How To Convert Your Ns Win32 To Steam

DepotDepot The ModFatherMembers Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
All the info you need to do it right
As WONID's are all but history there seems to be an unusually high number of non-STEAM NS servers out there. It's relatively simple to convert your HLDS to 1.1.2.0 and be STEAM ready.

First of all your NS HLDS MUST have a STEAM supported mod in it (TFC for instance, that's what I used). Next install your HldsUpdateTool into you Half Life folder along with the hldsupdatetool_readme. Follow the instructions to Create an Account, and when that's successful Update the Server. Your all set and will have a STEAM powered HLDS v1.1.2.0.

I prefer to run my HLDS seperate from my Steam Apps. tounge.gif
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  • ZyfuloXZyfuloX Members Join Date: 2003-08-14 Member: 19711Posts: 32
    Can you post links to download the necessary files? I'm unfortunately both stupid AND lazy tounge.gif
    Server: Compaq ProLiant ML330 (PIII 1.2GHz, 1.2Gb RAM, Ultra3 SCSI RAID5)
    OS: Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
    HLDS: 4.1.1.1d
    NS: 2.0
    Mods: Adminmod 2.50.56a, UnstuckPro 1.00
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    First download hlserver4110.exe and then install it, ensuring you leave the TFC mod there.
    Next Download Dedicated Server 2.0 from the DOWNLOADS page and install it. Get the final release "Download NS v2.01" from the front page and update your version.
    Finally go to Steams website and download Dedicated Server (Windows):, installing it as described above.
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  • SandmanSandman Members Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9870Posts: 102
    where do you get this HldsUpdateTool?
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    Download Steam HLDS mirrors here
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  • TUNA_AnomayTUNA_Anomay Members Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21005Posts: 59
    Are you still having issues with Steamids?
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    QUOTE
    Are you still having issues with Steamids?
    As this topic never mentioned any issues I am not certain what exactly you are referring to.
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  • SandmanSandman Members Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9870Posts: 102
    Thx kwikloader. I got the HLDS update tool but I have some questions that hopfully, someone can answer before I procede.

    1) What exactly does the hlds update tool do?
    2) Do I need to install HLDS 1120 before I run this update tool?
    3) Can I still run something like serverdoc with hlds 1120? If so, how?
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
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    1) What exactly does the hlds update tool do?
    2) Do I need to install HLDS 1120 before I run this update tool?
    3) Can I still run something like serverdoc with hlds 1120? If so, how?

    1) Converts your HLDS to STEAM
    2) Don't bother, because it still needs to be updated. I favor HLServer4110
    3) Yes, but for it to operate correctly insert "-console" in the target line.
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  • DrekDrek Members Join Date: 2002-12-19 Member: 11165Posts: 165
    Whatever you do, don't use the new Steam directory structure for your new NS HLDS installation.

    One thing though, I'm having some major problems with errors and whatnot when I connect. Is there a server side fix for these problems?
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
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    Whatever you do, don't use the new Steam directory structure for your new NS HLDS installation.
    Good point Drek! I installed mine at C:\HLServer, exactly where my WON server USED to be.
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    One thing though, I'm having some major problems with errors and whatnot when I connect. Is there a server side fix for these problems?
    Could you be more specific and tell us what the errors say?
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  • DrekDrek Members Join Date: 2002-12-19 Member: 11165Posts: 165
    Its the client errors everyone has been having problems with (maxerrordistance or something like that), and the sprite and font problems. Not much you can do server side. There is a good thread with fixes for all those things, but honestly, I don't think NS is worth running on Steam until there is a client side patch that addresses these problems. I'm not going on any inside information here, but I can't imagine that we won't see one soon. Then it will be worth running an NS Steam server.

    I just don't think it is worth having to jump through so many hoops just to play NS on Steam when it still works perfectly well on WON. Now when WON is euthanized, and everyone has to switch to Steam, that will be a different matter. Like I said, hopefully by then there will be a client side patch (at least client side...).
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    I would urge the naysayers to go ahead and convert. Read these forums (and STEAM's also) and fix what you can. WON may be gone before you know it. wow.gif
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  • CaucasianCaucasian Members Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 9993Posts: 145
    The Win32 upgrade was easy. I don't see why you people have issues with steam.

    WON is going away.



    Deal with it.
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  • CaucasianCaucasian Members Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 9993Posts: 145
    Kwik,

    Post your directory structure. That may be the confusing part with Steam and using 3rd party mods.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
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    Post your directory structure. That may be the confusing part with Steam and using 3rd party mods.
    Actually a Win32 STEAM HLDS installs just like a WON HLDS, directly in your C directory (C:\HLServer\ns). Once installed you update to 1.1.2.0 and THEN install ns into the Half Life folder.

    Do NOT use the Dedicated Server on your Steam Games Menu!
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    As client-side error messages are normally not server related visit the Tech Support Forums for assistance. BTW, there IS a zip package out to eliminate client-side error messages in console, resulting in player lag and problems selecting and dragging as comm (low fps).
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  • SandmanSandman Members Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9870Posts: 102
    QUOTE (kwikloader @ Sep 29 2003, 11:30 AM)
    As client-side error messages are normally not server related visit the Tech Support Forums for assistance. BTW, there IS a zip package out to eliminate client-side error messages in console, resulting in player lag and problems selecting and dragging as comm (low fps).

    Yep, for the most part, this is correct. Also, I already know about said mentioned zip package because I made it. YAY ME for doing something right for once in my life tounge.gif
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  • TUNA_AnomayTUNA_Anomay Members Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21005Posts: 59
    What is the port usage in Steam compared to WON? Will I need to add/remove any UDP/TCP ports from my current routing setup?
  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
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    What is the port usage in Steam compared to WON? Will I need to add/remove any UDP/TCP ports from my current routing setup?
    Open 27000 through 27015, 27030 through 27039, and 1200.
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  • TUNA_AnomayTUNA_Anomay Members Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21005Posts: 59
    QUOTE (kwikloader @ Oct 1 2003, 10:24 AM)
    QUOTE
    What is the port usage in Steam compared to WON? Will I need to add/remove any UDP/TCP ports from my current routing setup?
    Open 27000 through 27015, 27030 through 27039, and 1200.

    Excellent. Once again thanks for your help.
  • SandmanSandman Members Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9870Posts: 102
    What is port 1200 needed for?
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    edited October 2003
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    What is port 1200 needed for?
    The below quote is from STEAM's FAQ
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    If you get an error message saying that Steam cannot connect properly, please check your ports. Steam requires that your firewall have the following ports open:
    UDP 1200
    UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive
    TCP 27030 to 27039 inclusive
    For information about how to control your networking device to open those ports, check the documentation that came with your device or the manufacturer's web site.
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  • Stanley_txpStanley_txp Banned Join Date: 2003-10-04 Member: 21426Posts: 210
    pudgy.gif tnx for all the advice, i'm gonna get my server up soon. [m-16] rulz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    if at first you don't succeed, kick your self and wonder why you even bothered trying
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    STEAM servers are still pretty hard to find. I guess most are waiting until WON shuts down.
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  • BrutusBrutus Members Join Date: 2002-10-20 Member: 1555Posts: 441
    I made a Steam server last night for testing, and people connecting were getting high pings and choke, until they added this line to thier confg. alias ex_maxerrordistance " "

    After that it seems to be working well.
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