How do i make a server?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Silver815, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Silver815

    Silver815 L1: Registered

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    I have another question:
    How can i make a server?
    I don't know, really.
  2. Dark

    Dark L4: Comfortable Member

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  3. phi

    aa phi Let Pain Be Your Guide

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    I used this tutorial -
    but the above links work fine too.
    PROTIP: If making the server for friends to play on/small get-togethers from nearby areas (as I do), hosting from your home works fine; you shouldn't have to buy one unless you need it for higher-traffic reasons.
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    The question is what type of server do you want to run. A listen server or dedicated server.

    A dedicated server requires hiring an external server box and running applicable software on it like Source/Meta-mod. As well as setting up an FTP and possibly a redirect for downloads.

    It's possible to run a server off your machine, but i wouldn't join it on the same machine to play. Use a second computer for that.

    A listen server on the other hand is more of a temporary server you run through TF2 itself. You create a server via TF2 and open it up via the console with various relavent commands so that other players can join (IE "sv_lan 0"). But again, if you intend for people to download custom maps that's gonna pose a bandwidth issue for you.