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How To Install A Counter-Strike Source Server On Ubuntu

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Prerequisites

2 GB of RAM and running Ubuntu.


Getting Started

Update the packages:

sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y


Install these additional libraries:

sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1 libc6-i386


Add a new user for running the game server:

sudo adduser steam 


(For security purposes).
Login to the new user that we created:

su steam


Downloading SteamCMD

SteamCMD is a free tool created by Valve and used to download Game Server files easily.

As you are logged as the steam user, make sure you’re in /home/steam
Create a directory for SteamCMD:

mkdir SteamCMD


Navigate to the newly created directory and download the SteamCMD archive:

cd steamCMD && wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz.


Extract the archive:

tar -xvzf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz


Running SteamCMD

Now we get to the exciting bit, downloading the actual files that make the game server operate.

./steamcmd.sh.


Login to Steam servers anonymously:

login anonymous


Set the install directory:

force_install_dir ./css/


Download the game files:

app_update 232330 validate 

(This may take a while).
Quit the SteamCMD console:

quit


Running the CS:S server

Navigate to the CS:S Installation Directory:

cd css


Execute this command to run the server:

./srcds_run -console -game cstrike -maxplayers 20 - port 27015 +map de_dust2

 

Your CS:S server should be up and running! To connect to it use the IP

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