Creating Counter Strike 1.6 Dedicated server

Guide to setup and install Counter Strike 1.6 HLDS (Half life dedicated server).

  • Download HLDS Update tool¬† (Click here to dowload)
  • Start hldsupdatetool.exe and select a Destination folder to install HLDSupdatetool .

  • Select a region where your server will be located and complete the installation.
  • Open Command Prompt (Go to Start->Run and type cmd)
  • Type¬† cd E:\Valve\HLserver (Replace “E:\Valve\HLserver” with the folder you chose above)
  • Now type the following command after E:\Valve\HLserver>

HldsUpdateTool.exe -command update -game cstrike -dir E:/HLDS/

where “E:/HLDS/” is Folder where you want your Server to be installed.

  • Installer will begin downloading files
  • Do not close the command window and wait for it to finish downloading the files (about 300MB)
  • After it is finished, you will see a “HLDS installation up to date” message.

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