Installing non-steam cs 1.6 server on windows is very simple ,but for the server to be lag-free, you
should have a
computer at least with the following configuration:
— 2 Gb RAM
— 2.4 Ghz CPU
— Fast DSL internet connection and
— Installed CS 1.6 game or Standalone server downloaded by HLDS Update tool.
Go to the installed directory of cs1.6. Find hlds.exe
Select counter strike from the drop-down list specify server name and the rcon-password.
Configure the server by setting properties such as freezetime,roundtime ,friendly-fire etc. You can also configure the same in the server.cfg file but right now you can do it from the gui itself.
This will start your cs1.6 server ,but will be accessible only in your local area network.
So,to make it accessible on the internet ,you need to forward the required ports. For Forwarding the required ports,you need to have access to your router/modem page. Typically you can go to the router/modem page by typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254 in a web browser. Some routers have 192.168.0.1-specially those by Cisco Scientific Atlanta Wi-Fi routers. Also ,typically the default user-name and password for the router page is admin and admin respectively. However, if it has been changed then you need to specify those credentials.
Also I recommend you to change the default password of your router if you are forwarding some ports. One of the best site to learn how to port forward is http://portforward.com/
Select your router from a number of routers listed on the page. Then select counter strike from the list of games available and make port forwarding easy. Basically Counter Strike requires you to forward the following ports: 1200,27000-27015,27020-27039. And that’s it- your server is accessible to anyone on the internet.
Note:- while connecting to the you need the local ip+ port ,and for others on the internet will need your global ip address+port.
You can connect to the server by launching the counter strike game, then typing connect your_local_ip_address:port in the console which can be accessed by pressing the ~[tilde].
For internet users they need to type connect your_global_ip_address:port in the console.
Default port is 27015.
If you are away from the server that is away from the local network of the server you can still access
the server through the rcon-password by typing in rcon_password your_rcon_password
after this you will be connected to the server and you can issue various commands by prefixing them
with rcon viz
rcon changelevel de_dust2
the command changelevel changes the map.
Here’s a link to all the rcon commands.
Also if you need to add some more cs1.6 maps,then you need to download those maps,and go to your counter strike directory .Inside that you will have cstrike folder and inside that you will have maps folder. In the maps folder you can paste the required maps file. Generally they are .bsp or .wad file.
Also ,there are various add-ons available which will add various functionality to your server ,will be
covered in the next post.
Happy Gaming till then.
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