Left 4 Dead has been dead in the water since Valve moved all content to the Left 4 Dead 2 engine. Left 4 Dead dedicated server was never moved to steampipe, the new content delivery system, and now the old Steam HLDS Update Tool has reached it’s end-of-life.
Login to steam using a valid steam account and go here:
Using the apikey, you can create a server id and login_token using curl:
curl --data "appid=440&key=#actual key#" https://api.steampowered.com/IGameServersService/CreateAccount/v0001/
Steam will answer with a JSON struct:
Add the following line to the file autoexec.cfg (in the cfg folder – create it if it’s not present):
Now the server should spit out something like
Assigned persistent gameserver Steam ID [G-1:XXXX].
Our mumble servers have not received any love for a year or so.
Yesterday I updated the two servers to 1.2.4 and updated instructions on the Mumble wiki on how to do it for CentOS 6.
In order to use them you should get a certificate from StartCom. Instructions are here.
The new event map has been enabled as well a sourcemod 1.5.2.
The event site has more info.
Sourcemod 1.5.1 (maintenance release) has been pushed to all servers.
Also the Metamod failing to load on left 4 dead has been resolved.
Sourcemod 1.5.0 and Metamod:source 1.10 have been released.
The servers are updated.
The Killing Floor event for this summer is live.
However, since the folks over at Tripwire decided to compile the server on an Ubuntu server which has a newer version of glibc that CentOS and Debian uses, our server will be down until there is a fix.
There is a forum thread over at tripwire regarding the problem.
Edit: A few hours later Tripwire reverted to the old compiler and issued a small update. The server is up and running now.
Things have been kind of slow regarding updates to the server park as of lately. However, now that Valve moves distribution to steampipe, I’ve re-started them again.
As of now they run Left 4 Dead 2 beta, which will be released this week. If you want to try them out, you have to update to the current beta client.
The new RAID controller is in place and everything should be back to normal..