Faster Server Downloads [BZ2]

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Creating Bz2 File DownloadingHello. This tutorial is to help people with .bz2 compressing for faster downloads on your server. I've seen some of these tutorials and thought I could have a shot at trying to explain it. You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

Step 1 Compressing Your Files: Once You have the following from above you must first install zBzipper to compress your files. Once installed on your Desktop their should be a folder shortcut like this: Photobucket Place ALL desired map files inside this folder (.bsp, .navs, .res, .txt) Once Completed, your folder should look like this, just with different file names: Photobucket Ok, Your now ready to compress your files. Go back to your desktop and this time locate and Open the zBzipper program: Photobucket When you Open this program, it will bring a Command Prompt style window, DO NOT close this. It may also show as if nothing is happening, really it is. This is the compressing process and shouldn't take too long. Here is what you should see: Photobucket When completed the Command Prompt should look like this:\ Photobucket Press any key and the program should close.
Step 2 Uploading Your Files For this tutorial I will use My Website's server. First, using your FTP client login to your webserver: Now Create a folder inside your webserver either in public_html or in www. Name it as you desire, i will call mine Surfrpg, as the maps are for my rpg server. It should look like this: Photobucket\ Now Inside the folder you just created, create a second folder called Maps - Inside this folder is where your compressed maps shall go. Photobucket
Step 3 Transfering Your Files If You now go back to you Bzip Folder where you placed your maps: Photobucket Inside should be new zipped files, for me their icons look like WinRar Achives, DO NOT BE FOOLED They really are .bz2 files. Here's what your Bzip Folder Should Look like now: Photobucket Now, select all of the Zipped Files, and then drag them into your Maps folder on your webserver, via your ftp program. NOTE: Make sure you do not get any of the original map files because that will defeat the object of this tutorial.

Final Step
Now, if you go into your server.cfg file (found on your game server) put these command lines in: sv_downloadurl "http://~YOUR WEBSITE HERE~/~NAME OF FOLDER CONTAINING THE MAPS~" net_maxfilesize 60 For example my maps folder is designated in surfrpg so i would put: sv_downloadurl "http://www.kmzclan.co.uk/surfrpg" Remember To do / and then the name of your folder. Once completed save you server.cfg and place in back in your game server. Congratulations - Your Done To test that it works simply go to your map folder: C:/program files/steam/steamapps/~username~/cstrike/maps Take out any map file Change Your Map on Your Server to the one corresponding to the map you've taken out. Then Watch Your Downloads at Super Speed. Notes: If You cannot locate your Bzip folder On Your Desktop, Check Your Primary Drive and You should find it there called Bzip. Kat.Fish's Free Server Hosting Will Not Show a Public_Html or WWW Folder because your already inside it.\ Thank You To....: Kat.Fish For Free Hosting SoulFire For The zBzipper Program FPSBanana For Hosting This Tutorial
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    when I do this, maps wont show up in admin menu (sourcemod), even though they are liosted in mapcycle and maplist. Will i need to add the extension .bsp.bz2 (e.g. instead of "de_nuke" it would be "de_nuke.bsp.bz2")?
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    Good tut zak i'm going to use this on my server. very easy to read and the right info 10/10 tut
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    Ok, now I tried it with Kat.Fish's Server, and when I put the right link into sv_downloadurl and when it comes to download the map, I get the "Missing Map" error!! WTF!!!! I tried so many things, sv_allowdownload, with or without "http://", changing the file permissions on the FTP Server. Nothing Worked!!
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    Http://www.funpic.org/ I tried upload it here, but when it uploads, after like 20 % of a file it says: [14:05:45] MLST cp_fallout.bsp.bz2 [14:05:45] 250- Start of list for cp_fallout.bsp.bz2 [14:05:45] modify=20090930112859;perm=adfrw;size=3144914;type=file;unique=1EU3484981E;UNIX.group=80;UNIX.mode=0644;UNIX.owner=80; cp_fallout.bsp.bz2 [14:05:45] 250 End of list [14:06:15] NOOP [14:06:15] 200 NOOP command successful After that it goes to 0% and starts the download again. Why!?!?
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    Missing map maps/xxxxxx.bsp, disconnecting Host_Error: Disconnected
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    Posted by -DS- Redrum So doing this would be even faster than just hosting the maps on a fast dl site, amirite?
    It would be faster then having people download them off your games server.
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    So doing this would be even faster than just hosting the maps on a fast dl site, amirite?
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    Really nice guide! Thanks alot... 85.234.148.39:27105 Our clan server Visit;D
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    Pros: Very straight forward, pictures and everything are easy to see! Cons: none Improvements: none Notes: This was very useful to me.
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    I tried with sounds but i can't actually get it to work. when i connect to my server it shows me that i am downloading the bz2 sound but when i play it in the map it shows me in the console that the file was not found. http://andrepcg.info/cstrike/ i have that address in my config. please help me
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