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Zakxaev68

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...Seriously, Tripwire? You must've been out of your minds leaving listen-servers in the office. Utter **** of a process, long way past easy like wiki page says.

I decided to open a private server for myself, test WebAdmin things out. Until errors started appearing like flies on ****.

In to say first some 0x202 error came up, noticed it is about lack of free space on my Windows drive; sadly I can't format it right now due to lots reasons, have not done it for years, I seen space growing significantly due to software updates as of late, half of that reserved for my anti-virus.... Nooope, I don't install anything in my C:\ drive besides basic security layer tools (AV/firewall) and such requiring to be installed there. Anything else goes to a secondary drive.

Mm, fine. Moved the SteamCMD (in its own folder) over to my 3rd drive having almost 500 gigs of unused space, did the simple steps. All good, set up directory for server files to be downloaded. All set. When I browse to the server dir... empty. Nothing in there. Okay I know its asking for administrator privileges, run it again through the command prompt, nothing in the folder even though SteamCMD says its complete downloading.

What should I think? Half an hour gone into setting up the server workplace. Christ... To that, you decided to not allow us host listen-serves, lazy one excuse, gents, lazy one.
 
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®omano

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You're doing it wrong. If you properly understand how to use SteamCMD, which is really basic to use, you ca not go wrong. What is the rant about? Your failure?

It is honestly a few clicks to setup a server yes.
 

Zakxaev68

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I refuse to believe I am doing anything wrong, provided SteamCMD appears to "have finished downloading, type quit to exit"; bothers me I can't download server files on a drive other than C:, regardless I can't afford too to have like 40gbs free for just server files when I have my C: partition split to 40gb only, 18 of that used by Windows, did not foresee I will need more at the time I did it like that.

I don't have a single TB hard drive yet nor I will reformat 2x 500GB HDDs full of data and rare STALKER/other games material I store on these.

Seen around Steam discussions server files require as much 18 gbs of free space, I mean considering its true, very convenient yeah. At a point I gave up already, thanks anyway.
 

®omano

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I swear if you're doing it properly you can use SteamCMD from where you want and install the game server where you want too. You just need to have a proper command. That being said you probably have another install somewhere else as you seem to have finished an install somewhere, have a look in SteamCMD folder maybe it created a sub folder here..
 

Zakxaev68

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In a series of unfortunate events I finally found what happened. Server files were downloaded in a certainly wrong directory to what I have specified during download in force_install_dir command - wait for it... Windows main directory, lol.

Case = closed.
 

®omano

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Yes and the update process will also need more to be able to go through update process, sometimes almost half of the whole current server files size. I think having 25Giga for KF2 is not too crazy :D