There are many tutorials on the Internet that guide you on "How to setup counter strike Dedicated Server?" but they are old now. Here is a fresh new tutorial using which you can setup dedicated server in no time. Here are some pre-requisites of this tutorial. Please check them below:
- Download hldsupdatetool.exe file
- Internet connection
- Ample space on Hard Disk.
- Make sure your system has command prompt
What's next? Next are few steps that you need to configure in order to run your own counter strike server. Check those steps below:
- Double click the hldsupdatetool.exe file and install it. Please make sure that the file is installed in the directory in which your operating system is residing.
- Suppose you have installed the file in C:/hlds directory. Now go to start > run > cmd > cd/ > cd hlds. From here you can run hldsupdatetool.exe file.
- Now install counter strike server on it. This can be done by typing following commands: hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game cstrike -dir c:/hlds. After this command is executed, counter strike server files will be downloaded on your system.
Isn't setting up counter strike dedicated server such a simple task that any one can do it? Even novice can do this easily. So what are you waiting for , setup your counter strike dedicated server now!
Ok server is set. Now how to run the server. To run the counter strike dedicated server you will again need to go to c:/hlds directory and locate their hlds.exe file. Right click on that file and go to Properties. You will find their "C:/hlds/hlds.exe". to this add the following: -console -game cstrike +port 27015 +map de_dust +maxplayers 16 -autoupdate. That's all.
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