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I installed srcds by installing steam on my server, then running my account which I have HL2 registered to, and preloaded srcds by click on it in play games. Now when I try to run a HL2 deathmatch server, it works fine, but when I try to run a CS Source server, it gives me the error:

cstrike\gameinfo.txt is missing

I notice you do it on this site a different way, but I don't want to have to download 2GB again if I can get it working this way.

Please help, this is highly illogical and extremely annoying :|
I think you'll probably have to run hldsupdatetool for the CS:S game. When you download HL2DM it's probably only installed the shared content for CSS:S.

hldsupdatetool -command update -game "Counter-Strike Source" -dir C:\srcds -username <username> -password <password> -remember_password

The good news is it shouldn't take anything like as long to downnload the CS:S game files as the HL2 shared files will already be on your machine (and from memory I think they're the ones that take ages - all the textures and stuff).
So... I should change the path to something like his?

c:\Steam\SteamApps\sammi2004\source dedicated server\cstrike

I installed steam to c:\steam obviously, and the cache files are located c:\Steam\SteamApps\

Or do I not need to bother about this - will it detect automatically?
Ah I just re-read your initial post and realised that you were using steam to run your ds.

The hldsupdatetool (which can be downloaded from allows you to install a completely seperate stand alone ds that doesn't require steam.

If you're using steam to run the ds then I have to admit I can't help much 'cause I haven't tried it that way. If you can't get it to work thru steam you could try the hldsupdatetool which should get you up and running with CS:S. The only problem is that you'll have to download all the shared content again (hldsupdatetool doesn't use any of the files in your Steam folder) so it'll take a good 2-3 hours. It's quite ok to have steam and a hldsupdatetool installation on the same machine though.

Sorry about the confusion.

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