So you have been playing Counter Strike for a while and are thinking about setting up your own server. There are many guides on installing a Half Life Dedicated Server (HLDS) all over the internet, the one I followed is;HLDS Tutorial
but there wasn't one on Instructables! So here it is to help generate more traffic to this site!
NOTE: Please post all questions regarding errors on the following forum:
You will learn:
How to install a HLDS
How to run a HLDS
Configure your Router for HLDS
Set up a Static IP address for HLDS
Install AMX MOD X
-bullet damage plug in
-bullet whiz plug in
Install POD BOT
Obviously you will need a computer.
-Microsoft Windows XP Pro (it can be done on other Windows OS)
-512MB RAM Minimum
-7200RPM Hard Drive 20GB Minimum
-Internet Connection (DSL or grater recommended)
-Video Card (Optional) It will relieve Strain on the CPU and RAM
You will also need to be able access and configure your Router. This is the device that provides your Internet connection.
NOTE: You will need two computers to be exact. One to run the server and the other to run the game! It is possible to run both the server and the game form the same computer but it strains the CPU and is not recommended.
Read on to begin!