Introduction: HLDS Counter Strike 1.6 Server

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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 Metamod
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)
-1.8Ghz Minimum
-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
-admin privileges

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!

Step 1: Static IP Adress

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You will first want to set up a Static IP address.

'Go to 'Start" -> 'RUN' -> type 'cmd' without to quotes-> ENTER

You are now in the command prompt. See picture. Now type 'ipconfig /all' without the quotes.

Look for the following and write down:
-IP address
-Subnet Mask
-Default Gateway
-DNS Server

EDIT: You do not need to write down your IP address. We will be changing it. Everytime you turn on your computer your network automaticaly assisgns you an IP address. You will want to choose an IP address that is not likely to be assigned or else you may have big problems!

1.Now go to 'Start' -> 'Control Panel'
2.Find 'Network and Internet Connections'
3.Find 'Network Connections'
4.Find The connection you use for the Internet if more than one. RIGHT click and select PROPERTIES
5.Select 'Internet Protocol' from list and then 'Properties'
6.Check 'Static IP address'
7.Fill out information that was collected from ipconfig /all
EDIT: for IP address put something with the highest possible number. for example.
8.Click OK

Now test your connection to make sure it works by going going to the internet.
-Works? good now move on.
-Doesn't work? you filled out the wrong number. Try again.

Step 2: Now Go Get HLDSUpdaterTool

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Go to Steam's web site and follow the pictures or click to direct link:
Steam Powered
Direct Download Link

Save the file to your desktop.

Step 3: Run HLDS Update Tool.

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Just as the title says. Click to run and follow on screen instructions. This will not install the server but just sets up the basic files and programs needed on you C:\ drive.

Step 4: Now to Install the Server

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In this step you will finally install the HLDS server for Counter Strike 1.6.

1.Open up the command prompt again. 'Start' -> 'Run' -> type 'cmd' ->enter
2.Type or copy and paste in the command prompt this code:
cd C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer
Hit enter
3. now type or copy and paste this code and hit enter again:
hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game cstrike -dir .
Don't forget the space and period after dir
4.The Counter Strike Server Files will now begin to install. DO NOT EXIT THE COMMAND PROMPT. Don't worry, if you do just start again at Number 1.
This is a rather lager file ~300MB so it will take time. For me it took ~20 minutes.
5. When the prompt says HLDS up to date you can exit.

Step 5: Server.cfg

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Now go to where the files where all downloaded:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLDServer\cstrike
Find the file named server.cfg To open click on it and chose select a program and then find notepad. Get used to notepad, it comes in handy for a HLDS server and many more computer tasks.

Your server.cfg file will contain some CVARs for customizing your server. Copy and paste the following, its long, and over write the original text in server.cfg. These CVARs offer more customization of your server!

CODE Don't Copy this line.
// Use this file to configure your DEDICATED server.
// This config file is executed on server start.
// This is a comment

// default server name. Change to "Bob's Server", etc.
hostname "Counter-Strike 1.6 Server"

//sv_lan <0/1> 0=Public/LAN, 1=LAN Default: 0
sv_lan 0

// sv_contact <email/web address> Contact email for server admin
sv_contact ""

// sv_region <1-7> - The region of the world to report the server in.
// -1 World
// 0 US East coast
// 1 US West coast
// 2 South America
// 3 Europe
// 4 Asia
// 5 Australia
// 6 Middle East
// 7 Africa
sv_region 0

// mp_buytime <seconds> - The amount of time to allow purchasing weapons/equipment on round start
mp_buytime 0.45

// mp_c4timer <seconds> - How long before the c4 explodes
mp_c4timer 45

// mp_timelimit <minutes> - How long each map should be played before switching levels
mp_timelimit 25

// mp_freezetime <seconds> - How long players are unable to move during round starts
mp_freezetime 5

//mp_roundtime <1-9> How much time in minutes does a round last. Default: 5
mp_roundtime 5

// mp_startmoney <money> - Specify how much money players start off with
mp_startmoney 800

//mp_friendlyfire <0/1> Turn on/off friendlyfire. Default: Off
mp_friendlyfire 0

//mp_footsteps <0/1> Turn on/off footsteps. Default: On
mp_footsteps 1

//mp_flashlight <0/1> Turn on/off the ability for clients to use flashlight. Default: Off
mp_flashlight 0

