Counter-Strike: Source Dedicated Server Installation (Updated)

Here is an updated version of the how to create a Counter Strike: Source dedicated server video. There have been lots of changes since out last video. One of the main changes is the directory structure. We had a lot of people comment on the previews video that they not get a “orangebox” folder. They are not longer using that folder. One other difference from our last video is that we used a server out on the internet this time to run the tutorial. This means that this server has a public IP address. If you are looking to run this tutorial on a server within a LAN don’t forget to port forward your 27015 UDP so people outside your LAN can access it.

Here are the commands used in this video.

cd C:/css

HldsUpdateTool.exe -command update -game “Counter-Strike Source” -dir .

-console -game cstrike +maxplayers 20 +map cs_italy

You can get the server.cfg file in our downloads page.

Thanks for reading

Colocation VS Dedicated Servers for Gameservers

In this video I talk a little about some of the benefits of colocation your own hardware. I also show you a server that would typically¬† meet the needs and them some to host game servers. For colocation you need to have some cash to spend initially. However you will save money in the long runs since you will not have to pay for “addons” such as more memory or bigger hardrives. You will also be responsible if anything breaks on your server so its a good idea to have spare parts.¬† As far as dedicated servers go you will pay more ever month and you will have less control over the hardware. You are also not responsible to pay for part when things break. However you will have to pay a tad bit more a month if you want more memory.

This is the hardware I used for the server in the video.

1 X Supermicro CSE-RR1U-E8 1U Left Slot PCI-Express x8 Riser Card
1 X Supermicro X9SCL-F-O LGA1155/ Intel C202 PCH/ DDR3/ V&2GbE/ MATX Server Motherboard, Retail
1 X Intel Xeon Quad-Core E3-1230 3.2GHz 5GT/s 1155pin 8MB CPU, Retail
1 X Adaptec RAID 2405 4-Port PCI-E SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card
1 X SUPERMICRO CSE-813MTQ-350CB Black 1U Rackmount Server Chassis
4 X Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Enterprise Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 X Dynatron K199 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
2 X Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model