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LAN srcds - slow map download?
#1
I've got a srcds running on windows XP. It is intended for a LAN party only. It runs fine but map downloads are very slow (if a client connects but does not have the current map). For example, it might take a couple of minutes to download an 8MB map, even though both PCs are 2GHz CPU on a 100Mb LAN.

I've read through the forums and heaps of server.cfg files but nothing seems to help. Here are (what I think are) the relevant server.cfg settings:
// server cvars
sv_allowupload 1
sv_allowdownload 1
sv_timeout 65
// bandwidth rates/settings
sv_minrate 0
sv_maxrate 0
decalfrequency 10
sv_maxupdaterate 100
sv_minupdaterate 20
// operation
sv_lan 1
sv_region 5


Is there some other setting I should use? I've tried starting srcds.exe and running in GUI mode, and also tried it using the "-console" option but neither work. I know the server.cfg is being executed, because the server name in my server.cfg appears when clients search for or join the server.

Can anyone please help!

Thanks
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#2
well best thing to do is to download and install an FTP program (like bulletproof FTP Server) then use the sv_downloadurl variable to point to the file on the FTP its very easy to do and your downloads will almost be 80MBps on a network
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Drocona Wrote:well best thing to do is to download and install an FTP program (like bulletproof FTP Server) then use the sv_downloadurl variable to point to the file on the FTP its very easy to do and your downloads will almost be 80MBps on a network

Edited because I re-read Drocona's suggestion properly ;-)

Is there a thread that shows how to do this (eg. what URL do I use)? For example, if my server is called "foo" and has an IP of w.x.y.z on the LAN, and my srcds.exe lives in "d:\srcds", then what download URL do I use? Are there any special settings required for bulletproof FTP server?

Thanks,
Ben
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#4
no you dont need any special settings

in Bulletproof FTP just create an user account WITHOUT a password so you dont have to login, add the directory to the account pointing to your dedicated server cstrike folder and your done! (so the path would be D:\srcds\cstrike


how to do the URL:

sv_downloadurl ftp://account@yourip/

that should fix it Cool

if you cant fix it contact me at Matts_bos@hotmail.com (also MSN adress) and i'll get you through with screenshots etcetera
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#5
OK, thanks heaps. Do the clients need an FTP client, or is it built into counter-strike source and hl2mp?
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#6
Built in, it has an HTTP/FTP engine Smile
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