//mp_fraglimit <##> Amount of frags a player can exceed before changing maps. Default: 0
mp_fraglimit 0

//mp_maxrounds <##> Amount of round to play before server changes maps. Default: 0
mp_maxrounds 0

//mp_winlimit <0-20> Max number of rounds one team can win before server changes maps. Default: 0
mp_winlimit 0

// mp_spawnprotectiontime Time in seconds to Kick players who team-kill after round restart. Default: 5
mp_spawnprotectiontime 5

// mp_autoteambalance <0/1> Force clients to auto-join the opposite team if they are not balanced. Default: On
mp_autoteambalance 1

//mp_limitteams <0-20> Max # of players 1 team can have over another. Default: 2
mp_limitteams 2

//mp_autokick <0/1> Kick idle/team-killing players. Default Off
mp_autokick 0

//mp_tkpunish <0/1> Punish TK'ers on next round? Default: On
mp_tkpunish 1

//mp_hostagepenalty <##> How many hostages a Terrorist can kill before being kicked, 0 to disable. Default: 5
mp_hostagepenalty 5

// disable autoaim
sv_aim 0

// sv_cheats <0/1> - Whether to allow game cheat commands to be used by clients. 0 = off | 1 = on
sv_cheats 0

//sv_voiceenable <0/1> Allow clients to use mic. Default: 1
sv_voiceenable 1

//sv_alltalk <0/1> Players can hear all other players, no team restrictions. Default: Off
sv_alltalk 0

//sv_voicecodec Specifies which voice codec DLL to use in a game. Set to the name of the DLL without the extension.. Default:voice_speex
sv_voicecodec voice_speex

//sv_voicequality <1-5> the bps of the voice.
sv_voicequality 2

//mp_chattime <0-120> amount of time in seconds players can chat after the game is over. Lower value = faster map load change. Default: 10
mp_chattime 10

//sv_gravity World Gravity Default: 800
sv_gravity 800

//sv_maxvelocity Maximum speed any ballistically moving object is allowed to attain per axis. Default: 3500
sv_maxvelocity 3500

//sv_maxspeed Maximum speed a player can move. Default: 320
sv_maxspeed 320

//decalfrequency Amount of time in seconds a player can spray their decal. Default: 10
decalfrequency 10

//sv_consistency <0/1> Force cleints to pass consistency check for critical files before joining server? Default: 0
sv_consistency 0

//sv_timeout <##> After this many seconds without a message from a client, the client is dropped. Default: 65
sv_timeout 65

//mp_playerid <0/1/2> Controls what information player see in the status bar: 0 all names; 1 team names; 2 no names. Default: 0
mp_playerid 0

// sv_pausable <0/1> - Whether to allow clients to pause the server. 0 = off | 1 = on
sv_pausable 0

//sv_allowupload <0/1> Allow clients to upload their custom decals to the server. Default: 1
sv_allowupload 1

//sv_allowdownload <0/1> Allow clients to downnload files. Default: 1
sv_allowdownload 1

//sv_unlag <0/1> Enables player lag compensation. Default: 1
sv_unlag 1

//mp_allowspectators <0/1> Allow spectators on the server. Default: 1
mp_allowspectators 1

//mp_forcecamera <0/1> Force dead players to first person mode, effectively disabling freelook. Default: Off
mp_forcecamera 0

//sv_hltv <0/1> Enables HLTV on the server. Default: 0
sv_hltv 0

//sv_minrate <0-25000> Min bandwidth rate allowed on server. Default: 0 (unlimited)
sv_minrate 0

// sv_maxrate <1000-25000> - The maximum bandwidth rate the server is allowed to transmit to clients
sv_maxrate 10000

//sv_maxupdaterate Maximum updates per second that the server will allow. Default: 60
sv_maxupdaterate 60

//sv_minupdaterate Minimum updates per second that the server will allow. Default: 10
sv_minupdaterate 10

//sys_ticrate Max FPS (1000 Max) the server is to render
sys_ticrate 200

// log <on/off> Enable server logging? Default: Off
log off

//sv_logbans <0/1> Log server bans in the server logs. Default: 0
sv_logbans 0

// sv_logecho <0/1> Echo log information to the console. Default: 1
sv_logecho 1

// sv_logfile <0/1> Log server information in the log file. Default: 1
sv_logfile 1

//sv_log_onefile <0/1> Log server information to only one file. Default: 0
sv_log_onefile 0

//sv_logsdir Folder in the game directory where server logs will be stored.

