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Old 08-15-2023 , 19:23   Help establishing a Hidden: Source server
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so i followed a guide to establish a hidden source server. step 1. i steamcmd'd 205 and 215 which ive done both in both orders of download and install. the SDK and SRCDS. regardless of that, i download and install the hidden source dedicated server packages from hidden-source.com. theres initially 3 separate downloads on both hidden-source.com and moddb where they host theyre original files. after downloading all patches from both sources (in a specific order as shown on website[1.original dedi file system. 2. dedi patch 1. and 3. a headfix patch.]) and trying each patch/update to start the machine after each install with no luck(obviously bc i was missing patches along the way).

so finishing all 3 patches. ive still gotten nothing. on top of the full download and installation process i do have my port marked in both an autoexe.cfg file and in the .exe target parameters. i do have a server.cfg i took from a running individually hosted server im already running which i removed anything i didnt need so i know the server.cfg is okay - i did try like 4 different forms of codes to connect to the masterlist and none of those have worked either. ive tried running the server in console mode via target launch params and have tried in GUI mode as well.

Its strange because before i had done this i had gotten the server to pop up on favorites list but not VAC secured or connected to the steam server list. and now that ive restarted i cant even see the server in favorites list but in my server history the server shows up and can be clicked on to view details and try to connect. upon initial launch and connection in game im being told my server version is different than my game to which my game is fully up to date with hidden sources latest and LAST files made and have been running my game on my own server and others servers for years now.

so im wondering now.. is this server running on an older version of 205 and 215?! and is it even possible to cop an older copy of both 215 and 205?? or am i missing some kind of configuration to pull the rest through? it doesnt make sense to me because im almost certain ive covered alll bases with this and i am running 12 other DIFFERENT source engine mod servers on my VPS now so i am very familiar with setting these babies up.
They are ALL different for sure but they all follow a model so i am truly lost here and really do need any guidance i can get. my idea is to migrate my individually hosted hidden source server to my VPS so i can cancel my indiv server and set up a duplicate VPS so ill have 2 and i will split the load of my current putting a few games on the duplicate and adding some newer games ive already got set up and running so i can double my game roster while also lightening the load on my current VPS. so this is a move for expansion and resource increase so it is very important for me to figure this out. Im using nuclear fallout servers to host. also i may add my ports are open etc.. there is no issues with ports or getting the game out on to the net because i run CSS under the same IP and PORT and it runs and connects and plays no problem. so this is for sure a hidden source mod SRCDS file system or configuration issue. i can be contacted here or on steam here is my links please gettat me and help me i love steam i love source i love the communities and ive been here to support everyone for over 3 years now so dont be affraid to network with me here either. http://riddleb0x.rf.gd/drn0/motdpage.php my links here to get in touch and this link here is the link i used to follow the guide. http://riddleb0x.rf.gd/drn0/to0lb0x/...rver_guide.php
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Old 08-16-2023 , 09:55   Re: Help establishing a Hidden: Source server
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so im starting my process over again for like a 5th time. this time im gonna try to download and install 205 then 215. then im gonna patch in the server files for beta4a then just update it to beta 4b and see if thatll work. last night i downloaded 205 then 215 and downloaded both beta 4a server and server patch then beta 4b server and patch and headfix and it still didnt work. hopfully this new attempt at different steps will bring it through. lastnight i managed to get the server to top up no problem in my server favorites but still cant get it to connect to steams master list and i dont think any hidden source servers are vac secured so maybe VAC doesnt work for the hidden source. so im trying to get it started without VAC
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Old 08-16-2023 , 12:56   Re: Help establishing a Hidden: Source server
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so im pretty sure i managed to figure out my issue here. its pretty insane. my solution basically. starting from scratch.
step 1. steamcmd 205 first then 215.. login to an account when u do it. logout quit after each install. open steamcmd and app_update both file systems again with -validate. logout and quit.
then moddb download hidden server 4a and then 4a update and install to SRCDS system..
then only download the hidden 4b server update.. and install.
running in GUI mode with launch parameters to mark the -port 27034 it seems as if this server is now matching the latest game version and with the masterlist code for the server.cfg from the tutorial i posted above it is now showing up on the master list as well. it still says cannot connect to steam tho in console. i have a bot running and am idling on there now so it seems like its working. i would love a tester to join me tho id like proof others can see and connect to it as well. i may even just make a new tutorial on how to do this because this shit drove me fucking insane for like a week now trying to figure out whats up. basically after dropping the 4b server update on it. its almost insane crucial to like leave the server.cfg untouched. it leaves you with a server.cfg with like 5 codes in it. obviously theres way more you can add. but... i can the server name thats cool.. adding or changes to anything else literally makes it so the server connects and says that its out of date. i didnt think that maybe server.cfg files having wrong sv_ or wrong mp_ or wrong anything codes would alter the server in a way to which it would say the server version is different from the games. but i swear to god. it worked after 4b update.. i added a few codes to server.cfg (THAT WORK FOR MY OTHER SERVER) and it say out of date. i go through drop the 4b update again. it starts running. change my server name and add the master list as shown in my tutorial above there and it works. so idkwtf dude but god damn im still in shock from figuring this out lol i think! unless no one can join this shit and its all in my head still lol.
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Old 08-16-2023 , 13:55   Re: Help establishing a Hidden: Source server
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i have received confirmation that my server is live and on the masterlist now!
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