Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Silver815, Aug 13, 2012.
I have another question:
How can i make a server?
I don't know, really.
1. Have a computer.
2. Fallow the pages above.
3. Port forward.
If you host it from your house it will probably not work that well, but it's good to have some practice before you go rent a server.
I used this tutorial - http://forums.srcds.com/viewtopic/5439
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.
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.
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