This launcher is aimed to make running a dedicated server easier and at the best performance possible.
Auto detect most (if not all) mods installed to half-life (See list of tested mods).
Select random map.
Option to make a random mapcycle.
Option to choose server process priority.
Check the current public IP of the hosting machine.
Open the server.cfg file for easy and quick edition.
Restart server after exit/crash automatically with option to log events.
Simply copy "HLDS Launcher.exe" to the server folder and start hosting!. (Server folder is where hlds.exe is located)
Just select the game/mod you want to host and the starting map, set max players, UDP port (port must be forwarded if running through a router), enable/disable VAC protection (Valve Anti-Cheat), set your settings and click "Start". If restart server after exit/crash is enabled, you must click "Stop" to close the server without restarting again.
This launcher should detect every mod installed but it was tested with the following mods and worked flawlessly.
Thank you very much! Now this tool is perfect for my needs.
The implementation of the random mapcycle is simple, but efficient. Perhaps you should give a warning, that mapcycle.txt will be overwritten or make a backup of the file.
Other proposals : - Add a button to open mapcycle.txt for edit - Add Controls for additional server options (MP_flashlight on/off, mp_autoteambalance on/off, mp_friendlyfire on/off,...etc) Yes, they also could be done in the Server.cfg, but having a option Gui would be much more comfortable.