Steam Boiler / doc / source / install-tf.rst

Installing Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server

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Author: Erik Southworth
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Typical Installation in 3 Easy Steps

Assuming you have installed :doc:`Steam-Boiler <install-steam-boiler>` and have logged in to a normal user account. The following shell session demonstrates how a typical installation is accomplished. Open a shell terminal and follow these steps.

1. Make directory (if required) and change directory to where user gameserver downloads are to be stored. Here we call it 'Gameserver'.

  • $ mkdir -pv ~/Gameserver/srcds
  • $ cd ~/Gameserver/
  1. Download dedicated server files from Valve content servers.
  • $ steam -command update -game tf -dir ~/Gameserver/srcds


Using :doc:`Steam-Boiler <man-boiler>` simplifies the command-line to steam update tf ~/Gameserver/srcds instead of steam -command update -game tf -dir ~/Gameserver/srcds.

3. Change directory to where the run-script is located and test the dedicated server.

  • $ cd ~/Gameserver/srcds/orangebox
  • $ ./srcds_run -game tf +map tr_dustbowl +ip

Use CTRL-C to exit...