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steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delisting

Post by cartman-2000 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:25 pm

For those running servers you will need to modify your steam.inf file in the mod directory for it to get listed in the server list, this is only needed for those running dedicated servers or listen servers, clients don't need to do anything if you aren't trying to run a server.

Change your Steam.inf from this.

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PatchVersion=1.0.0.12
ProductName=hl2dm
appID=218
to just this.

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appID=218
Restart the server after modifying the steam.inf file.
Last edited by cartman-2000 on Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:21 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by fug4life » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:25 pm

This needs to be known to as many server ops as possible, currently theres 4-5 of servers showing up on the list.
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Post by Shana » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:53 pm

yeah, feels like most of the server ops are blind/ don't care.
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Post by destiny » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:55 pm

explains why there were only 4 servers in the serverbox.
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Post by Shana » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:07 am

Another hl2 dm update that delists every server, i changed the first post accordingly. This change should fix it permanently no matter how many more updates they do.
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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by IceTea » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:10 am

Ty so much!

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by R4to0 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:21 am

Thanks! This is why my server never listed on masterlist :/

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by masa0x » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:52 am

My server is not displayed on a server list from last week. :cry:
Correction of Steam.inf in this post was already done,
and it was normally displayed on the sever list till last week.

Is there any information about a solution?


It is additional information.
The message of the server console at a server start-up is shown below.

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by TESLA-X4 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:49 am

I remember a similar problem from a while back, one day servers just stopped being listed by the master server, and all servers received strange A2C_PRINT messages. This affected many games, even official ones like HL2:DM and CS:S. After some testing, I found that it was only a few master servers that were affected, so I made the servers register a list of the unaffected ones (it normally registers only two, I forced it to add every server in the list below). Seems like it's still useful today.

Add the following to server.cfg:

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// Bad challenge / No challenge Steam Master server workaround
setmaster add 68.142.72.250:27011
setmaster add 69.28.140.246:27011
setmaster add 69.28.140.247:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27014
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27015
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27013
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27014
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27015
setmaster add 72.165.61.189:27011
setmaster add 213.239.209.221:27011
setmaster add 216.207.205.98:27011
setmaster add 216.207.205.99:27011
Mind you, this may or may not work. I'm not really sure whether it's actually helping to improve the situation.
Apparently, Valve can't make games beyond the number 2.
I think the only time we'll get a Source SDK code update is when it starts having purchasable hats integrated, i.e. hatconomy.

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by masa0x » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:18 am

Thank you for the information. :)

Although I added a setup to Server.cfg, the situation has not improved.
The following messages were displayed after adding a code.

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I try a server's clean installation, after backupping data. :(
TESLA-X4 wrote:I remember a similar problem from a while back, one day servers just stopped being listed by the master server, and all servers received strange A2C_PRINT messages. This affected many games, even official ones like HL2:DM and CS:S. After some testing, I found that it was only a few master servers that were affected, so I made the servers register a list of the unaffected ones (it normally registers only two, I forced it to add every server in the list below). Seems like it's still useful today.

Add the following to server.cfg:

Code: Select all

// Bad challenge / No challenge Steam Master server workaround
setmaster add 68.142.72.250:27011
setmaster add 69.28.140.246:27011
setmaster add 69.28.140.247:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27014
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27015
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27013
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27014
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27015
setmaster add 72.165.61.189:27011
setmaster add 213.239.209.221:27011
setmaster add 216.207.205.98:27011
setmaster add 216.207.205.99:27011
Mind you, this may or may not work. I'm not really sure whether it's actually helping to improve the situation.

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by TESLA-X4 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:08 am

Just a heads up, I'm able to see your server on the list now.
Apparently, Valve can't make games beyond the number 2.
I think the only time we'll get a Source SDK code update is when it starts having purchasable hats integrated, i.e. hatconomy.

Please do not make assumptions you are not knowledgeable enough to make - that just backfires on yourself.
Tick me off, and I'll be sure to give you the golden treatment. Haven't you heard? Silence is golden.

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by masa0x » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:09 am

I solved the problem at last. thx TESLA-X4.
The cause of the problem was apply of KB2585542 by Windows Update.

[ Reference information ]
http://support.microsoft.com/search/def ... 033&mode=r
http://technet.microsoft.com/ja-jp/secu ... n/ms12-006
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2585542/ja

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and I did every one update of various software, and investigated.

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by TESLA-X4 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:28 am

Hmm, interesting. But that also means your server is now vulnerable to a weakness in SSL/TLS (meaning that HTTPS communication isn't secure anymore since it can be decrypted by malicious people). Oh well. :/
Apparently, Valve can't make games beyond the number 2.
I think the only time we'll get a Source SDK code update is when it starts having purchasable hats integrated, i.e. hatconomy.

Please do not make assumptions you are not knowledgeable enough to make - that just backfires on yourself.
Tick me off, and I'll be sure to give you the golden treatment. Haven't you heard? Silence is golden.

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Re: steam.inf change with hl2dm update, causing server delis

Post by ds811888 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:26 pm

TESLA-X4 wrote:I remember a similar problem from a while back, one day servers just stopped being listed by the master server, and all servers received strange A2C_PRINT messages. This affected many games, even official ones like HL2:DM and CS:S. After some testing, I found that it was only a few master servers that were affected, so I made the servers register a list of the unaffected ones (it normally registers only two, I forced it to add every server in the list below). Seems like it's still useful today.

Add the following to server.cfg:

Code: Select all

// Bad challenge / No challenge Steam Master server workaround
setmaster add 68.142.72.250:27011
setmaster add 69.28.140.246:27011
setmaster add 69.28.140.247:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27011
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27014
setmaster add 72.165.61.136:27015
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27013
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27014
setmaster add 72.165.61.151:27015
setmaster add 72.165.61.189:27011
setmaster add 213.239.209.221:27011
setmaster add 216.207.205.98:27011
setmaster add 216.207.205.99:27011
Mind you, this may or may not work. I'm not really sure whether it's actually helping to improve the situation.
thanks, you helped me to fix the A2C_PRINT problem :D

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