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Old July 2, 2009, 12:52 PM
The Guy The Guy is offline
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Default GUIDE: Setup SRCDS / CS:S Dedicated Server (Windows)

The Guy's how to setup a srcds

1. Before anything you need to figure out the specifications for your server.

How many players?
What game?
What type of server?
What 'remote control' do I need?
Should it be hack secured?

... and many more. So lets look at it this way.

Absolute minimum for servers (Bold'd is suggested):


Server Size: 8
CPU: 800mhz
RAM: 256MB
CPU: 1200mhz
RAM: 384MB

Server Size: 16
CPU: 1200mhz
RAM: 384MB
CPU: 1600mhz
RAM: 512MB

Server Size: 24
CPU: 1600mhz
RAM: 512MB
CPU: 2200mhz
RAM: 768MB

Server Size: 32
CPU: 2200mhz
RAM: 768MB
CPU: 2600mhz
RAM: 1000MB

(Using CS:S for this example):
Counter-Strike: Source

Day of Defeat: Source

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

Half-Life Deathmatch: Source

Half-Life: Source

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead 2


Team Fortress 2

Types of servers (using hostage on crackhouse):

Scout & Knifez

Types of 'remote control' (using mani):

Mani-Admin-Plugin (MAD)
Source Mod
Custom Built - Another tutorial

Should it be hack secured:It all depends if you want hackers (yes there bad but this also allows you to have less lag on your server + more people).

2. Downloading the server files (May take 5 minutes may take 5 hours).

379.13 KB Base FilesDownload.

Picture of updater

You will need to download the server files using HLdsUpdateTool.exe which you will find in this .rar file which I upload. You will then need to make a directory that will fit your needs something like: 'C:\HLServer\'. Then run the update.bat (for cs:s users, view the update readme for more information). When Its done downloading run it again to update + check for missing files and continue.

Picture of files

Source of update.bat
HldsUpdateTool.exe -command update -game "Counter-Strike Source" -dir c:\HLserver
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Last edited by The Guy; July 2, 2009 at 01:45 PM.
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