The following tutorial will talk you through setting up Fast Downloads through the sv_downloadurl cvar for Counterstrike Source.
I’m assuming already that you have a working knowledge of FTP / adding maps to your game server, and have uploaded any custom maps to your game server, and they’re working ok.
1. Set up web hosting
First, you need to get hold of some web hosting, free or paid. If you are an INX customer, you can currently (as of April 2008 at the time I write this!) set up free web hosting on your control panel.
In this tutorial, I’ll assume you are using our free web hosting.
Connect via FTP to your free web hosting.
Navigate to the public_html folder.
Here we are going to copy exactly, the structure of your game server. You’ll need to create new folders, and subfolders. When you’ve finished, the directory structure should look like this:
The rest is simple. Upload your custom maps (including all the files that they come with) to your maps folder.
If you want to add skins, sounds etc, then these also need uploading, again, using exactly the same structure as your game server.
2. Editing server.cfg
The easiest way to do this is via the file editor on the INX Control Panel.
Go to the file editor, and select to edit server.cfg.
Let’s imagine your free webspace URL is ‘http://mydownloads.inx-gaming.co.uk’. If you have uploaded your folders and files correctly, you should be able to load and see:
So, copy and paste the following into server.cfg:
Obviously, substitute in your URL that you’ve setup
Finally, reboot your server!
If you’ve done everything above right, it should work fine.
Are you a current customer? Have any problems? You can contact our support team – http://support.inx-network.com
If you aren’t a customer and would like a game server with fast downloads, then you can order a game server via our website.