Originally Posted by kimchi
I know this is an old post, but I found a solution of my own
My HLDS was located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Valve\HLServer
but whenever I typed that in the steamcmd, It seems like the space after 'Program' registered it as the end of file directory.
SO it kept reinstalling in the folder 'Program' in the C drive.........
When I tried the launcher in the 'Program' folder, it worked FLAWLESSLY!
I just had to share this here in case anybody was killing themselves trying to figure this out.
Have you tried putting the path in quotes? Like
force_install_dir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Valve\HLServer"
(with a + in front of force_install_dir if this is on the command line)