#1 2013-12-09 04:13:04

Weasel
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From: Rachel, NV
Registered: 2012-07-21
Posts: 21
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Linux Dedicated Server Work-Around

I was able to "work-around" no longer being able to download the Source 2007 SDK version of Source Dedicated Server using either the old "HLDSUpdateTool" system nor the new "SteamCMD / SteamPipe") system.


I already had another mod already installed on my server that also uses the Source 2007 SDK version of Source Dedicated Server.  That game server had been setup and running many months ago - when the content was still available via the old "HLDSUpdateTool" system.


I copied that other mod's entire installation folder (i.e. the full path where the "OrangeBox" option was installed using "HLDSUpdateTool") to another folder.   Next, I ripped-out the additional sub-folder that contained the other mod's content.  At this point, I also tar-balled-up and compressed a backup copy of the entire "OrangeBox" installation (for any future "work-around" usage).


Next, I installed the "bpr" folder, inside the existing "orangebox" sub-folder - as with any normal mod installation.
Next, I manually pulled the updated server binary from the update URL (Note: The distro I am hosting on apparently doesn't support "pylzma" or perhaps something else in the update-script).


After customizing the autoexec.cfg, server.cfg and other configuration files to my liking, I was able to successfully fire-up a 32-player dedicated server ... with several caveat's:

  • - Currently, for unknown reason's, the server does not show on the in-game server browse list.  I had to add it to my favorites.

  • - During the start-up process, there are several points at which it appears to be stuck (doing presumably something) for several minutes.

  • - Noticed this wierd message: "SOLID_VPHYSICS static prop with no vphysics model! (models/props/cs_militia/fertilizer.mdl)"

  • - and this other wierd message: "Unknown command 'a'"

The server information is:

  • - Connect via FQDN: games.weaselslair.com:6409

  • - Connect via IP address: 192.30.161.61:6409

  • - Game-Tracker: Link

  • - YouTube: Link

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Last edited by Weasel (2013-12-09 08:00:14)

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#2 2013-12-09 08:13:23

Weasel
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From: Rachel, NV
Registered: 2012-07-21
Posts: 21
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Re: Linux Dedicated Server Work-Around

Update: My server is listed now on the in-game server browse list.  I added this to my server.cfg file:

sv_master_legacy_mode 0         // Disable lagacy mode, since steam master servers won't support it anymore.
heartbeat                      // Send heartbeat that this server is ready. Should be the last line of the config.

I had to do that with another mod that uses Source 2007.
I am not sure if that is really what fixed it, or whether it was just a matter of waiting (giving it time to update).


Also, I may also add another BPr server in Hong Kong - since I already have a host there that I use for other games.

Last edited by Weasel (2013-12-09 08:13:57)

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