So I also host a small set of game servers for me to test plugins and maps out. Not to mention its also a simple way for me to say to a group of friends lets go play this and have a place to go without the hassle of looking for a server. Normally I would tell people to install LGSM when they want to setup a gameserver. I though have run into a few issues where LGSM is a tad constricting for my needs now. So off to setting the server up from scratch and trying to replicate a couple of features from LGSM.
So for this part, setup the server in a raw form.
Prepare the system as TF2 servers run as 32-bit
1 2 3 sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mailutils util-linux byobu tmux lib32gcc1 libstdc++6 libstdc++6:i386 libcurl4-gnutls-dev:i386
Always a good idea to run things as a user and not root, so lets add a user and login as it.
1 2 sudo adduser tf2-server sudo login -f tf2-server
Now that we are in the user account lets download the server. First we need to download steamcmd.
1 2 3 4 mkdir steamcmd cd steamcmd wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz tar zxf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz
Create a steamcmd file and run it.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 cd /home/tf2-server echo tf2_ds.txt <<EOF login anonymous force_install_dir /home/tf2-server/srcds app_update 232250 quit EOF ./steamcmd.sh +runscript tf2_ds.txt
Now to create a launcher script.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 cd /home/tf2-server/srcds echo launcher.sh <<EOF #!/bin/bash OPTS="-console -debug" OPTS="$OPTS -game tf +sv_pure 1 -secured -timeout 3" OPTS="$OPTS +ip 0.0.0.0 -port 27015" #OPTS="$OPTS +map ctf_2fort" OPTS="$OPTS +randommap" OPTS="$OPTS +maxplayers 32" OPTS="$OPTS -autoupdate -steam_dir /home/tf2-server/srcds/ -steamcmd_script /home/tf2-server/steamcmd/tf2_ds.txt" OPTS="$OPTS +sv_shutdown_timeout_minutes 40" ./srcds_run $OPTS EOF chmod +x launcher.sh
At this point it is possible to launch the server.