how do i get people to download maps faster on my server?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by JLx14, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. JLx14

    JLx14 L1: Registered

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    ok i have a server and when i run a map that not every one has, and when someone tries to join that doesnt have the map i take them for ever to download and then they just quit and leave. I read a post on this a while back but never tried it out. now i want to try it but cant find the guys post. so i was wondering if any one out there could help me.
     
  2. strangemodule

    strangemodule L5: Dapper Member

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    I think you have to upload your maps on an FTP and have the server use that FTP. I'm not sure on the exact process though.
     
  3. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    1st, zip the maps to bz2 format using 7zip
    2nd, upload said bz2s to some web server
    3rd, link your server to your web host by editing the server.cfg
    Example:
    Code:
    sv_downloadurl "http://customgamers.org/tf/"
    In this case the maps can be found at http://customgamers.org/tf/maps/ so be sure to place your maps in a folder named maps, but do not include maps in your server.cfg
    my link obviously doesn't exist and you will need to sub in your own <_<
     
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  4. JLx14

    JLx14 L1: Registered

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    oh and thats another thing. in my tf/cfg i dont have a server.cfg file. what should i do?
     
  5. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    . . . make one?

    please don't tell me your using a listen server...

    Here is a quick sample, just throw it in a txt file and save it as server.cfg
    Code:
    hostname "blah"
    rcon_password "asdf"
    sv_password ""
    sv_lan "0"
    
    sv_downloadurl "http://grumpyoldmen.us/tf/"
    
    sv_region "0"
    sv_pausable "0"
    sv_cheats "0"
    sv_consistency "1"
    sv_allowupload "1"
    sv_allowdownload "0"
    sv_timeout "300"
    sv_pure "1"
    sv_pure_kick_clients "0"
    
    mp_timelimit "45"
    mp_footsteps "1"
    
    I have work soon...so...I won't be able to answer anything else.
    I wrote a guide on the subject though...
    [ame="http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4001"]Steam Server top to bottom - TF2Maps.net[/ame]
     
  6. JLx14

    JLx14 L1: Registered

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    thanks ill try it out, i use a dedicated server using hlsdstoolupdate. im not sure what a listen server is.. sorry im a noob at this stuff. thanks for the help
     
  7. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    A listen server is when you launch a server from the game. Using Create Server or console commands.

    You are using a Dedicated Server, not a listen server.