How to set up a left 4 dead & Left 4 Dead 2 server

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How to set up a left 4 dead & Left 4 Dead 2 server

Post by FoulPhil1 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:44 am

I'll be keeping this page up to date with all the info you need to have a standard L4D and L4D2 server set up and working. I know a lot of people have a hard time understanding some of this stuff. My only advice to everyone is to take your time and read carefully, because I have never had any of the problems some people report having other than issues related to valve breaking things with the patches and updates.

This page doesn't deal with setting up mods or custom content, but if you come across anything you think should be added to it, please feel free to contact me. It's nice for everyone to have access to the information they need to set up their servers easily.

http://www.orderofdeath.com/content/how ... lan-server
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Thanks

Post by dab18351 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:05 pm

This post helped me tremendously!!!! Thanks Alot!!!

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Post by FoulPhil1 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:57 pm

Glad I could help :D
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Post by Velvetkloud » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:06 am

Nice one, I wish I had access to something like this when i was first setting up a server. Has all the bits in it that I had to get seperately from other threads etc.

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Post by FoulPhil1 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:19 am

Yeah that's why I made it. A one stop guide that explains everything. By the way works fine for L4D2 as well.
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Post by Mizghetti » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:02 pm

I am having the same issue with my L4D2 server that I did with my L4D server. The search_key works fine the first time we join the server. Then when we try to play again, no one can join VIA the lobby. We end up having to restart the server and then we are able to connect through the lobby system again. Any ideas why this does this?

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Post by bleedernoob » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:08 am

hey phil. How can you handle more than one admin. my buddy and I went in together for a server and would like to know if the server can have more than one password. if not, then can more than one admin use the same password simultaneously? how does the server identify multiple admin? I assume metmod and sourcemod is the answer, but is not available yet. True? I went to your link for setting up a server and will try it out tomorrow in the am when then server is less likely to be used. Why do you have "log on" listed twice? and what is it there for?

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Post by [-NM-] cal70d » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:40 am

Mizghetti ,

Use the command: mm_dedicated_force_servers XX:XX:XXX:XXX:XXXX

instead of the search key.

Works everytime and doesn't have the problems that finding it with a search key does.

Hope that helps.

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Post by [-NM-] cal70d » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:49 am

bleedernoob,

By password, I'm guessing you mean rcon_password.
I belive that you both can enter it into your console in game.
I think it is only a check sum for you to be able to execute rcon commands to the server, not really a login type of password.

Best thing is to give it a try.

And check out this thread for some rcon commands, until MM/SM are ready for L4D2.
http://forums.gameservers.com/viewtopic.php?t=37859

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Post by bleedernoob » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:03 am

Cal thanks!! I will give a look. You were correct about the rcon_password.

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Re: How to set up a left 4 dead & Left 4 Dead 2 server

Post by fubar515034 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:44 pm

Thanks for bumping this post, unfortunately the link wont load for me I get the 404 error on that one :(

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Re: How to set up a left 4 dead & Left 4 Dead 2 server

Post by gpyle » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:10 pm

Now when you go to the link it says the account has been suspended. Any chance there's an alternate site with the info? Need help getting my server running. Thanks!

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