TF2 Dedicated Server "Missing Map" Error

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by PaperPlayerX, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. PaperPlayerX

    PaperPlayerX L2: Junior Member

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    Wasn't sure which forum this would be most appropriate to put this in, so if this is in the wrong place, don't hesitate to move it.

    Anyways, I'm trying to set up a TF2 dedicated server that runs custom maps, but I can't solve the "missing map" issue. I've looked at many other forums and threads where people reported the same issue, and each one had different solutions. I've tried several things and now my only resort is to ask.

    If someone has a general solution to this, please tell me. I'll try to post the contents of the server's config file too if absolutely necessary. Speaking of which, what's the best way of showing what's in your config file? Do I just copy and paste, or should I supply a download link?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Phil25

    Phil25 L1: Registered

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    I'm pretty sure you need to increase the maximum map file size for download. The default is 16mb and when the map size over that, it will throw the "Map is missing" error. The cvar is net_maxfilesize.
     
  3. PaperPlayerX

    PaperPlayerX L2: Junior Member

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    Is there a specific way the filesize has to be written? I set the filesize to 9999, but that wouldn't work. Does it needs quotes, or...

    It's written like this:
     
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  5. worMatty

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    You can post your server's configuration settings in spoiler tags. That would be the contents of server.cfg and your launch command line.

    Are you using a 'FastDL' external download address? This is specified using the cvar sv_downloadurl. If you don't use a FastDL server, map files will be downloaded from the game server, which takes a very long time as the transfer limit has a hard-coded ceiling that is quite low. As people have said, there is a maximum file size limit of 64MB, also.

    You could use the Workshop for your custom map downloads, if those maps are already on the Workshop. You don't need to use an external download server there, as all the maps are downloaded from the Steam Workshop and are kept up to date automatically. Information.
     
  6. PaperPlayerX

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    I get the external download address thing, but I'm having a hard time finding one to suit my needs. Do you have any recommendations?
     
  7. worMatty

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    I'm afraid I don't. But if you bought a server, they usually come with FastDL web space. If you are running a server locally and it's only for a small group of people, you could set up some web space yourself and host a few files on there.

    But as I said, if these maps are on the Workshop you don't need to worry about all that.