Looking For A Quickstart Guide

moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva.Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
for running a dedicated server.
I'm looking to run a server on my computer to playtest my map ns_shiva.
I've never run a dedicated server before, and I don't have the foggiest idea how to set up things like map rotation etc. Can anyone direct me to a quickstart guide?

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  • VadakillVadakill The Almighty BSO Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-04-02 Member: 373Posts: 874
    Mine's pretty good, at least that's what people tell me. Check my sig.
    [NAPT]Vadakill

    NS Win32/Linux Server setup guides:
    http://www.vadakill.com/nsguides
  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    Thank you very much.
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    Once you've got it set up, view Want To Enhance Your Server? which is a centralized location for all the links you'll need regarding setting up an HLDS and adding all the bells and whistles. wink-fix.gif
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  • BorisBoris Members Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11636Posts: 215
    I love how both you and Vadakill always give shameless plugs of the stuff you've done...but hey, it is the best around! Keep it up!
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  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    edited March 2005
    nevermind, I'm retarded.
  • BorisBoris Members Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11636Posts: 215
    edited March 2005
    You're obviously not retarded...you've made one awesome map...

    Just noticed beta2! I'm downloading for my server now. I really like this map. Just need to get my regulars to play it more.


    Okay...this is probably because you don't know how the server runs but I am going to tell you...

    You need to fix your shiva zip file.
    a)First off, do you use linux? because I notice the res file looks like it has unix style line ending characters. Change this to windows style line ending for three reasons:
    --- 1) most servers are windows now, thanks to steam ("Down with steam!!")
    --- 2) windows people are stupid, and if this gives errors, they won't know what to do
    --- 3) linux people are smart, and if it's in windows style, they will be able to comprehend the vast knowledge required to fix it.
    b)PUT THE RES FILE IN THE CORRECT SPOT! (ahem...sorry bout that, but the last one had the same problem!)
    --- 1) res file looks to be complete...that's good smile-fix.gif
    --- 2) place in the "maps" folder right beside the map .bsp itself

    I think that's it...do this and people might be happier with using your map!

    PS What was changed? I'll go look it up eventually...but if you see this, write a couple points here...the mapping forum scares me! tounge.gif
    Mr|Server(FF)
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  • BorisBoris Members Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11636Posts: 215
    Just an addition...the wad files are different! Will that cause client problems? anyone, anyone?

    I know if a file hasn't changed, the client won't always get the new one...don't know about wad files, but this could be really bad. I suggest changing it to something else (maybe ns_shiva_b2a.wad?)

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
    Mr|Server(FF)
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    Mr|Community
  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    Thanks. I fixed the res file location.
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