really noob question

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by WarMachine101, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. WarMachine101

    WarMachine101 L1: Registered

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    If I want 2 show people my map that i've made, how do i add it as a link or something so that people can access it and play around and see what they think? plz help thx :confused:
     
  2. Pianodan

    Pianodan L3: Member

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    Go to the "Maps" forum and look at other people's posts, then make one of your own. Good grammar, spelling, and punctuation, while irrelevant to the quality of the map itself, will nonetheless make it more likely that people will bother to read your entire description.
     
  3. TracerDX

    TracerDX L3: Member

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    This is a really a networking question, and involves a few steps. But here goes. :)

    Since this normally works without a problem when no home router is involved (ie, the friends list works and people can just follow you into a hosted game), I'm going to assume you have one.

    So, STEP 1: Configure you router to allow incoming connections to your computer.

    These steps assume you have a router with factory settings.
    • Get your router's manual handy, because unfortunately, this process can vary between different makes and models.
    • First, you'll need to log onto the administrative web-based interface for your router. This is typically at http://192.168.0.1 If not, see your manual.
    • You'll be asked for a password and username. This is typically something like admin/password or [blank]/admin or something of the like. This default password is in your manual.
    • Somewhere in an "Advanced" section, there is typically page labeled "Port Forwarding" or something similar. Go there.
    • However your interface is laid out, you'll want to add an entry to forward port 27015 (Sometimes this can be a range, just specify 27015 to 27015 for the single port) to your computer.
    • It will also require an IP or Hostname to identify your computer by. Preferably you'll want to do it by host name. If its a decent router, it will probably provide a list of hostnames on your LAN. You can look up yours by right clicking My Computer -> Properties and looking for a field labeled "Computer Name". That's your hostname.
    • Apply/Add changes. You'll probably be able to label it, "Half-Life 2 Server" is a good label. ;)

    STEP 2: Firewalls

    Whatever fire wall you use, if any, make sure it will allow incoming connections to hl2.exe on port 27015. Unfortunately, the process involved varies greatly between software used.

    STEP 3: Pointing your friends to your server

    • First you'll need your WAN IP. You can get this from your router interface's status page or from a site like this: http://www.whatsmyip.org/
    • Note: The friends list will list off your LAN IP, which will not work, you will have to give them the WAN IP obtained above.
    • Then its as simple as connect YOURIP:27015 in game, or, as a STEAM URL steam://connect/YOURIP:27015

    (Note to others with comments: I will not go over the process DMZ'n a computer. Though easier, it completely circumvents the security of having a router.)

    Hopefully I didn't misunderstand the question and waste my time. :closedeyes:
     
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  4. Pianodan

    Pianodan L3: Member

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    Just to be clear, my solution is if you want to post the map FILE so that others can download it and look at it.

    TracerDX's solution is for how to set up a server on your own computer that others can play on.

    It is not entirely clear which you were asking for from your initial post.
     
  5. WarMachine101

    WarMachine101 L1: Registered

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    Yeah i just want 2 know how to put the map file on this website or some other :)