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[Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server

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[Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
I originally posted this at left4dead411 were the thread died.
I'll add more and improve as needed.

1) Installing HldsUpdateTool
Download the installer from valves website:
http://www.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.exe

Run the installer by double clicking and installer to C:\hldsupdatetool

2) Prepping for the Install
First off, decide where you want to install your server.
For this example, we're installing to C:\l4d_server
To make life easier, I recommend naming the folder without any spaces.
Go to the C drive and make the folder. This helps prevent some errors that HldsUpdateTool is known for.

3) Running HldsUpdateTool to Install a L4D DS
First open up a command prompt.
Start --> Run... --> cmd --> OK
Now type in the following commands:
cd c:\hldsupdatetool
hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game l4d_full -dir c:\l4d_server

Let the installer run. It can take over an hour depending on the multiple things.

4) Server.cfg
Open up notepad and add the following to the file:
Code:
sv_lan 0
setmaster add 68.142.72.250:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.189:27011

Save the file as "server.cfg" to C:\l4d_server\l4d\left4dead\cfg\

5) Boot the Server
Open up a command prompt again.
Enter the following commands:
cd C:\l4d_server\l4d
srcds.exe -console -game left4dead -port 27015 +map l4d_airport01_greenhouse -tickrate 66

The server should open up. It might take a few seconds to boot up.

Improvements to come.

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11-24-2008 06:20 AM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
good job, just fix the link please...



Quote:http://www.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetoo l.exe


u put a space ....


http://www.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.exe
11-24-2008 12:20 PM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Thanks!
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Toungue .
11-24-2008 05:30 PM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
I keep getting the same message over and over, with the server being unconnectable.

"Sending Heartbeat to Master Server"

just over and over and over again.
11-24-2008 09:00 PM
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Mooga Offline
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Try removing the 2 setmaster commands from the server.cfg

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11-25-2008 01:33 AM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Happens even without that in the server.cfg
11-25-2008 01:38 AM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Thanks. Server's up and running without a hitch.
11-28-2008 07:53 PM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Removed the two setmaster commands, server is now working.

Don't get the "Sending Heartbeat to Master Server..." anymore.
01-15-2009 10:18 AM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
this thread is very helpful, but when I try to run the hldsupdate.exe via command prompt, it doesn't recognize it
02-17-2009 12:41 PM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
The HLDSUpdatetool has to install first.

VALVe has conveniently called the installer hldsupdatetool.exe (the on you download) and when you install it the actual update program is called exactly the same!

So:
double click the installer
install it somewhere
then do a commandline to the installed exe

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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Hey,

Whats the difference between l4d_full and left4dead?? Cause now i get all kind of maps like left4dead_danish and other languages.
And how do u admin a server??

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(This post was last modified: 02-18-2009 01:16 AM by VuPietje.)
02-18-2009 01:15 AM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
There is no difference VuPietje.

You admin a server either through RCon or an administration plugin like sourcemod

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02-18-2009 05:49 AM
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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Great tut

Thanks alot

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RE: [Windows] How to install a Left 4 Dead Server
Sry I think you misunderstood me, the command prompt does not recognize hldsupdatetool.exe as an operable program or command. I can't figure out what I''m doing wrong, so any ideas are helpful.
02-19-2009 07:16 AM
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