled May 8, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
Originally posted by Kerry:
If that doesn't help, send me the IP and I'll see if it's showing up on the master server.

IP is, ports are 27015..27022

When I add it to my favorites, the game shows up as Left 4 Dead 2 (not Left 4 Dead 2 Beta), but the server is definitely a beta server.
spacepope May 9, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Just FYI, the latest update fixed those issues, group servers are showing up...
Casimer the Adequately Skilled May 9, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
Originally posted by spacepope:
Just FYI, the latest update fixed those issues, group servers are showing up...
I just checked, and YES. There are two people on my servers as I write this post. Unfortunately, they're on two different servers, so the whole "multiplayer game" thing didn't occur to them. Oh well, I'll take what I can get.
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