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Is it possible to use cheats on an Offline TF2 server without getting VAC banned?

You will not get VAC banned for using cheats on your own server. As far as that is concerned you might as well be modding the game; what you do on your own is neither here nor there. In many ways it ...
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How do you make command block output not show up in the console?

The logAdminCommands gamerule will prevent logging commands and outputting to the console. The console will no longer show such logged messages (indicated by the "INFO" section), but the console will ...
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Minecraft server - stop announcing gamemode change/item spawning?

Note that only other operators can actually see those messages, not all the other players of the server. To turn it off for OPs, do: /gamerule sendCommandFeedback false
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TF2 Last Map not rotating to First Map

This is from the official Tf2 Wiki: If you decide to use a custom map voting plugin, make sure you put the map name in both the maplist.txt and the voting list for it to work correctly. SRCDS (Source ...
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Can the server owner disable cosmetic items?

Consider using a server plugin like whitelist.tf. It allows server owners to disallow certain items on their server and has several presets depending on your needs.
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How to automatically broadcast local server name?

I found this Python script - "Advertising Linux Minecraft Servers to the LAN" that worked well for me: My 5 year old son is really in to playing Minecraft at the moment and always wants me to ...
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Is it possible to change the map group while the server is running?

Well, this is 5 years too late, but... Any startup commands that start with a + are actually cvars that can also be changed in the server console. i.e. mapgroup mg_hostages in the server console ...
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How can I tell my Minecraft users which mods they need?

Players can't join a server if they don't have all the correct mods installed (for Forge at least). I'd put a link in the MOTD, linking to a website like Pastebin, etc., and direct users there. Note ...
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Cannot connect to my dedicated, steam-group L4D2 server

Here are the steps I did to make my L4D2 Source Dedicated server (srcds.exe) show up in Steam Group on my FIOS home internet (discover LAN games is turned off in client, so not a false positive): On ...
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What are the required outbound IPs and ports on a spigot server?

For any Minecraft Server (including custom ones such as Spigot, Sponge and Bukkit/CraftBukkit), these are the only ports and addresses that you require in and out-bound traffic allowed to: Port 25565 ...
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How to setup a dedicated Call of Duty Black Ops Server?

If you intend to run your own CoD BO server it is required to have it hosted by a specific server provider (source). The only allowed way is to order a server at GameServers.com, which will be set up ...
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TF2 Last Map not rotating to First Map

It sounds like you're using SourceMod for voting. SourceMod's mapchooser has several settings stored in cfg/sourcemod/mapchooser.cfg In particular, you need to change the setting of ...
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Do /tellraw selectors refer to the reader or the executing entity/block?

The selector of /tellraw is only the target for the message, it does not change the executor (like /execute does). So the selector is from the executor's point of view. The last example here (archive)...
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Texture Pack on Server over FTP

It is unadvised to have your login and password in the link. As far as I know and am concerned, The link is sent to the client and then downloaded from there. Through that, someone may look in the ...
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Moving From Vanilla Server to Bukkit

This thread helped save me a major headache for my server when migrating from Vanilla 1.11.2 to Spigot 1.11.2. However, I ran into a couple issues that I solved through additional steps. Here are the ...
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How do I allow my Agrarian Skies server to run?

You've uploaded the server to the filesystem root not the server root. The reason that it cannot run is that you have installed the server into a read-only area of the system, where all your hosts' ...
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Limit number of maps for CS:GO dedicated server (Multi1v1 plugin)

Since this question was bumped: Make sure you have all your workshop settings set up correctly: Put your API key in the command line using -authkey or putting it in webapi_authkey.txt in the csgo ...
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Running Same Minecraft Server On Two Machines At Once

A CoreOS cluster might achieve the desired effect (I'm not an expert), but the technicalities of how to set this up are too extensive to cover in this question! Clusters are complex, and I wouldn't ...
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How do I disable map rotation entirely on my TF2 server?

There are lots of things you can do when running a server. I highly suggest you read up on https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Windows_dedicated_server and https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/...
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How to non-op use items in spawn?

Try these two plugins: Essentials (This is probably the most useful plugin ever and you might already have it. If not I strongly recommend getting this as it will help you immensely.) Towny (This can ...
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Kicked for dying too many times on my CS:GO server

Unfortunately there does not seem to be a console command that allows you to turn off just the auto kicking of suicides without using plugins. It appears to be an oversight by Valve when they ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Reports all Maps are Missing?

This is actually being caused by SourceMod. It calls Map_IsValid internally. However, Valve changed it so Map_IsValid now takes absolute paths. Installing a SourceMod 1.7.3 snapshot should fix this ...
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Can't get onto my brother's server, and vice versa, across local network in Terraria

If you're on the same LAN, you want to use your internal IP address, not your public one. When trying to find your IP address, it's common to check websites such as http://www.whatismyip.com/ which ...
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Changing the player limit for a team

That is not possible via the command line. One team can just have 1/2 (50%) of servers max-player per team. You could (yep its dumb) buy e.g. 48slots, limit one team to 1 player on the other team it ...
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How do I change the gamemode for my Team Fortress 2 server from capture the flag to payload?

Short Answer: Change your server's startup map to a payload map and change the maps in your mapcyclefile (tf/cfg/mapcycle.txt by default) to payload maps. Explanation: For most game modes, it's the ...
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How can I set up my server so the teams are always balanced?

There are several cvars you can use together to do this: mp_forceautoteam 1 mp_autoteambalance 1 mp_teams_unbalance_limit 1 Let me describe what each of these does: mp_forceautoteam automatically ...
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Configure a local server for LAN play without access to the router?

Rent a (online) server, as you'll likely not be allowed to host any kind of server within your university network anyway. Also you'll get something that's easier to setup than what you're trying to ...
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How can I configure a TF2 server for bots vs. humans?

Set the cvar mp_humans_must_join_team to either "red" or "blue" in your server.cfg The valid values for this cvar are: "any" (this is the default) "spectator" "red" "blue" Side note: The cvar is ...
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Is there a way to ping a Minecraft server for basic information?

I know of no purely text based protocols, but parsers exist to take the binary data from the server and make something readable out of it. A long while ago, I used this PHP-Minecraft-Query script to ...
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Is there a way to ping a Minecraft server for basic information?

mcstatus is a tool written in Python that can query a Minecraft (non-Win10 edition) server for basic information about the server state such as the server version, how many player slots it has, and ...
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