Help Help! Im being repressed!!! missing map..

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by THE CHAIRMAN, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. THE CHAIRMAN

    THE CHAIRMAN L1: Registered

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    I have seen some tutorial around here on misssing custom maps but I cant seem to find it again so let me thank you in advance for steering me in the right direction..

    I have a custom map that I would like to load to a server, however, it seems if I place it in the tf maps folder on the server, the only one that can play it is me. For people without my custom map, when they try to connect, it tells them map is missing. Obviously they cannot download it, because I have not placed my map in the right location for steam to transfere it.... Or am I missing something...

    Thanks for your help.. need to resolve this.. Not opposed to playing with myself, but this is rediculous... LOL
     
  2. Lancey

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    They're trying to download it, but it exceeds the server filesize limit and doesn't let them. Consider uploading it to either a fast redirect server or giving them the map yourself.
     
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  3. THE CHAIRMAN

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    what command would I use for redirect... be as specific as possible because I am an idiot..
     
  4. Mr.Late

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    You need a web server to use redirect (which costs money). In this case you should just upload your map file somewhere and say others to download it.

    Dropbox is a good way to upload stuff: Dropbox (And yes, if you use that link I get extra space but you too!)
    It's free, no ads, no waiting times... :D
     
  5. Huckle

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    You can actually redirect the server to download files from your dropbox account. Just create a tf/maps folder in your public folder on your dropbox account and then set the sv_downloadurl to your public folder.
     
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  6. THE CHAIRMAN

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    Ok... thats what I want to do... I have a place to host it for download, I just need to know how to configure the server to recognize where to look for it.. sv_downloadurl seems like the trick but How do I configure server to recognize that command. More over, what folder does that sv_downloadurl go into..

    Its a good thing my brain leaked out months ago or id have a real mess here...
     
  7. Lancey

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    You type sv_downloadurl into the console, and then set the url to the location of what ever directory your hosting space is. Then add a tf folder and a maps folder inside of that and put your bsp there.