Talk:Command Line Options

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So.. how does one do update from hldsupdate tool for your mod? It only accepts mods in its list (CSS, Garry's, TF, etc) but not custom mods. This is really confusing. --Mflux 17:07, 14 Jul 2008 (PDT)

What is a Steam (test) script? --King2500 10:03, 26 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Does anyone know this? --King2500 00:34, 7 Sep 2005 (PDT)
A script for developers? -ts2do

Does this mean Steam runs in Linux? --TomEdwards 10:36, 26 Jul 2005 (PDT)

No, it´s only a small application to download and update the linux dedicated servers. --King2500 16:25, 27 Jul 2005 (PDT)

As for "-novideo", I use "-novid", although that is rather trivial. --wisemx 11:40, 26 Jul 2005 (PDT)


-toconsole doesn't work HL2 or Lost Coast. The console appears, but the menu background loads anyway. --TomEdwards 03:30, 3 Jan 2006 (PST)

Yes, that's correct. I'll need to update the article. You need to add -dev to suppress loading of background maps. Be aware, this is just background maps -- the blurred background images will still appear in HL2. --JeffLane 12:16, 3 Jan 2006 (PST)

All Switches

Is it posible to have a complete list of switches - not just the common ones (i dont want to look at the engine code no one has)

That's what we're aspiring to do. However, Valve keeps its secrets, so we sometimes need to employ a bit of creativity (as far as the license agreement permits). A tip: commands beginning with a plus are, in reality, console commands and you can learn about them over at the Console Command List. We'll be updating this section only with the commands starting with a dash. ~~ Ravu 10:00, 6 Jun 2006 (PDT)

Forcing specific configuration files?

Switches regarding config files (Telling Source where to get it's config from) would be extremely useful to have listed here for external application developers and server hosts. --JamesHarrison 07:52, 5 Sep 2006 (PDT)


Is the binary option still supported by the hlds_run script? Also does the srcds_run script support it as well? What about Windows, do these also have different binaries? I have seen an example line like this:

./hlds_run -binary ./hlds_i686 -game cstrike +maxplayers 12 +map de_dust

If all above questions can be answered with "yes", I'd add this to the dedicated server (hlds and srcds) command line options:

  • -binary - The server will use the chosen binary instead of auto detecting the best suitable.

--Pizzahut 06:52, 17 Nov 2007 (PST)