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This page describes how to install ''HLDS'' (Half-Life Dedicated Server) for installing and running a game server for classic Half-Life 1 games.
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This page describes how to install Valves ''HLDS'' (Half-Life Dedicated Server) for installing and running a game server for classic Half-Life 1 games.
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
First, install {{aur|hlds}} from the [[AUR]]. Then change the directory to ''/opt/hlds'' and begin download the game files, in this example for ''Counter-Strike 1.6'', by executing this command:
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First, install {{aur|hlds}} from the [[AUR]]. Before configuring the server, we need to add an user with restricted rights which will be only used for HLDS:
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$ useradd hlds
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And then assign the permissions to the program directory:
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$ chown -R hlds:hlds /opt/hlds
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Now we change the user, switch the directory to ''/opt/hlds'' and begin download the game files, in this example for ''Counter-Strike 1.6'', by executing this command:
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$ su hlds && cd /opt/hlds
 
  $ ./steam -command update -game cstrike -dir .
 
  $ ./steam -command update -game cstrike -dir .
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== Configuration ==
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Of couse you can define the server settings in the game directory itself, for example by editing /opt/hlds/cstrike/server.cfg. Alternatively you could set the startup parameters in ''/etc/conf.d/hlds'':
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{{hc|/etc/conf.d/hlds|2=<nowiki>user=hlds # this setting won't work yet
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workingdir=/opt/hlds # this setting won't work yet
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params="-game cstrike -autoupdate +maxplayers 20 +port 27019 +map de_aztec"</nowiki>}}
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Be sure you open or forwarded the port, e.g. 27019 UDP+TCP correctly!
  
 
== Start the server ==
 
== Start the server ==
After editing ''server.cfg'', start the server using:
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Starting the server is easy!
  $ ./hlds_run -game cstrike -autoupdate +maxplayers 20 +map de_aztec > /dev/null 2>&1 &
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  $ systemctl start hlds
Be sure you forwarded the ports ''1200 UDP, 27000 - 27015 UDP, 27020 - 27039 TCP'' correctly!
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To enable autostart, issue following command:
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$ systemctl enable hlds

Revision as of 08:59, 3 January 2013

This page describes how to install Valves HLDS (Half-Life Dedicated Server) for installing and running a game server for classic Half-Life 1 games.

Installation

First, install hldsAUR from the AUR. Before configuring the server, we need to add an user with restricted rights which will be only used for HLDS:

$ useradd hlds

And then assign the permissions to the program directory:

$ chown -R hlds:hlds /opt/hlds

Now we change the user, switch the directory to /opt/hlds and begin download the game files, in this example for Counter-Strike 1.6, by executing this command:

$ su hlds && cd /opt/hlds
$ ./steam -command update -game cstrike -dir .

Configuration

Of couse you can define the server settings in the game directory itself, for example by editing /opt/hlds/cstrike/server.cfg. Alternatively you could set the startup parameters in /etc/conf.d/hlds:

/etc/conf.d/hlds
user=hlds # this setting won't work yet
workingdir=/opt/hlds # this setting won't work yet
params="-game cstrike -autoupdate +maxplayers 20 +port 27019 +map de_aztec"

Be sure you open or forwarded the port, e.g. 27019 UDP+TCP correctly!

Start the server

Starting the server is easy!

$ systemctl start hlds

To enable autostart, issue following command:

$ systemctl enable hlds