//rcon_password Set rcon passsword. Leave blank to disable rcon
rcon_password ""

//sv_rcon_banpenalty <mins> Number of minutes to ban users who fail rcon authentication. Default: 0
sv_rcon_banpenalty 0

//sv_rcon_maxfailures <0-20> Max number of times a user can fail rcon authentication before being banned. Default: 10
sv_rcon_maxfailures 10

//sv_rcon_minfailures <0-20> Number of times a user can fail rcon authentication in sv_rcon_minfailuretime before being banned. Default: 5
sv_rcon_minfailures 5

//sv_rcon_minfailuretime <1-seconds> Number of seconds to track failed rcon authentications. Default: 30
sv_rcon_minfailuretime 30

// lists of banned players.
// load ban files
exec listip.cfg
exec banned.cfg

END OF CODE: Don't copy this line.

Now save and look though all the CVARs. They are all explained and most of them you will not need to change, but you can. It is recommended that you change the servers name and most of the subsection labeled ROUND. Make sure to change the location to match up with you servers location! It is under GENERAL.

Step 6: Starting the Server

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Now the part you have been waiting for. Starting the server.

1. Go to C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer
2. Find Program called HLDS
3. RIGHT click on it and create a short cut. Drag the shot cut to the desktop.
4. RIGHT click on the short cut and go to properties.
5. In the target field add the following
"C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\hlds.exe" -console -game cstrike -ip -port 27015 +maxplayers 12 +map cs_assault
This will start the server in the Command Prompt from earlier, conserves system resources. The game will be counter strike with the IP address of You need to change this to match your IP address from ipconfig /all. There will be an maximum of 12 players and the starting map will be cs_assault.

Note about Max players:
Steam recommends the following:
# 128k uplink = 4 players
# 256k uplink = 7 players
# 320k uplink = 9 players
# 512k uplink = 14 players
# 768k uplink = 21 players
# 1024k uplink = 28 player
# 1140k uplink = 32 players

A general rule of thumb is 35.5 kbs per player. What does this mean? This is you Internet speed. Preferably you upload speed. To find you speed go to DSL Reports and test with a test server nearest you. Use the results to determine your max players.

Now you can click apply and then OK. To start the server just double click the icon and it will start automatically. Success!

To join your server simply start up the computer you will be playing on. Start Steam and find 'Servers' click on favorites tab and add the IP address of you server to 'add a server' Don't forget to add :27015 after you IP address. Mine looks like this. Now just connect to your server.

To get others to join you will need to complete a few more steps.

Extra: You may want to have your server start automatically when Windows Starts. Doing this is easy! Go to Start -> All Programs -> Startup and copy the desktop short cut here. You will also want to do the same with Windows Media Player. By having media player running in the background you can boost FPS significantly and you don't even have to be playing a song! What have you got to lose.

Step 7: Port Forwarding

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You must configure your router for Port Forwarding. This tells the Router that when someone requests access to Port 27015 it will allow access and send the data to your server and not the other computers on your network. Port Forwarding depends upon your Router Manufacturer and your ISP. This is a general guide of how to Forward a Port on a SpeedStream 6520 for Frontier Net Internet Service Provider. For you model go to the following web site and select your Manufacture along with your model. Please read this anyway so you know what port to open and what protocols to select.

First open up your web browser. Now remember the number that you wrote down for Default Gateway. Type this in the address bar and hit enter. You will see a screen prompt for a user name and a password. The default user name and password is 'admin' . If this does not work the best advice I can give you is to Google your Router and to contact your ISP, if you rent the router form them, or the Routers Manufacture.
Now this is where it may differ from your model. Find a feature that has something to do with Ports, security or address translation. For my model I go to security. Yours may differ. Again follow the online guide.

The port to forward is 27015, forward this to your servers IP address ( You need to select TCP and UDP protocols. Also you will want to disable your routers firewall for the server. My Router had a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that allows a certain IP address on my network to bypass the firewall. Try to find something like that.

Now everything should be set for a basic HLDS. Try to connect and make sure that you can still connect. In order to have friends connect you need to give them another IP address, is you private IP, they need your public.
Find You IP
Now add :27015 after this number and give this to your friends. Mine is The same way that you connected to your server is how they should connect.

