In this tutorial we will be covering the process of installing and running a CS:S Game server.
- A Aklweb host Instance with 2 GB of RAM and running Ubuntu.
- Update the packages:
sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y.
- Install these additional libraries:
sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1 libc6-i386.
- Add a new user for running the game server:
sudo adduser steam(For security purposes).
- Login to the new user that we created:
SteamCMD is a free tool created by Valve and used to download Game Server files easily.
- As you are logged as the steam user, make sure you’re in
- Create a directory for SteamCMD:
- Navigate to the newly created directory and download the SteamCMD archive:
cd steamCMD && wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz.
- Extract the
archive:tar -xvzf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz.
Now we get to the exciting bit, downloading the actual files that make the game server operate.
- Run SteamCMD:
- Login to Steam servers anonymously:
- Set the install directory:
- Download the game files:
app_update 232330 validate(This may take a while).
- Quit the SteamCMD console:
Running the CS:S server
- Navigate to the CS:S Installation Directory:
- Execute this command to run the server:
./srcds_run -console -game cstrike -maxplayers 20 - port 27015 +map de_dust2.
Your CS:S server should be up and running! To connect to it use the IP on your Aklweb host instance.
For an advanced configuration guide refer to the CS:S section on the SteamCMD Wiki. Enjoy!
This concludes our tutorial. Thank you for reading.