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    Default Linux l4d server live dvdrom

    L4D has become stable and so not having an update per week ... i made a new GrmL4D Beta based on GRML x64 : http://grml.org/ .
    this one has a lot of new plugins and addons campains :
    campains are : Dead Getaway , Vienna Calling , Death Aboard , Suicide Blitz , Precinct 84 , Darkblood , I Hate Mountains , Dead Before Dawn , One4Nine , City 17 .
    Vienna Calling vpk is not the latest from the author but an updated one with the change that i added the dictionary file to the maps . i also added a sound cache file for this one as well as for city 17 . i renamed the vienna vpk to viennacalling_1_2.vpk because maps are not compatibles with previous one .
    all this vpk are downloadable at this megaupload folder :

    http://www.megaupload.com/?f=PIXB1D1V

    there is also a players config file to help matching server settings .


    the sourcemod plugins are :

    [L4D(2)] Remove Lobby Reservation (When Full) : http://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=94415
    i have edited to make it unreserve the server even when it has one player only

    AFK Manager (Version 3.4.3 / Updated June 3rd 2011) : http://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=79904
    that is not enabled by default , some will have to use mc to move the file from the disabled folder .

    [L4D] game mode changer : http://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=109439
    makes the server having a votemap ,"vote campain" , with all maps of server , it is also making the server play in versus , survival or coop mode without restating it ;']

    [L4D] Force Mission Changer 1.4.0 : http://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=81982
    gives the server a campainpcycle in coop and versus via two files : sm_l4dvs_mapchanger.txt and sm_l4dco_mapchanger.txt .

    the server is in a iso file , the little iso is the same as the big one except that i removed 2 folders : conf and live .
    if you copy these 2 folders to a harddrive or a usb stick then the cdrom will find them and use them .
    on a dvd rom the reading speed is from 5 to 10 mo/s with a hard drive it is between 60 and 100 ...

    when you have booted the server and are at the prompt , if you use the arrow key up , you ll get some old commands .
    if you press many times you ll get "stuck" with :

    lspci | grep VGA

    this one and some below are usefull to set up the ram of the video card as a swap memory , read that to learn more about that : http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Using...Memory_as_Swap

    instead of using lspci to find the right address for your video card , look in device manger of windows
    the picture shows the :
    ati having MEM Range C000000-CFFFFFF and the
    nvidia having Range 7800000-78FFFFF

    it means that the ati can give 252 Mo of swap while the nvidia 124 .
    so the command lines have to be edited to have C040000 instead of D040000 .

    http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/9...256mo128mo.jpg

    ddclient -daemon 240 is the tool that check the ip and report it to the dyndns server : https://www.dyndns.com/account/
    you got to edit ddclient.conf to match your account settings or skip if you do not use it

    you should have seen that the command roll over the commands but after starting screen , you will see a reset untill you pass first command screen -S l4d -X screen ./srcds_run -game left4dead -nohltv -preload -nosound -heapsize 98304 -datacache 128 -insecure +map l4d_farm01_hilltop -threads 1 +sv_lan 1
    where threads is equal to the number of cores/cpu minus 1
    and you should increase the heapsize 98304 to 262144 , normally server sets it at 64 Mo and command increase it at 96 but it looks that setting it at 256 does not cause trouble even if server is loaded in ram on a 4Go pc

    to change screens screens ;'] you have to use Ctrl-a [ or Ctrl-q with a french keyboard ] then press number 0 to go back to the prompt .
    after using
    : 1314798259:0;screen -S l4d -X screen saidar
    : 1314798296:0;screen -S l4d -X screen iptraf
    : 1314798343:0;screen -S l4d -X screen htop
    you will have 4 screens so use number 0 1 2 3 4 to change


    : 1314798387:0;hddtemp /dev/sda
    : 1314798396:0;vnstat
    : 1314798406:0;vmstat
    : 1315051136:0;mc
    : 1315798412:0;init 6
    : 1315951136:0;poweroff
    are commands to pass on screen 0 , first is for hard-drive temperature , for network and memory infos
    init 6 makes a reset of pc and poweroff swith it off

    mc is made to browse files and edit some , saidar shows some info about hard drive , cpu , network , iptraf is for network card and htop to see the processes .


    the files are at :
    http://www.megaupload.com/?f=KLDSJUQZ

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    no critic at all ....
    Valve should try my iso server for L4D ....

    that is why despite : Megaupload-CIA New Coaching



    that put my files out of reach ...
    the files are online , after a quick test It seems that valve did not updated the engine .
    goal is mostly to answer this call : if More Linux Love Needed , on valve side , more money is Needed on mine ....
    find a job at valve for making things like that or beta-testing or creation of the story for hl3 ;']
    I plan to make a new release with latest kernel , grml and a new selection of vpks ...



    the server files are on mediafire in this folder : http://www.mediafire.com/?wi2n67bdd9g41
    while the addon vpks are in this one : http://www.mediafire.com/?ohsa2lv537lv5

    have frags ;']

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    hello the newbies ..

    still no comment or recommendation for valve ?

    is my os unbenchable ?

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