There You go a basic HLDS. Now you may want to just stop here and be happy or maybe you want to customize it a little more. Say add custom maps and features. The next steps are optional. I will show you how to install maps, AMX MOD X and PODBot along with a two plugins for AMX.

Step 8: Adding Maps

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Adding maps are simple. Search for Counter Strike Maps on Google or go to the following web site. There are many maps available there:

Download to you desktop and then
unzip or unpack to maps to C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike This is for the maps that contain many folders. The folders should look similar to some of the folders in C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike


If it is just files with the prefix .bsp (cs_assault.bsp) add them to the folder called maps in C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike.

For more instructions on installing maps go to here:
Installing Maps

Just as you can add maps yo can also remover maps by going to C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\maps and removing the map. DON'T remove any other files from the other folders that you may have installed to, some maps share such things as sound clips and models. If you are 100% certain that you can remove these files by all means do. But if a map calls for these and they are missing your server will crash!

Now you are not done. You will need to edit the file called mapcycle. Add the name of any map you have downloaded or remove the name of the maps you have deleted. Make sure to spell them correctly. The order they appear on the list is the order in which they will play on your server.

To change the map in game go to the console by pressing '~' and type map <map name> such as map cs_assault. This will change the map to cs_assault.

Now you have installed Maps. Next we will be installing AMX MOD X. This will add many custom features such as an easier way to change maps!

Step 9: AMX MOD X

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You must have played on those servers that play a sound when you get a head shot or show your damage at the end of each round. These servers are using AMX MOD X. By itself AMX only shows the damage statistics and allows control by an admin; slapping, slaying and banning are some of the features along with map change. This step will show you how to install AMX MOD X and two pugins called bullet damage and bullet whiz. After that you can install any plugin you wish.

I would provide a direct link or all the folders for quick download but they may be updated at times and those links and files would go bad so you will have to do it the old fashioned way.

First you need to get Metamod. Download the latest Windows binary by following the previews link.
And the following to C:\Program FIles\Valve\HLServer\cstrike
-new folder named addons
-in addons a folder named metamod
-in metamod a folder named dlls and a notepad file named plugins.ini
-add the downloaded file to the dlls folder
-go to C:\Program FIles\Valve\HLServer\cstrike and find the file named liblist.gam
-open file with notepad and find this line
gamedll "dlls\mp.dll"
replace with this line
gamedll "addons\metamod\dlls\metamod.dll"
-in the file you created called plugins.ins (C:\Program FIles\Valve\HLServer\cstrike \addons\metamod) add the following line:
win32 addons/amxmodx/dlls/amxmodx_mm.dll
-you have installed Metamod. Now to install AMX:

Go to this link and download the following two files
1. AMX Mod X Base for Windows
2. Counter-Strike Addon for Windows

Extract the downloaded files to C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike.
Make sure that you did not lose the files form to previous steps. If you did reinstall Metamod again.
AMX is now installed!

Installing Plugins are easy! Download these two files and follow the directions below.
bullet damage
Whiz Sounds
Bullet Whiz

Open the file labeled bullet_damage.sma with notepad. Now to configure to your liking. If you wish to see live damage done and received do noting and exit. If you wish to only see damage done add // before the line:
so it will look like this

Place this file in:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\scripting
run the program compile found in this file.
Go to
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\scripting\compiled
find file named bullet_damage.amxx and place in:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\plugins
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\configs
Find file named plugins.cfg open with notepad and scroll down to the bottom and add the following line and save:
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike
Find server.cfg scroll down and add the following and save:
//amx plugins
//show live bullet damage
bullet_damage 1
This plug in is now installed.

For Bullet Whiz place the sound files in:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\sound\misc
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\plugins
Add bullet_whizz.amxx
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\configs
Open plugins.ini again and add the following at the bottom under bullet_damage.amxx and save:
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike
Open server.cfg and add the following under the last thing you added:
//amx_bulletwhizz (D: 1) - on/off plugin
amx_bulletwhizz 1
//amx_bulletwhizz_dis (D: 35) - max distance to hear the whizz sound
amx_bulletwhizz_dis 35

The bullet_damage plug in will show live damage being done and received if you configured it that way.
The bullet_whiz plugin will play a whizzing sound when bullets pass nearby.
These two plugins are my favorite and work very well. Of coarse you can not install them if you like.

