Install Team Fortress 2 Server on a VPS
To run your very own Team Fortress 2 server on a BeastNode VPS (running CentOS 6 64-bit, not guaranteed to work on other distros), just follow these steps:
1. SSH into your VPS with your root login details.
2. Now install these packages with these commands:
yum install screen
yum install libgcc
3. Create a non-root user:
4. Set the password for the user:
5. Now log into your VPS with that new user account and use it for the rest of the following steps.
6. Create a new directory for the SteamCMD software files
Navigate to the folder:
7. Download SteamCMD:
tar -zxvf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz
8. Launch SteamCMD:
Let SteamCMD update itself. Once completed you'll see a "Steam>" prompt
9. Login to Steam:
Then set the directory to isntall the TF2 server files to:
Then to start the TF2 server file download (this may take a while):
app_update 232250 validate
Exit the prompt once completed:
10. Create a script to start up your new server:
Once you are in the editor, hit the "i" key on your keyboard to enable editing
Then copy and paste the following:
sleep 1 screen -m -d -S tf2-server ./server/srcds_run -console -game tf +map cp_badlands +maxplayers 24
echo "TF2 Server Started, type screen -r to view console (CTRL+A then d to detach from screen)"
After that is pasted, hit the "Esc" key on your keyboard, then type in ":x" and hit enter.
Now make the script executable:
chmod 755 tf2.sh
11. Start the server up:
To change server settings, simply navigate to the /home/tf2user/server/tf/cfg folder and edit the server.cfg file. If it doesn't exist, create one by entering this command while in the cfg directory:
From there, you can add in common settings such as the name of your server:
hostname "BeastNode TF2 Server"
You can check out this guide for more information on the available settings: https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Dedicated_server_configuration#Example_Server.cfg_for_TF2_dedicated_server
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