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CSS: Make a fast download server - A Tutorial for Counter-Strike: Source

How to make a fast dl server ithout errors

Hello, and welcome to my very first tutorial!

I will teach you how to create fast DL and even how to fix the ‘O so famous error: missing map, disconnecting’! Just sit down and let me teach u how to make it work smoothly and error less!
Oke, to make fast download you need a webspace server. If you haven’t one u can get one for FREE ‘http://www.funpic.org/’. It’s very important you have a host which allows you to have .bsp files! Because .bsp is the file extension of your map. Now open your ftp client, (I recommend filezilla) if your host doesn’t give you ftp access to your file, do it with the menu they give you.

Now go to connect On your Left Top.

(SS. A)


A new window should popup now. In that window you’ll find a tab ‘general’ fill in your FTP information.
Host: find it at the account information page at your host’s website
Port: default is 21 but if your host gave you a different one use that one.


User: use the username you registered you FTP a.
Password: Use your user password.


Account: I don’t really know what it is. But for u better fill in the username you used earlier.
Now hit connect, it will load some scripts and after 10 seconds u you will be ready!
If you get an error from your host, check the information you filled in. if that’s correct check your host’s website.

 



Oke! now we arrived at the part we are going to ‘imitate’ your game server. Which means we are going to create all folders with exists on your game server, on out web server.
So. Go to the downright window and right click, make new folder. Call it ‘cstrike’ <- exactly like that!!! Because otherwise the Game server directs you to the wrong folder. Once its created dubble click it. Now in there we create a Folder ‘maps’. Once that is done were done for the folders (if you want to make skins, sounds ect. fast DL you have to create the folders required for that. After reading the whole tutorial u understand how.)

 



Oke! In this part you need to have all maps you run on you Game server, also on your local computer. Browse to the .BSP files in your left views. (Its easier to put them all in one map) drag them into your downright view. It will now upload your maps to the web server! Once that’s finished, we are almost done!

Oke! We are done at the web server! Try to access your files true your web browser. For me its http://gameforce.ga.funpic.org/ , and check if you can browse thru your folders: cstrike – maps – and then u will see your .BSP files! Try clicking one, if you are able to download it you have full access and then it’s possible to run your Fast DL!

 


Oke, go to your Game Server. Menu, VNC it doesn’t really matter. Open your Server.cfg or Defaut.cfg under the CFG folder in your Cstrike. (Remember!!! I’m talking about the GAME SERVER NOW!) in the window you’ll see lots of drawdown menus.. In VNC you’ll see a lot of parameters. Try searching ‘sv_downloadurl’ <- this is the parameter with is going to redirect the gamer to your web server instead of the game server itself. Now if it’s blank add your Web space URL (the one u entered in the browser when we tested the access)

 



So it should look like this: sv_downloadurl “http://yourwebhost.com” <- This is not correct!
It has to be URL+cstrike because in the game server you would be redirected to cstrike automatically but in your web server your will have to do it with the .cfg file.
So it will now look like this:

sv_downloadurl “http://yourwebhost.com/cstrike/”
e.x: sv_downloadurl “http://gameforce.ga.funpic.org/cstrike/”


(SS. B)


now. Check if sv_allowdownload is set to 1. VNC = sv_allowdownload 1
(For those who watched other tutorials where they said something about sv_allowupload 1 .. it’s not really necessary but if you think it helps….)

YEA!!!... WTH don’t smile yet! Because this is the part where 99% of the people get stuck! What you are going to do now is TEST your fast DL. So delete all used maps from your maps folder on your local computer! Aver that, connect with your server and if you are downloading maps fine and quick, Your done. If not? Then watch my next step
!

On some game server everything will be done now, but one some server the server don’t Redirect you to the web server automatically…

Even not with the Server.cfg. They give you the ‘famous’ error: “Missing map ’mapname’, Disconnecting” I will show you how to fix this!
This is how it works:

 



1. PC: Connect to game server.
2. Server: do you have the needed maps?’
3. PC: No.
4. Server: Download Them. “Redirects you to the folder ‘Downloadlists’”
5. PC: download the download lists for the maps.
6. Server: Directs you to the URL in the Server.cfg or Defaut.cfg.
7. PC: connected to the web server URL.
8. WEBserver: What maps do you want to download?
9. PC: gives the names in the download list.
10. Webserver: Sorry, we don’t have those maps.



And then you will get that error “Missing map ’mapname’, Disconnecting
So what we need to do is to make the web server know we really want to download the maps from his space. How we do that? Well, we make a change in the ‘Downloadlists’.
They are localed in: Cstrike/downloadlists on your GAME SERVER. Open one of them with notepad or any other text editor. You will see this:


“maps\MapName.bsp"
“maps\MapName.nav"


Seems to be oke right.., but this are the directions on the Game server… and the web server don’t know what to do with the list because he ‘thinks’ he don’t have it. So… edit it with the web server URL in front of the game server URL. Like this:


"http://yourHost.com/cstrike/maps\MapName.bsp"
“http://YourHost.com/cstrike/maps\MapName.nav”


Replace YourHost.com with your Web server URL
Save it. And do it with all your download lists. .lst Restart your server. And delete all your maps you used in your server, from your local Computer. Connect to the game server.

 


And! And! No ERRORS!

If this didn’t work for you place comment
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    Farbror Godis Joined 8y ago
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    I'm selling FastDL for any source-based gameservers, unlimited space, 5000gb bandwidth, pm me for more info!
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    Well this is out of date. Just use something like fastdls.net
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    funpic is one of a kind website I believe. Not many websites allow file storage on a web server. Although it is free, sadly, it only allows uploads of 5mb per file. Chances are most hosts have internet fast enough to support of 5mb map. (considering it isn't bzipped.) I have several 10 and 30mb maps and my upload speed isn't too great.
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    Its not working at all i tried the downloadlists and everything and the fast downloads is not even working
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    "Host: find it at the account information page at your host’s website" Im a newb and i could not find the account information page anywhere. I looked all over the site!
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    This still wont work for me. I did everything you said, even the steps to fix the disconnect thing. When i try to download the map it says " Couldnt CRC Map" And then when i go back to my Gameservers FTP to look at the Downloadlists files i edited. The map i tried to download from my server, its link or directory i edited goes back to “maps\MapName.bsp" and doesnt stay at "http://yourHost.com/cstrike/maps\MapName.bsp" Please Help me fix this! Thanks!
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    Is very good
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    I have also fixed my problem.. and the problem was that in my webbFTP I forgot that I must have an .bz2 file and not the .bsp file.. so I downloaded zBzipper and changed that! :) kkthx
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    I had thesame problem like mulTii, but now I don't get that error any more. Just check every little detail. My problem was(I guess) the download url: sv_downloadurl “http://yourwebhost.com/cstrike/” nice tut, Thanks!
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    I get the same ERROR like 'zeroreaction1' when I do exactly like your tutorial.
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