Now both plugins are installed. Most plugins are installed this way and plugins can be found at the following link:

Step 10: AMX Commands

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Here is a list of basic AMX commands you will want to use. To use type them into your console (by pressing '~' first) when in game.

NOTE: In order to access these commands you need to make yourself an admin on your server. Join your server and in console type 'status' Find your nick name and copy down your steam id (STEAM_X:X:XXXXXX) go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\configs
find the file named users.cfg and add your Steam ID like the file tells you to.

amx_help -displays a list of commands and their functions. Very helpful.

amx_mapmenu -displays all the maps from your server so you can switch to them. You will need to do the following before the AMX map menu works:
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike
find mapcycle and open with notepad. Copy contents.
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\amxmodx\configs
find maps.cfg and open using notepad and paste the contents of mapcycle.

amx_statscfgmenu -a list of all to stats the server can display. In order to see stats with POD Bot you will need to configure amx.cfg by changing this CVARs: csstats_rankbots (turn it on by placing a 1 after it)

There are many more commands but these are the ones I use the most.
Search AMX for more.

Step 11: POD Bot

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So now you can play on your server but there are not always people you can play with on your server. By installing POD Bot you will be able to play on your server any time.

First you will need Metamod from the previous step.

Go to the following link and download the following file to your desktop:

Extract to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons
Go to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\metamod
Add the following to plugins.ini and save:
win32 addons/podbot/podbot_mm.dll
POD Bot will now load automatically when the server starts.

You can configure POD Bot setting much like you did server settings by going to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\podbot
and opening podbot.cfg with notepad. Read though and change as you like. I suggest at least enabling auto kill so that when you die the round will end and you won't have to wait. Make the auto kill time 5seconds.

Now in order for bots to work with your maps they need to have a way point file for that specific map so they know where to go. Finding and downloading most way point files are easy!
Go to and search for your map. You should see in the search results your map and a file with the prefix 'wp'. If your map is cs_assault the way point file will be names wp_cs_assault. Download and extract to:
C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer\cstrike\addons\podbot\wptdefault

You will notice that there are already way points there. The pre-installed maps already have the way points so unless you added maps you will not need to add way points.

If you can't find a way point file for you map do a Google search for it or search at this forum:
Way Point Forum
if you still cant find it post to the forum requesting one. Make sure to add a link of where you got the map you want the way point for!

Step 12: Done

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That's it! By now you should have a functioning server. If you are having difficulties look for the answers on the following forum:
Steam HLDS Forum

A bit about my server:

I am using a Dell Optiplex 170L to run my HLDS wiht the following specs:
-2.8 GHz
-Westr DIgital 320GB SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive. Not what I originally started with but due to a resent HDD failure I had to get a new one. BACK UP YOUR SERVERS FILES ON A CD OR USB DRIVE.
-Nvidia GeForce 6200 256MB Video Card
-Windows XP Pro SP2 Version 2002
-AVG Free 7.5 Anti-Virus
-Windows Firewall
-DSL Internet Connection (1077 kbps Download, 382 kbps Upload)
-I installed a HDD fan and a case fan (See Pics) for extra cooling

Thanks for reading this Instructable and I hope even if you don't set up your own server you at least learned something, I know I did. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. I will try to answer them if I can.
Any Comments are welcome. If you see an error or you think a piece of code is not working tell me. This was a longer Instructable then I expected and It will be difficult for me to catch every error.

NOTE: None of the software; plugins, AMX, POD Bot" are mine and are distributed freely across the Internet. I am not responsible for an damage a HLDS server may cause to your computer (There has been none to mine) and for any rules you may be violating by running a server without permission from your ISP.

Step 13: 3 Months Later....

This page has been added after the initial making of this Instructalble. After 3 months of running a HLDS constantly I have shut down due to an networking problem. In this section I will share a few things I learned and quite possibly go on a rant or two.

