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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
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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First, install {{AUR|hlds}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|hlds}}}} from the [[AUR]].
$ useradd hlds
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And then assign the permissions to the program directory:
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Now we begin download the game files, in this example for ''Counter-Strike 1.6'', by executing this command (where username and password is your steam one):
$ chown -R hlds:hlds /opt/hlds
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  $ su hlds -C "/opt/hlds/steam -command update -game cstrike -dir /opt/hlds -username <username> -password <password>"
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
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$ ./steam -command update -game cstrike -dir .
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== Configuration ==
 
== Configuration ==

Latest revision as of 10:29, 20 August 2015

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[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] from the AUR.

Now we begin download the game files, in this example for Counter-Strike 1.6, by executing this command (where username and password is your steam one):

$ su hlds -C "/opt/hlds/steam -command update -game cstrike -dir /opt/hlds -username <username> -password <password>"

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