I am on a wireless network trying to play CS go with my friends. They all are in the same room with me. How can I create a server so I can play with my friends? In CS 1.6 we launch a hlds file which is in the cs 1.6 directory. We create a server through launching this hlds file. But in Counter Strike: Global Offensive I can't find hlds file, so now I don't know how to setup or create a server.
Valve keeps the documentation for installing CS:GO servers on the Valve Developer Wiki. The docs don't present a direct step-by-step procedure, though, so I'll try to assist.
- Download SteamCMD (look for the "Windows zip file" link)
- Unzip SteamCMD into a folder on your computer.
- Double click steamcmd.exe
- Wait while steamcmd gets the latest patches
- At the
login anonymousto get connected to Steam
- At the
force_install_dir cs_goto set the directory where CS:GO will be installed to. In this case, it's the folder cs_go in the SteamCMD folder
- At the
app_update 740 validateto initiate the dedicated server download.
- Wait for the files to download (the time depends on Steam server load and your internet connection)
Once the download is complete, you can close SteamCMD.
To launch the server:
- Open a command prompt (On Win7, you can open the Windows menu and type cmd.exe)
- Get to the directory where you installed the dedicated server (ie,
cd C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\Downloads\steamcmd_win32\cs_go)
- Launch the server exe with a command like:
srcds -game csgo -console -usercon +game_type 0 +game_mode 0 +mapgroup mg_bomb +map de_dust
Running the server consumes some resources, so if you've got a PC that won't be playing the game, you can use that to run the server. If your PC is powerful enough, you might be able to run both the server and the game on the same machine. However, that will depend on a number of factors that are specific to your setup.