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Steam/Tools/Half-Life Dedicated Server

A Tutorial for Half-Life

How you should run it

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https://forums.alliedmods.net/showpost.php?p=2101756&postcount=18
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3225628
http://cs.gamebanana.com/tuts/11538


After you have downloaded and installed both,
- Steam/games/Half-Life
- Steam/Tools/Half-Life Dedicated Server

Don't start dedicated server through Steam/Tools section.
It will start wrong type server and gives you error when you try connect
steam validation rejected
You will see it when you type command version on your server console,
you have this "Stdio" in your version.



- Go into server folder where you find HLDS.exe
[letter]:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life

- Start server from there, you need run HLDS.exe twice, it shutdown and autogenerate steam\_appid.txt on first run.
- When you run game cstrike or Half-Life, steam\_appid.txt file get deleted.
You need again launch twice your dedicated server next time...

But avoid this, you could use this batch instead.
- Create *.bat file in same place where HLDS.exe, add this script inside and save

half-life.bat
echo 70> steam_appid.txt
start hlds.exe -game valve -console +sv_lan 0 +map boot_camp +maxplayers 10
- Remove parameter -console if you want VGUI type dedicated
- Run server using batch file.


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    > **Posted by DioJoestar** > Useless and outdated, use SteamCMD instead. Steam/Tools/HLDS has same version as HLDS downloaded through SteamCMD,
    so your post is futile without any good evidence to show us.
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    Useless and outdated, use SteamCMD instead.
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    > **Posted by Harris** > You can run this through Steam or through the HL folder as well,the only thing you gotta do is port forwarding. Yes, you can launch HLDS from Steam/Tools, you will get kicked "Steam validation rejected" when try connect to in, even you have steam\_appid.txt with right AppID.
    Just what I have tell in my topic!

    Port forwarding, when you have NAT or else firewall in use, other players can't see and connet to your server, they not get this kick message at this point!
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    You can run this through Steam or through the HL folder as well,the only thing you gotta do is port forwarding.
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