To create this article, 23 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more The difference between a normal server and a dedicated server reside in the fact that one of them is dedicated to do only one thing, hosting the server. If you're ready to get dirty into your terminal in order to get the maximum performance out of your CPU. Log in Social login does not work in incognito and private browsers. Please log in with your username or email to continue.
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Information on this page is based on this thread in the SME Server forums. First off we are going to make a user called: hlds. It is better if we don't run our server as root, but rather we run it as a normal user, just so that there is less chances of a security breach. After hlds has updated you need to decide what game you want to install. For this how to I will just be installing a normal Half-Life server, but you are free to install a cstrike or czero etc This will tell hlds to get all the files required for a normal Half-Life server. If you want to have a counterstrike server, all you need to do is change the -game valve to -game cstrike Or if you want condition zero: -game czero I don't know the commands for any other games, but they should be fairly easy to find using google. Getting the game files may take some time , but after hlds has downloaded them, you'll be back at the prompt.