View Full Version : Some helpful Dedicated Server tips

04-20-2007, 04:42 AM
Here is a list of tips me and my friend used to help our dedicated server operate at optimal performance.

1. When you start the dedicated server, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Under the 'Processes" List, change the "hlds.exe" from Normal Priority to "High"
(You do this by right-clicking on it, scrolling down to priority, and selecting "High")*

2. If your computer has less than a gig of RAM, don't put any more than 14 slots on the server. Your computer can only handle so many.

3. Make sure to close any other programs while using it (yahoo, msn, aim, etc.), because it makes more internet have to be diverted away from the server into this.


To change the MOTD, you will have to

1. Locate the
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\account name\counter-strike\cstrike

Thats just an example, it can be for any game.

2. Find the notepad where it says motd.txt

3. Change it.

* With Windows Professional, you have to click 'Task Manager' after you press Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

I hope this helped some people.

04-21-2007, 06:39 PM
dude i dont think ppl are actually gonna do this :( and u know why

04-23-2007, 06:26 PM
I don't know but I do know this works.

05-02-2007, 08:18 PM
What he says is right!! I run a dual core machine i set the the priorty to high as well as give it and steam a seperate CPU core each as well as disable all P2P programs. I could probably get away with out doing this but lag sucks and if i can help get rid of it i do.

System Spec's
A64x2 3800+ @ 2.5 g/core
2 GB DDR400
10meg Down
1meg Up

The Advice you gave is correct and will help!!