When I first started my server I had no one connect for weeks. At the time I did not have may STEAM friends so I could not invite may people to my server. Before my server was brought down due to networking I had many regular players and from ~2 to ~9 the server always had people on it. How did I do it in 3 months? Here are a few Keys to remember;
1. Play on your server ALL the time. I know it gets boring playing with bots but players will not connect if there are only bots.
2. Offer incentive to play. AMX automatically calculates rank and many players will strive to reach the top 15 but there also needs to be larger incentives. From the very beginning I offered Admin to any player who reaches #1. This was my key. I was very fortunate to find 5 very good players who took up admin. I had more then 5 admins but these ones were constantly on. One was on even more then me and many thought it was his server.
3. Careful when offering admin. Just because they are friends don't offer admin. At first i offered it unlimited to any one then it was for as long as you where #1 or if I liked you. I did get a few admins who played for 2 weeks and have never showed up again and 1 who was abusing and who I almost banned.
4. Make it unique and friendly. I installed Parachute and fixed the money to $16000 this gave everyone a fair enough chance. To make it unique i had automated messages that would inform about the servers location, how to become admin. Pretty much in game advertising. I also had "key works" When chatting there were specific works such as LOL that would display a special message, "Player is laughing, i hope it was funny" there are so many servers out there and you must make yours unique to stand out.
5. Good players. My admins helped with that. If you have an idiot driving away everyone else, kick them! You also need players who are fun. I had one who every so often would get me laughing so hard, that make the game fun!

That's about It. Now go out and make a server. Invite me and I will come and play!


YounesE2 (author)2016-11-17

server my is

RuiG14 (author)2016-07-28

ola galera eu nao concigo abrir um servidor online ja tentei de tudo algum me pode ajudar.....???? se alguem tiver desponivel agradecia tenho o windws 10 e esta dificil metr o servidor online alguem que me possa ajudar gostava de poder fazer o meu proprio servidor online agradeço desde ja .... fico ha espera de uma resposta. obrigado

MohamedM267 made it! (author)2016-05-21

no steam content .....................

what the probleme ?

apamak (author)2011-08-21

wen i join my server it doesnt connects & shows :
WARNING: UDP_OpenSocket: port: 27015 bind: WSAEADDRINUSE
NET Ports: server 27015, client 27005
Could not get TCP/IP address, TCP/IP disabled

RehmanT (author)apamak2016-02-10

Try UCP/TCP it will work

KadeerP (author)apamak2015-10-13

Change the ports.

Here is to make cs1.6 online dedicated server in a easy way + testing sv + amxmod + nonsteamers

rfaustino (author)2011-09-15

I GOT WHEN UPDATING INSTALLATION ..( networking receive aborted by caller ) pls. tell me what will i do .thank u.

KadeerP (author)rfaustino2015-10-13

Here is to make cs1.6 online dedicated server in a easy way + testing sv + amxmod + nonsteamers

agrawalchirag95 (author)2011-08-03

ive found a damn easy way to create a non steam server..people interested reply

hbutt (author)agrawalchirag952011-08-07

hi i m interesting in it please tell me about creating server....Please give me your email address of yahoo gmail or skype or facebook....

KadeerP (author)hbutt2015-10-13

Here is to make cs1.6 online dedicated server in a easy way + testing sv + amxmod + nonsteamers


how ?

pchitroda (author)2011-10-06

dude where we hav to install hldsupdatetool >>

KadeerP (author)pchitroda2015-10-13

Here is to make cs1.6 online dedicated server in a easy way + testing sv + amxmod + nonsteamers

pchitroda (author)2011-10-07

dude it was 48 protocol n i ve dlownloaded steam nd in cs 1.6 properties it does nt have dat option it has option called "shortcut" only

KadeerP (author)pchitroda2015-10-13

Here is to make cs1.6 online dedicated server in a easy way + testing sv + amxmod + nonsteamers

Arlindi55 (author)2011-10-28

when i opened the cmd and i wrote cd C:\Program Files\Valve\HLServer and then hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game cstrike -dir . it says :win32 error 5
what should i do??????

KadeerP (author)Arlindi552015-10-13

Here is to make cs1.6 online dedicated server in a easy way + testing sv + amxmod + nonsteamers

nyx992 (author)2010-12-12

I do it all, and i make me admin on my server, but my friends can't find my server on internet... i give them all my server IP and they type that in Favourites, and then they not see name of my server, only IP and it is not responding... how to fix that? if you know?

