I'm trying to setup a home CS:GO server, but I want to do it without redownloading the entire game. I'm using Steamcmd to download the server and I've had a look at the files which it is downloading, they appear to be exactly the same as CS:GO which I already have installed. Is there anyway I can copy my current installation over so it can only download the files it needs for the dedicated server? My internet isn't very fast so letting it download will take a very long time.
Both, the Steam client and
steamcmd create a directory called
SteamApps by default. Inside there's
common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive and
common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive - Dedicated Server respectively. The contents should be roughly the same for the game client and the dedicated server.
Copying the contents from the client to the server's directory and calling
app_update 740 validate inside
steamcmd +login anonymous +app_update 740 validate) should result in a minimal download time.