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hopper
16th May 2006, 20:55
i was hoping to run a simple server off my computer so me and my friends can play privatly. so i downloaded the server files and this is what i got when trying to start a server..."config\gameinfo.txt is missing". hidden is the only source mod that does this for me. gary's mod and Counter Strike work for me for the dedicated server on steam.

anyone have any suggestions? this happen to anybody else?

chilly
16th May 2006, 21:03
are you trying to run mani on it?

hopper
16th May 2006, 21:05
no, just a pure server

hopper
16th May 2006, 21:31
ok i figured out how to get the dedicated server running, but i cant find it on the server listing. it probably has to do with my ip wich is the defult linksys ip which is 192.168.1.100:27015. any simple way of changing it?

Dead Inside
16th May 2006, 21:38
thats your private internal LAN IP, if you want an internet server you'll need to get your real IP address from somewhere like http://www.whatismyip.com to give to your friends, make sure you've got the correct ports forwarded for running a server as well.

hopper
16th May 2006, 21:43
thats your private internal LAN IP, if you want an internet server you'll need to get your real IP address from somewhere like http://www.whatismyip.com to give to your friends, make sure you've got the correct ports forwarded for running a server as well.

correct ports forwarded? and how do i go about getting my server to use my real ip rather than the lan one?

Dead Inside
16th May 2006, 21:59
I don't use NAT myself but i believe if you have the correct ports forwarded then you shouldn't need to change anything else for the server to work. Traffic leaving your LAN will appear to be using that public address and traffic entering it using allowed ports should be directed to your server OK.

The following is ripped from a thread i found on the steampowered forums a little while ago and it should help you a bit...

UDP 1200 (Friends Network)
UDP 27000 to 27015 (Gameport)
UDP 27020
TCP 27030 to 27039
TCP: 27015 (SRCDS Rcon port)

Go to the website of your manufacturer if you don't know how to open/forward these ports. Or if you have a router you can go to this website: www.portforward.com (http://www.portforward.com)

/end blatant theft

hopper
17th May 2006, 20:08
ok thx for help, but i didnt work.

Dead Inside
17th May 2006, 21:34
Are you sure you forwarded to the IP of your machine rather than the router? You can set your machines LAN IP in the servers launch properties as well if you haven't already ( +ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx format ) this should be set to your private IP not the public one as far as i know.

Also you may need to be on a static LAN IP, if your router is giving out IP addresses via DHCP its possible the address you found last time has changed.

And make sure there isn't any Windows or other personal firewall software blocking the ports.

Not much else i can think of though.