How To Make A New Server Now!
You'll need a lot of spare time,Just a warning,You will need to do things on the desktop,This is the unused desktop, right?,I will give you a link to an installer, open this link on the desktop and download the program there,Gimme a sec to find the link,http://storefront.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.exe,open it on the desktop,It will save the file,Start up the file once it's downloaded,You are opening it on the desktop computer, right? ,It's an installer as you can see if it's open,When it asks where to install,Install it to,C:\HLServer,Let it install first,Might as well wait, the next part is a bit complicated,Here's the third hardest part,You know how to open command prompt, right?,It's simple enough. You're using Windows 7, right,To open command prompt,Just hit start, type in cmd then clickt he first program, and a little black box with white text should open,Type exactly what I tell you to in the box,After you type it in and hit enter,It will take a few hours to finish.,In the command prompt, type,C:\HLServer\hldsupdatetool -command update -game tf -dir "C:\hlserver",Then hit enter,It will take a few hours ,The last part is really hard and complicated,You probably won't remember,You basically have to edit like 5 files in weird ways ,What type of server are you hosting?,Like, a trading server or normal tf2 server
,Trading,Okay, that will require a bit more editing,How much has the download advanced?,This part will be better to pull up a guide for. Basically, you need to edit map cycles, cvars, etc,I will bring up a guide for
you,http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Dedicated_server_configuration Read through this article, and skip the "server installation" part and star with the MOTD section,you need to do that,You will need to make a server starting script. but that's really easy,Doing what that article says will take a while,Tell me when you're done configuring the server and I'll send you a start script,c:\HLserver\orangebox\srcds.exe -console -game tf -hostport 27015 +maxplayers 24 +map ctf_2fort,Change ctf_2fort to the map you want to use,Paste it into notepad,save it as start.bat,and double click it
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