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 My L4D2 server is now up!

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PostSubject: My L4D2 server is now up!   Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:24 am

Granted, at the moment I can only get it to run campaign or realism mode, but its still a useful thing to have if you want to find a server, but don't want to be forced into ones with terrible ping.

If you want to play on it, you'll have to join my new steamgroup (I would have preferred a different system myself, but I was too cheap for a public one, and I can't set a password or anything). I've sent an invite to most people that I know play it, but if you want to go on it, send me a buzz on steam. I'd rather keep the server population to people I know, to make sure it doesn't get crowded etc, but I may be willing to give temporary access to people's friends if there are open slots on the server.

Just a warning - since I paid for the server, if I want to go on it and there are no open slots, I will be willing to kick people. I know it sounds harsh, but the whole 'my money' thing and all.

So anyway, drop by my server and give it a try!

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PostSubject: Re: My L4D2 server is now up!   Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:44 pm

THAT SOUNDS AWESOME


...except for the fact that my laptop is on the utter utter fritz and needs to be prodded for a few days.

BUT I WILL MOST CERTAINLY ENJOY IT SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.
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PostSubject: Re: My L4D2 server is now up!   Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:56 pm

UPDATE!

You can now play any game mode on my server. All you have to do is before you play, right click the game in steam, select properties, then click "Set launch options..."

Type:


+sv_search_key "ade625"


into the box, and next time you are lobby leader, when you search for the best available dedicated it will automatically connect to my server.

Basically, what it means is that you are telling L4D2 to search for servers with the special key "ade625". Seeing as I'm the only person who would use that keyword, it will work every time! I assume that if the server is in use it will look for another server, but don't hold me to that.

Also, you don't need to mess with the launch options if I'm in the lobby (and am lobby leader) or if you just want to play campaign mode.

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PostSubject: Re: My L4D2 server is now up!   Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:23 am

UPDATE TO MY UPDATE!

The method mentioned previously does not work brilliantly and is sporadic at best. However I have found a new method to connect to my server! Which is as follows:

Before you create a lobby, type in: "mm_dedicated_force_servers 217.163.25.131:27015" (remove quotes) into your console. (To open your console, first select the allow console button under the options, controls area, then press the ~ button. Note: you cannot open the console in the lobby, so be sure and do that before you create a lobby.)

-the first part should come up as one of the options on the list as you are typing, but you'll want to copy and paste the ip.

Basically, this just 'forces' your next game to my 'server'. Clever, no? I have yet to try it for vs or scavenge mode, but hopefully it should work. Also, if have done the previous option of setting your launch options, I would erase that, seeing as it prevents you from going onto any other server (bar a local one, and they are always terrible).

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PostSubject: Re: My L4D2 server is now up!   Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:25 pm

I always thought you could go straight into it through the "My steam group servers" button. And your ones the only one which pops up...
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PostSubject: Re: My L4D2 server is now up!   Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:00 pm

Yes, but then you cannot change the server to a different mode (say from campaign mode to vs mode). At the moment it's set on vs mode, so unless you do what I said, you cannot play a campaign on it.

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