The Half-Life Dedicated Server Update Tool or HLDSUpdateTool is a tool to update GoldSrc and Source dedicated servers. Note that many server downloads now use the newer SteamPipe content system, and so the older HLDSUpdateTool will provide an out-of-date server. In this case, use SteamCMD instead.
- Windows: Just run the installer
- Open a terminal and browse to a suitable folder
chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin
- If you are running a 64-bit Linux distro, you will probably have to install 32-bit libs. See here how to do this.
- The real update tool is
Downloading and running the server
Run the update tool with
-command update -game <game>. Optionally, add
-dir <path> to download to a custom location.
Here are some game names:
redorchestra - Red Orchestra ship - The Ship sin - Sin Episodes darkmessiah - Dark Messiah
Warning: The HLDS Update Tool does not provide Lost Coast, even though SDK Base does. Multiplayer mods should either not use anything from Lost Coast, or include what they do use in their dedicated server download.