KadeerP (author)nyx9922015-10-13

You have to open the ports check here to how to open with wifirouter and without wifirouter

emirm (author)nyx9922012-02-03

if u have a router then u need to make port forwarding for hlds

silent1710 (author)2012-10-25

How to make my server to work for non steam users???
Please help and tnx for tutorial...

KadeerP (author)silent17102015-10-13

Here is the solution check this link

VishalB (author)2015-04-18

yes u just need to forward your port

ur friends can easiliy connect to ur server

Bobby Mukherjee (author)2015-04-07

how to make mys server in online ..???

Example !!! :(

DunyaO (author)2015-03-31

guys help me how to download cs xtreme v7

inidri7 (author)2015-03-02

Anyone can help me my router model is Mikrotik RouterOS , i can't forward ports plz help me , sms me here

tanishqb (author)2015-02-27

i own a server but i want to know how can i flash my email on the server if anyone types admin.

and how many post of admins are there

abhays3 (author)2014-11-26

how to configure my cs 1.6 dfuze server????

mayur.barot.921 (author)2014-10-22

Just google;

'HLDS Build 6132 -2014 By @@Bad_Man@@'.

install and you are all done, now you only have to port forward( if you are using a router else you are all done..! :)

You can configure the server as you want..

email me if any probz:

steam id: maverick_noob

obaid.khan.16752 (author)2014-09-21

aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh when i use to create a server its almost up to complete but when i try to put my server online in game tracker at there i get error ahhhhhhhh any other idea plzz help me

Akram_SM (author)2014-09-07

Hi dude its working thanks.. but when I create and server I am unable to add bots to the game any soloution....??

JatinG (author)2014-08-20

when I tried updating the HLDSSERVER tool.. just after, showing "Getting Latest update version 51 for hldsservertool " it just goes off everytime. No update, no background processes. Please tell me.

TjaardA (author)2014-07-25

Good job on explaining the settings, do have a view concerns.

The sv_hltv cvar does not belong to cs_v1.6 server, for that they use sv_proxies.

For those who need a good server setup ill paste my default server.cfg below.

// ------ * * * Counter-Strike v1.6 TjaardA� 2001-2014 � * * * ------ //

// * * * SERVER HOSTNAME * * * //
hostname " Demo Server - TjaardA Powered."

rcon_password "12345"
sv_password "demo"
sv_downloadurl ""
sv_contact ""

//-------------- * * * Other SETTINGS * * * ------- //

fps_max "1005"
sys_ticrate "1001"
pausable "0"
allow_spectators "1"
decalfrequency "60"
edgefriction "2"
host_framerate "0"
mp_autokick "0"
mp_autoteambalance "0"
mp_buytime "0.25"
mp_c4timer "35"
mp_chattime "4"
mp_consistency "1"
mp_fadetoblack "0"
mp_flashlight "0"
mp_footsteps "1"
mp_forcecamera "2"
mp_forcechasecam "2"
mp_freezetime "4"
mp_friendlyfire "1"
mp_kickpercent "1"
mp_mapvoteratio "1"
mp_limitteams "0"
mp_logdetail "0"
mp_logecho "0"
mp_logfile "0"
mp_logmessages "0"
mp_maxrounds "0"
mp_roundtime "3"
mp_startmoney "800"
mp_timelimit "30"
mp_tkpunish "0"
mp_winlimit "0"
mp_windifference "1"

sv_accelerate "5"
sv_aim "0"
sv_airaccelerate "10"
sv_airmove "1"
sv_allowdownload "1"
sv_allowupload "1"
sv_bounce "1"
sv_cheats "0"
sv_clienttrace "1"
sv_friction "4"
sv_gravity "800"
sv_proxies "0" //- HLTV Proxi OFF reduces server load.
sv_send_logos "1"
sv_send_resources "1"
sv_stepsize "18"
sv_stopspeed "75"
sv_timeout "25"
sv_uploadmax "0.5"
sv_wateraccelerate "10"
sv_waterfriction "1"
sv_region "3"
sv_lan "0"

// * * * connection Cvars * * * //
sv_maxrate 30000
sv_minrate 45000
sv_maxupdaterate 102
sv_minupdaterate 50

// * * * server logging Cvars * * * //
log off
mp_logmessages 0
mp_logdetail 0 // (0=Log no attacks) (1=log enemy attacks) (2=Log teammate attacks) (3=Log enemy AND teammate attacks)
// sv_log_onefile 1

