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    Default Creating a Hidden: Source Server With SteamCMD (20/10/2013)

    After Steam decided to move all their games to the SteamPipe content system, all Hidden server were giving users the "Steam Validation Rejected" error which resulted in most Hidden servers being empty. The update is slowing rolling out for all Steam users. Updating servers to SteamCMD fixes this.

    This guide is for Windows only. I might post a Linux guide when I get the time but it is relatively the same.

    Code:
    1) Download SteamCMD for your respective system.
    Extract and run it. This will download all needed files.
    Double click on Windows. 
    
    2) When you see the "Steam>" prompt type in the following:
    login anonymous
    You can also log in using your own Steam account but that isn't necessary.
    force_install_dir <path>
    In this case we will be using C:/srcds as the path.
    
    3) Installing SRCDS (205) and Source SDK Base 2006 (215).
    In the Steam> prompt type:
    app_update 205 validate
    then after it has completed:
    app_update 215 validate
    
    4) Download Beta 4b Dedicated Server Package and Beta 4b Dedicated Server Update 1 and extract it into your srcds folder. Extract the fix last.
    If you already have a hidden server just copy the hidden folder to your SRCDS installation folder.
    
    
    5) WE READY!
    Type quit in the Steam> promt.
    Open CMD and cd to your SRCDS installation folder (C:/srcds in our case)
    cd C:/srcds
    Type in srcds.exe -console -game hidden +map hdn_docks -maxplayers 9 -autoupdate

    ATTN:
    Regarding users being able to connect to the Hidden server but not being able to see it in the server list, this seemed to have worked for me when I updated.
    Enter this in your server.cfg file
    Code:
    sv_master_legacy_mode 0
    setmaster remove hl2master.steampowered.com:27011
    setmaster remove hl2master.steampowered.com:27015
    setmaster add hl2master.steampowered.com:27011
    setmaster add hl2master.steampowered.com:27015
    heartbeat
    and this as your launch parameters for your server:
    Code:
    -verify_all -retry

    This Steam update was a bad idea.
    Last edited by Claybro; 11th December 2013 at 20:03.

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    As it is, you can't install the SDK Base 2006 on Linux, as it gives this:
    Code:
    Steam>app_update 215 validate
    ERROR! Failed to install app '215' (Invalid platform)
    I'll have a play around, and see if I can get it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iammitch View Post
    As it is, you can't install the SDK Base 2006 on Linux, as it gives this:
    Code:
    Steam>app_update 215 validate
    ERROR! Failed to install app '215' (Invalid platform)
    I'll have a play around, and see if I can get it working.

    I was getting that same error. It seems like Source SDK 2006 has not been ported for Linux.
    http://forums.blackmesasource.com/sh...ad.php?t=15414
    http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410...8451708004149/

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    so for the majority of the servers no fix since it isn't updated fo linux, great...

    also i tried appid 205 Source Dedicated Server on linux, the server starts with no errors but users can't connect either with or without the update

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    It's unfortunate that this has happened, I suppose all we can really hope for right now is that Valve get a Linux fix out ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Wall View Post
    It's unfortunate that this has happened, I suppose all we can really hope for right now is that Valve get a Linux fix out ASAP.
    I hope Valve fixes the Update...

    I dont get it why Valve is touching a 7 years old Engine it was totally okay in my opinion..

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    OSX support?
    Custom HUD
    Radio Menu
    Demo Key
    Hidden:SourceMod
    Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless gas,
    that when left alone in suffucient quantities
    for sufficient time, will think about itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paegus View Post
    OSX support?
    I would put one up, but I've never hosted a server or used OSX.

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    I meant that one of the reasons valve would screw with a 7 year old version of the engine was to provide osx support... as in you should be able to play and host using a mac.

    Doesn't resolve the lack of a linux port though... which is odd since they're touting their SteamOS which is/will be linux based.
    Custom HUD
    Radio Menu
    Demo Key
    Hidden:SourceMod
    Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless gas,
    that when left alone in suffucient quantities
    for sufficient time, will think about itself.

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    The reason they updated the SDK Base was to move it from their old content system to steam pipe. Over the last months they have been moving more and more games over and the different SDK Base stuff is probably the some of the last.

    They don't want to keep the old system as it would mean maintaining two different systems instead of just one.

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