Dedicated Server Custom Maps

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by WarpXR, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. WarpXR

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    I want to use maps for my dedicated server, but I cannot find out how. I was informed I would need a .bz2 file. Either the maps would come with it or I would make my own. But I don't even know where to begin.
     
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    Can I please get help on this? I have no clue how to do this and my server could really use creative custom maps. People are really bored of the same maps they constantly play.
     
  3. Fr0Z3nR

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    Download the map. It should be a .bsp file. If it isn't you need 7zip.

    Once you have 7zip, rightclick the .bsp map file, and click add to archive. On the left 1 or 2 rows down you should see a file type option, click the drop down menu and choose .bzip or something, you should see the file name at the top become something like _____.bsp.bz2

    Put the .bsp map file in the maps folder ip/tf/maps and then if you have a redirect (i think most done for fast dl) you put the .bz2 file in there (ip/tf/maps).
     
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    I'm using windows vista. I think it's different because I couldn't find anything like what you said. There is Add file to archive, but after that it appears different then your description on how to do it.
     
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    Ah, I can't tell you how to do it for vista, but I know you add the file to archive, then select .bzip2 format.

    thats how you get a map to .bz2 for w7, I wouldn't expect too much to differ from vista.
     
  6. WarpXR

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    Actually I was doing it wrong. I found out the issue which was my mistake. Should the .bsp.bz2 be a WinRAR Archive? I have it like that, and it has the map inside it. (the .bsp file)
     
  7. Fr0Z3nR

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    I think that should work too, yes.
     
  8. WarpXR

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    Eh... It's still not working. Other people still aren't able to download the maps.
     
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    [​IMG] Well I clicked Add to archive and this is what I got. It might be a bit different in vista then you described. Either way it didn't exactly work. I change the archive format to bzip2 and it turns out like this.
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    Is this being done right?
     
  10. Fr0Z3nR

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    Yup! Now you put the map's .bsp into the servers tf/maps and the .bz2 into the redirects tf/maps folder.
     
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    (I'm probably going to sound like a moron) I don't know what you mean by redirects tf/maps folder. Pardon me for not being familiar with that.
     
  12. Fr0Z3nR

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    I'm going on the assumption that most servers who need to do a DL has one. our redirect is where maps get DL'ed from. If you actually need one, i'm not sure. someone else will need to answer that.
     
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    Okay I'll need just need to know where the redirect is, if I have one, or if I don't, how to get one.
     
  14. drp

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    Hi WarpXR,

    The map.bsp.bz2 belongs in the redirect. The map.bsp belongs on your game server.
    The redirect is a folder where you can host your maps, compressed ofcourse, so users can download them directly after server connection.

    You will need some web hosting for this.

    You will also need to add the following to your server.cfg

    sv_downloadurl "http://yourwebhostinghere.com/maps/"

    Hope that helps.
     
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