// * * * Voicecomm Cvars * * * //
sv_voiceenable 0
sv_alltalk 0
sv_voicequality 5
sv_voicecodec "voice_speex"

// * * * Lagg calculation Cvars * * * //
sv_unlag 1
sv_maxunlag "0.6"
sv_unlagsamples 2

// * * * Rcon Penalty * * * //
sv_rcon_banpenalty 15
sv_rcon_maxfailures 10
sv_rcon_minfailures 5
sv_rcon_minfailuretime 45

// * * * load files * * * //
exec listip.cfg;
exec banned.cfg;
exec ServerScript.cfg;

// ------ * * * Counter-Strike TjaardA 2001-2014 * * * ------ //

pro_Gamer (author)2014-03-28

heyy bro i have a question to ask , in CS when i want to enter to any server an error comes and say file read failure what should i doo can u please help me

جبنعلي (author)2014-01-27


abdoogame (author)2013-08-01

or you can use that step by step

edwinjohn2010 (author)2013-02-23

Hiii friends,

I have solved the problem of creating my own server. But it was not a one-step process. The solution that Instructables gave may be true but IT IS VERY TEDIOUS so I downloaded a software called Hamachi. It helps to create your own servers and connect friends to it and play CS.
1. Download Hamachi client(a.k.a LogMeInHamachi)

2.Install it in your PC

3.Run it

4.Press the ON button and be online


6.choose "create a new network"

7.Put a unique network id and a simple password and tell this to your friends also(Id and password)

8.Now go to the folder where you have saved your game

9.Start HLDS(the normal one NO need to update or manipulate it)

10.Note down your UDP port (eg.27015)

12.Press Start server

13.Also note down the IP address that Hamachi gives you(ONLY THE FIRST FOUR COLUMNS OF THE IP, you will find it next to the ON/OFF button)

14.Now start your game

15.Go to console and type "connect (your hamachi IP address):(colon)(your UDP port)"

16.Eg:- connect

17.Tell your friends also to ON hamachi and give them the same IP address to type in their consoles.

18.ENJOYY GAMING!!!!!!!!!!:-)

The max.players that hamachi allows are 5. But you can create multiple servers and join them using the same IP...........................

If you are havin any problms or doubts plz feel free to mail me...........................

Anson G. (author)2012-06-19

Hi LeumasYrrep,
I would say this is like taking up a semester's course in college. Its very much appreciated to have a knowledge base as intense as this available for free.

I would like to ask if this server works with CS 1.6 MW2? If not, I hope you could post LAN server settings. I just cant see my server on LAN.

I hope you could help.

Thanks and more brain power!

utkarshz (author)2012-02-24

i have done all the steps and my server is working, but when i give me ip address to my friends they cant find my server but as i give them my public ip address the can easily connect

But the problem is my public ip is dynamic and changes every time so, what should i do to make it static

plz admin help me :D:D

waiting for ur reply...... :)


YellowBlu Co. (author)2012-01-09

Can you make a tutorial on how to make a TF2 server? I already made a TF2 server, it's just that I can't make myself admin. And how do I make people admin (including myself) in my server in TF2? Also, I was trying to download Metamod, I couldn't find my liblist.gam.

ihaider1 (author)2011-12-11

plZZzz mujay server banana sekayo mari facebook ki i.d ya ha

schaps (author)2011-11-10


vjordanov (author)2011-04-07

Well i have a broadband connection and if i set up a static ip on my broadband connection i will lose internet connection and my cs sever always uses the broadband connect not the local area connect HELP !!

huzair1 (author)vjordanov2011-10-29

Hey,I also have broadband connection.So,can we play?

aaabbbooo (author)2011-09-16

I tried username and password admin to but the webpage relods

rsrivastava rsh (author)2011-09-06

how to open page
plzzz help ...plz frnd

rsrivastava rsh (author)2011-09-06

cant do dis step plzzz help

rsrivastava rsh (author)2011-09-06

my ip is and ur ip is .....and when i going i "ipconfig/all" it also shows dhcp server too.................. after that when i enter all ------> -IP address
-Subnet Mask
-Default Gateway
-DNS Server
My internet doesnt i m typing all correct ?????? Why help help help ! plzzz p[lzzz plzzzzzzzz..........

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