View Full Version : dont know how to set up my wn online server for m and my friends

2nd April 2013, 02:22
hello... I am fairly new to the hidden source game and I have absolutely no clue on how to set up a new server for me and my friends to play the game together.. I can set up a lan server.... but I cant set one up so when I am home they can play.. if anyone can help me that would be awesome... also I know like nothing on how to o like folders and stuff like that so anyone who can tolerate a "noob" would be welcome as well.. SOMEONE HELP PLEASE!

2nd April 2013, 02:25
and I would also love it was private for me and my friends only... if I wanted to play with other people that I didn't know then I would just join someone elses..

2nd April 2013, 09:42
you need to find out your public ip address (http://www.whatsmyip.org/) forward ports on your router for your pc (http://portforward.com/) and ensure that you set sv_lan to 0 in your config.cfg or in the console. I recommend you set a password, so others can't join your server without your permission.

2nd April 2013, 16:19
is this the easiest way to do it? cause I have no clue how to port forward :/

2nd April 2013, 16:44
yea I cant figure this out and I don't want to pay someone to forward ports for me... is there a way to do this with Hamachi??

3rd April 2013, 07:57
if you read through the portforward link Ging posted, you'll find instructions on how to forward your own ports on your own router.

Hamachi is just another layer of complication imo.