HLDS Update Tool Shortcut Info

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y2kill

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This will probably be asked a lot, so for linux:

Download the linux version of hlupdatetool and place it into the directory you want to install the server to. Then do:

chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin

./hldsupdatetool.bin

If you get an "uncompress not found" error do:

su
<type in root password>

then do:

cd /bin; ln -s gunzip uncompress

now exit the root shell and again do:

./hldsupdatetool.bin

After you accept the license agreement do:

./steam -command update -game redorchestra -dir .

If should update the steam binary; when it's done run the above command again.

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy :)
 

mburnzie

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y2kill said:
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./steam -command update -game redorchestra -dir .

If should update the steam binary; when it's done run the above command again.

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy :)

This is actually the full command line if you used the instructions from the draft manual. If you don't specify the right subdirectory after -dir or put the period at the end of the line, you will install a second server on the box. That can be a problem if you use a script to start your server, because you will just run the old version rather than the patched-up version.

./steam -command update -game redorchestra -dir ~/hlds/ROOST

 
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mburnzie

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Tonight I was installing a Half-Life 2 dedicated server on the same box and I discovered that it will also install without the tilde (~). So this command line should work too.

./steam -command update -game redorchestra -dir /hlds/ROOST

p.s. it looks like the info preceding my post came from here. Pretty good stuff.

http://www.srcds.com/
 

Zetsumei

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if you guys already got a server setup for you just contact the company that did it.

If you want to set up a server yourself follow the link to the hlds update tool and just read the txt file its self explaining.
 

Floyd

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The way I do it with rdp to my WinServer2003 server:

Download the hlds update tool.

Open notepad.

Add lines similar to the following:
Code:
cd C:\program files\valve\hlserver
 
hldsupdatetool -command update -game "redorchestra" -dir "c:\program files\ROOST"
 
pause

Change the first line so that the batch file changes to the directory where you installed the hldsupdatetool.

Change the text within the quotations after -dir to point to the parent location of your Red Orchestra files.

Save the file as (for example) ROupdate. bat to your desktop. (Be sure that notepad does not save it as ROupdate.bat.txt)

Close notepad.

Double click the icon and it should update the server files.

Be warned, just like the client patch, it takes a while.

Floyd
 

Punchy

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Mar 15, 2006
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Floyd, for some reason that batch file wants to install the updatetool every time i run it, i have chnged all the lines to the correct paths.
 

Floyd

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Hmm.

The first line should change to the directory where you installed the hldsupdatetool.exe file.

Then the next line executes it with the parameters.

If there is no update, I get a message indicating so.

That is verbatim the .bat file on my servers desktop....strange.
 

Punchy

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Mar 15, 2006
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Thats the way I've done in m8, just don't under stand why it keeps wanting to install hldsupdatetool, never mind I've just resorted to typing it in.
Would have been handy having the batch file though.
 

Punchy

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Mar 15, 2006
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I've got it to work, I forgot the server has a partition where the games are installed, just had to change the path to partition drive then cd to the hlserver.:rolleyes:

Thanks Floyd

BTW Floyd,
That is a cracking little tip, simple but effective.
 
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SODsniper

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Jun 28, 2006
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Am I correct in assuming that this needs to be done on DEDICATED servers only and is not to be done on CLIENT machines??

Assuming the answer is yes, if someone has a GSP running their RO Server, they will need to have them do this update..

Correct??
 

SODsniper

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Jun 28, 2006
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OK Thanx for that..

Now one last bonehead question... Really, I promise. Last one. :D

Is there a way to run this remotely on Dedicated Servers that are provided by GSPs???

I really hope this can be done, as it would eliminate a day or more delay in patching our RO server..
 

{5.GJ}Graf

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Oct 26, 2006
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I am confused on what the second line in this should look like:

cd C:\program files\valve\hlserver

hldsupdatetool -command update -game "redorchestra" -dir "c:\program files\ROOST"

pause

- what goes into the first quotations instead of "redorchestra" ?
- my RO is located in c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\red orchestra, but when the .bat loaded it up, it said it didn't recognize it.

I am very confused with this text.
 
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Staroi

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Just redorchestra should work.

All one word, no quotes. I know it works because i just started up a dos prompt and am updating my server right now.

A side question from me, when updating/installing the ROOST server, does it automatically go straight to your base directory (like C:\ or F:\, no Program Files, etc)? For some reason I told it to install in the Valve folder, but it went to the base folder automatically instead. It's okay since i can just move the files around anyway, just wanted to know.