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The Half-Life Dedicated Server Update Tool or HLDSUpdateTool was a tool to update GoldSrc and Source dedicated servers.

HLDSUpdateTool was deprecated in early 2013 in favor of SteamCMD.
The Content Delivery Network HLDSUpdateTool used was shut down in late 2013, thus HLDSUpdateTool is no longer functional.

Setting up

  • Linux:
    1. Open a terminal and browse to a suitable folder
    2. Execute wget http://storefront.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.bin
    3. Execute chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin
    4. Execute ./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.
    5. The real update tool is ./steam

Downloading and running the server

Run the update tool with -command update -game <game>. Optionally, add -dir <path> to download to a custom location.

Run the update tool with -command list to get a list of game names.

To run the game, see either the Half-Life Dedicated Server or Source Dedicated Server page for more information.

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