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[L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?


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Sempiro
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Old 05-21-2024 , 13:33   [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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Hello,

I run a dedicated game server on the same machine as my game client. While I understand this isn't generally recommended, it's been working fine for me as my friends are all local.

My usual process was to start the server, then the game, and use the "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command with my public IP. Then, I'd create a versus lobby and wait for someone to join. Once they did, I'd start the game, and the forced connection would direct everyone to my server.

Unfortunately, the most recent update seems to have broken this functionality. Despite using "mm_dedicated_force_servers", hitting "Start Game" now connects me to a random server. My server is still visible to others in the Server Browser under the Custom tab.

My question is: How can I get "mm_dedicated_force_servers" working again?

Additionally, the update seems to have disrupted Steam Group Servers. The list has disappeared, and my server is a Steam Group Server. Could this be related to the "mm_dedicated_force_servers" issue and the random server connections?
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Old 05-21-2024 , 18:46   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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Valve has removed Steam Group Servers list. Try to set Best Available Dedicated in lobby settings along with mm_dedicated_force_servers command.

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Old 05-21-2024 , 22:32   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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Valve has removed Steam Group Servers list. Try to set Best Available Dedicated in lobby settings along with mm_dedicated_force_servers command.
Yes, this one worked, thanks a lot, man!

Those assholes just want to kill that game it seems with their fix-1-thing-break-100500-others-updates.
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Old 05-21-2024 , 22:56   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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They had to do it. This system (matchmaking, servers list) was abused like a hell. They'll bring it back or do something new maybe...
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Old 05-21-2024 , 23:55   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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Originally Posted by Sempiro View Post
Hello,

I run a dedicated game server on the same machine as my game client. While I understand this isn't generally recommended, it's been working fine for me as my friends are all local.

My usual process was to start the server, then the game, and use the "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command with my public IP. Then, I'd create a versus lobby and wait for someone to join. Once they did, I'd start the game, and the forced connection would direct everyone to my server.

Unfortunately, the most recent update seems to have broken this functionality. Despite using "mm_dedicated_force_servers", hitting "Start Game" now connects me to a random server. My server is still visible to others in the Server Browser under the Custom tab.

My question is: How can I get "mm_dedicated_force_servers" working again?

Additionally, the update seems to have disrupted Steam Group Servers. The list has disappeared, and my server is a Steam Group Server. Could this be related to the "mm_dedicated_force_servers" issue and the random server connections?
Valve didn't exactly broke the command. More like they fixed it and now it's working as intended.

Best Available Dedicated is the proper lobby setting for connecting to community servers as it should have been in the first place and not Official with that command set like it did before. That's why the "mm_dedicated_force_official_servers" command was created.
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Pa4H
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Old 05-28-2024 , 05:30   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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Previously, connecting to a server using an IP address would create a game, and random people could connect via Quick match in the main menu. Now after these actions there is a black screen.
After the update, you need to create a lobby to do this and use the mm_dedicated_force_servers command.

Any news on this?
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dustinandband
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Old 05-30-2024 , 01:41   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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On a similar note, has the new mm_dedicated_force_official_Servers command stopped working for anyone else or just me? The regular mm_dedicated_force_Servers still works as long as "best available" option is selected. quick demo
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Old 05-30-2024 , 06:57   Re: [L4D2] "mm_dedicated_force_servers" command does not work anymore?
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On a similar note, has the new mm_dedicated_force_official_Servers command stopped working for anyone else or just me? The regular mm_dedicated_force_Servers still works as long as "best available" option is selected. quick demo
There are still issues with matchmaking so we have to wait for Valve to address them.
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