CS server hosting allows you to manipulate the game according to your liking. This includes choosing the number of players you wanted to partake, or even terminating them if they misbehave. In addition, you have the power of the game rules. CS server host offers more advantages than connecting in a server and be a remote player.
Hosting CS 1. 6 server can be very taxing to some but in reality, this can be fun and sweat free. It offers learning new things and technicalities in the process. You can actually become a legit Counter Strike Server Host without spending any bucks, well except of course if you don't have that required resources for set up.
First off, you need these following system requirements:
At least 2Gb disk space, 512 Mb RAM, 2.4 GHz dual core processor and preferably DSL internet connection for faster and reliable gaming experience.
After complying the initial requirements, download the CS source code. Go to drive C: of your My Computer and create a folder, name it HDLS. Any other name will do but let us just use this classic example.
Open your downloaded CS Creation files, choose CS Server Creator, and hit HLDS as your file installation directory. The server components will be downloaded and installed by your installer in the installation directory. This will take a while depending on your internet connection.
If the installation is through, check the file size, which is roughly 300-320 Mb, if not, repeat the installation.
If your server aims to allow non-steam players, you have to patch it through the swds.dll in your downloaded file. Execute the .exe and choose the HLDS file directory.
Create a shortcut of hlds.exe that is located in your HLDS directory on your desktop and execute it. This is the part where you can edit your server name; port and RCON password choose maps.
These are some commands that will help you in your server configuration.
-autoupdate : This will instantly update the server when STEAM issues their updates.
-console: for console mode
+maxplayersallowable quantity of players you wanted to participate
-game: the HLDS mod you want to run
+map the map at which the server will begin with
-portIf you use the default port 27015, you may leave it be.
-ip- for multiple IP users wanting to assign certain IP for the server
To add to the already incredible and awesome gaming experience, install plugins to your server. However, be sure to know what you're doing or you'll end up messing your server.