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Half-Life 2, HL2DM and Source Dedicated Server Update Released
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In this article, I will explain how to install, configure and run the Source dedicated server. I will start with the minimum requirements and then move to the installation of a classic Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server. The rest of the article deals with other server sundries such as admin etiquette, plug-ins, etc. If you have any further questions after reading this guide, you are always free to visit the Source Dedicated Server Community forums and ask for help—that's what we're there for! There are limitations on everything and some machines might not even be able to run the server at all.
The dedicated server component can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the dedicated server start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the dedicated server and more. First download and extract SteamCMD. Next edit the properties of the shortcut and in the target box, at the end of it with a space before the following , put:. Now click the shortcut you created and let it run to download the Half-Life 2: Deathmatch server files. It might take a few hours to update everything.