SteamCMD

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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

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