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CS 1.6 NoSteam (Linux) Server Installation Tutorial

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CS 1.6 NoSteam (Linux) Server Installation Tutorial



What do we need to make a Counter-Strike 1.6 Linux Server?

- a computer having linux installed and direct acces or ssh access

- root privileges

- internet connection (at least 100kB/s speed - metro and extern) optic fiber.

Downloading Files

Make a new working directory first:

mkdir /usr/hlds

cd /usr/hlds

Then download the following files:

- HldsUpdateTool

- NoSteamAuthEngines

- AdminMod + MetaMod

- StatsMe


[ Search on the google for the files ]


Server Installation

1. Change current directory to /usr/hlds having the above files downloaded. Start with hldsupdatetool.bin:

chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin


After the above commands there should be a new file named steam.

2. Start the server installation:

./steam -command update -game valve -dir .

If an update is being made, run the command above again. Depending of the internet connection speed, the commmand may take from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours and the finishing message will be HLDS installation up to date

3. Installing Counter-Strike mod

./steam -command update -game cstrike -dir .

Again, depending of the internet connection speed, the commmand may take from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours and the finishing message will be HLDS installation up to date

Patching the server in order to accept NOSTEAM clients

The patching is made with the following commands:

rm -rf engine_amd.so

rm -rf engine_i486.so

rm -rf engine_i686.so

tar xfvz engine.v15.tgz

server.cfg configuration

In /usr/hlds/cstrike directory we have a server.cfg file which we are opening with pico, nano, mcedit, vi or another Linux text editor

Replace the rows and write the cvars from here.

AdminMod Installation

Extract the AdminMod anywhere on your Hard Drive.

Follow theese steps to install and configure the AdminMod

Add/Remove admins

Open users.ini using pico, nano, mcedit or vi text editors. Write down the names and passwords of admins, followed by server access level. Let's say that we want to create a maximum level admin called John and password john1234. Write the following line in users.ini file:


For custom access levels go to Admin Mod Levels and select the desired commands you want the admin to be able to have access. Then press "calculate access right" and write the resulted number in user.ini file after the admin name and password. Just like the John example, but replace the 131071 with the new number. Each admin/password/level must be on different lines.


Extract statsme-2.8.3-cstrike.zip to C:\HLDS\cstrike directory. Go to C:\HLDS\cstrike\addons\metamod directory and open plugins.ini with TextPad or WordPad. Add the following line at the begining of the file: win32 addons\statsme\dlls\statsme_mm.dll

Go to C:\HLDS\cstrike\addons\statsme and open statsme.cfg with TextPad or WordPad. Modify the sm_menupassword from r3wt with another password. When entering the game you will have to write in the console statsme_menu password_from_statsme.cfg.cfg in order to modify last settings.

/rank and /top10

Open statsme.cfg and change the sm_storebyauth from 1 to 0.

Secure server

It is important to have a non secure server because of many reasons. To do that, go to C:\HLDS\cstrike and open liblist.gam with TextPad or WordPad. Modify secure from 1 to 0. Save and exit.

Starting the server

Change directory to /usr/hlds si executam comanda:

./hlds_run -game cstrike +ip ip.de.internet +sv_lan 1 -nomaster +maxplayers 18 +map de_dust2

In order to start the server on screen use the following command:

screen -A -m -d -S hlds ./hlds_run -game cstrike +ip ip.de.internet +sv_lan 1 -nomaster +maxplayers 18 +map de_dust2

This command starts the server in background. In order to attach us again to it, write:

screen -r hlds

In order to send it to background again, hold pressed the ctrl button and press A letter from the keyboard and after that press D key.

If you want the server to start on every Linux server boot, you must add the following lines in /etc/rc.local file:

cd /usr/hlds

screen -A -m -d -S hlds ./hlds_run -game cstrike +ip ip.de.internet +sv_lan 1 -nomaster +maxplayers 18 +map de_dust2

Admin_who plugin

Anyone who's on the server can use the admin_who command, which will show the server connected admins as follows:


- maximum access admins (admin_rcon admin_exec * etc)


- all commands access, except admin_rcon, admin_exec * etc


- all access except admin_rcon and admin_ban


- rezerved name and/or rezerved slot

Download and copy this plugin to cstrike/addons/adminmod/scripts/ and then add the following line to cstrike/addons/adminmod/config/plugins.ini:



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